Acupuncture and Natural Medicine for
Alcohol-Related Conditions

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.

Our clinical practice provides caring and enthusiastic support for patients with alcohol-related conditions or concerns. We provide a safe, accepting, and welcoming environment, along with specialized care in the fields of acupuncture and holistic health. We have helped many individuals take significant steps to greater health and happiness.

In a 2006 study, the CDC found that excessive alcohol consumption costs the U.S. economy approximately $223.5 billion per year due to lost productivity, medical expenses, accidents, and other societal costs.1 Tragically, much of the costs associated with lost productivity are due to early mortality, and 1 in 10 deaths of working age adults (age 20-64) are due to excessive alcohol consumption.2

Binge drinking defined as:2Heavy drinking defined as:2
Men5 drinks during a single occasion15 or more drinks in a week
Women4 drinks during a single occasion8 or more drinks during a week

Women are more sensitive to the harmful effects of alcohol consumption, while men more frequently tend to drink to excess. Many individuals who experience alcohol-related health conditions actually do not meet the criteria for alcoholism or alcohol dependence. Alcohol-related illnesses can affect both men and women.

Conditions associated with alcohol include but are not limited to: liver conditions, acute and chronic pancreatitis, gastritis, kidney disease, neuropathy, cancer, atrial fibrillation, and other cardiovascular concerns. Alcohol can also contribute to worsening symptoms of mental health conditions such as depression and bipolar disorder.

Because alcohol is present in many social settings, people who are trying to reduce their alcohol consumption may wish to actively create new social routines and health practices. When an individual is striving to reduce or abstain from alcohol, he or she may find it useful to exercise more frequently, practice yoga, or try acupuncture or meditation.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research and technology to find solutions for patients with addictions or related concerns. During treatment for these concerns, it may be necessary to address another underlying condition or reason for the lifestyle pattern we are trying to change. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, and with your other medical providers, in order to help you achieve the best outcome possible for your life.

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.

1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Alcohol-Related Disease Impact (ARDI). Atlanta, GA: CDC.1
3. Woerle S, Roeber J, Landen MG. Prevalence of alcohol dependence among excessive drinkers in New Mexico. Alcohol Clin Exp Res 2007;31:293-298.

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, and United Healthcare networks. 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, MD

Our professional office is designed to be an oasis for healing. The office is located near available parking and public transportation, and is 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

Serving the Baltimore-

Washington Area


Convenient Weekday and

Weekend Appointments

3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E

Ellicott City, MD 21043