#1 ACUPUNCTURE IN GAITHERSBURG, MD

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.

#1 ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC

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.

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Our Services

Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments such as Acupuncture, Acupressure, Cupping Therapy and Infrared Sauna. Our treatments are beneficial for pain, gut health, migraines, anxiety, weight loss and more.

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Meet The Team

Three generations with over 60 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of patients with an array of conditions, using acupuncture, acupressure, cupping therapy and more.

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To request an appointment, either give us a call at 240-386-8608 or send us an email at info@eastwestwellnesscenter.com. We look forward to helping you!

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. Get help with our acupuncture in Gaithersburg MD. 

Our Services

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Acupuncture

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

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Acupressure

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.

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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.

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Infrared Sauna

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

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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 are here to help you with your acupuncture in Gaithersburg, MD. 

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

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.

What Our Customers Say

Dileepa Jayasuriya
Dileepa Jayasuriya
15:29 10 Nov 22
Place is excellent, take the time to evaluate you and massages are excellent
Donna Willems
Donna Willems
20:27 04 Aug 22
I have had severe pain near my hip for the past several months (very sudden onset). I saw 3 Orthopedic specialists; all of whom could not identify the cause of the pain. When in doubt, hip replacement surgery - what???? A friend recommended Dr Ji at East West Wellness. I walked into the office using a cane and I walked out without it. Dr Ji gave me immediate relief. This is an ongoing process; not an overnight solution. I look forward to being pain free one day, with Dr Ji's help (and without surgery!!). The Wellness Center offers lots of treatment options, which I really appreciate. The support staff is super - friendly and professional. I highly recommend this group.
Justin Ammons
Justin Ammons
18:31 27 Jun 22
Fantastic place, I really like Dr Ji , I've been seeing her for years now. It's pretty clean and they care about the cleanliness. The accupressure massage is very good as well. I would highly recommend .
Z G
Z G
23:06 13 May 22
Kevin
Kevin
17:28 11 Mar 22
Amazing place with friendly staff that helped me with my neck and shoulder pain.
Andy Liu
Andy Liu
18:54 11 Sep 21
Professional and courteous staff in a clean and spacious environment. Most important, their electro-acu with cupping treatment worked for me. I came in for my persistent acne problem and lower back pain. Already felt sustained improvements after first couple visits. Highly recommend Dr. Hongji and massage therapist Linda.
Susan Lyon
Susan Lyon
17:34 30 Aug 21
My daughter has excruciating neck pain and back pain and a complicated medical history. I cannot even begin to say how much East West Acupuncture has helped her. I tried many different western traditional options but nothing worked as well as Dr. Ji. She is caring and listens and has helped her tremendously.
Xin Chen
Xin Chen
20:42 26 Aug 21
If your body in any pain, Definitely this is the place to go 👍👍👍
William
William
03:22 06 Mar 21
I always have back pain, in the lower and tailbone region. As I got older the pain got worse. Once I sneezed and couldn't move my back for a few days well. I tried acupuncture but didn't like the waiting for the needling insertion part. However, it worked as I felt my muscle knots were being loosed with electrical stimulation and heat therapy. i"m glad I found this place and will continue to try other therapies they offer.
Zi Tan
Zi Tan
03:16 06 Mar 21
I like this place because it is spacious, unlike many other acu places which feels cramped. I tried a few therapists here they all have their own style. I find the treatment here calming and relaxing. They seem to get busy here but I find that I'm accomdated for and taken care of like family. Thank you.
Julie Sabag
Julie Sabag
03:04 01 Dec 20
Highly recommended. The environment was clean and I felt safe. I continue to receive 5 star treatment from East West Wellness Center. They have helped me in many ways. One example: I had a red, inflamed and painful stye on my eye. I shared this with the Dr. The Dr. told me she could help. After working on my ear and after one visit then my eye was a lot better. By my 2nd visit my eye was back to normal. Looking forward to my next visit.
A. Linan
A. Linan
22:41 03 Oct 20
Shirley Miree
Shirley Miree
14:10 16 Apr 20
In August of 2007, I was involved in a serious car accident. For many years I have suffered from cervical, lumbar, thoracic, and shoulder pain, sciatica, allergies, asthma, and insomnia. In September of 2016, I sought out acupuncture as a means to control or eliminate the pain.After doing some research and contacting Dr. Ji, acupuncturist at East West Wellness Center, things changed and may I say for the better. Dr. Ji listened to me, and she took what I told her and customized a treatment plan for ME! Dr. Ji also took the time to explain that acupuncture does not hurt, as that was one of my fears as it would be for a lot of people. (Just close your eyes and relax and you will not feel a thing.) After a few visits, things started to become a little clearer. I continued to return as the benefits from acupuncture were so much more than I expected.Dr. Ji, as a doctor, mother, and wife, you are one of the nicest and most compassionate individuals I have met in a long time. Acupuncture is not a well-known therapy in this part of the world, but hopefully with a little education, people will start recognizing that it does work and can be used in conjunction with other holistic and western medicine to help people in multiple areas of their lives. I look forward to going to acupuncture and enjoying my time for treatments.To Dr. Ji and her wonderful staff: Thank you so much for all that you have done for me.Grateful,Shirley Miree
Jonathan Chen
Jonathan Chen
01:51 06 Mar 20
For many years I’ve been hesitant on doing acupuncture. But after talking many folks in the area about how western medicine fail to heal my eczema, a few of them highly recommended I go to East west wellness center.So I thought I give it a try. I started my first session in Jan 2020, and I have to say I was super nervous and scared for the first session. But my doctor, Stacey, who was assigned to me was very caring and careful.After the first needle went in, I realized I had nothing to worry about since I barely felt a thing.The clinic is very clean. I was very surprised and the staff was extremely nice and nurturing. When they asked about my problem, they really tried to help me solve the core issue instead of trying to sell me on doing acupuncture. I remember during the consultation, they said I might not need it if they can figure out if my lifestyle (food I eat, activities I do) had something to do with my bad eczema.But here I am, 10 acupuncture sessions in and my eczema has gotten significantly better. My arms and body and back all used to be bright red, but now they are all back to normal. I have a few more sessions left but I’m feeling great already!
Andrew Liang
Andrew Liang
22:00 18 Nov 19
Whenever my back goes out, which is often, I go to East West Wellness Center for a quick fix up. They're a very busy clinic and managing day to day seems hectic; but they always seem to do a really good job of getting people in and out. My back feels good and people are friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
Manuela MUKAM
Manuela MUKAM
17:11 12 Nov 19
The place is a relaxing calm! It feels so good that we forget everything that happens outside. I was there for a plantar reflexology session, it lasted 30 minutes and it went very well. They offer many other types of massages and treatments, accupuncture, etc. The rates are correct, no need to make an appointment necessarily, and there is plenty of parking outside. Only downside, it's a bit far.
Richard Arieff
Richard Arieff
21:15 05 Nov 19
Very clean, and soothing office space...caring staff
Anthony Tong
Anthony Tong
18:20 03 Nov 19
The staff here are professional, courteous, and accommodating. Me and my wife will definitely be returning as regular clients
Friendly staff...great service. Recommended to all.
Kevin Perez
Kevin Perez
12:32 04 Oct 19
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