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. 

Healthy Eating from Early to Late Summer

Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason,

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Extraordinary Vessels – Chong Mai

Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the

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Extraordinary Vessels – Dai Mai

In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these

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