Dr. Alexander Achenza, DACM, LAc., completed his doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Pacific College of Health Science, and his masters from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. He specializes in traditional Chinese medicine, pain management and rehabilitation. He also has a strong background in neuroscience, and focuses on neurological, psychological, and sleep disorders in his practice of Chinese medicine.
Dr. Alexander Achenza, DACM, LAc., completed his doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine fr...
Dr. Allison Achenza received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College of Health Sciences as well as her bachelors in Biology from Elon University. She is a national board-certified (NCCAOM) Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She can also perform other healing modalities such as cupping, gua sha, e-stim, and tui na. She continues her education almost daily, diving into her textbooks and taking current courses on functional medicine, nutrition, as well as fertility. Her passions took her to China (twice!) to further study traditional and effective medicinal practices there. Needles are a natural extension of her intentions to restore balance, and you will feel it (or better yet, you won’t!). She encourages questions, and will answer all concerns to the best of her ability in both eastern and western terms.
She is well versed in Chinese herbal therapy and creates custom formulas for her patients’ unique needs. Acupuncture styles vary between practitioners depending on preference, and hers is very gentle and minimalist. She prefers to blend schools of theory within Eastern medicine with TCM, five element, and Master Tung depending on each patient’s needs. No one body and no one session is the same. Her passions lie in the treatment of women’s health, pain management, digestive disorders, and mental/emotional disorders.
A big proponent for work-rest balance, you will find her spending time outdoors with friends, listening and playing music at home, reading, snuggling her cat and hubby, making tea, watching funny videos, making facial oils, and cooking up a new recipe. A natural social butterfly you’ll find her to be friendly, jovial, professional, genuine, and happy to alleviate any concerns along your healing journey.
Dr. Allison Achenza received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Pacific College...
Aimee Kotzker is a Registered Massage Practitioner who specializes in client-centered massage. She utilizes Swedish and deep tissue massage techniques with the ultimate goal of making her clients feel more connected to their body, mind, and soul.
Aimee graduated from the Potomac Massage Training Institute in 2015. When Aimee is not practicing massage therapy, she works as a dental assistant in Columbia. She looks forward to helping her clients experience greater well-being through individualized massage therapy.
Aimee Kotzker is a Registered Massage Practitioner who specializes in client-centered massage. Sh...
Dr. Erin Smith, DACM, L.Ac. is the founder of Mindful Medicine and the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. Erin has been a Licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM board certified Chinese herbalist since 2011. She received her doctorate in 2018 from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She received a Master of Acupuncture degree from the National College of Natural Medicine (now National University of Natural Medicine) in Portland, Oregon, and completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree at Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) in Stevenson, Maryland.
Dr. Erin Smith, DACM, L.Ac. is the founder of Mindful Medicine and the President and Chairman of ...
Beth is a Maryland licensed massage therapist and is experienced in deep tissue and Swedish massage. She has practiced in many different settings including; corporate wellness, fitness centers, assisted living communities, spas and private home practice. Several of her clients have been receiving massage from her for over twenty years.
She graduated from the Potomac Massage Therapy Institute in 1995 and has completed coursework in sports massage, myofascial release, reflexology, Thai yoga massage, Kinesio taping and aromatherapy. She received her BS in Dietetics at the University of Maryland in 1985. Beth believes massage therapy can be an important component of a successful wellness routine.
Beth is a Maryland licensed massage therapist and is experienced in deep tissue and Swedish massa...