Transformational Acupuncture is a group practice: the practitioners here work as a team, share patients and coordinate care. This means that patients can see different practitioners from appointment to appointment while also counting on a seamless experience.
Our practitioners represent a range of specialties and backgrounds, but they share two things in common: a love of people, and a passion for helping them achieve deep, lasting health and wellbeing using natural, holistic methods.
I became interested in helping others after seeing some of my friends and family becoming sick, getting injured, and passing on. Everyone around me seemed to be suffering in some way. I wanted to be able to help ease the suffering of those around me.
My passions are grounded heavily in personal cultivation including: nutrition, exercise, study, qigong, mindfulness, and connecting with nature; none of which stop me from joking around and having fun. These pursuits bring me joy and help me do a better job of serving others. I’m also interested in permaculture, sustainability, and being out in nature. Providing Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are ways for me to contribute to a peaceful, thriving planet by empowering individuals to be happier and healthier.
I love my work and how it benefits my patients and also the community that we all share. Education, Training & Certifications: I’ve had a lifelong interest in helping others. While teaching English in Japan, I became interesting Qigong, Tai Chi, and meditation, and taught classes when I returned to the states. After an amazing experience with acupuncture, I went on to complete my masters degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. I am a general practitioner, and I also have a special interest in treating stress, neurological disorders, and musculoskeletal conditions. Learn more about my educational background and training.
Born and raised in Budapest, my fascination with the human body started from an artistic point of view, having spent years drawing and studying anatomy. Initially gravitating towards theater, I came to the US in 2002 to study set and costume design, where I could cultivate my artistic impulses and desire to work in collaboration with others. As a practitioner, I value collaboration with my patients and strive to be their partner in finding the balance that helps them live their lives to the fullest. I also truly enjoy the intellectual challenge of unraveling the puzzles of symptoms presenting in the body. Other interests of mine include painting, drawing, photography, interior design, feng shui, yoga, qigong, and walking my dog in nature. Education, Training & Certifications: My own self-healing led me down a path to Chinese Medicine, first by ways of Zen Shiatsu bodywork therapy, then followed by acupuncture school. I hold a Masters’ Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at Chicago. I am personally drawn towards internal medicine, women’s health, and mental-emotional conditions; and I see plenty of clients for musculoskeletal conditions, pain management; and Japanese Meridian Therapy. Learn more about my educational background and training.
I am a queer, trans, Filipinx transplant from California, and after years practicing in Washington state, I’m thrilled to be here in Washington DC. I’m particularly passionate about combining my social justice values with healing on an individual and community level, and I appreciate the concentration of people in this town who are social-justice minded. I also love to bring creativity to the medicine and meeting people where they are on their healing journey.
I love my work, but I also love my outside-of-work time. Just for fun I am learning hula, Tahitian dance, and Argentine tango. Much of my leisure time this winter has been spent lounging with Primm the doberman and indulging in sci-fi/fantasy shows or books. N. K. Jemisin and Octavia Butler are my current favorites. If I get to choose my last meal, it’ll be biscuits and gravy. Education, Training & Certifications: My treatment style is informed as much by my formal education as my experiences as a queer and trans person of color. When I think of holistic medicine, I include the context of person’s social, professional, physical, and spiritual experiences. I believe treatments are a joint endeavor between a patient and practitioner. My goal is to meet people where they are at and support them in their journey towards wellness and ease. I have a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, as well as wide variety of additional training, including Japanese Meridian Therapy, a form of Chinese medical bodywork called Zheng Gu Tui Na, osteopathic skills for sensing qi in the body, and more. Learn more about my educational background and training.
I love it when patients experience relief from their symptoms – whether it’s chronic pain, migraines or digestive trouble. But I am happy to know that that relief was gained by taking their whole system into account – seeing the root of the problem as well as the surface level manifestations. That’s the magic of Chinese Medicine. I’m passionate about helping people understand how their health issues are connected to the bigger picture – the bigger picture of their bodies as a whole, and the bigger picture of how their physical health is related to their emotions, thoughts, diet, relationships, career, spirituality, creativity, and more. For these reasons, I have personally found Chinese Medicine to be a powerful complement to personal growth and spiritual cultivation. In addition to helping my patients with personal and spiritual growth work through Chinese Medicine, I am experienced with treating a variety of health conditions with both acupuncture and herbs. These include musculoskeletal pain, digestive health, insomnia, headaches, and anxiety, to name a few. Learn more about how I practice and what makes me tick. Education, Training & Certifications: My path towards the healing arts started in my teens, with a strong interest in martial arts and meditation. I earned my Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA. See my full educational background.
