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Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in Fulton, MD

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Michelle Gellis, L.Ac. M.Ac. Dipl. Ac.

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Michelle Gellis Acupuncture
Faculty MD University of Integrative Health
Optimum health is a journey not a destination. As a practitioner, I offer guidance and support regarding diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes which support this belief. In this country, anxiety, depression and what we call “stress” has reached epidemic proportions. Acupuncture allows our body to return to a state of balance naturally, without the use of medications, which can have serious side effects. Acupuncture treatments can enhance the clarity we experience and our ability to appreciate our present moments more fully.

Acupuncture is a powerful system of medicine. Practiced for over 3000 years in China, the benefit of Acupuncture treatment is now clearly recognized and well documented in Western medical journals and in medical institutions across the United States.

Due to its relatively low cost and its noninvasive nature, Acupuncture has become a highly popular form of complementary health care. In this gentle form of medicine, each treatment is designed uniquely to address imbalance as it is specifically experienced by each individual. Symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of a person, in order to explore the underlying cause of an illness or disease.

Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced medical system in the world and is used by one third of the world’s population as a primary health care system. It is likely that more people have been treated by Chinese medicine throughout history than by any other formalized system of medicine. Because of its relatively low cost and its noninvasive nature, acupuncture has become a highly popular form of complementary health care in the United States. The World Health Organization (WHO) has endorsed acupuncture treatment for over 40 conditions, including stress, digestive disorders, depression, allergies, sleeping disorders, addictions, headaches and menstrual disorders.

This highly effective system of medical care is based on natural laws which govern the movement of vital life giving energy, both in nature and in the body. This energy, called “Qi” (pronounced “chee”), moves through the body in precise channels supporting functions of the body, mind and spirit. When “Qi” is moving disharmoniously, imbalance begins to surface in the form of specific symptoms. To address the underlying cause of a condition, these symptoms are viewed in relationship to the totality of a person. The gentle insertion of hair thin needles at specific points along the channels of chi energy, help restore harmony. In the presence of this subtle yet profound intervention, symptoms often resolve and patients frequently experience renewed vitality.

Acupuncture is often effective with a wide range of complaints, including chronic fatigue, depression, back pain, joint pain, infertility, asthma, addictions, and stress. Acupuncture is also helpful for many chronic illnesses and health concerns that have no clear origin or cause. Patients committed to a healthy lifestyle who receive ongoing acupuncture treatment for maintenance and health promotion often experience:

* Being sick less often and recovering more quickly
* Improvement of vitality and stamina
* Being able to take care of their own health
* Relationships with others deepening and becoming more harmonious
* Reductions in long term health care costs

A recent survey of people who receive acupuncture, conducted by Claire Cassidy, Ph.D., indicates that they see their physicians less frequently and use fewer medications. In addition, over two thirds of those surveyed reported having avoided recommended surgery.
Bio
Michelle Gellis is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist. She has been a Faculty Member and Clinic Supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formally the Tai Sophia Institute) since 2004. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Seton Hall University School of Business in Computer Science.

Ms Gellis holds the distinction of being one of the very few acupuncturists in the country certified to teach acupuncture facial rejuvenation certification classes on a national level to other acupuncturists. In addition to acupuncture facial rejuvenation, Michelle teaches classes on facial cupping, gua sha and treating neuromuscular facial conditions such as Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis , Trigeminal Neuralgia, TMJ and Bells Palsy with acupuncture. She has been published in Acupuncture Today*, the Maryland Acupuncture Society Newsletter, The Acupuncture Desk Reference as well as featured in Her Mind Magazine, Howard County Business News and Be Well World Magazine.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Cosmetic Acupuncture  Japanese Style Acupuncture
 Auricular Acupuncture  Cupping  Lifestyle Counseling
 Dr. Tan's Balance Method  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Moxibustion
 Bodywork  Gua Sha  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)
Certifications
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
 Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Education/Training
Masters Degree in Acupuncture
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, credit cards
Hours:Tues-thurs 9-9 Fri-Sat 9-3
Cost/Session:$95
License:U01407
Location
8135 Brookwood Farm Rd
FultonMD 20759
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