Meet the Team – Acupuncture in Montgomery, MD

Mary hong ji Ma

Acupuncturist, LA.c

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 DMV  region for over 20 years. She is the 2nd generation of oriental medical provider in the family and  practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Dr. 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. and  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.

Elizabeth Zou

LA.c and O.M.D

Available: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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 certified by both the state of California and Maryland Acupuncture boards and has been in active practice in the TCM and Acupuncture fields 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.

Dr. Zou swims daily to ensure her own health. She also loves Ballroom dancing and regularly participates in dancing events!

Vladimir Liss

LA.c and M.A.c

Available: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday

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.

Vladimir believes that by understanding the intimate connection between the body, mind, spirit and nature around us, we can guide the energy that allows the body to heal. He is excellent with patients that experience sleep issues, insomnia and anxiety.

Xin Stacey Ma

Acupuncturist, LA.c

(No Longer Accepting New Patients)

Stacey 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. Stacey then obtained a master’s degree of Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health, and has Immunology certification from Harvard Medical School HMX program. Currently completing biochemistry certification.

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 Stacey offers financial waivers. On her past-time, Stacey 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”.

Stacey’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.

Dai Chen

O.M.D (retired)

Dr. Dai Chen, OMD (China) is traditionally trained in China and has been practicing oriental medicine and acupuncture for over 50 years. She practices TCM and is extremely skilled at paralysis recovery namely with stroke and bell’s palsy. She has coached and trained many practitioners under her supervision in China. She owned a private clinic in China and saw over 100 patients per day. She also set up impromptu street acupuncture to serve the underprivileged and often travels miles by bicycle to visit paralysis patients that cannot travel to her clinic. Over the years, she has passed a great deal of knowledge to her daughter and granddaughter. In 1996, she was invited to the International Oriental Medicine convention in Los Angeles in which she received the golden award for her achievements. Throughout her life, she has won numerous awards and accolades for her contribution to the society. Dr. Chen is now retired and currently is overseas in China; but she often visits and serves as a medical adviser at our center. She also loves Ballroom dancing and regularly participates in dancing events!