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Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine in which tiny needles are inserted into the body to stimulate points. It is used to diagnose and treat all types of health ailments ranging from the common cold to life threatening illness. 

Acupuncture is described as a way to balance the flow of life force “qi” which is always flowing through the body in pathways called meridians. Balancing the flow is done by inserting very thin needles in a patient’s skin to open the pathways and release blockages in the paths. It is believed, especially in the western world, that the needles also stimulate nerves and activate natural pain relief in the body. They also increase blood supply.

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We offer free 15 minute consultations for you to meet with a therapist to go over your conditions. If you feel comfortable and wish to proceed with your treatment we certainly can do so.

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9282 Gaither Rd Gaithersburg MD 20882

Does it really work?
Does it 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 it 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 it hurt?
Very rarely. 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 plan. Worker Compensation and Car Accident claims are also welcome. For more information on the policies we accept and how to check go here. 
Acupuncture, Acupuncture in Maryland

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

What to expect at each Acupuncture treatment

Your session begins with a evaluation and
assessment. Talk openly and  please share any concerns you have; your information is always confidential with us. The initial treatment will take approximately 90 to 120 minutes so please make ample time for your appointment.

We believe the combination of many natural therapies yields the most beneficial results. Each individual is different, your therapist will come up with a treatment plan best suited for your needs which may include:

Evaluation and Assessment


Electrical Stimulation

15 min Acupressure Therapy

Cupping Therapy

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


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