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Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

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Over the past decade, women experiencing infertility have been increasingly turning to acupuncture in addition to IVF. Many people enjoy the way that acupuncture can contribute to a relaxed sense of physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Acupuncture works by helping the body to re-establish normal, natural rhythms.

We offer a wide range of natural health services and can provide these in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for your maximum benefit and value. Any or all of our different services can be provided at each and every session, often at no additional cost.

Acupuncture has helped many women with unexplained infertility to conceive. Some of these women previously had significant long term symptoms (such as an absent menstrual cycle for a period of one year). Depending on the cause of infertility, these treatment options may be appropriate as a primary treatment strategy or as a secondary, supportive strategy.

Over the past 10 years, some published studies have suggested that acupuncture can help to enhance the success rates of IVF. One recent study showed that acupuncture improved the effectiveness of IVF only in cases where the patient's fertility clinic had a success rate of lower than around 35% per cycle. However, the authors suggested that even in those cases, acupuncture is still helpful for relieving some of the stress and hormone-related symptoms associated with IVF treatments.

In our practice we have also seen success with patients who are using acupuncture and other natural options (such as yoga, herbal cleanses, etc.) as the main support. Acupuncture is a very appropriate treatment when infertility seems to be related to stress and fatigue and is well worth considering when lab tests and diagnostic imaging do not reveal a specific cause. In the case of unexplained infertility, we have observed that acupuncture is effective as frequently as IVF. Overexercise and being overweight can also sometimes contribute to infertility, and these causes can be addressed in a variety of ways.

While acupuncture can help to balance your body on an energetic level, nutritional approaches can help your body to regain optimal health by addressing deficiencies or imbalances on a substance level. We provide nutritional recommendations to help with many specific conditions -- for example, in the areas of fertility, women's health, mental and emotional health, menopause, headaches, respiratory health, detoxification, and immune health. In addition to these areas, our supplement options can help you experience better rest, stronger energy reserves, relaxation, and an overall improved mood and mental state.

Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) think about acupuncture in terms of vital energy flow. This energy is observed, balanced, and adjusted by the practitioner during treatment sessions. When your energy is balanced, you are more likely to have normal hormonal cycles, improved uterine blood flow, better rest, and a feeling of vitality and aliveness. Biochemically, we can see that acupuncture also has effects on hormone levels and blood flow. Some effects of acupuncture that researchers have observed include:

• Increased Uterine Blood Flow

• Reduced Stress and Anxiety

• Improvement in Ovulation with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

• Regulation of the Menstrual Cycle

• Improvement in Conception Rates with or without IVF

As in any form of medicine, an acupuncturist will gain insight into your condition through speaking with you and asking questions about your health history. In our practice, it is common for the practitioner, Eric Windsor, M.Ac., L.Ac., to speak with each patient for 30 minutes on the first session before providing any acupuncture treatment, and most appointments are around an hour. Our patients often value these relaxed conversations about wellness and life concerns.

Maryland Holistics has Clinics in Ellicott City and Silver Spring

Our goal is to compassionately and effectively support your physical and emotional health in a holistic way. The solutions we provide are 100% free of pharmaceuticals and generally achieve results without any side effects. With or without IVF, acupuncture can support you to feel your best, and help to maximize your chance for a successful pregnancy.

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


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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.

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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


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and Silver Spring


301-588-5858


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3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E


Ellicott City, MD 21043



1111 Spring St., Suite G5


Silver Spring, MD 20910