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Our Practitioners

  • DIANE JURAY
    L.Ac., M.Ac.

    TELEPHONE:  (443) 864-8829
    EMAIL:    [email protected]
    LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST

    Diane is a graduate of Tai Sophia Institute (currently the Maryland University of Integrative Health) and has been in private practice for over 7 years.  She uses a multi-dimensional, holistic approach to healing combining treatment of the body, mind and spirit.  Her ability to listen deeply along with her clear and direct approach offers her clients symptomatic relief while they begin their deeper journey of healing. Her goal is to help you learn to care for yourself fully and to support wellness and the process of healing on all levels in all seasons of life.

    Diane works in partnership with each client to design highly personalized treatments that address the root of their problem.  Her treatments are based on the wisdom of ancient Chinese medicine, a system which encourages the body to heal itself naturally. Acupuncture helps relieve a variety of health problems including:  addictions, anxiety, arthritis, chronic/acute pain of all types, constipation, decreased immunity, depression, digestive problems, fatigue, fibromyalgia, headaches, hot flashes, insomnia, menstrual problems, nausea, and stress. Acupuncture also helps you to recover from illness and injury more quickly and works preventatively to reduce the overall occurrence of illness and disease. 

  • THERESA SYMONDS
    LMT

    TELEPHONE:  (443) 756-6709
    EMAIL:  [email protected]
    LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST  - SWEDISH, DEEP TISSUE, THAI, MYOFASCIAL & PRE-NATAL

    Theresa graduated in 2004 from the Baltimore School of Massage as a Licensed Massage Therapist and is nationally certified. She recently graduated as a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) from Carroll Community College. Theresa chose massage and physical therapy as her career path because of her sincere desire to help others. She effectively treats her clients to relieve them from pain and discomfort caused by stress, tension and specific athletic or medical challenges. She is adept in many different types of modalities including Deep tissue, Swedish, Thai, Myofascial, and Prenatal massage.

  • JACK M. DANIEL
    M.Ac. (UK), L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

    Jack M. Daniel received his Master of Acupuncture qualification from the College of Traditional Acupuncture (UK) in 1979, the same year he received his California acupuncture license. He is also licensed in the state of Maryland, where he has been practicing Chinese medicine continuously since 1988. He has practiced and taught acupuncture in the United States and England since 1973, from the time he received his first acupuncture degree. His first U.S. practice began in Maryland in 1975, where he cofounded the Centre for Traditional Acupuncture in Columbia, MD, the precursor to the Traditional Acupuncture Institute. He has been a Fellow of the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine since 1993. He received his Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from the University of Connecticut in 1970.He served as lead faculty for the Traditional Acupuncture Institute's California programs for 7 years until 1988 and for 7 years as Dean of Students and Director of Alumni Affairs of TAI until 1995. He was awarded the title of Teacher of the Year by the graduating students of the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in 2003. He has taught the majority of acupuncturists practicing in Maryland. He designs and delivers advanced education programs for acupuncturists throughout the English-speaking world. He has authored newspaper and journal articles, and has appeared numerous times on television and radio. He has served as an expert witness in legal venues, including for the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI in U.S. District Court. He practices in Howard and Baltimore Counties, MD. He currently lives in Baltimore with his wife of 40 years. He can be reached at 410-948-6615 by phone or text and via [email protected]

  • 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.

  • SHARON JENNINGS-ROJAS
    M.Ac., L.Ac., RT (NADA)

    Sharon Jennings-Rojas is a master of acupuncture and a licensed acupuncturist.  She is a doctoral student of Oriental Medicine at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH - formerly the Tai Sophia Institute) where she also earned her Masters Degree in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College and possesses over 25 years of administrative and clinical experience in alternative health care.   

    In addition to her work with the Departments of Health in New York, Baltimore and Atlanta, she is also a member of several naturopathic organizations and often presents at alternative medicine conferences throughout the United States.  She is particularly vested in alternative health care for the body, mind and soul and believes that healing surfaces when these three areas are harmonized.

    As former clinical faculty for MUIH, she now primarily focusses on maintaining her practice in Owings Mills and Columbia, Maryland while passionately committing to community wellness clinics at the Howard County Detention Center, Towson University and Goucher College.  She balances this wellness lifestyle with her husband and three children.