Lauren McNeal, AC

Lauren McNeal, AC

Acupuncture  ·  
Lauren McNeal, AC is an acupuncturist in Annapolis, MD and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Maryland Institute Of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2002 and specializes in acupuncture, holistic medicine, and more.Read her story

133 Defense Hwy Ste 104

Annapolis, MD 21401

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(410) 571-9993

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
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This content was provided by Lauren McNeal "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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6  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Lauren McNeal does not have any board certifications listed.

20  Conditions Treated

13  Procedures

  • 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

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0 Board Actions

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  • Maryland University Of Integrative Health
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Maryland Institute Of Traditional Chinese Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Answers questions

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