MEET THE TEAM
Mary Hong Ji Ma
Dr Ji is NCCAOM certified (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Maryland Board of Acupuncture certified licensed and insured acupuncturist. She has served the MD/DC/VA region for over 20 years. She is the 2nd generation of oriental medical provider in the family. She practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
DDr. Ji has helped thousands of patients in this area with their pains, symptoms and various health issues. She has given Acupuncture seminars at Shady Grove’s Hospital for continuing education credits for other medical providers. She was recognized by “Who is Who” as the best acupuncturist in the region in 2008. She was also featured on “Montgomery Matters” episode 7 which was aired in 2011. Many patients travel from out of state to see her.
For her past-time, Dr. Ji enjoys gardening flowers and vegetables. She plants majority of her own plants such as tomatoes, Chinese spinach, radishes and more.
Dr Ji should be your primary choice for patients with Infertility, headaches, digestive disorders and autoimmune disorders.
Xin Stacey Ma
is the 3rd generation acupuncturist in the family tradition. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Maryland with honors of Cum Laude. She then served in UMBC’s research lab for 2 years under Dr. Jeffrey Leips Ph.D and focused on identifying the genes that influence the age-related changes in traits that directly affect fitness, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. Xin then obtained a master’s degree of Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is currently completing Immunology and Biochemistry certifications from Harvard Medical School HMX program.
She has completed over 1000 hours of community service serving in places such as Shady Grove Hospital, K.E.E.Ns of Greater Dc, Victim’s Rights Foundation and has traveled to under-privileged countries for disaster relief. She is dedicated to serve the under privileged population and won’t turn any patient away due to financial difficulties. To receive any financial waivers, you must bring your updated tax form to show proof of income, and only Xin offers financial waivers. On her past-time, Xin likes to play and compose music. She was the youngest teacher to ever to be accepted into Montgomery County Class Piano Teacher’s Association where she taught piano at Dufief Elementary School. She won numerous awards and accolades and scored the lead pianist position with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in 2002. “Having been classically trained in music really helps me to treat patients. I “listen” and try to find the exact points of harmony and disharmony”.
Xin’s techniques can be gentle but effective. She’s the best choice in dealing with musculo-skeletal issues such as pain and stiffness in cervical, lumbar, bilateral trapezius and etc. She is specializing in neurological problems such as Peripheral Neuropathy, Sciatica and Bell’s Palsy.
LA.c and O.M.D
Dr Zou received her bachelor degree of TCM from Hubei University Chinese Medicine in 1989 and received her Masters degree of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from Dongguk University of Los Angeles, USA in 2013. She is both board certified by the state of California and Maryland Acupuncture Board. She has been in active practice in TCM and Acupuncture field for 25 years.
Dr. Zou specializes in varied Pain management, PMS, Migraine, Infertility, Menstrual Disorders, Stress, Depression, Men’s Health care, Cancer care (including side effects of chemo & radiotherapy), Stroke rehabilitation, Hypertension, Parkinson’s Disease care.
In her free time, Dr. Zou swims daily to ensure her own health. She also loves Ballroom dancing and regularly participates in dancing events.
LA.c and M.A.c
Vladimir Liss graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) with a Master’s of Acupuncture degree based on Constitutional Five Element Theory and Eight Principles. Vladimir is also a NADA-certified acu-detox specialist and providing treatments for people recovering from depression and addictions. Vladimir for many years has practiced and taught Qigong and DAO-YIN (Qi Self Massage). Never shaken and always firmly grounded, Vladimir is the true embodiment of healing energy.
Vladimir passionate about sharing his knowledge with his patients and encouraging them to full participation in the healing journey.
By understanding the intimate connection between body, mind, spirit and nature around us, we can guide the energy that allows the body to heal. He is excellent with patients with sleep issues, insomnia and anxiety.