Tag: acupuncture

Alleviating Anxiety with Acupuncture


Constant worry. Feeling nervous or on edge. Difficult concentration. Irritability. Insomnia. Fatigue. Muscle tension. These are some of the common symptoms of anxiety disorders as described by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Talk therapy and medications can help, but many people don’t realize that there is another treatment available, one that is natural, relaxing, and very effective . . . and one that may be covered by their health insurance: acupuncture.

Acupuncturist Dr. David Buscher, D.Ac. has made a speciality of helping people to relax, ease their minds, sleep better, and enjoy life. The motto of his practice is “Get Better,” and that’s exactly what he aims to deliver at Very Well Acupuncture in Roland Park.

Acupuncture clinic Mend is opening a new location at Quarry Lake

Mend’s administrative offices in Hampden. Photo by Ethan McLeod.

Baltimore acupuncture provider Mend is opening a new clinic at Pikesville’s Quarry Lake development, adding to its locations in North Baltimore’s Remington neighborhood and on York Road in Lutherville.

Woodberry Wellness Has Expanded! Looking for Health and Wellness Practitioners



Woodberry Wellness is excited to announce the expansion and renovation of the neighborhood wellness center.  Nestled in the Woodberry community, behind TV Hill off of 41st Street, Woodberry Wellness is home to a group of independent health and wellness practitioners.  The center has been remodeled to include three new treatment rooms, and we are looking for practitioners to add to our community.  The treatment rooms offer flexible space for massage therapists, acupuncture, bodyworker, psychotherapy, TRE and more.

Monthly rentals start at $125 which entitles you to the following:

Acupuncture Works (Even When It’s Fake), University of Maryland-Baltimore Says

Photo via ACAOM
Photo via ACAOM

Welcome to This Week in Research, BFB’s weekly exploration of some of the smartest, strangest, or most surprising research coming out of our local universities. Prepare to have your mind blown!

Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese medical practice of sticking needles in particular spots on a person’s body, sometimes gets a bit of side-eye from the medical community. But a recent study out of the University of Maryland -Baltimore offers some food for thought. It showed that acupuncture helped to ease the harsh side effects of breast cancer treatment — but also that sham acupuncture worked equally well.

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Where to Learn the Medicine They Don’t Teach at Hopkins


As we noted last week, Johns Hopkins pretty much dominates medicine in this town — medical treatment, medical education, medical research, you name it. But say you wanted someone to stick a bunch of needles in your back to help your migraine, or an herbal tea to treat your skin issues, or a nutritional consultation that addressed your anxiety. Odds are, Hopkins docs couldn’t help you much there.

So if Eastern/integrative/holistic/herbal medicine is your bag, you’ll be happy to hear that Baltimore boasts a whole different world-class institution with less of a focus on double-blind trials, and more of an emphasis on the “ongoing achievement of wellness in our lives, in our families, in our community, in the world.” At Tai Sophia, you can get an M.A. in Transformative Leadership and Social Change, an M.S. in Herbal Medicine, a Post-Master’s Certificate in Women’s Holistic Health, or a Graduate Certificate in Chinese herbs – among other options.

By now, you’ve either run screaming for some Advil, or you’re intrigued. If it’s the latter, consider stopping by Tai Sophia’s graduate school summer showcase this Saturday, from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. You can check out presentations, chat with profs and students, sample some herbal preparations, and wander the campus.

(Hot tip:  it’s also a great place to get affordable acupuncture, which I hear really does help with migraines…)