Lauren McNeal, AC

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Lauren McNeal, AC

Lauren's vision for providing high quality health care began in 1999 when she started working with Traditional Chinese Medicine. After treating many patients In Bethesda MD using acupuncture, she moved her healthcare practice to Annapolis where she now enjoys living and participating in the Annapolis culture. In the year 2002, she opened her local wellness center, Chesapeake Acupuncture & Healing Arts, LLC which is located on Defense Hwy in Annapolis, MD. She provides Traditional Chinese Medicine services to residents of Anne Arundel, Kent and Queen Anne Counties. Near by cities include Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Edgewater, Arnold, Millersville, Crownsville, Severna Park, Stevensville, Queenstown, Centreville and many others. Lauren enjoys working with residents whom would like to enhance their health and wellness more naturally through the use of acupuncture and other holistic therapies. Relieving pain naturally while improving the body's function is the primary focus of her work. In addition, she does enjoy working with fertility, anxiety, allergies and just providing a general "stress relief" acupuncture treatment that we all need to live a better life. Our clinic's motto is "wellness through energetic balance", creating "good health through making good choices" and being actively involved in taking care of ourselves. Lauren's Certifications Education in Chinese Medicine – MITCMAfter three years of Masters level education, Lauren graduated from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a certification in Acupuncture. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She maintains her acupuncture license through the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture . Practitioners such as Lauren who keep their NCCAOM diplomate status current, demonstrate an exceptional commitment to professional development and are continually upgrading their clinical skills through additional training every year. Diplomate of Acupuncture "Dipl. Ac." – what does it really mean?A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website. Chinese Herbal Medicine – MUIHAfter obtaining her licensure in Acupuncture, Lauren continued her study of Oriental Medicine through the successful completion of a 2 year Chinese Herbal Medicine program hosted by the Maryland University of Integrative Health (previously known as the Tai Spohia Institute). In addition to studying herbal therapies with senior practitioners and master herbalists she has completed many continuing education classes in herbal studies as well as acupuncture. She incorporates herbal therapies while working with her clients/patients. image Shanghai University of TCM Certificate ProgramDuring the Summer of 2002, Lauren was very fortunate to be able to participate in a Graduate study program hosted by the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is located in Shanghai, China. This acupuncture certificate program included classroom as well as hospital related studies. During this time, Lauren learned many things not typically taught in acupuncture schools located in the United States.

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Lauren's vision for providing high quality health care began in 1999 when she started working with Traditional Chinese Medicine. After treating many patients In Bethesda MD using acupuncture, she moved her healthcare practice to Annapolis where she now enjoys living and participating in the Annapolis culture. In the year 2002, she opened her local wellness center, Chesapeake Acupuncture & Healing Arts, LLC which is located on Defense Hwy in Annapolis, MD.  She provides Traditional Chinese Medicine services to residents of Anne Arundel, Kent and Queen Anne Counties. Near by cities include Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton, Edgewater, Arnold, Millersville, Crownsville, Severna Park, Stevensville, Queenstown, Centreville and many others.

Lauren enjoys working with residents whom would like to enhance their health and wellness more naturally through the use of acupuncture and other holistic therapies. Relieving pain naturally while improving the body's function is the primary focus of her work.  In addition, she does enjoy working with fertility, anxiety, allergies and just providing a general "stress relief" acupuncture treatment that we all need to live a better life.  Our clinic's motto is "wellness through energetic balance", creating "good health through making good choices" and being actively involved in taking care of ourselves.

Lauren's Certifications

Education in Chinese Medicine – MITCMAfter three years of Masters level education, Lauren graduated from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine with a certification in Acupuncture.   She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).   She maintains her acupuncture license through the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture . Practitioners such as Lauren who keep their NCCAOM diplomate status current, demonstrate an exceptional commitment to professional development and are continually upgrading their clinical skills through additional training every year.

Diplomate of Acupuncture "Dipl. Ac." – what does it really mean?A Diplomate of Acupuncture is an acupuncturist who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®). It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM). NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Acupuncture, please visit the NCCAOM Website.

Chinese Herbal Medicine – MUIHAfter obtaining her licensure in Acupuncture, Lauren continued her study of Oriental Medicine through the successful completion of a 2 year Chinese Herbal Medicine program hosted by the Maryland University of Integrative Health (previously known as the Tai Spohia Institute). In addition to studying herbal therapies with senior practitioners and master herbalists she has completed many continuing education classes in herbal studies as well as acupuncture. She incorporates herbal therapies while working with her clients/patients. image

Shanghai University of TCM Certificate ProgramDuring the Summer of 2002, Lauren was very fortunate to be able to participate in a Graduate study program hosted by the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine which is located in Shanghai, China. This acupuncture certificate program included classroom as well as hospital related studies.   During this time, Lauren learned many things not typically taught in acupuncture schools located in the United States.

Lauren McNeal says...

Chesapeake Acupuncture and Healing Arts, LLC is a holistic Acupuncture and Wellness Center serving Annapolis and surrounding towns within Anne Arundel, Prince Georges, and Kent Counties.   We are a alternative medical practice specializing in the many aspects of Traditional Chinese Medicine.  These services include, acupuncture treatments, acupressure, Chinese herbal therapies, Gua Sha, Tui Na (similar to massage therapy) and cupping.

We specialize in treating painful sports injuries, trauma from injuries or surgery, most all pain related conditions such as low back pain, neck and shoulder problems, headaches and knee pain.   Please see "what we treat" for additional information.     

We are licensed and Nationally board certified (NCCAOM) in the use of acupuncture.   We treat the whole body, the mind and the spirit.   Most all of our clients come in with vary different expectations for healing.   Some want for the pain to "just go away", others want to be able to "sleep better", while still others are surprised to learn how managing stress through acupuncture can allow for them to relax and be able to enjoy life.   We aim to satisfy your goals for each and every condition that we are consulted for.   

Our services can help you reduce and transform your pain, increase your vitality and improve your life.   Acupuncture treatment will help you look and feel your best.   Pain relief and a better quality of life is just around the corner.    Let's talk about what we can do to assist you.

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  •  Specializes in Acupuncture
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Conditions Treated

  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Depression
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Elbow Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Maryland Institute Of Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Undergraduate School
    Maryland University Of Integrative Health

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Examination
  • Stress Management
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Wellness Examination