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What is Acupuncture?

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners discovered that the body experiences disharmonies (dis-ease, or as we often call it, "disease") as a result of the various physical and mental stresses of life. Oriental medical theory explains these disharmonies as an imbalance of opposing forces called yin and yang. This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body's vital energy (qi) along the meridian pathways, which are channels through which the body's energy flows. Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi in the meridians much like moving boulders allows water to flow smoothly down a river.  By inserting and manipulating hair-thin needles at specific points, I am able to encourage the body to return to its natural balance and promote the body's ability to heal itself.

Acupuncture returns the body to its
natural state of balance and harmony.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes. Acupuncture is used by millions of Americans each year. Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. I graduated from a three-and-a-half year master of acupuncture program at Maryland University of Integrative Health and am licensed by the state of Maryland. As required by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable, single-use needles to ensure your safety.



Your body's ability to heal is greater than anyone has permitted you to believe. -- Unknown