About Me

Acupuncture changed my life.  I began receiving treatments over 25 years ago.  I initially went for help in dealing with stress.  Those first treatments inspired me to look at the stressors in my life differently, releasing the hold they had on me.  Over time I came to understand that while the needles were balancing the energy in my body, clearing blocks and promoting the smooth flow of qi, my mind was slowly coming to an awareness I had not experienced before.  There was an opening into the way I approached life.  We are all a culmination of our past experiences, but what I hadn’t realized before acupuncture was the enormity of possibilities for my future.  When in balance your body wants to heal itself, and this can occur on all levels, mind, body and spirit.  Acupuncture gave me the gift of ease in my life, the vision to be who I wanted to be and the empowerment to create that for myself.

The many ways that I benefited from acupuncture led me to an overwhelming desire to be able to share this medicine with others.   With the amazing support of my husband and five children, off to college I went. I graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health after getting my Master’s of Acupuncture from the Tai Sophia Institute. My Undergraduate Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy was completed at the University of Baltimore. In addition to my Doctorate in Acupuncture I have acquired the following certifications:

*   NADA Specialist – treating those struggling with addiction

*   Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture – non surgical method to reduce the signs of aging

*   Reiki – system of healing that promotes relaxation

Balance is the key to health.  Sickness, injury, poor lifestyle habits and the stresses of everyday life are things we all experience that disrupt the delicate balance that is so important to vitality and well-being.  In my practice, Elements of Well-Being,  my goal is to work in partnership with you to create and maintain a balance that brings ease to your life.

 

*  I am committed to making acupuncture available to all who want it.  If at anytime treatment becomes cost prohibitive, please speak with me and we can discuss payment options.