What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a key component of Oriental Medicine, which views the body as a whole with every single part interacting, communicating and connecting with each other. These connections occur through channels. Energy flows in and out of the channels but can occasionally become blocked due to various internal and external factors. When this happens, the body experiences an imbalance.

How does Acupuncture work?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific acupoints along the skin to help increase the body's flow of energy and restore the body's balance. It can be performed through the application of heat, pressure, a laser or the penetration of thin needles. The Acupuncturist can locate the obstructions of energy flow and release them, nourish the body, clear the systems and balance the body. When the balance is reestablished, the whole body returns to the natural condition.

What is Acupuncture used to treat?

Acupuncture is a safe, painless alternative for treating:

  • Arthritis, chronic pain (back, shoulder, knee, etc.)
  • Carpal tunnel pain, migraines, fibromyalgia
  • Allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems
  • Gastrointestinal issues (IBS, Acid Reflux, etc.)
  • Gynecological problems like infertility and PMS
  • Depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress, ADD/ADHD
  • Weight loss management
  • Alcohol, Nicotine and/or drug addictions management
  • And many more physical, emotional and neurological issues

Treatments are tailored to the individual person and ailment. Acupuncture can be performed on children, adults or the elderly. Your choice for acupuncture in Glen Burnie.

Earnest Cook, M.Ac., L.Ac.

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Earnest completed his Master’s of Acupuncture Degree at Maryland University of Integrative Health and continues his studies there in the Doctorate of Oriental Medicine program. He is currently licensed by the Maryland Board of Acupuncture and is a National Acupuncture Detox Specialist.

Earnest has had advanced training from Dr. Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang, Robert Doane, and Michael Peluso in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Pulse Diagnosis which he utilizes in the prevention and treatment of internal causes of disease. Utilizing this modern approach, Earnest has had success treating various systems in the body including the cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal systems.

Earnest’s desire to help others was the primary reason for him choosing to study Chinese Medicine. Believing in a safe, effective, proven, holistic approach, he utilizes acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, dietary therapy, and herbal medicine to promote healing and pain relief in an individualized manner. Treating the root of the disharmony is his primary focus. Utilizing acupuncture and/or herbs, Earnest has also had success treating various presentations of anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, and other emotional upsets.

In his previous career, Earnest was a chef and culinary instructor. He obtained his culinary training from Chesapeake College, and his Bachelor’s degree in Social Justice and Organizational Management from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. Outside of the office Earnest loves the ocean, surfing, hiking, traveling, and learning new things. At home he enjoys movies, reading, cooking, and making ferments.