Acupuncture

“The inferior physician treats illness, the mediocre physician treats the person, the superior physician treats society.” – Sun Si Miao (590-628 A.D.)

Chinese medicine has thrived for thousands of years because of its elegance and potency as a complete system of healing. Its aim is to bring into balance the cause of any disturbance to our health, to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.

Chinese medicine is both poetic and scientific. Its origins are keen observations of nature. Through ages of studying the dynamics of the natural world, a healing system evolved which recognizes these same dynamics in our bodies, minds and souls and brings them into balance.

Receiving acupuncture at Mind Body is consistent with our goal of providing a comprehensive approach towards healing. Acupuncture offers you another therapeutic modality. It serves as both a valuable adjunct treatment to physical therapy, as well as a powerful individualized healthcare tool for a wide variety of symptoms and diseases.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Initial consultations usually take about 1.5 hours and include a comprehensive evaluation, an acupuncture treatment, and an herbal consultation if needed. Thin sterile needles are inserted throughout the body and retained for about 30-40 minutes. Other techniques, such as moxa, cupping, and trigger point therapy will be used as needed.

Follow-up treatments usually take about 1 hour. The recommended number of follow-up treatments varies depending on the chronicity and severity of the initial symptoms. While some people experience immediate relief, most will require a series of treatments to achieve the desired effect.  Generally, it is recommended that patients allow for at least 4-8 sessions.

COST

Cost is $65 per treatment. While we do not take insurance for acupuncture services, proper documentation is provided for submission to your provider. Reimbursement rates are based on your individual health care plan. If treatments are out of your price range, please speak to Lynn and she will provide you with other options.

Some of the many conditions treated by Lynn with Chinese Medicine include:

  • Pain: muscular, joint, headaches
  • Emotional: depression, anxiety, grief, stress, anger and addictions
  • Respiratory: allergies, asthma, sinusitis, colds and flu
  • Debilitating and autoimmune disorders, fatigue, insomnia, MS
  • Digestive: irritable bowel, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, colitis, ulcers
  • Cardiovascular disease, hypertension
  • Women’s health: infertility, PMS, menstrual and menopausal issues
  • Neurological: stroke, Bell’s palsy
  • Many “hard to diagnose” illnesses

Lynn Bondi, L. Ac, M.Ac, earned her Masters degree at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA in 2002. Her studies emphasized both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Lynn is trained in the style of acupuncture called Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and will diagnose and treat from this perspective, She also uses Trigger Point Therapy (treating tender points directly in the area of pain), and strategies employed from  Master Teng and Dr. Tan’s lineage (distal point treatments or inserting needles away from the area of pain). Lynn also has a background in Kinesiology and Biomechanics from the University of Michigan, and has studied Japanese and Chinese styles of massage known as Shiatsu and Tui Na.

She is a licensed Acupuncturist in Maryland and Washington D.C. and is nationally certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is a member of POCA (Peoples Organization of Community Acupuncture) and also treats at a community clinic in Towson, Md.