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Our Practitioners

  • Ming Xu
    L.Ac., MTCM

    Phone: (240)810-4262
    Email: [email protected]
    www.montereyinstituteofnaturalmedicine.org
    Licensed Acupuncturist


    Ming was born and grew up in China, she started learning and gaining the knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine from her grandmother and mother at a young age. Later, she came to the USA and went to Five Branches University which is 30-years-old, the oldest oriental medicine graduate school in America and received her master degree of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. She relocated from California to Maryland for practicing acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in August,2016.

    Ming believes that a health body and mind is needed to maintain the balance of Yin-Yang, this includes a healthy life style, proper diet, exercise and the ability to handle stress.

    Her practice is focusing on pain management, women’s health and anti-aging with a personalized treatment plan. She also runs Monterey Institute of Natural Medicine which is a non-profit organization.

    She likes reading, cooking and hiking after work. She lives with her two children Djamond and Leonardo in Ellicott City Maryland as of now.

  • Allison Horan Smith
    LMT

    Allison has been providing massage therapy services for over 12 years, having received her Maryland license from the Baltimore School of Massage and becoming a member of the American Massage Therapy Association. 

    Allison has provided massage therapy services at high-end salons and, moving to a more wellness-centered environment, elite health and fitness centers.  She now maintains a private practice and is excited to become a member of the Thompson Chiropractic and Wellness Center team. 
     
    Allison believes in working closely with her clients to contribute to their overall wellness plan.   Through this process, she has gained extensive experience helping clients manage chronic neck and back pain, managing TMJ dysfunction, chronic headaches, and frozen shoulder. She understands and promotes the value of client involvement for optimal health and shares self-help techniques that clients can perform on a daily basis to supplement their massage therapy sessions. Allison utilizes a wide range of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release techniques, while also drawing from her training in Thai Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique, and Reiki.