Justine Short, Dipl. O.M. | Acupuncture & Herbs
I still remember the first time I saw an acupuncture needle; my Dad came home with a needle stuck in his forehead. (Things were different in Hawaii in the ‘70s). I was surprised that tiny needles could help relieve pain and healing could occur without needing medication. Even at that young age, I knew there was something so amazing about the power of those little needles to make a difference in one’s health.
My passion for helping people led me to become an acupuncturist myself, and I've been in clinical practice since 2010. I have studied many other advanced techniques to get the best results possible for my clients. I take continuing education to keep up-to-date on acupuncture and oriental medicine. I am a certified acupuncture detoxification specialist, have studied Maya abdominal massage and have a certificate in Women’s Holistic Health. My approach is treating each patient as a whole person -- mind, body, and spirit.
I have Bachelors of Science degrees in Psychology and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, and a Masters of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). I am licensed to practice acupuncture in Maryland and nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine (Dipl. O.M.) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). In addition, I am an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist and have post-Masters’ certificate in Women’s Holistic Health and Chinese Herbal Medicine. I am currently enrolled in the Doctor of Oriental Medicine program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.
The power of acupuncture to heal our minds and bodies is what motivated me to do this work; what is most meaningful to me is the connection I feel with my patients when they know they're being heard and seen for who they are. I love to help my patients let go of old patterns and pain that doesn't serve them, so they can be freed and be themselves. My experiences have taught me who we are is perfect.
There can be so many obstacles that prevent a person from feeling that way. Acupuncture not only helps to remove the blocks in your energy and organ systems that create physical illness, but it also helps to address the emotional roots of the disharmony.
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