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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.
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"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:
Your underlying imbalances
Your time line of care
What types of treatment you will receive
By taking the right steps and planting the seeds of health, you are on the road to a healthier you!