- Meadow Hill Wellness53 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite C
Annapolis, MD 21401
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Some of you may have heard me say from time to time that Sara saved my life. I struggled with a number of health related issues for a while. She diagnosed my gluten intolerance and helped me adjust my diet, which made a huge difference in my energy level and... Read more »
I always feel better when I leave Meadow Hill than when I arrive, and it all has to do with the staff and the quality care I receive. I have suffered from migraines for nearly 20 years and almost no medications have helped. I went to Meadow Hill as a... Read more »
I have been going to Meadow Hill for years. I work out a lot and referee football. Meadow Hill is key to my recovery week in and week out. I have referred several friends and family members who all love them.
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I want to thank Sara and all her staff for always making me and my daughter feel welcome at Meadow Hills. But most of all, thank you Sarah for the relief of my migraines that I suffered about 6 years ago. I have only had two migraines since then as... Read more »
I have been coming to Meadow Hill Wellness for 6 months and know that it has been one of the most important things that supports the capacity for my body healing. I have a connective tissue disorder and acupuncture with Sara and massage therapy with Cat have been phenomenally beneficial... Read more »
“Meadow Hill Wellness, with the emphasis on ‘wellness’ has highly skilled and professional practitioners who can help resolve and relieve physical as well as emotional issues. I came to Meadow Hill about 8 months ago after meeting Sara Poldmae at the West Street Art Fair.
I have been suffering from... Read more »
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Sara Poldmae and her wonderful staff since January 2007. When I first started treatment with Sara, she provided acupuncture and Chinese herbs for adrenal fatigue and related issues. I also received acupuncture for self-diagnosed tennis elbow and after just a few treatments, the pain lessened. While... Read more »
“Hi, my name is Sandy Smith. I was introduced to Sara Poldmae and acupuncture in September of 2006, and I have been so excited about taking care of my health since my first appointment! I have been treated for numerous things: acid reflux, fibroids, colds, menopause. Each time I have... Read more »
“I first came to this office in the beginning of 2008. I had sinus issues since 2002–allergies, a deviated septum, and was unable to breathe through my nose. Before coming to this office, I had tried surgery, a neti pot and sinus/allergy pills, but nothing worked. After the first treatment... Read more »
“Health and wellness have always been a way of life for me, and I believe it does start in the home and with family. That is why when my husband and I decided to start our own family, and discovered we would have to make a decision as to how... Read more »
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Everybody knows that food is what gives our bodies the energy we need to survive. But not everybody is aware that certain foods should be consumed during specific times of the year. In areas like the Midwest, where fruits and vegetables are harder to keep on hand when the weather becomes colder, this principle is followed a little more closely. But in areas like Hawaii and Southern California, where fresh fruits and vegetables are always available and the climate is more moderate, people sometimes forget to eat according to the seasons. continue reading
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OM theory states the bitter flavor benefits the heart in moderation but an excess is harmful as it has a drying effect; for example, coffee is bitter. In moderation coffee acts as vasodilator increasing circulation but in excess it can raise blood pressure and has a diuretic effect. Modern scientific research has discovered while the human genome has 25 bitter taste receptors 12 of these are expressed in the human heart. continue reading
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