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Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Bethesda, MD

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Robert Shapero, L. Ac., M. Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Robert Shapero, L. Ac., M. Ac., Dipl. Ac. photo
Optimum Well-Being with Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are often effective for a wide range of complaints including many types of pain arthritis fibromyalgia, fatigue, menstrual and fertility problems, respiratory illnesses, digestive disorders, addictions, stress, sports injuries, arthritis, hypertension, anxiety and depression, insomnia and side effects from cancer treatment.

Our state of health is reflected in our physical fitness and vitality, our emotional responsiveness and serenity, our mental clarity and creativity and our morale and sense of purpose. When there is an underlying harmony and balance in our system, we enjoy optimum well-being. When we experience symptoms of ill health and disease, acupuncture seeks to restore our natural balance so each of us can experience our birthright of health.

Patients committed to a healthy lifestyle who utilize acupuncture treatment for their health issues as well as for ongoing preventive care often experience:

• Being sick less often and recovering more quickly

• Improvement of vitality and stamina

• Reductions in long term health care costs

• More capacity for emotional equilibrium
Bio
Bob Shapero founded Acupuncture Family Health Services in 1983. He has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Dickinson College. He received his Masters of Acupuncture Degree form the Tai Sophia Institute and advanced degrees from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in England. He is National Board Certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has been a faculty member of the Tai Sophia Institute for the past 15 years. Bob has been a long time practitioner and teacher of T'ai Chi and Qigong, exercises for health and revitalization. For the past 25 years he has also designed and taught seminars in stress management and wellness to individuals and organizations.

My approach to healing is to enter into a caring and supportive partnership with you to enhance your intrinsic capacity for health and well-being in all aspects of life. This is a partnership where responsibility is shared. In deepening our understanding of how healing occurs, our relationship to symptoms and illness shifts. We begin to see how they give us important messages as to where we are most vulnerable and provide in themselves the keys to moving beyond them in achieving well-being. We become more attuned to our needs and rhythms and realize we are an interconnected whole of body/emotions/mind and spirit. We more clearly understand the internal and external factors (diet, exercise, environmental stress, attitudes, fears, worries, etc.) which contribute to our state of health. Instead of being reactive to illness, we choose to become pro-active in preventing illness and learn to manage our own health effectively
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Classical Acupuncture (Yuen)  Lifestyle Counseling
 Auricular Acupuncture  Cosmetic Acupuncture  Massage Therapy
 Bodywork  Cupping  Moxibustion
 Chi-Akra / Facial Acupuncture  Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Shiatsu (Acupressure)
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Electro-Acupuncture  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
 Classical Acupuncture (Five-Element)  Korean Hand Acupuncture  Tuina
 Classical Acupuncture (Van Nghi)
Certifications
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
 Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Education/Training
Bob Shapero founded Acupuncture Family Health Services in 1983. He has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy from Dickinson College. He received his Masters of Acupuncture Degree form the Tai Sophia Institute and advanced degrees from the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in England. He is National Board Certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has been a faculty member of the Tai Sophia Institute for the past 15 years. Bob has been a long time practitioner and teacher of T'ai Chi and Qigong, exercises for health and revitalization. For the past 25 years he has also designed and taught seminars in stress management and wellness to individuals and organizations
Memberships
American Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Maryland Acupuncture Society
Payments Accepted
cash, insurance, credit cards
Hours:8:00 AM - 6:30 PM M-F
License:U-136 Maryland