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I heard about Susan at Center Point Healing from a Doctor for natural medicine all the way in Florida. I was in so much pain all over from my neck down. Taking 1,000 mg of Tylenol daily for two months. I have always been a healthy eater. My para thyroid was out of balance and I was told that that it had to be removed surgically. A friend told me about trying Natural medicine and Acupuncture. It has been a year now since I met Susan. She listen to me and came up with a plan to treat me for about three months. It has been a year now living pain free. Yearly physical done. All came back normal. Para Thyroid is doing what it was made to do. I am living pain free. Praise God. Blessings to you Susan and all at Center Point Healing for doing what you... Read more »
Elizabeth is an outstanding acupuncturist. I saw her two years ago for specific physical problems and am continuing to work with her as I address larger life issues. As a movement analyst and teacher, I admire the effective blend of professional skills and personal qualities that Elizabeth brings to her work; and, as a patient, I deeply appreciate the results. Her ability to be warmly receptive and genuinely present with me, and at the same time to also be keenly attentive to information that she gains from my demeanor, tone, and ways of framing the nature of my symptoms during the course of our conversation is impressive. Her skill in reading the pulses amazes me; her touch is very reassuring; and I find her to be highly intuitive in her choice of points for each treatment. I also appreciate the fact that she shares her choices with me so that... Read more »
Elizabeth is WONDERFUL! I have been seeing her for a little over one year. As she promotes on her website, she is present with you and where you are. She loves her practice, is kind and smart and funny and oh-so-caring about your situation without breaching any professional boundaries. Elizabeth has soft hands and a very gentle touch. She is one of the MAJOR BLESSINGS in my life. Her office is a calm oasis and I look forward to EVERY appointment. She will answer any questions you have and guide you to your best outcome. Appointment times are easy to come by…sign-up for a couple at a time to guarantee your favorite time slot.
Darren is new to the practice and I have only seen him once, but he, too, is a gentle soul with a caring heart. See him if you have had sports injuries. Orthopedics is his specialty.... Read more »
Elizabeth is truly a gem. I have struggled with an auto-immune disease for about six years. After meeting so many “challenging” people in the medical community, she is a HUGE breath of fresh air. She genuinely cares, and she simply knows what she is doing.
I have felt much better, and my “western” doctors have been amazed with my standard progress-according-to-blood-tests. She is not extreme or out there, but securely down to earth and logical. And I can’t emphasize her caring nature enough. I recommend her to everyone- with manifested health problems or, even better, as a preventative care measure! You would be glad you went!
A.W., Mt. Rainier, Maryland
A Gem was last modified: November 5th, 2011 by elizabeth
It is with a very high praise that I recommend Elizabeth Fellows to you, I have had in the past, some experience with acupuncture and I can say that working with Elizabeth has been a pleasure, and her competence in this field has been demonstrated to me in the course of my treatments. She not only has demonstrated a high degree of technical competence but also her willingness to be present during all of my treatments as a fully human person in conjunction with me and open to the possibilities that are to be accessed in the present, this has facilitated my growth and personal presence in the moment.
As a practitioner, Elizabeth has demonstrated to me a very wide data-base of knowledge in the field of acupuncture. Her technical skills and comprehension of the field are excellent. She brings this knowledge into the treatment room on my every visit... Read more »
I love Center Point Healing. I have been a patient here since April 2007. From the time I first walked through the doors at Center Point Healing, Elizabeth Fellows has made me feel as if I was her only patient. Before she begins treating you , she sits with you each visit from approximately five minutes and discuss your issues, symptoms, your week’s major points, and/or whatever is on your mind. With this information she tailor’s your treatment to what you need that day. Each visit lasts about an hour during which time she explains what’s she doing, going to do, and what the result will be.
Center Point Healing is a true place of relaxation and warmth. Elizabeth Fellows is genuinely a nice, caring, and intelligent person . She devotes time to increase her knowledge about her acupuncture craft and she stays abreast of new techniques. I love and... Read more »
Elizabeth Fellows is a wonderful acupuncturist. She has helped me with several health issues as well as just gaining a feeling of general well-being. My treatment times have been the most relaxing time of the week for me.
