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Atlantic Wellness & Integrative Specialty Health Clinic

Integrative Medicine Physician & Wellness Specialist located in Germantown, MD & Sterling, VA

Acupuncture is a form of Eastern medicine that healers have applied for 5,000 years. At Atlantic Wellness & Integrative Specialty Health Clinic in Germantown and Silver Spring, Maryland, Rosemarie Filart, MD, incorporates acupuncture into multidisciplinary treatment programs to enhance your overall health, relieve pain, and restore normal body function. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online to discover how acupuncture can fit into your wellness program.


What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient type of Eastern medicine that targets, restores, and optimizes the flow of energy or qi through your body. Our physician uses slender, sterile needles to stimulate specific points in your body to open or regulate the flow of energy. 

Some practitioners believe that acupuncture has a neurological effect, improving the flow of information between your body and brain. It can relieve stress and tension, boosting your overall wellness and body function.

What conditions improve with acupuncture?

Atlantic W.I.S.H. Clinic might include acupuncture in personalized treatment programs to address conditions that include:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Thyroid disease
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Lupus
  • Multiple sclerosis

Acupuncture may also improve your digestion and gastrointestinal function, reduce inflammation, and enhance your energy levels, concentration, and memory. 

What should I expect during an acupuncture session?

Acupuncture should be a relaxing and therapeutic experience. Our physician at Atlantic W.I.S.H. Clinic begins with a consultation. We ask about your symptoms, lifestyle, and medical history. We might also ask about any current areas of stress or other issues.

Then, you recline on a treatment table. You might need to adjust your clothing or disrobe so our provider can place the acupuncture needles at precise points on your body.

You might feel a mild pinch when the needles are inserted in your body, but the process shouldn’t be painful. Depending on your condition and needs, our physician may apply heat or stimulation to the acupuncture needles.

You should be able to relax during your acupuncture treatment. You can practice mindfulness or another type of mediation. Some patients even drift off to sleep during their appointments. 

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

When performed by a professional, acupuncture is safe. Our physician can combine acupuncture with other conventional and integrative treatments to relieve pain and other symptoms. It can reduce or eliminate your reliance on pharmaceuticals and invasive treatments. 

If you’re interested in acupuncture and want to learn how it can fit into your wellness plan, please call or book an appointment online today.