Dr. Martina Kostova
Doctor of Oriental Medicine
Dr. Martina Kostova, was born and raised in Bulgaria and grew up in an environment where natural medicine was the primary means of treatment. In 2010 Dr. Kostova moved to the United States to attend college. She did not have many encounters with western medicine until about a year after living in the US when she was prescribed antibiotics which made her body extremely sick and weakened her immune system. This experience led to years of ups and downs in her health. Her health setbacks and the deep desire to help others led her to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Science. Dr. Kostova believes that food is medicine and that a proper diet plan can tremendously improve health. She wanted to deepen her nutrition knowledge and continue her education with herbs and acupuncture to help others.
Dr. Kostova went to East West College of Natural Medicine and graduated summa cum laude. She has interned with multiple doctors including Dr. Robert Linde, owner of Acupuncture and Herbal Therapies of St. Petersburg, Dr. Wang, owner of Seventh Generation Acupuncture, and Dr. Fontanini, owner of Acupuncture & Natural Therapies. She found her passion in this field to be pain management, post-operative care, psycho-emotional care, a combination of Western and Chinese diet therapy, diabetes care, and women’s health.
First and foremost, Dr. Martina sees her patients as her brothers and sisters, all God’s creation, and therefore approaches them with prayer, love, and compassion, knowing that true healing is not only physical but also spiritual.