Thank you for your interest
in Thunderbolt Wellness.
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), currently in my 13th year of private clinical practice in Richmond, VA. My office is conveniently located in Henrico County.
The inspiration for naming my practice “Thunderbolt Wellness”
comes from the awareness that we contain within us the ability to bring about change in a single moment. Right now.
One representation of this idea is called a “vajra” (Sanskrit)
or thunderbolt, which is depicted in my logo. The vajra (or thunderbolt) illustrates the idea of an instantaneous change in consciousness or thought, which can lay the groundwork for healing in our lives.
Another example of this concept is the I Ching pictogram of
“thunder” or Zhen 雷that represents sudden change or movement and the energizing principle within the season of spring.
So, just as the sound of thunder sharpens one’s focus, and the
spring brings about new beginnings, we also have this transformative power within us to renew all aspects of our lives, including our health. My ultimate goal is to support your vibrant, lifelong wellness.
New patients aged 18 and older are always welcome. I have clinical experience with many health concerns, from acute injury to chronic disease patterns; including but not limited to: sports medicine and pain management, anxiety and depression, sleep disturbance, headaches, fertility, digestion and weight management. This medicine system is designed to be holistic, preventative, and complementary to your regular healthcare.
Private health consultations and treatments are provided for you
in a nurturing clinical environment. Together we will design an individualized treatment plan to create positive, conscious change in your life; utilizing acupuncture, nutritional and lifestyle counseling, and Chinese herbal medicine. Are you ready to take the next step?
Chinese herbal medicine is dear to my heart, and is the primary reason I decided to formally study traditional Chinese medicine. Before attending the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine I researched both western and Chinese herbs on my own. Additionally, I had many years of firsthand positive experience as a patient while being treated with acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
During my time in acupuncture school, I was fortunate to work at Mayway Corporation, a Chinese herbal company founded in 1969 and located in Oakland, California. This allowed me a greater opportunity to study Chinese herbs and manufacturing processes. To date I am still employed as an outside consultant and representative for Mayway.
Acupuncture is a modality of treatment that has been employed in healthcare for thousands of years, with it’s origins in east Asian medicine. The method of treatment utilizes sterile, single use acupuncture needles, which are inserted through the skin into acupuncture points, by a trained and licensed practitioner in order to affect therapeutic change in the body.
Acupuncture points themselves are functional anatomical sites found in muscles and connective tissue. When performed by a trained and licensed professional, such as a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.), the needles are manipulated manually for therapeutic purposes. Acupuncture has been proven to promote the body's natural healing by treating a variety of endocrine, circulatory and systemic conditions.
Have you ever thought about the term “peace and quiet”? My treatments with Janet always offer both. The soothing atmosphere first quiets my body, and then my mind. What follows is truly a beautiful peace. Perhaps the saying should be “quiet, then peace.” Janet’s caring yet professional demeanor provides expert knowledge and care that follows through from session to session.
-Mary D., Richmond, VA