S.M., Springdale, Maryland
Relaxing was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by elizabeth
Elizabeth provides great service. She asks questions to ascertain any medical issues you have and really listens to what you say. Her treatment plan is holistic and I can say that the overall quality of my health has improved. I will continue to use her services.
S.B., Hyattsville, Maryland
Someone Who Listens was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by elizabeth
Acupuncture has been a godsend to my life. Prior to coming to you for treatment, I was one of the biggest skeptics around. I had been on medication after medication and even tried herbal teas and foot soaks but nothing has compared to the relief that I’ve gotten from acupuncture treatments. Though I have a long way to go, I would rather do it safely and this has proven to be just that. Your positive and caring attitude has taken away a lot of the frustration that I felt. I always leave feeling that you care and that you’re really doing what it takes to help me. For 6 months, it was disheartening going to other healthcare providers only to leave feeling discounted and discouraged. Not only that, but it’s worse when doctors quickly shove medicines in your face because they can’t figure out what’s wrong. I guess that’s why... Read more »
I have been seeing Elizabeth for over a year. She is a highly intuitive, thoroughly professional practitioner. Her office is warm and inviting. Her acupuncture treatments have served me well in many ways, physically and emotionally.
There have been a number of immediate improvements to my well being along the way, and the long term benefits have been remarkable. I would highly recommend her.
P. S., Hyattsville, Maryland
Professional and Intuitive was last modified: May 12th, 2011 by elizabeth
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- • Tips to Manage Fall Allergy Season •
- • Fall’s Best Comfort Food •
- • 3 Tips to Keep Mentally Healthy in Fall •
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Tips to Manage Fall Allergy Season
After such a scorching summer in much of the country, Fall is a welcome season bringing cooler temperatures, comforting food, and a gentle lead into winter. However, for many people, Fall also brings with it some severe allergies.
While most people may associate severe allergies with the Spring and Summer months when everything is in bloom, there are those who only suffer during the autumn. The main cause of Fall hay fever is typically weed pollen but, depending on where you are located, common fall allergens can include ragweed, sagebrush, burning bush, tumbleweed, and Russian thistle just to name a few.
If you suffer from these types of allergies, you are more than likely aware of days when pollen counts are especially high (windy and warm days). Rainy days are a welcome relief until the grasses dry and pollen counts soar once again.
A common Fall occurrence in many parts of the country is burning leaves after they fall from the trees. This is when mold can become a problem for those suffering from Fall allergies. When those piles of damp leaves are left alone to rot, mold can form and cause allergy sufferers all kinds of issues.
In some areas of the country, ragweed can cause problems from late August to mid-November. Ragweed thrives on warm days and cool nights and is found in every part of the country. As with most grasses, pollen counts are highest early in the morning.
Now that you know some of the more common Fall allergies, what can you do to make this season as painless as possible? It’s not realistic to lock yourself inside with nose spray and tissues but you can be strategic in your plan of attack to deal with the dreaded Fall allergy season. Here are a few tips to ease the burden:
- Make sure you are aware of pollen counts so you can limit your time outside during peak hours if possible.
- Use a HEPA filter and humidifier to keep airborne pollen levels manageable.
- Keep doors and windows closed, especially on days when pollen counts are high.
- Vacuum and dust regularly.
- Change clothes and take a shower after outdoor activities.
In addition to over-the-counter nasal sprays and antihistamines, check with your health care provider to discuss treatment options including acupuncture (which has a history of effectively treating allergies) and herbal remedies, as these are more natural options to dealing with Fall allergies.
Fall’s Best Comfort Food
One of the best things about the approach of Fall is the cooler temperatures that bring family recipes filled with warm comfort food. It’s no wonder Fall is often described as soup season. Hearty and warm soups filled with fall produce and rich broth bring warmth and comfort to family tables no matter where you live.
