Jeff Worth, R.N., L.Ac.Jeffrey Worth, R.N., L.Ac., has dedicated his entire adult life to the healing arts. He originally became interested in natural health care when he was 19, graduating from the Luther Rice College of Massage Therapy and Natural Healing in 1975. Jeff launched and maintained a successful massage therapy practice in Kensington, Maryland, for 13 years. To further expand his understanding of the human body and wellness, Jeff studied nursing and became a registered nurse (R.N.) in 1988.
Then, after experiencing the successful resolution of long standing health problems through his own acupuncture treatment, he was inspired to study Chinese medicine. Jeff received his degree in acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland, in 1991. In 1995, he established the Boonsboro Wellness Center, which serves patients from all over Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The center has continued to grow and expand over the years and, in order to accommodate a growing number of patients, Jeff moved the practice to its new location at 27 South Main Street, Boonsboro, MD in April, 2008.
Jeff brings to his practice this wealth of experience and knowledge, offering patients a customized "package" of healing modalities to suit their needs.
Jeff continually updates his knowledge of wellness and Traditional Chinese Medicine through classes, seminars and research. In particular, since 2010 Jeff has been a student of Master Nan Lu, a Qi Master from China. He is proud to serve Boonsboro and surrounding areas through his regular community talks and classes on acupuncture, Qigong, and natural solutions for common health concerns. He was appointed by the Governor of West Virginia to serve on the West Virginia Board of Acupuncture for six years.
Jeffrey Worth and familyJeff resides in Boonsboro with his family.
Natasha BaihlyNatasha Baihly, M.Ac., studied acupuncture after experiencing personally a profound healing from Chinese medicine. In 1990, while studying abroad in France, she developed a skin disorder that would not go away. After trying several pharmaceuticals and therapies with no change in her condition, Natasha's mother eventually took her to see a doctor of Oriental medicine. Natasha was impressed with the amount of time the practitioner spent gathering information about her symptoms and body functions, as well as the conscious effort put into customizing a treatment. She experienced a full recovery from her skin condition, and this initial experience with holistic healthcare planted the seeds for future interest in acupuncture.
With that experience tucked away in the back of her mind, several years later Natasha traveled to the Peruvian Amazon, where she met an acupuncturist who became a mentor, and where she was introduced to the herbal and spiritual medicine of the indigenous people. Under the care of this acupuncturist, she witnessed people feeling better and taking more control of their health. This convinced her to return and complete a Master's Degree in acupuncture through the Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD.
Natasha spends her time outside of the office kayaking, making her way around the Appalachian Mountains, and reading. She enjoys languages and travel. Combining the science and art inherent in Chinese medicine, her particular passion is to open doors for patients to realize the part they play in their own healing process.
Joan StrawsonJoan is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac) with a special interest in treating chronic pain, acute sports injuries, and performance anxiety in competitive athletes.
She graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2016 with a Masters in Acupuncture and currently practices in both West Virginia and Maryland. Prior to starting a career in acupuncture, Joan had a long career in biomedical/environmental science and law, earning Master's Degrees in Toxicology and Scientific Communication as well as a Juris Doctor degree. Joan's career in the sciences started as a technician in a National Institutes of Health laboratory. She has worked as a Writer/Editor at the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health and as a Toxicologist for the Environmental Protection Agency. She eventually moved to an environmental non-profit organization where she continued to support the U.S. EPA as well as numerous State environmental agencies with scientific and legal analyses. However, Joan came to realize that she wanted to help people on a deeper level and chose acupuncture as the way to do this.
Joan has always been fascinated by the energetic side of life. In 1995, she began to study energy healing with several different people. She became certified in Healing Touch and spent some time volunteering to do Healing Touch in the outpatient surgery center of a local hospital. It was through exposure to the Chinese Martial Arts that she first started learning about qi and Chinese Medicine theory. Joan has earned a black belt in a Chinese style of martial arts called Shaolin-do and a 2nd degree black belt in the internal arts of tai chi, hsing I, and baqua. She has also trained with an energy healing master on advanced Chinese energy healing techniques.
Joan's mission is to bring relief to people suffering from chronic pain and anxiety. Through her personal experiences, she has learned that the body is wise and will move toward healing if given a chance. However, the body needs help to get the energy moving again. Joan will use acupuncture needles to start your energy moving while she holds a heart space for you to learn how to love and forgive yourself during healing the process. And even if the physical pain never completely disappears, Joan knows that your relationship to the remaining pain will always change and you will be in a better place.
These days when she is not treating patients at the Boonsboro Wellness Center you can find Joan on the ballroom dance floor, where she loves to compete in Pro-Am competitions with her professional dance partner. Or, on the back of a horse refreshing her dressage skills and planning a return to dressage competitions. At home, she loves spending time snuggling with her dogs and cat and reading romantic fiction (everyone needs a break now and then).
Michelle CloweMichelle Clowe has over 20 years of bodywork, movement, wellness and teaching experience. She is a Qigong Meridian Therapy Practitioner, Medical Qigong Practitioner, Certified Dragon's Way Qigong Instructor, Wu Ming Qigong Breast Health Leader, Certified Healthy Foot Practitioner and a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2000.
Michelle healed herself from long-term Lyme disease through Qigong and her great passion is helping others reconnect with their own healing ability. Michelle has studied and worked with numerous talented teachers over the years and she continues to train extensively under Grand Master Nan Lu, OMD. She is available for appointments at the Boonsboro Wellness Center on Fridays and Saturdays.
Jeanne BrumbaughIntuitive Reader, Energy/Lightworker, Medium, and Spiritual Advisor
Jeanne assists clients with Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual concerns. Her guidance is empowering, informative, insightful, and life-shifting. Visit jeannebrumbaugh.com to learn more!