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Acupuncturists in District Of Columbia County
“Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor" in Rehabilitation Medicine, acupuncturist / chiropractor to the Washington Wizards, fully trained/licensed MD (Rehab Med - GW 89'), chiropractor (Logan College of Chiro - 79') and acupuncturist (Harvard Medical School / UCLA Postgrad - 07' / 95') with over 30 yrs experience. We are an integrative health practice in Wash, DC and McLean, VA. Our practice is a unique blend of conventional and complementary therapies that are patient-centered and utilizes safe and evidence-based treatments. Consultative services for Rehab Medicine/Medical Acup at GW, NRH, Children's Hospital, Johns Hopkins Sibley Hospital. We develop integrative strategies to promote healthy lifestyles.
“Prevent diseases, prevent disease from progressing and early treatments are the goal in my office. In addition, the treatments complement and enhance the conventional medicine. Acupuncture and herbs are proven and effective methods to treat & cure diseases with no chemical dependency and no side effect.
“Heather is a licensed Acupuncturist & practitioner of Chinese Herbal Medicine with her primary office in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC. Heather earned masters degrees in both Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrated Health (formally Tai Sophia Institute). Heather has deepened her skills of through additional training in: Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acute and chronic pain management, NADA detoxification techniques, Zero Balancing (a form of bodywork utilizing gentle pressure and traction to promote the flow of energy), and Qigong (a practice that integrates postures, movement, breathing, and meditation to strengthen and circulate energy/Qi).
“I am an Internal Medicine practitioner and have successfully worked with a variety of conditions including, not limited to, anxiety, insomnia, back and joint pain, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, sinus issues, migraines, fertility and gynecological issues.
“Acupuncture and Chinese herbology is an experience-based medicine developed for thousands of years in China. As an experienced acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner, Dr. Xu is dedicated to provide the most suitable treatment for your body to achieve well-being and good health. We offer treatment for depression, insomnia, headache, infertility, Pain management (Back pain, Neck pain, Joint pain, etc), PMS, digestive disorders, stroke sequelae, nausea & vomiting, and many other chronic problems.
“Pain and illness can be a severe barrier to living well, directly and indirectly. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine treatments are designed to create and maintain health, and were considered both preventive medicine and effective treatments in their inception. Chinese Medicine excels at diagnosing and treating the root cause of imbalances that manifest as painful symptoms. In this way, physical and emotional pain can be effectively alleviated and resolved, leading to long term wellness. I am deeply committed to my patients and the practice of this HealingWisdom Medicine, which recognizes and cultivates the potential to create health, and sustain it.
“I feel I am best suited to treating three specific conditions, in addition to my general practice. 1. Women's Health-which includes menstrual disorders (PMS), infertility and menopausal disorders. 2. Pain Management-including acute and chronic muscle and joint pains and sports injuries. 3. Non-responsive Conditions-including tinnitus, fatigue, skin conditions or any chronic condition not responding to Western medicine. From experience I find that a multi-dimensional approach works best to resolve intractable conditions. So, in addition to acupuncture I often recommend Chinese herbs or other therapies like yoga, tai chi or massage therapy.
“Do you suffer from: Allergies, Cancer-related Symptoms, Emotional Stress, Gastrointestinal Disorders, Insomnia, Menstrual Cycle Disorders, Migraine, Neuropathy, Motor & Sensory Pain, PMS/PMDD, Symptomatic Menopause, TMJ, or UTI/Vaginal Pain? Find natural, drug-free healing through: Acupuncture, Dry Needling, Herbal Medicine, Trigger Point Acupuncture, Trigger Point Injection. Nutritional Counseling with cutting-edge micronutrient blood and telomere testing. I offer you comprehensive holistic healthcare in a beautiful tranquil environment.
“My goal in treatment is to support you in enhancing your vitality and self healing capacities while addressing the symptoms or ailments that brings you to treatment. I believe treatment should have you feel more calm and vital with added resilience to deal with the stresses of life. I aim to help relieve the pains and restrictions that can arise from stress and move towards balance.
“Preparing to become a mother, are you seeking natural approaches that support and nourish your body's innate fertility and are easily integrated into your daily life? Natural methods (acupuncture, diet, herbs) work alone and combined with IVF/IUI /ART. TPC addresses women's health and families concerns from preconception, through pregnancy,childbirth,postnatal care and parenthood. I provide comprehensive, compassionate care, to help restore health and balance in all of your body's systems. I work with you to resolve disorders and naturally support your bodies' innate ability to heal. Treatment plans meet your unique needs.
“At Chevy Chase Acupuncture, my mission is to provide you with the best possible care of your acute and chronic pain. I believe in comprehensive management. As a 3rd Generation Acupuncturist, I have learned to appreciate both traditional medicine and Western medicine which can enhance the treatment effect in patients. I specialize in pain control, sport medicine, spinal rehabilitation and balancing treatments.
