In Chinese medicine, each person is viewed uniquely. Even if people have identical symptoms, the underlying reason why disease occurs in each person differs from one to the other. Therefore treatment has to be tailored to the unique needs of each patient. We are committed to providing personal one on one interaction to help people overcome their physical illnesses and emotional challenges.
We both emphasize Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method in our acupuncture practice. In addition, we are both trained in prescribing Chinese herbs. For treating autoimmune disorders, such as arthritis, MS, Lyme’s disease, allergies and many more, we both studied extensively the Jaffe Mellor technique (JMT) and employ it along with acupuncture and Chinese herbs in treating these types of conditions.
We specialize in chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines. We also treat gastro-intestinal conditions, stress disorders, anxiety, joint pain, allergies and sinusitis, menstrual disorders, menopausal syndromes, infertility and many other conditions.
Patricia West, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
Pat has practiced in the State of Maryland since 1996. She earned her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where both acupuncture and Chinese herbology comprised the main course of study. For the last 20 years, Pat has studied with master acupuncturist, Dr. Richard Tan. Pat has been nationally board certified since 1995.
Denise Demback, Licensed Acupuncturist, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Denise is a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland and completed the Chinese Herbal Program at the TAI Sophia Institute. She is nationally board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She is licensed to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbs in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Denise is affiliated with the Integrative Health Department at Beebe Hospital. She has been in practice since 2002. Her clinical training included a summer study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China and clinical practice in the Shanghai hospitals.