Acupuncture Treatment for Osteoarthritis
Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

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Osteoarthritis is a common condition which often affects people over the age of 40, but can sometimes affect younger people as well. Symptoms commonly associated with osteoarthritis include pain in the knees, back, neck, ankles, hands, or other joints.

Osteoarthritis is different from other types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or reactive arthritis. During the early stage of osteoarthritis, the pain is usually felt on just one side of the body, rather than on both sides. Generally, osteoarthritis arises from repetitive use of a joint which leads to damage to the cartilage within the joint. A previous injury may make it more likely for a person to develop osteoarthritis.

Maryland Holistics provides acupuncture which can help to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the back, knees, hands, and other joints.

Acupuncture has been shown to be an effective treatment for the symptoms of arthritis. Some of this medical research evidence was provided by a randomized clinical trial of acupuncture involving 713 patients with osteoarthritis of the hip or knee.1 In this study, patients receiving acupuncture had up to 15 sessions of acupuncture in a 3-month period. During this study, all patients also continued their usual care in addition to acupuncture.

Osteoarthritis severity scores and quality of life measures were significantly improved in the group receiving acupuncture relative to the control group which did not receive acupuncture (n=713, p=.001).1 Improvements in the patients receiving acupuncture were maintained at 3 and 6 months. Osteoarthritis severity was assessed using the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis index (WOMAC scale), and quality of life was assessed by the SF36 scale.

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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. Witt, C.M., Jena, S., Brinkhaus, B., Liecker, B., (2006). Acupuncture in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip: A randomized, controlled trial with an additional nonrandomized arm. Arthritis Rheum, 54(11), 3485-93. doi:10.1002/art.22154



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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,


and Weekend Appointments








3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E


Ellicott City, MD 21043



1111 Spring St., Suite G5


Silver Spring, MD 20910