Meet Our Team
Dr. Edward T McGinley, LAc
Florida licensed acupuncturist
Dr. Edward T McGinley, LAc is a Florida licensed acupuncturist. He graduated from the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in Montclair N.J. and received a Master’s degree in acupuncture from the Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami before relocating to Key West. Originally from the Philadelphia area, he is a graduate of the William Penn Charter School, and attended Ponoma College in California.
Dr. McGinley practices traditional Chinese Acupuncture as well as Five Element and Japanese styles. He also uses traditional Chinese herbal remedies to enhance acupuncture treatment and to maintain health. He is conversant in German. While a general practitioner, Dr. McGinley has a special interest in pain management and orthopedic injuries. He is also proficient in drug detoxification protocols which are offered as part of his chair acupuncture services.
The Coffee Mill
About Our Building
Our practice is located in the iconic Coffee Mill at the edge of Key West’s historic Old Town. Readily recognized by its corrugated metal exterior, the Coffee Mill was built around 1910, and housed an active coffee bean processing and roasting operation until the middle of the 20th century. Today, commemorating its roots, a section of the milling equipment has been preserved and is on display in the main room of the Mill. In recent years and with the decline of the Cuban coffee roasting industry in Key West, the Coffee Mill has been used for other purposes, most notably a popular dance studio, with subsequent alterations to the building.
When we acquired the property in 2016, we embarked on an extensive renovation to prepare the space for a modern holistic medical practice while maintaining as many of is historical features as possible. Our renovations entailed not only a complete modernization of its basic electrical and plumbing systems, as well as air conditioning systems, but the construction of private treatment spaces and a business office. In doing so we worked with the Historic Commission to preserve original exterior and character of the building. We are particularly proud that we were able to salvage the original wood flooring and preserve it for yoga and other motion therapies. We strengthened and modernized the loft area the structural beams in the main room and the distinctive windows and doors (even finding a door barricaded in a prior renovation) of the original mill. To the extent feasible, we retained the best of prior renovations such as the skylights and the windows salvaged from the old Casa Marina Hotel and certain lighting fixtures.
We were awarded A Star and Certificate of Excellence by The Historic Florida Keys Foundation for the rehabilitation of the building.
We look forward to your visit!
– Dr. Edward McGinley LAc