My goal is to work with you on your journey to health and wellness.
To identify the root cause of illness. Address the cause naturally through acupuncture to address the imbalance in a way that works with your unique body. To help restore natural health and vitality.
I am a physician assistant and have a masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. I give you all the required information so you can submit your claim to your insurance company or Medicare. Let's chat. 410-984-3700 or come visit me at www.East2WestMedicine.com
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I love connecting with people and have a passion for helping others feel better. I will listen to you and guide you to better health and wellness.
Jean was a caring and knowledgeable provider. She helped me with my persistent headaches.
Having serious neck pain for a number of years, I finally decided to try acupuncture. At times the discomfort was so extreme, I could not drive or even ride in a vehicle without experiencing excruciating pain including numbness down my arms. Jean is the ultimate professional being both accommodating and compassionate.
Jean is very compassionate and knowledgeable. She helps me feel listened to and cared for.
Initial evaluation that covers medical history and chinese physical examination followed by a acupuncture treatment and discussion of findings
I have a degree as a physician assistant and a masters degree in traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Initial evaluation (1.5 - 2 hours) $150
Follow up visit (45 min to 1 hour) $90
Auricular Acupuncture (30 minutes) $45
Community Acupuncture (30 minutes) $45
Prior to receiving a Masters degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly the Traditional Acupuncture Institute) in Columbia, Maryland in 2000, I was working as a Physician Assistant. I had graduated from Essex Community college with a Physician Assistant Certificate in 1992 and worked primarily in an outpatient setting seeing patients with a wide variety of illnesses. I enjoyed my work and loved the connection that I had with my patients.
Long hours of work re-aggravated a back injury sustained in a car accident years before. I was seen by many physicians and specialists. The usual tests and therapies were completed, yet no treatment or therapy seemed to relieve my symptoms. One of my friends suggested acupuncture, and as a last ditch effort, I decided to give it a try.
I have to say that acupuncture completely changed my life. With regular visits, my back pain resolved within 6 months. For the first time in years I was pain free. However, other aspects of my life changed as well. I was happier and less stressed. My friends and family noticed how much more relaxed and easy going I had become. To this day, I continue to use acupuncture to maintain my health and well being.
Back to that first life changing acupuncture visit and why we are here now at East to West Medicine. During the visit, we talked about my injury, the pain, and its effect on my life. We also discussed my life, my career, and where I saw myself in the future. My pain and injury were significant, and so were the other aspects of my life. Each aspect affected the other. My acupuncturist was interested in treating all of me: body, mind, and spirit. I felt cared for and tended.
It was during this visit, that I realized that something was missing in the way I practiced medicine as a physician assistant. What was missing was the human holistic approach. I wanted my patients to experience the care and tending that I received during my acupuncture treatments. I wanted to be able to treat the whole person, not just symptoms.
This is an exciting time for me as I relaunch my full time acupuncture practice. My current approach to health care is holistic, emphasizing the patient’s overall well being. I recognize that many factors affect health, including exercise, diet, rest, environment and heredity.
I practice whole-person health care with the vision to see the human body as much more than the sum of its parts. I see my clients as more than people coming to my office with a set of symptoms. My vision encompasses the entire individual in all of his or her unique complexity, and I work in partnership with my clients to ensure optimal health and wellness in all facets of their lives.
Acupuncture focuses on maintaining optimal health naturally so that the body is better able to resist disease. Through identifying the root cause of your symptom or illness and then addressing the imbalance in a way that works naturally with your body, acupuncture seeks to restore optimum health so the body’s natural healing mechanisms can take over. I would love to be your guide, working in partnership, as you take back your health and life. Call me at 410-984-3700 and we can discuss how acupuncture can serve you in your quest for health and well-being. Schedule an appointment today!
Wishing you health in body, mind, and spirit.
I have worked with all types of physical, emotional and spiritual conditions. Acupuncture is amazing for the entire body, mind and spirit. I have worked with all types of pain syndromes, back pain, neck pain, sports injuries, stress, anxiety, depression, headaches, stomach issues, menstrual issues, smoking cessation. I love to work with caregivers...they give so much and need special care for themselves as well.
Look into the Pro's education. Are they licensed by the state, did they take a weekend course in acupuncture or do they have a Masters degree in acupuncture?
The number one question I get is about insurance. Most insurance companies do cover acupuncture. I would have them ask their insurance company if they cover acupuncture and under what conditions. What is their copay and deductible. New is 2021 for Medicare patients: Medicare covers acupuncture for chronic low back pain only. They will cover 12-20 visits. Acupuncture must be performed by either a physician, physician assistant or a nurse practitioner AND they must have a Masters degree in Acupuncture AND be a licensed acupuncturist. Per conversation with Medicare 8/27/21, they do not require a referral for acupuncture to be covered (but it is always a good idea).