Acupuncture for Physical and
Emotional Health

Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

Content on this website is intended for general information only. For answers to your specific questions or to schedule treatment, we invite you to contact us at 301-588-5858.

Acupuncture offers a valuable method of treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Our practice specializes in effective acupuncture treatment for conditions as varied as depression, lupus, arthritis, Lyme disease, orthopedic diseases, and many other conditions.

In addition to speeding recovery, acupuncture can contribute to a relaxed sense of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Most new patients experience some relief of their symptoms after the first visit. Some patients experience complete relief of symptoms after one visit. For most patients, the benefits tend to increase after a few follow-up sessions.

Because every patient and medical case is different, our licensed and experienced practitioner, Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac. will take the time to listen carefully to your health history, as well as your current health concerns and interests. He will then design a treatment strategy to gently, safely, and effectively guide your body toward well-being, and will take time to answer your questions.

Most of our new patients receive treatment on the first visit. However, if you are not yet sure if acupuncture is right for you, you are welcome to schedule a first visit for consultation only.

Initial appointments are usually 60-90 minutes, and follow-up sessions are usually 40-60 minutes. For most chronic conditions, a minimum of 4-6 treatments is recommended over the course of 4-8 weeks. Depending on the specifics of your case and condition, it may be more appropriate to have a shorter or longer course of treatment. We will re-evaluate your progress at each session.

We provide effective care for many conditions, including:

Pain Relief

Back Pain and Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Sports Injuries, Sciatica, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Migraine Headaches, Raynaud's Syndrome, Knee Pain, Occipital Neuralgia, Ankle Pain, Chronic Fatigue, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain's Tenosynovitis

Cancer Care

Anemia During Chemotherapy, Neutropenia During Chemotherapy, Other Chemotherapy Side-Effects

Mental Health

Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Addiction and Lifestyle Changes, Stress and Anxiety, Grief and Loss, Other Mental Health Concerns

Reproductive Health

Infertility, Low Libido, Erectile Dysfunction, Peronie's Disease

Autoimmune Conditions

Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lupus (SLE), Rheumatoid Arthritis, IgA Nephropathy, ANCA Small-Vessel Vasculitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, Muckle Wells Syndrome, Relapsing Polychondritis, Sclerosing Cholangitis, Systemic Sclerosis

Endocrine Conditions

Infertility, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Internal Conditions

Cardiovascular Health, Chronic Pancreatitis, Kidney Disease, Liver Conditions, Chronic Gastritis, Cystic Fibrosis, Conditions of Multiple Organs/Systems

Genetic Diseases

G6PD Deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis


Some patients come to us for help with chronic concerns while others begin treatment with us for an acute concern. In around 85% of the patients we see, benefits are observed starting within 24 hours after the first session.

Contemporary research shows that acupuncture has the ability to release endogenous opiates (natural pain-relievers within the body), and recalibrate the central nervous system in a way that can help relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.

For many conditions, acupuncture works essentially by helping your body and mind to experience deep rest and to restore homeostatic balance. After that, your body's natural healing abilities can take over. Some of our patients visit us regularly, as often as weekly or every other week, and some visit us occasionally or as needed. When we make recommendations for care, we also recognize that each patient has a unique perspective on health and life, and has his or her own preferences and goals.

Your comfort and enjoyment are very important to us. Acupuncture pins are sterile and used only once. Typically between 2 and 8 pins are used per session. A skilled practitioner, using the highest quality acupuncture pins, can deliver treatments which are often completely painless.

Depending on the specifics of your situation, acupuncture may provide significant results in as few as one or two sessions. Follow-up sessions are often scheduled at weekly intervals, especially at the beginning of treatment. After a month or so, your practitioner may recommend a different schedule, such as once or twice a month.

Call us at 301-588-5858 To Schedule an Appointment

We offer a range of natural health services and can provide these in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for you to receive the maximum benefit. We can provide treatment for multiple health concerns at each appointment. If you wish to speak to the doctor prior to scheduling an appointment, please contact us for a free 5-minute phone consultation.

You May Be Interested In:

Overview of Our Services
General Information about Acupuncture
Acupuncture Treatment for Pain Relief
Our Research into How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture for Infertility
Treatment for Migraine Headaches
A Holistic Approach to Cancer Care
Treatments for Emotions and Stress
Treatment for Interstitial Cystitis
Insurance and Rates
About the Practitioner


We Look Forward to Your Visit!



We Can Handle Your Insurance Questions and Claims

Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.  Maryland Holistics is a preferred provider in the Blue Cross, CareFirst, United Healthcare, OneNet, and MDIPA networks. We also accept Cigna, Aetna, and several other insurance companies as an out-of-network provider. It is our pleasure to serve you.

Contact Us by Phone 7 Days a Week

If you wish to schedule an appointment or have questions prior to treatment, please call our office at 301-588-5858.

Located in Ellicott City and Silver Spring, MD

Our professional offices are designed to be an oasis for healing. Both offices are located near available parking and public transportation, and are ADA accessible.
Acupuncture in Ellicott City and Silver Spring • Caring for Maryland and DC with Affordable Acupuncture and Natural Medicine • Ellicott City, Columbia, Silver Spring, Bethesda, College Park, Rockville, Gaithersburg, Kensington, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, and Washington DC


Offices in Ellicott City


and Silver Spring


301-588-5858


Convenient Morning, Evening,


and Weekend Appointments








3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E


Ellicott City, MD 21043



1111 Spring St., Suite G5


Silver Spring, MD 20910