My name is Clark Mollenhoff. I am a licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Maryland. I have a Masters Degree in Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly known as Tai Sophia. I support individuals seeking to find more ease, peace and strength in their lives. I treat people, not their injury or illness. I do address symptoms, but I consider them in a broader context to be very helpful and wise warning signs of something deeper that may need attention. The majority of my practice is filled with people who are actively engaged in their own healing and wish to learn more about themselves, and how to improve their experience of living.
There was a time not so long ago when I was in a great deal of physical and emotional pain. My symptoms ranged from anxiety, depression and digestive disorders, to racing thoughts, sleeplessness, and muscular spasms. I wasn’t balanced. I couldn’t find center. I sought out many specialists and tried several medications. Nothing seemed to bring much relief, and I feared I was losing control of my life. I was losing the ability to manage and cope with the stress in my life.
My mom had seen a co-worker’s health greatly improve with acupuncture and thought I should try it. At that point I would have tried anything, so I made an appointment without knowing much about it. After just a few treatments, I started to notice more ease in my daily life. My sleep improved, I had more energy, my mood had improved, and I was able to be more physically active. Over time this ease grew. I became more focused, and I felt hope and inspiration in my life again.
I couldn’t believe it. I didn’t understand it, but I was fascinated.
As I researched more, I learned that acupuncture could be used to successfully treat so many different types of conditions. I felt compelled to learn everything I could about this medicine so that I might be able to share it with the world. And thanks to the treatment I received I felt healthy and strong enough to pursue my master’s degree in Acupuncture, something I could not have imagined attempting before.
The road of healing is long and there was not one magic pill or modality that solved all of my health concerns. Acupuncture introduced me to a much more meaningful relationship with the pain and challenges of life. I still receive Acupuncture regularly as part of my regular self care!