About Jessica Clayton D.Ac, L.Ac
NADA Detox Specialist:
Jessica holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture degree from Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute). Jessica’s intention is to provide her patients with a compassionate and non-judgmental space to develop the most effective treatment plans to reduce pain, inflammation, support fertility and pregnancy as well as many other symptoms. Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Communications from Stevenson University where she graduated summa cum lade. She discovered acupuncture through her own health journey with chronic pain and fertility struggles and wanted to be able to provide patients with a space to go to a deeper level physically, mentally and spiritually as well as to empower others to take their health back into their own hands. Jessica currently lives in Lutherville with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. She enjoys cooking, knitting and hiking in nature.
Acupuncture is an over 2,000 year old healing modality that involves placing hair fine needles into specific points on the body to stimulate the natural healing response. The World Health Organization endorses acupuncture for over 200 different symptoms and diseases including pain, headache, vomiting/nausea, stroke, side effects of chemotherapy, menstrual issues and induction of labor – to name a few. Licensed acupuncturists have a 3-4 year rigorous graduate program and complete over 2,000+ clinical internship hours and maintain their licensure with continuing education. Studies include biomedicine, Asian bodywork, ethics and safety regulations, and Chinese medicine nutrition. Acupuncture encourages the body’s own natural healing ability and decreases inflammation as well as improves functioning. Needles are sterile, disposable and very fine in diameter – about as thick as a human’s hair and don’t hurt!