"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." – Lao-Tzu
Initial visits generally last from 30 to 90 minutes. I will take a detailed health history, perform a physical exam, and provide you with your unique treatment plan.
During your first exam, I will spend time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a wide range of questions about your symptoms, eating, exercise, sleep habits, emotional states and anything that may offer insight into your health.
I will also employ diagnostic tools that are unique to acupuncture and TCM such as tongue and pulse diagnosis.
Your treatment plan
Once I've gathered enough information, you'll receive a comprehensive diagnosis and a treatment plan that will explain:
By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!
Welcome. My name is Mrs. Rebecca Dimmerling M.Ac, L.Ac. I earned a masters degree in acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health. I am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland. My journey towards being a wellness provider began during my active duty/reserve service in the United States Army from 2000-2008. I served as a combat medic then a licensed practical nurse (LPN). In 2007 my path lead me to Joint Base Andrews (formally, Andrews Air Force Base) as a civilian nurse where I was introduced to the world of acupuncture. There I had the privilege of working with two prestigious medical doctors and acupuncturists; Ret. Col Richard Niemtzow M.D. and Ret. Col Stephen Burns M.D. During that time I assisted with acupuncture treatments and acupuncture research projects. There I witnessed the remarkable effects acupuncture had on patients. For example, patients reported a significant decrease in pain which lead to a decrease in the usage of narcotics. I then took up a position at Walter Reed Military Medical Center (formally, National Naval Medical Center) as an LPN in the traumatic brain injury unit. From there I decided to dedicate my life to the acupuncture profession. In my clinic I bridge my varied western medicine background to my current eastern medicine practices. I am currently enrolled at Maryland University of Integrative Health, where I am earning my Doctorate in Acupuncture science.