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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.
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“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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Traditional Chinese Medicine
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the epithelial cells in the body. Epithelial cells line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a defective gene that impairs epithelial cell function. This can lead to a buildup of sticky mucus throughout the body that may eventually lead to lung damage and chronic coughing, affecting how patients with cystic fibrosis breathe and filter air, digest their food and absorb the nutrients from that food. In the United States alone, there are nearly 12 million people who suffer from this disease. Unfortunately, there is no known cure and most of those affected with the disease only live into their 20s and 30s. Current modern medicine treatments focus on increasing the quality of life by managing symptoms. continue reading
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each season is associated with one of the elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Perhaps unsurprisingly, summertime is associated with the element fire. Fire represents maximum activity. In nature, everything is at its peak growth during the summer, so TCM sees our energy as its most active and exuberant. Summer is the time of year with the most yang energy, which is all about excitement and assertiveness. continue reading
Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM is all about balance. In this ancient system, the key to health is to move through the world in such a way that our bodies can remain in homeostasis, in balance. This idea connects to sleep patterns, what we eat and ultimately the flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. For that reason, healthy eating in summertime, according to TCM, is all about using cooling foods to balance out how hot it is outside. In other words, we can find homeostasis from the inside out. continue reading
Most acupuncture points are located on the 12 primary channels that flow along the surface of the body. However, there are eight Extraordinary Vessels that flow more deeply in the body, and are perhaps even more powerful that the 12 primary channels. The Extraordinary Vessels regulate the 12 channels, and are deep lakes of energy, which can feed the 12 primary channels when they are depleted. continue reading
In addition to the 12 main acupuncture meridians that flow along the surface of the body, there are also deeper channels of energy in the body called the Extraordinary Vessels. You can understand the relationship between the primary acupuncture channels and the Extraordinary Vessels by thinking about what happens when it rains: first, small ditches become full – these are the collateral vessels that break off of the 12 main channels. Next, the reservoirs become full, which are the 12 primary channels. When they are full, they overflow into the Extraordinary Vessels, which are deep and vast lakes of energy within the body. continue reading
In traditional Chinese medical theory, one of the best ways to stay healthy is to live in balance with the seasons. Balance, in this context, means mindfully crafting your diet and certain aspects of your lifestyle based on what season it is.
An easy way to think about this is with fruits and vegetables: we are lucky these days to have grocery stores stocked year round with fruits and vegetables from every corner of the globe at all times of year. That makes it possible to enjoy asparagus into the winter months in northern climates where asparagus would never naturally grow at that time of year if at all. Chinese medical thought prescribes realigning our diets with what would be available to us in the region where we live and at each time of year. continue reading
Traditional Chinese medicine says aligning your diet with the seasons is one of the best ways to stay healthy. Mother Nature provides exactly what we need to be healthy. Paying attention to the fruits, vegetables and herbs that grow during different seasons in the region where you live is a great way to incorporate the philosophies of traditional Chinese medicine into your own life and access greater healing. continue reading
Ginseng is said to resemble a human body in shape, and it has been used for years in Asia. Recently, it has become a popular item in Western culture. Many claims about this root have been advertised, such as its reputation for extending longevity and its use for stamina and endurance. Let’s look at the types of ginseng and the differences.
There are three main types of ginseng used: continue reading
Next time you’re in a wide open field, pasture or meadow dotted with beautiful yellow dandelions, know that these prolific little delights are not only beautiful, but packed with nutrition and offer a host of healthy benefits. Let’s explore this amazing flower. continue reading
Digestive disorders can be simple like flatulence or gas, or they can be much more serious, such as Crohn’s disease. But regardless of the severity of the disease, there is no doubt digestive disorders affect far more people than they should, especially in the United States. A recent survey reports nearly 74 percent of all Americans are living with digestive issues. Most people don’t report it to their doctors either, because they assume it is normal to have gas, bloating or abdominal pain. But these symptoms can be indicators of much more serious underlying problems. continue reading