“Stephanie Mwangaza Brown, L.Ac., is a Traditional Five Element Acupuncturist. She has been involved in complementary and alternative health practices for over 20 years. Mwangaza is a licensed acupuncturist, a certified color therapist, an acupressure therapist, and a Reiki Master. She has a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, a Masters degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts. Part of her practice is dedicated to treating our wounded warriors where she focuses on pain management and the healing of trauma. She is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland.
“Welcome to my practice! I treat patients of all ages. My youngest patient started coming to see me when he was 3 years old, and my eldest is 90. I treat all sorts of health issues, from chronic pain to digestive problems, to gynecological and fertility challenges. Over the past seven years that I have been in practice, I have treated hundreds of patients successfully with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. I welcome everyone with an open heart. This is a safe place where you can truly be seen and heard. That is how healing begins.
“I welcome your interest in acupuncture. My goal is to assist you in experiencing your full health potential. This is reflected in our physical fitness and vitality, our emotional responsiveness and serenity, our mental outlook, clarity and creativity and our morale and sense of purpose. In my approach to healing I enter into a supportive and caring partnership with you to encourage your intrinsic capacity for health and well being in all aspects of your life. As you feel strengthened and renewed, you, in turn, can choose to function as a healing resource to your family, friends and community.
“Hello! I am Board Certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine & have 35 years experience as R.N. I have been practicing Chinese Medicine for 12 years. I have great success in working with people meet their health challenges which include pain, injuries, and Internal Medicine problems. My patients report that their lives are richer and more satisfying because how much better they feel.
“As a licensed acupuncturist, nutritionist and Chinese Herbalist I find that I am able to help many people. I specialize in the treatment of women's health issues including fertility, gestational diabetes, pregnancy, menopausal symptoms and more. In my practice I also successfully treat pain due to arthritis, sport injuries, migraines, etc. Many of my patients seek nutrition services only. For example, people with diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, food allergies, celic diease, weight management and food addiction. I also specialize in food addictions with members of OA.
“As co-founder of Sports Injury Therapy Clinic, I have been practicing acupuncture here along side Dr. Yong Chen for over 25 years, in the United States, and over 30 years, including our practice in Chengdu, China. We offer the unique combination of western medical rehabilitation therapy and the clinical pratice of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, tuina acupressure and herbal remedies, which have helped thousands of patients receive natural relief from injuries, chronic pain, stress and achieve their general health needs. The doctors of Sports Injury Therapy Clinic give patients the natural relief from stress and pain in a caring and responsive atmosphere.
“I graduated from Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 1982 (Bachelor of Medicine) and practice acupuncture in Rockville and Bethesda, Maryland. I also do acupuncture at National Institutes of Health as a member of pain and palliative care team. My main interests have been on pain management, sport injury, inflammation (such as arthritis, tendonitis, gastrointestinal problems) and neurological diseases (essential tremor, Parkinson's disease, dementia and ADHD). I am also an immunologist researching on inflammatory and infectious diseases. I was NIH research fellow and has a Ph.D. in biochemistry (Wayne State University 1992).
“Being both an acupuncturist and massage therapist gives me unique insight and understanding into the functioning of the body. I know and understand soft tissue (muscles and such) and body mechanics. I can help the serious athlete and the weekend warrior, the car accident victim and workman's comp victim, recover from soft tissue injuries. I have developed a truly unique treatment protocol to get you back on your feet and active again as quickly as is possible. In addition I can explain it to you in understandable English so that you are an equal partner in your care.
Acupuncture in District Of Columbia County - is it right for me?
Acupuncture is based on the concepts of oriental medicine or traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and is one of the oldest healing practices in the world. District Of Columbia County acupuncturists are health care professionals who evaluate and treat the many conditions, aches and pains that respond to acupuncture.
Acupuncturists insert very fine acupuncture needles into a number of trigger points on your body. The purpose of the needles is to stimulate acupuncture points or meridians. The needles do not inject any substance into your body and are so fine as to be virtually impossible to feel. In some cases, acupuncture may be accompanied by electrical stimulation or the burning of moxa, a form of heat therapy. Or use acupressure, where physical pressure is applied by hand or elbow to trigger points with the aim of clearing blockages in these meridians.
'Accupuncture' and 'Accupuncturist' are common mis-spellings.
Credentials for District Of Columbia County licensed acupuncturists?
A licensed acupuncturist in District Of Columbia County needs a minimum of two years college education and must complete three years of professional training and pass the State's approved licensing examination. The three year program includes both theory and hands-on clinical practice. Most States' professional training programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).