Catherine Annie Hollingsworth is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist based in Miami, FL. Her practice is located at the Treehouse Wellness Center in Coconut Grove.

She practices Five Element acupuncture, a tradition that emphasizes the interconnectedness of the body, mind and spirit and is especially useful when physical symptoms are rooted in emotional or mental experiences. She is also trained in Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, which is excellent for pain from overuse, injury, etc. Herbal medicine is a complementary medicine that works well with acupuncture and can also serve as a standalone treatment for many disorders.


Acupuncture is a versatile and effective option for the treatment of many health concerns including pain, internal disorders, and emotional imbalance. Very fine sterile single-use needles are inserted into specific points on the body using a gentle technique to restore your natural state of health and balance. Many recognized disorders can be treated with acupuncture. Even in cases of advanced disease requiring treatment by conventional medicine, acupuncture can be an excellent supportive therapy. Additionally, those who simply don’t feel well, but who have no verifiable disorder, often receive great benefit from acupuncture. See the FAQ page for a more detailed list of disorders that acupuncture can address.


The formulas in Chinese herbal medicine have been used for thousands of years and continue to be extremely valuable in our modern world. Used alone, or in conjunction with acupuncture treatment, herbal medicine can help restore vibrant health, refuel a depleted system, and clear excesses from the body. Herbal medicine excels at treating digestive disorders, sleep disorders, menstrual irregularities and menopausal symptoms, fatigue, and joint pain, and much more. The in-house pharmacy includes both raw and granular herbs as well as prepared formulas. The initial appointment for herbal treatment involves a thorough analysis of your symptoms and overall constitution. You will then be prescribed a custom or prepared formula that will be most beneficial for your treatment goals.