3rd generation legacy of effective healing
Mariah Church is licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine. She earned her Diploma of Acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate of Chinese Herbs from the Tai Sophia Institute. She is nationally board certified by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomate in Acupuncture. Certification in Herbal and Oriental Medicine is pending. She has been practicing Acupuncture and Oriental medicine for 20 years, since 1999.The moment you walk into our clinic, the traditional vibes will seep into your senses, prepping you for the ultimate healing adventure you have ever experienced in your life. Unpolluted, unscathed, and isolated within nature without feeling the impact of industrial mankind, our premium and pure herbs are sourced through meticulous curation by top modern experts of herbal medicine through trustworthy and nature-conserving suppliers.
Since she followed a path of meditation, and was a vegetarian, her resulting interest in health and natural healing led her to look for a career path more in line with her philosophical feelings.
At that time she was experiencing migraine type headaches, so decided to try Acupuncture to see if it would help. 10 treatments later, she had no more headaches. The ensuing years were ones of internal discovery to match the external way of viewing the body and the world she was learning. With each year she practices, she is continually amazed, and excited by the capacity of the body to heal itself. The learning never ends, and each patient is a new teacher carrying her farther along the path.
Peter Liebenthal learned about acupuncture as a child through his grandmother, Pao-Cheng Niu de Liebenthal. Pao-Cheng was an M.D. before she studied acupuncture. After China’s civil war, she and her husband immigrated to Argentina. Once her children were grown, she dedicated her life to acupuncture and helped to popularize it in Argentina by giving interviews, doing demonstrations at the National Institute for Medical Research and translating Chinese medical documents into Spanish. Visiting as a child, Peter was deeply affected by the power of his grandmother’s work.
Peter is passionate about Chinese Medicine, a lifelong path of learning, cultivation and practice. He is dedicated to his patients’ healing process and creates individualized health plans which may combine acupuncture, herbal prescriptions, qigong exercises as well as dietary and lifestyle advice. His goal is to empower people so that they can achieve optimal wellness.