What Patients Are Saying...
" Justine saved my life. During a horrible year of insomnia, her acupuncture treatments were the only thing that could get me to sleep. Not even prescription sleep aids helped! Her acupuncture and kind words have also helped me with depression, anxiety, uterine fibroids, and hormonal imbalances. She is the most caring and patient helping professional I've ever worked with. I highly recommend her services to anyone with nearly any type of health concern - as long as she doesn't get so booked there's no longer room for me!
~ Jackie, Washington DC
"I am 24 years old and I started seeing Justine in December 2011 for chronic neck pain that occurred after an accident I had in May 2011. After the accident I tried physical therapy for 3 months and when that didn't work I tried seeing a chiropractor for 2 months. When the pain wasn't going away my chiropractor suggested that I see an acupuncturist. Initially, I refused because I'm completely terrified of needles and the thought of having acupuncture scared me. However, my neck pain started to get worse and I decided to try acupuncture even though I doubted its effectiveness. To my surprise, the needles did not hurt (95% of the time) and Justine made me feel relaxed and at ease while I was there. In fact, I would sometimes forget I had neck pain until she would ask me about it. After about 2 to 3 weeks of treatment twice a week my neck pain diminished.
Justine is very educated and makes me feel 100% comfortable during the treatments. She is very personable, easy to talk to, and helped me realize things about myself that I didn't recognize before. I would definitely recommend Justine to any of my friends and family because I absolutely love her style of treatment and it really works. "
~ L. S., Rockville, MD
"Arriving with stress or anxiety, I leave with calm, resolve, and anticipation. Justine's acupuncture treatments nourish my soul and fortify my body. She treats me holistically. Justine approaches her acupuncture work like a forensic scientist with the soul of a poet. She asks
enough questions to diagnose possible causes for upset, continues by checking ones pulse, and then administers treatment to the key areas. Her good humor, warmth, and compassion are part of the remarkable healing work she does."
~ L. F., Bethesda, MD
"Justine is an astute, compassionate, wise, and effective healer of mind, body, and spirit. I am better--and calmer--for having worked with her."
~ C. M.
" Acupuncture has changed my life. I started seeing Justine a year ago for digestion issues, but so much else has improved. Justine is super intuitive, getting to the base of the problems to solve them, doing it in a way that makes me feel safe and able to work through issues I have been dealing with for most of my life. I now have little to no stomach pain, and the headache that has plagued me my entire life has lessened significantly. Even beyond the physical, acupuncture has opened me up to creating the change I want in my life. I will continue to get acupuncture from Justine as a general wellness method for many years to come."
~Lara, Takoma Park, MD
" I'm deeply grateful to Justine for her healing presence. Over the last few months I've regained some balance in my life and my
body thanks to her. She listens compassionately and carefully, determined to find the best treatment. She works with me on my healing and has helped me to trust my body's wisdom. With her support, I move closer every week to renewed health."
~ Angel, Takoma Park, MD
" I have been seeing Justine for almost a year now for regular acupuncture sessions. I started by going to Acupuncture Happy Hour, a 45-minute weekly session in group format. Auricular acupuncture (needles in the ears) is a great way to be introduced to acupuncture. It is billed as a detox treatment, but is also an opportunity for quiet meditation. I find that I sleep better, eliminate better, and am much more relaxed after the treatment. I have now become a "regular" Happy Hour participant. I also have spent time with Justine for full acupuncture treatments. With her skill and intuition, she's able to pinpoint exactly where to treat. But Justine also takes a holistic approach, which includes helping you identify emotional and other issues that might be impacting how you feel. Her kind and compassionate nature make her easy to talk to. Acupuncture has become an important part of my wellness routine, thanks to Justine. I highly recommend her."
~ D. J.
"Justine, you are an incredible practitioner. I find that you have a strong ability to assess the needs of your patients and ask helpful questions to best identify the underlying problem. For me, opening up and delving into the spiritual and emotional components that I had never taken the time to address were the hardest. It was difficult as it forced me to take the time to capture my true needs as a person, and then develop ways to make sure these needs are met. Your kindness and patience, along with your intuitive sense all worked to create a safe space for me to learn about myself without judgment.
With your help, not only do I feel better physically, but I also feel more in control of my body. I can confidently say that I have a better understanding of how events or environment factors can hinder me physically. The educational aspect about acupuncture and awareness that occurs during a session is invaluable. Although I have heard many times that acupuncturists treat "the whole" person, I truly did not understand what this meant until I came in to see you. You have helped me to grow as a person and I hope that I can use this knowledge to become a better, healthier person, and maybe even help others in the future.
Thank you for all that you have given me. You are a true gem and I look forward to the next time our paths will cross.
If you wanted any criticism, I apologize that I unfortunately have none to give you! Only that I wish I had more time to spend with you.
Thank you Justine; you helped give me my life back :)
~ L. B., Chevy Chase, MD
"I have had the pleasure of receiving treatment from
Justine over the past two years. During that time she has helped me through a
number of situations including, post-partum depression, fatigue, anxiety, neck
and shoulder pain as well as digestive issues. To say that I have received
relief from symptoms through working with Justine would be an
As soon as I begin a treatment with Justine I feel a
tremendous sense of peace and calm come over me I just know that I am
completely tended and cared for. She has a unique gift of intuition and
perception and is able to tell what is going on and asks just the right
question to bring to the surface whatever it is that we need to work on in the
session. I have seen several acupuncturists and her treatments are uniquely
enjoyable. I find her combination of acupuncture and zero balancing, breathwork
and Mayan abdominal massage to be a powerful combination for helping my body
heal physical ailments and release emotional tension. I was very nervous about
the pain from the needles when I first started acupuncture, but with Justine’s
gentle and expert needling technique I hardly feel anything except relaxed and
joyful during my treatments. I always leave with a sense that I have been seen,
heard and understood on a deep level, as well as nurtured and empowered by a
better understanding of myself and the ability to make daily choices that will
further my wellness.
I would recommend Justine to anyone; she is a truly gifted
practitioner and I am lucky to have found her!"
-Rachel, Bethesda, MD
Read Jessica McFadden’s, writer of a local
popular blog: A Parent in Silver Spring, review of her first an
acupuncture treatment with me