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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.

Meet Rachel

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Dr. Rachel Strass, DOM, LAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

Dr. Strass specializes in working with professional and amateur performers with performance anxiety and depression. She loves helping musicians, dancers, speakers, and scientists find their voice, give 100% to their performances, and feel emotionally connected. Dr. Strass offers sincerity, acute perception, and an excellent understanding of human nature and of energy healing. Her gifts include integrity, intelligence, and compassion, not to mention a quick wit.

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.

Come experience natural care for:

for people in the spotlight

“I want to see performers of all kinds give 100% during their performances and be more successful in their careers without the use of beta blockers or other drugs.”

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.
Chinese Herbs

Acupuncture: Who Needs It? Episode I

In this video, Dr. Rachel Strass, DOM, and Andrea Hutter, LAc, discuss the difference between western medicine and Classical Chinese Medicine, what is qi, and the various cycles throughout a woman’s life.

Video Interview…Life in the Time of a Pandemic: a Five Element Approach. My First Interview… there’s a minor technical hiccup at first but then it really takes off.

The Pandemic: A Five Element Approach of past, present, and future.

In this first of hopefully many more interviews, my friend and business ally Andrea Hutter interviews me about life during the pandemic, in the eyes of Classical Chinese Medicine. In this interview,

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Acupuncture and Distance Healing

As our world turns to a global network, many people are finding more health resources at a distance. A lot of therapists have been developing methods of distance healing for their patients. Since acupuncture is energy medicine, it is ideal for just this sort of thing. Acupuncture uses the needle to focus qi/energy in the qi network of the body.

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5 Acupuncture Points to Help You Sleep

According to the American Sleep Association (ASA), approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder. The ASA reports that insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%. Getting enough sleep is critical to overall health

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The Benefits of Qi Gong

Acupuncture is one of three branches of ancient traditional medicine. The other two are herbal medicine and the practice of a physical and mental discipline called Qi Gong. The main objective of each branch is to bring about a harmonious flow of Chi.

Feeling Stressed and Anxious? Try Acupuncture

We all know that stress is just a part of life. We all have moments of feeling anxious or depressed, but when those feelings become more of a permanent fixture in our lives, it is time to get some help. What many may not know is how effective acupuncture can be in providing relief to the mental and physical

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