Welcome to the Frederick Holistic Wellness Center!  

Pat Thompson is a licensed acupuncturist who graduated from the American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Minnesota.  Pat believes that we are all entitled to a healthy life as a birthright, and this involves caring for the person as a whole.  With this in mind, he constantly seeks to build on his education, and has earned certification as a nutrition coach with Precision Nutrition, as well as a Qi Gong teaching certification under Master Lee Holden.  After previous careers as a zookeeper and a police officer, he believes he has finally found his true calling as a healer in the tradition of Chinese medicine.  Pat has an interest in athletics and athletic training that has never waned since receiving his bachelor’s degree in exercise science, and has been certified by Whitfield Reaves, the pioneer of sports medicine acupuncture, in his Sports Medicine Acupuncture apprenticeship program.

Because the goal of acupuncture is to promote and restore the balance of energy, which flows throughout the body, the benefits of acupuncture can extend to a wide variety of conditions, from emotional disorders (anxiety, depression) to digestive complaints (nausea, vomiting, irritable bowel syndrome).

Services

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a complete system of medicine that involves the insertion of hair-thin needles in specific points on the body.  These needles work with the body’s natural energy to promote whole-body health and balance.

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Nutrition Coaching

Along with sleep habits, proper nutrition has the biggest impact on good health.  Are you struggling with food choices that don’t deliver optimal health? Forget diets. We will work together to establish healthy eating habits that  will sustain you for life.

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Qi Gong Instruction

Qi gong is an ancient branch of Chinese medicine that roughly translates to “energy work.”  Slow, gentle movements synchronized with the breath are used to relax the body and mind, open energy channels in the body, build energy, and improve overall health.

We Accept Cigna, Aetna, and CareFirst BlueCross/BlueShield Insurance

Why Choose Us

Natural Healing

Our goal is to provide alternative medical care that will reverse and prevent disease using the fundamental healing principles of mind-body medicine. Our results prove the best way to heal the natural body is naturally without pharmaceuticals. 

Our Promise to You

We care about your well being and will provide you with guidance, knowledge, and tools needed to be healthy. We are here to help you achieve optimal wellness. 

5 Acupoints to Help You Navigate Your Stress This Winter

There are several acupressure points that are known to treat stress and stress related symptoms. It’s important to understand that acupressure is not the only form of treatment and having a balanced diet, exercise regime and lifestyle will also decrease the chances of stress being a factor in your life.

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Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for

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