Dr. Colleen Curran, M.Ac, L.Ac, D.Ac.

Licensed Five Element Doctor of Acupuncture, Developer of Acuseed Therapy®️ Acupressure (ATA), Reiki Master, Integrative Reflexologist, Jin Shin Jyutsu Beginning Practitioner, NCCAOM & NCBTMB approved provider

Having been a musician and athlete for most of my life, I know about the intimate connection between body, mind and spirit.  To experience that merging, and what it means to follow a "path of zen" translates as choosing to engage in activities, ways of thinking and being that promote smooth flow of energy in the body and therefore the mind, our spirit and emotions, every day.  Committing to walking the path towards well-being with each patient is an energetic exchange and partnership I value greatly. It is with honor and duty, that I continue to be of service, utilizing acupuncture and acupressure medicine to empower each individual on their “path of zen” as they awaken to their own innate ability to heal themselves.  

BACKGROUND

I graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s University in 2003, earned my Masters in Acupuncture from the Tai Sophia Institute in 2011 and my Doctorate in Acupuncture from MUIH in 2019.  From 2011-2013, I became certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, received training in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and completed my Reiki Master and Integrative Reflexology Certifications from the Holistic Massage Therapy Institute.  Since 2016, I have served as the Main Acupuncturist, Clinic Manager and Supervisor of Acupuncture/AOM Internships at the Kaufman Cancer Center at UM Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air, MD., as an MUIH faculty member and contracted practitioner, where ATA has been recognized as an approved modality. In 2019, I began training in Jin Shin Jyutsu.  I was accepted to attend an Observership at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and completed their Oncology Acupuncture Certification.  I was asked to present at the Susan B. Komen Metastatic Breast Cancer Symposium at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. In 2020, I had compositions published in “Acupuncture Today” and the Journal of the American Society of Acupuncturists.  To support colleagues and patients during the pandemic, I developed ATA courses that have been recognized by the NCCAOM and NCBTMB.  

PHILOSOPHY

I offer my services to provide relief from symptoms that may be obstacles in preventing my clients from thriving in their daily lives.  Those that choose to receive acupuncture/acupressure medicine walk the path of empowerment with each treatment, as we share a partnership built on engaging the senses, understanding ones symptoms/body and cultivating the wisdom to maintain ones own well-being.  Based on each clients needs, I can combine Acupuncture, Acuseed Therapy®️, Reiki, Reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu and Acumineral Therapy™️ (COMING SOON) to offer the deepest and most complete wellness experience.

My chosen treatment modalities all hold the possibility of shifting any presented symptom on body, mind and spirit/emotional levels; unless the symptom is one that is deemed to require Western medical interventions (such as surgery).  Through my experience, the age of the symptom, its pain/discomfort/energetic level and nature, along with patient constitutional/lifestyle factors all provide us with the information we need to assess how treatment can best serve.  And, due to my experience working within a western medical setting, I believe in the collaborative power of Eastern AND Western medical modalities to provide effectively encompassing care.

I look forward to expanding my services in regards to continued treatment ingenuity, effectiveness, patient education and empowerment, so that we can all engage in healing ourselves and one another.  I appreciate your consideration, in serving as your practitioner, being in partnership with you on your PATH of ZEN; body, mind and spirit harmony.

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