Effective Acupuncture Treatment for
Interstitial Cystitis

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.

Interstitial cystitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the bladder, which frequently causes severe pain and increased urinary frequency. Although it is not a rare condition, interstitial cystitis is often misdiagnosed in the early stages of disease.

Women are affected by interstitial cystitis more often than men. Sometimes, the symptoms worsen around the time of a woman's menstrual cycle. Due to this timing of symptoms, the condition may be misdiagnosed as premenstrual syndrome or endometriosis. For many patients, symptoms may occur intermittently or chronically for years before the correct diagnosis is made.

Many patients with interstitial cystitis experience persistent pain even with medications. Unfortunately, most patients experience a progressive worsening of symptoms (or an increase in frequency of symptoms) unless an effective treatment is provided.

How We Can Help

Our practice provides effective, specialized acupuncture treatments for interstitial cystitis. In general, our patients with interstitial cystitis experience 80-100% improvement in their symptoms without any side-effects. Depending on the severity of your case, treatment typically takes 1-3 months, with gradual and steady improvement during that time. Treatments are often scheduled weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and growth-regulatory systems.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research and technology to find solutions for patients with interstitial cystitis. During treatment for interstitial cystitis, it is sometimes necessary to address another underlying reason for the occurrence of symptoms. 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 a cure.

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.

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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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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.

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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


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