Our Staff

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     Candice Holt is a Third Generation Acupuncturist.  Her grandmother and great-grandmother were practicing acupuncturist in Japan.  Candice is truly East Meeting West.  She is half Japanese and American, and she uses her cultural background along with her American upbringing to make her a well rounded therapist.  Candice has been a massage therapist for 19 years and received her training from Baltimore School of Massage.  She continued her education to integrate Acupuncture into her massage practice.  Candice received her Master's Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute now known as the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2010.  She is passionate about helping others to feel better on every level.  She relates the philosophies of 5 Element Acupuncture to address physical pain, mental stress or anxiety, and emotional depression to heal the individual in all seasons and for a number of Western style diagnosis.

     Candice feels that everyone should experience acupuncture and makes the treatments cost effective by being a provider for health insurance companies and also knows that not all insurance companies cover acupuncture treatment.  

     The number of acupuncture treatments depends on the individual and their history.  The first treatment is a comprehensive history to understand the patients needs and get to the root of issue.  Candice understands that most people have not had an acupuncture treatment and maybe unaware of how acupuncture can help them.  She addresses their concerns and gently reassures, explains and educates how acupuncture works. Knowing how it can effect the patient on a physical, mental and emotional level makes acupuncture easy to understand and has patients returning for follow-up appointments as needed.

   Specialty

  • Orthopedic Acupuncture

  • Facial Acupuncture

  • Medical Massage Therapy