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 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. 

Walnuts and Your Brain

Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts.    

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The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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Physical Aspects Related to The Lungs

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine.

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