Acupuncture and Natural Health in St. Michaels, Maryland
Welcome to HALo Wholistics, a unique and wholistic medical center. You are here because you have been searching for answers. You are here because you have tried other treatments for pain, for fertility, for digestive complaints, for autoimmune disease, for CIRS and other medically complex illnesses and you have not had success. You are here because you are ready to change your life AND you are committed.
Here at HALo, we are here to help You. We specialize in a form of acupuncture based upon the teachings of Kiiko Matsumoto and functional medicine principles which result in a wholistic and highly effective treatment for all types of patients. Our commitment to you and your health is the same commitment that you have- finding answers, achieving and maintaining health.
Surround yourself with HALo
Our view on health focuses on our patient’s body's structure, physiological systems, and their emotional and psychological state or better said..or view on health is Wholistic! All of our individualized treatments are carefully designed to do more than "just" relieve pain; they are designed to help you live a healthier, wholistic and authentic lifestyle. Whether you are seeking pediatric care with a focus in Autism and Autism Spectrum disorders, have a complex medical illness including Autoimmune Disease, Lyme Disease, Mold Illness, MCAS, CIRS, EDS, or are suffering from chronic pain, our "HALo therapy" will surround you and bring optimized health and wellness to you and your family.
Acupuncture & Moxibustion
The HALo Effect
Acupuncture is the insertion of small filiform needles into certain strategic points which elicit a series of endocrine, hormonal and biochemical reactions in the body. This healing technique activates the innate healing processes within in each patient's body and can restore their physical and emotional well-being. Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturists help patients with more than "just" painful conditions- from auto immune, digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, allergies to anxiety and depression. Chinese medicine is vast in its ability to treat the WHOLE person. Call today to find out how we can help you.
Cupping therapy has been used for centuries in Chinese Medicine (and in other cultures as well) to disperse stagnation (tight muscles, phlegm or even cellulite) and to release pain. Cupping is typically used in conjunction with acupuncture, but it can be used as a stand alone treatment. Made popular by athletes, cupping therapy is most well known for improving recovery from exercise or injury.
You...powered by nature
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used to treat women's health conditions for thousands- that's right- thousands of years. This ancient knowledge plus up to date scientific information provides the best and most effective treatments for patients. While many only think of acupuncture for pain control, the World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture is effective in treating many women's health conditions including infertility.
Little HALo Effect
Developed in Japan, Shonishin (show-knee-shin), which translates as “small children needle”, is a gentle, non-invasive effective alternative to acupuncture for children ages birth to 10. It is also an excellent treatment method for adults who are very sensitive or suffer from needle phobia. Pediatric acupuncture, like all traditional medicine, is holistic and emphasizes total wellbeing and the ongoing care it takes to maintain it.
Homotoxicology is a branch of German Biological Medicine that incorporates homeopathy, herbology, and pharmacology. The use of these remedies are based on the theories of one of the oldest Chinese Medical texts in existence (the Shan Han Lun). This is a 100% natural adjuvant to acupuncture which relies on many of the same principles, but has the added benefit of providing a gentle yet effective form of treatment while outside of the office. Protocols are normally combined with acupuncture therapy and last about 6 weeks in duration before I re-evaluate to determine the next group of remedies needed, if any. These remedies are safe and effective for even the most sensitive patients and bring about profound positive results.
Ion Cleanse Foot Bath
The IonCleanse® by AMD helps the body detox through the healing power of ions. Ions, because of their powerful charge, cleanse the body more effectively than any other method of detox. The process is safe, relaxing, and non-invasive, with no harmful side effects. Typically several sessions between 20-40 minutes are necessary to obtain the full benefits of the treatment.
Polyvagal Therapy & Acupuncture
HALo Auditory Intervention
The Polyvagal Theory proposed by Dr. Stephen Porges specifies two functionally distinct branches of the vagus nerve. The more primitive branch elicits immobilization behaviors, whereas the more evolved branch is linked to social communication and self-soothing behaviors. The vagus nerve is implicated in many chronic illnesses including Rhuematoid Arthritis, Diabetes, IBS and Chron's because it is called the wandering nerve and it innervates almost every important organ system in the body.
This is a unique combination of acupuncture therapy and polyvagal treatment designed to directly and postively impact the vagus nerve to reduce fight or flight, allow you to enter into rest and repair mode and reduce inflammation.
SAAT/Soliman's Aricular Allergy Treatment
Reduce or eliminate allergies
Do you suffer from allergies (seasonal, environmental, tick borne, or food)? Are you looking for a natural treatment which has proven to be highly effective with over 10 years of research and published clinical studies? Why not try this powerful acupuncture treatment and witness the amazing results! Caroline is trained and certified in Soliman’s Auricular Allergy Treatment by Dr. Nader Soliman, an Anesthesiologist and Medical Acupuncturist who is a pioneer in auricular acupuncture. Dr. Soliman has completed years of clinical study on thousands of allergy sufferers and through his refined method of SAAT, individuals experience elimination or severe reduction in their allergy symptoms through a purely novel treatment.
Most people with mild or moderate allergic reactions benefit tremendously from this technique. Call today to find out more!
I felt soothed, energized, and “hopeful” in your presence. You felt like such a kind and knowledgeable practitioner - and, of course, YOU ARE. I have had great results from your treatment!!!! It really feels like a miracle. I can’t tell you, Caroline, how exciting this is for me. I don’t know how you did it, but I am MUCH MUCH better. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I am truly glad I had a perfect introduction to acupuncture with you and really can't thank you enough. I am going to to make acupuncture a part of my life and will be all the better for it. I can truthfully say that today is the first day I'm feeling any issues with my achilles heel; not bad, just a bit of soreness. I had 4 days without pain and that is a first in many, many months.
I am happy to report for the first time in 10 years I did not need medication to go to sleep, my shoulder is less painful and my knee has barely hurt all day. And to top things off I've had much more energy and have not felt as stressed. So thankful for you and the healing you administer.
Your treatments are life changing. Thank you for your amazing wisdom and healing.
I no longer take sleeping pills (after 25 years), I no longer have hot flashes, and I have lost over 25 pounds with your help! Amazing!
I have been receiving acupuncture longer than you have been alive...and you are absolutely the best I've ever been to. Thank you!
I just wanted to touch base and tell you how I am feeling. I can’t remember the last time I felt this GREAT! Yesterday and today my mind is clear and I have more energy. My pain is down and I am so so Happy! Thank you so much for working with me. You are the BEST.
Caroline is a true healer.
I haven’t felt this good in a long time.
Schedule a session today and start healing.