One of the most recognizable Fall vegetables must be pumpkin. But pumpkins aren’t just cute Halloween decorations. A quick search of the Internet will deliver dozens of pumpkin soup recipes right to your inbox. Here’s a favorite you may not have tried before: Pumpkin Soup with Coconut Milk. You can vary this soup recipe by choosing butternut squash as well and the addition of the coconut milk instead of heavy cream won’t be noticeable to most. Finishing it off with a healthy spoonful of plain Greek yogurt, chopped parsley and a drizzle of high-quality olive oil will have you going back for seconds and thirds! Making a double batch also leaves you extra to freeze and warm up later when time is short.
The prep time for this soup is approximately 30 minutes and the cook time is one hour and 35 minutes. This recipe will serve 8. And the roasting of the vegetables gives this soup a rich flavor you won’t forget.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 1 small pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (shortcut: you can buy already cubed butternut squash in the freezer section of most grocery stores but fresh is best!)
- 3 large carrots, peeled and cut in half
- 2 large red onions, halved
- ¼ cup high-quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of flakey sea salt
- ½ teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 pinch of white pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 pinch ground black pepper
- 4 cups checking stock
- 2 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Wrap sweet potato in foil and bake until soft, about 45 minutes
- While the sweet potato is roasting, place pumpkin, carrots and onions on a baking sheet. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, allspice and white pepper. Bake for 30-40 minutes until soft.
- Peel sweet potato and squash when cool enough to handle. Transfer to a large saucepan and add carrots, onions, nutmeg, cumin, coriander, ginger, salt and pepper. Stir in chicken stock and coconut milk. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and summer 20 minutes.
- Puree soup using an immersion blender or regular blender until smooth.
Serve warm with crusty bread and enjoy the tastes of Fall!
3 Tips to Keep Mentally Healthy in Fall
While many people embrace the approach of Fall, with its vibrant colors, cooler temperatures, and shorter days, others notice a dangerous shift in their mental health. For some, the decrease in temperature means more time indoors and that can have a negative impact on our physical and mental health. Here are three tips to maintain your mental health during the Fall.
Keep Your Vitamin D Levels in Check
It’s easy to get lots of Vitamin D during the warm summer months, but with shorter days comes fewer hours of sunshine which can translate to less time spent outside. This can make it increasingly difficult to get the Vitamin D you need.
Low levels of Vitamin D can cause a host of health issues so keeping your levels in check is important during the colder and sometimes darker fall and winter months. While you can increase your intake through diet changes, a Vitamin D supplement might be the most effective way to maintain your intake. The daily Vitamin D recommendation is 400-800 IU but some people need between 1000-4000 IU per day to keep levels in the right range. Make sure you talk to your health professional to see what is right for you.
The Importance of Sleep
The cooler temperatures of Fall can often bring the urge to hibernate or spend a little more time under those cozy blankets. But keep in mind that this could be disrupting your sleep patterns which can also bring about a host of health issues. The fewer hours of sunlight can also give the urge to stay in bed longer. Sleep experts recommend keeping the same bedtime and waking time throughout the week. Don’t let yourself sleep the weekends away! Use the cooler temperatures to your advantage as the body sleeps best in a cool environment.
Believe it or not, we’re more likely to be dehydrated in the winter months. It makes sense if you think about it. It’s not as warm out so we’re less thirsty. Dry skin and a lack of energy might just be the keys to recognizing you’re dehydrated.
There are lots of ways to track your hydration including apps and fancy water bottles. You can also maintain your hydration through drinking herbal tea for a warm beverage during those cooler mornings and evenings. And you can incorporate foods with high moisture contents including apples, pears, celery, lettuces, cucumbers, butternut squash, and pomegranate among other options.
As you embrace sweater weather, embrace your mental health and make sure you are getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and keeping up with your Vitamin D. This can make all the difference in whether or not you enjoy a healthy Fall.