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Dr. Yan Guo

 L.Ac., D.O.M., M.Ac., M.s Acupuncturist

Acupuncture provides a natural, safe, and holistic treatment that can support one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of being. The main working mechanisms include unblocking the channels and regulating Qi-Blood between the muscles, bones, and blood vessels. According to the Systematic Classic of Acupuncture & Moxibustion (written before 200 AD), it said “是動則病” “where there is a disrupted movement in the channel, there is a disease.” Needling acupuncture points on channels can facilitate normal physiology. Another fundamental principle of acupuncture is working on subtle energy, which facilitates our body’s functions, such as hormones and neurotransmitters. Acupuncture is an integration of Body and Mind therapy.

As the third-generation Chinese Medicine practitioner trained in Modern Five Element Acupuncture, Sports Acupuncture (Master Tung's System), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dr. Yan Guo always combine the ancient Chinese medicine philosophy with new Acupuncture skills. Yan received Master of Science in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and Doctor of Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health.

Dr. Yan Guo evaluates patients thoroughly, and designs customized treatment plans for patients to achieve optimal healthy living. She addresses not only physical ailments, but also supports emotional state for each individual and help them reduce stress. Dr. Yan Guo has a genuine passion for helping others, and she runs a bi-weekly charity acupuncture clinic at a local temple to serve the immigrants and underprivileged population. She is a Buddhist practitioner who regularly attends to meditation retreats.

Specialties: Acute or Chronic Pains, Fatigue, Digestion issues, Sleep disorders, Post-operative or Cancer-related symptoms, Women's health, Skin problems, Weak immune systems, Allergies, and Mental health.

Accepts Insurance: Aetna, CareFirst, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, United HealthCare, American Specialty Health.


The major use of acupuncture today is in the relief of pain. For example severe tension headaches, migraine, acute backaches, shoulder and neck aches, leg pains, trapped nerves, muscle related injuries, after surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, after sports injuries, menstrual pains, tennis elbow, tooth aches, abdominal pains, arthritic pains, rheumatic pains, sciatica and frozen shoulder.

I am committed to working in a way that most effectively serves and honors my patients.  I have helped to encourage effective healing with individuals struggling with various chronic skin conditions, emotional traumas, spiritual blocks, anxiety, depression, back pain, sleep problems, memory and concentration issues, allergies, infertility, menopausal symptoms, headaches, fatigue, and various other health and wellness struggles.

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