OUR PRACTITIONERS  


Clark Mollenhoff, MAc., LAc.

I hold a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD and am licensed by the state of Maryland. I also teach Yoga Nidra, Meditation, and Breath Awareness and draw upon these practices in the treatment room. 

It is important to me to spend time getting to know you so that I have a full understanding of all of your concerns. Your strengths, challenges and the visions you have for your life are all significant in the healing work we will do together.
Whether it is physical, mental or emotional pain, chronic or acute illnesses, or even life stages or situations — a stressful job, a difficult transition, relationship troubles, a traumatic event, or simply not knowing what path to follow, I look forward to working with you. I provide counseling based on the ancient wisdom of observing the natural movements of life, both in nature and within ourselves. I will help guide you to become more aware of how you maintain the balance in your life.It is my hope to provide a bridge towards more strength, wisdom, and peace in yourself.

T:(240) 481-7692         E: mollenhoffacupuncture@gmail.com    Web: www.mollenhoffacupuncture.com

 



Darren Johnson, MAc., LAc.

I earned my Master’s Degree in Acupuncture at Tai Sophia Institute and have augmented this with a Certification in Sports Medicine Acupuncture. The focus of my practice is to create a partnership with each client to guide him/her towards a lifestyle of wellness, which can engender a higher quality of living and sense of well-being.  This occurs by approaching the person’s physical condition holistically even though I may be treating a specific ailment and/or medical condition. Patients are treated as individuals, who have unique needs and concerns.  I am also skilled in the use of Oriental medicine to treat a person’s mental, physical and spiritual health.   

T: (301)801-2732              E: darrenjohnson.lac@gmail.com

 


ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one third of the world's population as a primaryhealth care system. It is likely that more people have been treated by Chinese medicine throughout history than by any other formalized system of medicine. Because of its relatively low cost and its noninvasive nature, acupuncture has become a highly popular form of complementary health care in the United States.

Because it is a system of medicine that sees the body as a whole, united unit, acupuncture can support nearly any concern in your body or mind.

 

Some concerns include:

  • All types of pain: migraine headaches, low back pain, knee pain, arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, etc. 
  • Mental health: anxiety, depression, mood imbalances, seasonal depression, PTSD, post-partum depression
  • Digestive upsets: acid reflux, indigestion, IBS, chronic constipation, loose stools, diarrhea
  • Female health: Menstrual issues, PMS, fertility, menopausal symptoms
  • Weight loss
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Addictions- smoking, food etc.
  • Children’s Health: asthma, attention difficulties, chronic sickness, allergies, developmental issues
  • Immune system support

 

How does Acupuncture work?

Classical Chinese medicine practitioners throughout history, mapped out an energetic physiology of the body. Understanding this physiology and how “qi” or “energy” moves in the body is the key to understanding the cause of a dis-ease.  Using this deep understanding of the  body (and mind) needles are inserted just under the skin between the muscle layers at specific points. Each point has an inherent function in the body and corresponds to different ways in which our energy moves. Using the appropriate points, one can help to establish balance and harmony through the body and mind.