Wholistic Natural approach to Wellness/Medicine

Healing can be achieved if you open the door of possibility. You hold the key. Create the space for wellness and we will partner together for your optimal health. You are not alone.

Dr. Angel Wood will be utilizing her specialized training in complementary alternative medicine to assist the whole person towards optimal health and wellness.                         240-755-5925                                                                                                                                                                                                    

What is Eastern Medicine?

Energy can be compared to the blood that flows through our body.  Without blood, the human body cannot live ,and without energy the physical body cannot exist.  Your life and health depends on blood and energy. When blood and/or energy cannot flow freely throughout the body it develops dis-ease known as disease.  When this process occur, the body's natural defenses begin to break down. You become stagnant or stuck in that diseased state.

Here are some of the symptoms you may experience on a body, mind, or spirit level when the  energy becomes stuck or unable to move freely.  

.......Your physical body begins to feel tired, hot or feverish, cold or chills, pain or stiff etc... 

.......Your mental state may become clogged,confused,unable to sleep or restless, etc...

.......Your spirit may begin to feel frustrated, anger, hopeless or a sense of emptiness:  your emotions may become very low or very high(anxiety) etc... 

Acupuncture is an alternative healing modality that utilizes fine thin hair like needles to access Meridians to carry energy to every part of your body. When energy becomes stuck, acupuncture release or redistribute the energy in order to bring balance and harmony to the whole person.

Meridians are the pathways that affect every organ and every physiological system - the Lymphatic, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Immune, Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive and Skeletal Systems.

Do the fine thin needles hurt?

No and/or Yes!  Each individual experience is different. 

With my experience, I sometimes felt a sensation of a prick and energy movement upon insertion of the needle. Some people do not feel anything. Others described it as a quickly passing throb/ache upon insertion that often leads to deep relaxation throughout the treatment.   You may or may not feel these sensations.  Your experience will be different.

As your Acupuncturist, You will have my complete attention. I will devise a tailored treatment plan that is unique to your physical and mental concerns. I treat a wide variety of ailments (common or uncommon) by unlocking the root cause of your condition. 

Do I need to believe in acupuncture for it to work?

NO.  Acupuncture works whether you believe it or not. Acupuncture is not a religion. It is a form of healing medicine that has been in existence for more than 4000 years. If you have any concerns, you are more than welcome to contact me.  

Can I partner with other health care professionals?

Yes,  Upon your written request.  As your Alternative Medical Practitioner, I will partner with you and other health care professionals to bring over all well being and balance to your whole-self. During your healing sessions with me, I will come up with a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.  As mentioned on my web page, You have the power to take control of your own health/healing and well-being. 

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes.  The needles are only used once and they are prepackaged and sterile.  This natural form of medicine has no side effects and it does not create dependency or addiction. Another added benefit of acupuncture is that the effects can be cumulative with sustained symptom relief for weeks to months following treatment. Acupuncture is a gentle noninvasive form of medicine that addresses the underlying cause of an illness or dis-ease. It is a form of healing medicine that encompasses much more than just addressing your physical ailments. To read what the World Health Organization (WHO) and The National Institute of Health (NIH) has to say about acupuncture click on LINKS and client TESTIMONIALS.  

Is Chinese Herbs safe?

Yes.  Only if the herbs are prescribed by a qualified trained practitioner of Chinese Medicine.

Is Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs cost effective?

Yes. Many prescription medications often have side effects which drive patients to seek additional health care.  Acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs address the root cause of your disorder while saving you money. As an added benefit of using this form of medicine, you will notice that your body is reawakening to its natural healing abilities.

Can I be treated with Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbs?

Yes.  I charge a separate fee. The cost is $160 Chinese Herbal Consultation

How many treatment sessions will I need?

Each treatment session is tailored to your individual needs. One complete acupuncture treatment session consist of 10 treatments.  A wellness package is being offered.   All sessions consist of Chinese herbal consultation and/or Acupuncture. Some individuals may need 1 to 2 treatments a week if their condition is acute.  Some individuals may require more than 2 treatments a week if their condition is chronic.  Many people utilize acupuncture as a preventative medicine and they are treated 1 to 2 times a month or seasonal, every 3 to 4 months.  You do not need to accept pain or dis-ease in your life.  You are welcome to contact me, if you have more questions.

What skills will be used?

I will utilizes many ancient and modern acupuncture modalities(such as qua sha, tuina, fine thin needles, cupping, acupressure,chinese herbs,  colorpuncture, moxa, sonopuncture, electrostimulation, acupuncture points, chakra acupuncture, esoteric acupuncture and many different variations of energy movement)  to affect the meridian pathways of every organ and every physiological system, This will bring balance, adjust metabolism, remove energy blockages and bring vitality to every cell in your body. The relationship of  the Yin/Yang forces will bring balance/wellness to the whole person.

 

What can Innovative Alternative Acupuncture do for me

1.  Your body will build up a natural immunity to sicknesses.  Recovery time will be quick.  Hospital visits will decrease and this will save you lots of money throughout the years.                                                                            

F.Y.I  Acupuncture works well as a powerful preventative medicine.

2.  You will have improvement of energy.

3.  You will have a more harmonious relationship with yourself and others

4.  You will open an awareness of self on a deeper level while taking charge of your health.

To learn about the many ways that acupuncture can benefit you, Click on Links

                                 

COST: All fees must be paid up-front before service is rendered

INCLUDE Chinese herbal consultation and/or Acupuncture.

Yes, I will travel to your house for an extra $60 traveling charge fee.

Yes, I offer Chinese Herbal Consultation over the phone for $160 Call to set up appointment.

 

First initial appointment involves treatment and consultation - 2 hours 

Office visits and Treatments - Every 15 minutes - $55

Health Insurance:  I take most health insurances.

I am a network provider for  Carefirst Bluecross and Bluesheild, Aetna, Cigna and ASH networks etc... I will file paperwork with these insurances.

Out of network provider:  I will provide you with a receipt for Acupuncture reimbursement submission to your participating insurance company. Please check with your insurance company for acupuncture coverage and/or flexible spending account. You must pay up-front before service is rendered.

 

Other energy healing modalities practiced

I am known as a Medicine Woman/Natural Healer by the Native American Indians.

Medicine Woman Healing Sessions:     $100/session

Tuina, Colorpuncture, Sonopuncture, Colonic and Chinese herbal consultation is available.