Welcome to the Frederick Holistic Wellness Center!
My knees hurt so bad, I wasn’t sure I would be able to finish the season. Thanks to Pat, not only did I play the whole season, but I was jumping higher and rebounding better at the end of the season than I was at the beginning. – Michelle, high school basketball player
Are you able to participate in all of your activities without pain or discomfort? Whether you are a competitive athlete or “just” active, we all need to be able to move pain-free if we are to truly enjoy life. Complete, pain-free movement, great health, and maximum performance aren’t just for people born with great genetics. This is something we all deserve.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, pain means there is a blockage of qi (energy.) Acupuncture works with our own bodies to help remove these blockages. It is not only a natural alternative to synthetic pain killers, but it also addresses the underlying issues and allows us to heal quicker.
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).
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. 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.
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.
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.
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
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.