Our bodies are far more intelligent than we give them credit for, and I am passionate about helping others find that innate physical and spiritual wisdom. Through the lens of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, I am able to help others realize their optimal balance. I am excited to be a part of the Transformational Acupuncture team and to work with such a collaborative and supportive group of innovators and TCM practitioners. I love that I get to work at a clinic that places an emphasis on patient education. This enhances treatment efficacy by empowering patients with an understanding of their body and their environment. By providing a physiological explanation of how acupuncture works with our bodies we are able to demystify some of the misconceptions surrounding TCM and show patients how to harness the power within their own body, mind, and spirit. Learn more about my practice and how Chinese Medicine has helped me personally.
Education, Training & Certifications: My training has taken me from the American pre-med experience all the way to China and back. Aside from school, a number of experiences, particularly in the arts, have developed my character and made me the practitioner I am today. More about my education and training.
Since 2004, I have helped hundreds of patients attain their goals of greater emotional peace, physical well-being, and inner transformation. Over this time, I have appreciated the gentle and effective nature of acupuncture, herbs, and holistic health counseling, and been gratified to play a role in my patients’ growth and transformation. To help guide my patients through their healing process, I developed the clinic’s Holistic Health Counseling service, and the 8 Keys to Healing system. Committed to both affordability and high-quality care, along with my partner in crime and co-owner Nadia Bouhdili, I expanded from my solo practice and opened our current group practice in 2013. I am very pleased to manage a team that provides extremely high levels of care. If our clinic seems like a good fit for you, we look forward to having you as part of our patient community. Education, Training & Certifications: My background includes 15 years of personal healing, rigorous holistic healthcare education and spiritual training. I earned my Master of Acupuncture and certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health – MUIH (formerly the Tai Sophia Institute). See my full educational background.
One day in October 2017 I fretfully walked down the street, worrying about various different things. Then I passed a sign labeled “Transformational Acupuncture” outside of an unassuming little building and felt a pull to go inside despite wanting to continue walking and worrying.
From there the story writes itself. I am a Washington DC native who never thought that such a place as Transformational Acupuncture existed in her own city. It acted as an emotional sanctuary when I felt I needed one most. Now I get to help other people find their slice of peace in the middle of all the hustle and bustle and I couldn’t be more honored.
I was drawn to the clinic because of what I perceived as an open, welcoming environment. Each day I get to be part of a team, helping people feel better! I think I’ve been trying to find this type of work for a long time, and it feels so good to be able to be of service to the clinic community in this way.
I’m very excited to join Transformational Acupuncture as a part-time administrative assistant. I am a Tibetan Buddhist student and practitioner who is working on a Master in Divinity to become a hospital chaplain. For the last few years, I have been working as an attorney for legal aid organizations, offering free legal services to low-income individuals and families. I have studied meditation, chaplaincy, and spiritual care for the ill and aging with Zen and Tibetan Buddhist teachers, and regularly volunteer on the hospice floor of Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. I enjoy poetry writing, music composition, and contemplative study. I look forward to serving you!
Just a few short years ago, things were very different for me. I was working in corporate communications an ocean away, and I never imagined — not in my wildest dreams — that I would head up an acupuncture clinic in Washington DC. As it turns out, that sudden and dramatic circumstantial shift now feels like a perfect fit for me. Transformational Acupuncture has become both an ideal work environment and the perfect impetus for personal and professional growth. Education, Training: I’m currently enrolled in the online school at the Watts Atelier of the Arts, I spend as much time as possible reading books on spiritual development, and I’ve attended a couple of non-duality retreats (with Rupert Spira). And happily, I’m growing into an increasingly conscious student of day-to-day life. I have a Masters in Business from the IAE Aix-en-Provence in France, a BA in Economics & Political Science from the College of William & Mary, and a Trinity College TESOL certificate earned in Cadiz, Spain.
Open 7 days a week:
Monday 12 pm – 8 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 8 pm
9 am – 12:30 pm
5 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday 12 pm – 8 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
1645 Connecticut Ave NW,
Washington, DC 20009