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Serving the Community Since 1998!

Marcie is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Nutritional Consultant. She earned her BA from Elmira
College, graduating Magna Cum Laude, after which she worked for many years in the mental health field
and pharmaceutical industry. After completing her pre-med requirements she earned her Masters
Degree at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, MD.
Modern Research & Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been employed as a health care modality for over 3,000 years. Modern science has
begun to understand the secrets of this ancient medicine with the support of new studies conducted by
leading scientists, hospitals, and medical research facilities from all over the world. Today, acupuncture
is receiving wide acceptance as a respected, valid and effective form of health care.
According to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, 51% of medical doctors understand
the efficacy and value of acupuncture, and medical doctors refer patients to acupuncturists more than
any other alternative care provider.
In Canada, a 2008 study conducted by the Institute for Work & Health concluded that low back pain, the
most common musculoskeletal problem, can be relieved by acupuncture massage, called Tui Na, more
effectively than any other treatment.

A German study published in Archives of Internal Medicine in 2007 covered the largest and most
rigorous trial ever undertaken to investigate the analgesic effects of acupuncture versus traditional
medical approaches to relieve lower back pain. This study involved 1,802 patients and 13,475
treatments and concluded that acupuncture constituted a strong treatment alternative to multimodal
conventional therapy, giving physicians a promising and effective treatment option for chronic lower
back pain.
In addition to its effectiveness in pain control, acupuncture has a proven track record of treating a
variety of endocrine, circulatory and systemic conditions.
The British Medical Journal in 2008 reported that acupuncture can increase the success rate of in-vitro
fertilization and increase the number of viable pregnancies. The additional benefits were listed as
reduction in nausea and muscle pain associated with both IVF and pregnancy in general without the use
of drugs that might harm the growing fetus.
In Sweden, a 2008 study involving 215 cancer patients proved that acupuncture can eliminate the need
for additional drugs and reduce nausea suffered during radiation treatments.
A 2007 study from the University of Heidelberg in Germany concluded that acupuncture treatments can
not only relieve the pain associated with bronchial asthma but also help to control outbreaks of allergic
asthma as well. It became clearly evident that acupuncture performed in accordance with the
principles of traditional Chinese medicine showed significant immune-modulating effects.
Contact Information:
Holistic Wellness and Acupuncture
Century Plaza
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway, #130
Columbia, MD 21044
3261 Old Washington Rd, Ste 3010
Leon Medical Center
Waldorf, MD 20602
1500 Branchwood Dr
Gambrills, MD 21054
By Appointment Only