Treatment of Conditions Involving
Multiple Organs or Systems

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.

It is rare to find an illness which affects only one organ of the body and has no effect on other organs or tissues. If one organ is not functioning well (due to an illness, infection, or injury), many other organs often will need to work harder in order to keep the body's functions working.

Complications of Multiple Organs or Systems

In health, the body has some tolerance to handle a wide variety problems that arise in its biologic systems. This is called the body's physiologic reserve. During an illness, the body's physiologic reserve is gradually diminished. If the illness continues, this energy reserve will further diminish over time.

In the case of a prolonged, serious, or critical illness, there may come a time when the physiologic reserve is no longer enough to keep the body's basic functions working. This causes complications relating to failure of multiple organs and systems. Sometimes, the medications which are used to treat one organ may cause side-effects in other organs, leading to difficult medical questions for the patient's treatment.

In many cases of this nature, a patient's condition is chronic at some level over many years, and occasionally becomes acute. For acute care, patients should go to the hospital emergency room for prompt evaluation and management. During the chronic period of illness, the condition may come and go periodically or it may worsen over the course of weeks, months or years. Due to the complex nature of these conditions, patients will typically see several types of specialists.

How We Can Help

Maryland Holistics provides a very high level of care in the field of acupuncture and natural medicine. Our techniques can be helpful for patients experiencing certain illnesses which affect multiple organs or systems. These illnesses include endocrine tumors, cystic fibrosis, congestive heart failure, lupus nephropathy, multiple sclerosis, langerhans cell histiocytosis, diabetes, and other conditions.

Our treatments are effective in the sense that patients often observe reduced symptoms and increased comfort. The acupuncture and nutritional support that we provide do not rely on pharmaceuticals and generally have no side-effects or drug interactions. This is a very important point because it means that our treatments can be provided alongside other medical care.

In serving clients with these conditions, our treatment goals will depend on the specific nature of the condition and the health status of the patient. In general, our goal is to assist the body to function more efficiently, so that the remaining physiologic reserve can help a patient maintain a greater level of health for a longer period of time.

For patients awaiting certain medical procedures, such as transplant of a liver or kidney, even a minor or temporary reduction in symptoms may assist the patient to remain healthy enough to have the operation. Our care can often enable an individual to experience more comfort and less suffering when little else seems to be helping.

Due to the wide range of medical conditions that exist, patients with these medical concerns (or their family members) are encouraged to call before making an appointment, to make sure that we can accommodate the specific needs of your care, including any special needs regarding scheduling.

Maryland Holistics has Clinics in Ellicott City and Silver Spring

Maryland Holistics offers 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.

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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


Offices in Ellicott City


and Silver Spring


301-588-5858


Convenient Morning, Evening,


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3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E


Ellicott City, MD 21043



1111 Spring St., Suite G5


Silver Spring, MD 20910