Hello! Welcome! I'm Lindsay MacDougall. Welcome to my acupuncture and wellness practice.
My specialty is giving people a break. A break from anxiety and fear, a break from pain and discomfort, a break from feeling your own personal plight and the weight of the world. By creating small pockets of peace and ease in our sessions, we begin to open up a space for you to breathe, recharge, and reset. This in turn unlocks and helps set into motion our body’s own natural ability to heal.
My personal experience with acupuncture goes back to 2008, when I started receiving acupuncture for migraines, hormone imbalances, and mild depression after the return from a long term teaching job abroad left me feeling generally lost and purposeless in my life. I had immediate results from my first session and I felt like I became a better person in the process. It changed my attitude and approach to life and and revealed to me how deeply my body, mind, and surroundings are all connected.
As I awakened to some realities of my life, I was able to reverse a lot of the patterns that caused my pain and imbalances in the first place. Moreover, my whole being felt fully supported in partnership with the practitioner.
I started a new journey — removing clutter, improving friendships, and finally getting my running shoes back on again. I had the energy and the confidence to move through this difficult time with ease.
I was so inspired by how well acupuncture worked, and the fulfillment it gave me on so many levels, that I enrolled at Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel, Maryland (formerly Tai Sophia) and began a four-year comprehensive clinical study of Eastern medicine. I received my Masters degree in Acupuncture there and then completed my Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Committee of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have managed my own acupuncture practice consistently in the DC/Maryland area since 2013. I love what I do and love showing people the amazing things this medicine can do. It is comprehensive and far-reaching.
Currently I am accepting patients at The Yao Shan Center for Chinese Medicine in downtown Washington, D.C. on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. I am also a provider with Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Cigna networks.