Acupuncture in Burtonsville, MD

Acupuncture in Burtonsville

Acupuncture in Burtonsville: Acupuncture can be effective in treating illnesses, injuries, chronic pain, addictions, anxiety, insomnia, digestive problems, menstrual cramps, weight control, infertility and much, much more.

Acupuncture is covered through health insurance for patients at Block Wellness. We are in network with the following insurance companies: Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, and Aetna. Please call our office if you would like us to verify your specific coverage for Acupuncture.

What Can Acupuncture Treat?

We often use acupuncture as an adjunct therapy to the comprehensive list of services. Our licensed acupuncturists will work with you to develop a comprehensive approach to help alleviate your pain, and not just mask it with traditional Western medicine that involves medication or masking symptoms.

Acupuncture Can Help with a Myriad of Symptoms and Conditions Including:

  • Allergies
  • Lupus
  • Celiac disease
  • Thyroid disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • and more!

Acupuncture Brings Balance to the Body and Promotes Healing Naturally

Acupuncture is a medication-free treatment that can provide lasting benefits. The proof of acupuncture’s effectiveness is in its longevity. According to Chinese Medicine, energy in our bodies flow through channels called meridians.  This energy called Qi, pronounced as “chee”, can get blocked and out of balance, leading to illness.  These blockages can be caused by external factors (such as cold, damp weather, physical trauma, etc.) or internal factors (such as stress, unhealthy diets, etc.).

Acupuncture needles are about the width of two to three strands of hair and are actually quite flexible. Often people are surprised how little they feel both at insertion and after they are in place. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients to become so relaxed, they fall asleep! It usually takes multiple treatments to see lasting results, depending on the patient and most usually notice a general relaxation after the treatment.

Our Licensed Acupuncturists

Betty Chang, LAc, LMT

Betty received her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine, encompassing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, in 2018 from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD. She has been trained in two different types of acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, or medicinal skin scraping, and moxibustion, a form of heat therapy great for blood circulation, boosting the immune system, and energy flow. Her experience of being a massage therapist prior to receiving her acupuncture license has aided her in refining her skills when offering a healing presence and a safe and comforting space for all patients.

Betty has a genuine passion for helping and serving others; and helping them achieve an optimal level of healthy living. She honors every individual coming to seek care, and the treatments are uniquely designed for one’s specific needs. Acupuncture is a natural, safe, and holistic treatment that can support one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being. Oftentimes, Betty integrates her acupuncture and massage skills to give a therapeutic, restorative and effective treatment. She has experience treating many conditions including: body, joint, and nerve pain; acute and chronic fatigue, sleep, digestive, and hormonal issues, including women’s health; as well as emotional imbalances, like anxiety, depression, fear, and worry. Betty’s ultimate goal is to help facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and for people to feel like themselves again.

Dr. Elizabeth Zou, LAc, OMD

Dr. Zou received her Bachelor’s degree of TCM  (Traditional Chinese Medicine) from Hubei University Chinese Medicine in 1989, and received her Master’s degree of Science in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from Dongguk University of Los Angeles, CA in 2013.

Dr. Zou is both board certified by the state of California and Maryland Acupuncture Boards. She is also certified by NCCAOM for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She has been in active practice with TCM and practicing Acupuncture for over 20 years.

Dr. Zou specializes in treating symptoms and issues related to: pain management, PMS, migraine headaches, infertility, menstrual disorders, stress, depression, men’s health care, cancer care (including side effects of chemo & radiation), stroke rehabilitation, hypertension, Bell’s Palsy, and Parkinson’s Disease.

Dr. Zou uses specialized Dragon needles (new needles derived from ancient needle methods) for pain relief.  This specific needle therapy has many advantages. Dragon needle therapy is significantly effective for joint pain of the neck, shoulders, waist, legs and other body parts, as well as symptoms related to cancerous pain.  This special needle therapy requires a high  level of practitioner skillfulness.

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