Performance Optimization Acupuncture
Imagine playing for hours pain-free and performing as well as you practice.
Performance challenges are not about your abilities, level of skill, or time in the practice room; they are about proper alignment (physical and energy), effective practice, self-knowledge, and an empowered mindset.
Want to 10X Your Performance?
Welcome to Spirit Point Healing
The clinic of Dr. Rachel Strass, DOM, LAc
Acupuncture and herbal medicine in Annapolis, Maryland
Create lasting wellness.
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for wellness, pain relief, and stress.
Are you, or is someone you love feeling stressed, anxious, or worried? Are you tired of western medicine throwing pharmaceuticals at every problem? My healing practice offers acupuncture and/or herbal medicine in an integrated program, drawing on classical Chinese medicine for an effective approach to stress, pain, and other health concerns. I serve people from Annapolis, Arnold, Severna Park, Pasadena, Bowie, Edgewater, and throughout the Chesapeake Bay area.
Virtual Appointments Available!
Can’t make it to my office? You can have a virtual appointment from the comfort and safety of your own home. I can also mail your herbs and supplements directly to you. Many acupuncture techniques can be done remotely, including acupressure, guided meditation, qi gong, breath work, and other mindfulness practices.
Dr. Rachel Strass, DOM, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
Dr. Strass has been practicing Chinese Medicine for over 15 years. Her focus is to help musicians and other performers perform their best with confidence. She offers real solutions to internal issues which can cause common problems among performers, such as crackling and painful wrists, neck, and back pain. She addresses posture and positioning while playing to avoid chronic pain. She shares wisdom on practical aspects of a successful lifestyle, including rest, movement, and nutrition. She uses acupuncture and herbs to correct internal issues and clear blockages in the body and mind of her patients.
I want our healthcare system to change into a holistic model where health is looked at through the lens of physics and energy as well as chemistry and pharmaceuticals.
Living with pain? Acupuncture is perfect for this and many other physical concerns:
- Muscular, joint, and/or arthritis pain
- Constipation, IBS, & GERD
- Neuropathy from diabetes, nerve damage, & chemotherapy
Worrying a lot? Acupuncture can help with anxiety, depression, insomnia, stress, and much more:
- Avoiding activities and people
- Spinning thoughts
- Can’t fall or stay asleep
- Using substances to relax
Looking for guidance on what to eat and which supplements to take? I am happy to share my wisdom on all this and more:
- Meditation and mindfulness practices
- Acupuncture to maintain health and balance your qi
- Best seasonal foods to eat
- Most effective herbs and supplements for your needs
Looking for support solving complex or multiple issues? Chinese herbs are safe and useful for all kinds of concerns.
- One formula may address many needs. No more piles of pills.
- No side-effects
- May treat side-effects from pharmaceuticals.
- Have been used with pharmaceuticals to improve patient outcomes for 60+ years.