Acupuncture for Pericarditis
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.

Pericarditis is a condition caused by of the pericardium, a protective sac around the heart. The cause is not always known, but sometimes pericarditis follows a heart attack or an illness caused by a virus or bacteria. Patients with pericarditis often experience sudden, sharp chest pain, with fever and shortness of breath. It can also be caused by autoimmune disease.

Some cases of pericarditis are mild and do not require intensive treatment. However, moderate and severe pericarditis are treated more intensively with anti-inflammatory medications and sometimes surgery.

Patients with pericarditis must have regular appointments with a cardiologist. If your treatments are working, then you will begin to feel better. If they are not working, please do not hesitate to contact your cardiologist to ask for a sooner follow-up appointment. Because every case is different, it may be a good idea to ask your cardiologist how soon it will be until you start to feel better.

Our clinic provides compassionate and effective treatment within the field of acupuncture. We have helped many people with heart conditions that involve the potential for heart failure. For most patients who are not in the hospital or on bed rest, it is easy to use our services alongside the treatments provided by a cardiologist.

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.

Essentially, acupuncture helps the body to increase its natural healing response. During acupuncture treatment for pericarditis, between 2 and 8 hair-thin needles will be placed on very specific points on the abdomen, arms, or legs. If you are considering acupuncture treatment for this condition, you must see an acupuncturist with a high level of knowledge and skill, with many years of experience.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research and technology to find solutions for patients with pericarditis. During treatment for pericarditis, it may be 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 cardiologist and other medical providers, in order to help you maximize the recovery of heart function.

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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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