This 4000-year-old form of Traditional Chinese Medicine is now considered a mainstream treatment for acute and chronic pain, digestive disorders, anxiety, allergies, addiction, and dozens of other conditions recognized by the World Health Organization.
Extremely fine needles are placed in various locations on the body to stimulate Qi (energy) and blood flow and activate the body's natural ability to heal.
"My first treatment for lower back pain and severe sciatica...was efficient, effective, and professional in every respect...the most relief I've had in many years."
Tom R. - Huntingdown, MD
This non-invasive therapy uses small plastic cups placed on the skin, usually the neck, shoulders, legs and back. The cups are gently suctioned to increase blood flow to the area, loosen tight muscles, relieve pain, congestion, and anxiety.
Tiny cups may also be used on the face to gently promote blood circulation, reduce tension, and increase production of collagen and elastin, giving the skin a healthy, more youthful glow.
CranioSacral Therapy TM
CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch, hands-on modality that releases restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. It effectively treats conditions such as headache, migraine, neck and shoulder tension, TMJ and other facial conditions. Dr. Joanie was trained at the Upledger Institute and is certified as a Level II practitioner.
"I had severe back pain for nearly a year...After 2 sessions with Dr. Joanie the pain was gone and I had relief. I only wish I had gone to her sooner."
R.A. - Alexandria, VA
"Each time I left feeling SO much better. Dr. Joanie definitely has the magic touch! THANK YOU!!!"
Erin S. - McLean, VA
Dr. Joanie is Certified in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Facial Cupping. Both methods help to brighten and tighten the skin, and reduce wrinkles by increasing collagen and elastin production -- without invasive injections and surgery.
"90% of clients have marked improvement in their faces and experience overall rejuvenation that is not confined to the face." -- The Journal of Clinical Acupuncture
MPS Microcurrent Point Stimulation / Dolphin Therapy
MPS is designed to treat acute and chronic soft tissue pain by applying microcurrent impulses to trigger, motor, and acupuncture points, using the Dolphin Neurostim TM device. The treatment is a natural, painless and highly effective way to relax muscles, calm the nervous system, and release endorphins. It is also used to reduce the appearance and texture of scars and adhesions.