As a senior practitioner with 40+ years of experience, I have treated a wide range of health concerns. What is common to each of these is a desire for change in body, mind, and spirit. My promise is to partner YOU in creating and discovering your changes.
My training bridges traditions of acupuncture and applying the Five Elements is my primary mode of expertise to guide you towards good health. The Five Elements are an expression of nature that occur via the seasonal cycle and within each of us as well. My experience has taught me that synchronizing one’s body/mind/spirit to these naturally occurring rhythms is a key to alleviate symptoms, engender well-being and strengthen resilience in our daily life.
If you are looking for specific symptom relief please see the acupuncture page to view the symptoms acupuncture is cited to help. In my experience there is no symptom too large or small that is not helped or guided by viewing it through the lens of Five Elements and the assessment skills unique to this tradition. Often times they provide a context for understanding what you are experiencing when nothing else has made any sense. During Covid I took a special interest in treating Long Covid Survivors and have continued to support their full recovery.
I offer 3 ways to experience acupuncture treatment sessions:
- In person at Crossings
- Telehealth Zoom sessions for consultation and as treatment method for opening the movement of “QI”
- House calls for those homebound.
The character image for QI is a rice pot cooking. Too much heat, burns the rice; too little heat, leaves it soggy. My goal for you is to keep your rice pot cooking and your life force vital in the location where you are most comfortable.
“To wish to be well is part of becoming well” -Seneca
Masters in Acupuncture, L. Ac. (MD); Dipl. AC.(NCCAOM)
Acupuncture Educator and Mentor
Founder Crossings Healing and Wellness
Most Recent Publications:
August 2021: Acupuncture and COVID Long-Haulers
September 2021: Acupuncture for COVID Long-Haulers, Pt. 2 Case Studies
The American Acupuncturist, Volume 69, Winter 2015 article, “The Geometry of Emotion: Healing Emotions through the Lens of Chinese Medicine”.
THE FIVE ELEMENTS IN NATURE (Written at beginning of Covid for patients/practitioners)
Jane Grissmer, MAc, DiplAc (NCCAOM), is former Division Chair of Theory in the Masters of Acupuncture Program at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Her publications include “When Anger Rises: Ways to Claim Anger’s Gift to Ourselves and the World.” Meridians Magazine of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Spring 2002. “Walking Fearward: Living into and Beyond Fear.” Meridians Magazine of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Winter 2002. “The Gift of Autumn: Discovering What Matters Most.” Meridians Magazine of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Autumn 2001. “Notes of a Qi Tender: Guides to Complementary and Alternative Medicine.” In Contemporary Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, edited by Claire M. Cassidy. (Philadelphia: Churchill Livingstone, 2001).