East west wellness center


We are a three generation Traditional Chinese Medicine practice that has been providing healthcare for over 20 years in the greater Washington DC area. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of patients with an array of conditions, using acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy and more.


We offer free consultations for you to meet with a therapist to go over your conditions and come up with a treatment plan. See if acupuncture is a good fit for you!

9282 Gaither Rd

Gaithersburg MD 20877


East West has been slowly reopening fully, and as always will be providing a safe environment for all. In order to understand fully, please read through the FAQs for new guidelines and practices we are putting in place. As always if you have any questions please call us at 240-386-8608.

Are there any changes to operating hours or capacity?

Our operating hours have been temporarily reduced to Monday – Friday (Mon/Wed/Thu: 10 AM – 5 PM, Tues/Fri: 8 AM – 4 PM). Capacity has been reduced to only schedule patients every 30 minutes. You will not see any other patients during your visit. We have 15 treatment rooms and space out rooms thoroughly so there’s at least 5 hours in between usage of the same rooms. Staffing has also been reduced. 

What services are available?

The following treatments are available: 

  • Acupuncture 
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Acupressure Therapy – Patients must get tested for COVID-19 and provide proof of negative results prior to their initial appointment. The complimentary 15 minutes  is no longer included with acupuncture visits during thist ime. 
  • Infrared Sauna Therapy – at limited capacity
  • Tibetan Herbal Body Steam – at limited capacity
How are you maintaining a safe environment for all?

Above all, we are committed to creating the safest possible environment for our visitors and staff. 

  • Room assignments will be spaced out so that no room is used more than once per every 6 hours and will undergo deep cleaning between uses
  • Temperature checks conducted upon staff and patient arrival
  • Patients are scheduled every 30 minutes to decrease the amount of traffic in the office
  • Acupressure patients are required to get COVID testing and provide proof of negative results prior to the initial appointment
  • Consultation will be done over the phone 1-2 days before appointment to eliminate face to face contact, we are using a new software. Please fill out your intake forms online.
  • Acupressure treatments are conducted in a spacious room 3x the size of regular treatment rooms for plenty of airflow
  • Therapists and staff will be wearing masks, gloves and other PPE
  • Additional hand sanitizing stations throughout the office

About Us

We are dedicated to helping our patients with various natural techniques that won’t harm the body, such as acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy and other Chinese medicine techniques.

Our philosophy is simple: provide excellent and natural care to the every day people to better their health.

We have over 60 years of combined experience. Acupuncture is rooted deeply into our family tradition. Pictured in the gallery is grandmother Dr. Chen. She was a prestiged TCM Acupuncturist in China and has treated thousands of patients.

Our Services


The insertion of thin needles through your skin at specific points to promote healing from within.


Get rid of those stiff achey muscles. Physical pressure is applied to various part of the body. Our therapists find knots you didn’t even know you had.

Cupping Therapy

Wanna be the next Michael Phelps? A glass suction cup is placed on the body to draw out toxins, manage pain and promote a healthier flow of qi.

Infrared Sauna

Our full spectrum infrared saunas offer a very relaxing and detoxifying experience. Benefits include weight loss, improved circulation, and skin rejuvenation.

Acupuncture Questions

Does Acupuncture really work?
Does Acupuncture hurt?

More and more people are starting to see the natural healing benefits of Acupuncture, however we still get many questions about this ancient therapy that we will answer today!

Does Acupuncture actually work?
Yes, there is an increasing number of research that proves the natural therapies effectiveness and it is being used progressively in America in conjunction with Western medicine. Acupuncture has been proven to treat conditions ranging from depression to hypertension to induction of labor. The University of San Diego School of Medicine conducted case control studies that have a full list of conditions that Acupuncture can help with here.

However, it is important to keep in mind acupuncture should not be used as a cure all. Since acupuncture is completely natural with little to none side effects, it can be used in conjunction with any other treatment you are receiving or any current prescriptions or pain medications you’re taking. Acupuncture has actually helped our patient’s decrease their dosage of pain medications or stop their reliance all together.

Does Acupuncture hurt?
Nope! Acupuncture needles are extremely thin. Some patients are so comfortable they fall asleep during their treatments! The most pain you may feel is a dull ache at the base of the needle when inserted or a slight tingling sensation. If it is your first time getting acupuncture, you may feel light soreness following your treatment. This is normal and usually subsides the day after.

It’s also extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug free therapy, yielding no side effects and is virtually painless. Only sterile needles are used and are discarded after each use. However, it is important to use a licensed, trusted professional whom you trust. It is advised to research acupuncturists in your area and set up a meeting with your potential provider. As with any medical professional, it is important that you feel comfortable and safe in his/her presence!

How many treatments will I need?
It depends from patient to patient, condition to condition. Some patients with an acute condition see a drastic improvement after the first visit while others with more chronic conditions take a few weeks or months to feel improvement.  It is important to stay consistent with your treatments in order to see steady results. We usually recommend patients to come twice a week in the beginning and as your conditions start improving, decrease to once a week, to none at all. We like to compare it to exercise, the more consistent you are with treatments, the better your results will be.
Will my insurance cover for my treatment?
We accept all insurances as long as you have acupuncture benefits with your plan. Worker Compensation and Car Accident claims are also welcome. For more information on the policies we accept and how to check go here. 

Conditions We Treat

Multiskeletal and Neurological Disorder

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Fibromylagia
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Migraines and Headaches

Pain and Inflammation

  • Sciatica
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Drop Foot
  • Limb Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Gastrointestinal Disorder

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Gastritis
  • Acid Reflux
  • Hemorroids

Gynecologist Disorder

  • Infertility
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Menstrual Issues
  • Menopause Symptoms
  • Induce Labor

Severe lower back pain cured in one visit

Treated by Xin Ma L.Ac

C4-C5 Degenerated disc resolved in five visits

Treated by Hong Ji L.Ac

Request a session, ask a question, or just say hi. Start your path to healing the natural way.

Healing Naturally is Our Mission


M-F: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Sat: 9:30am – 4:30pm

CLOSED: Wendnesdays


(240) 386-8608




9282 Gaither Rd Gaithersburg MD 20877