Gina had been a registered nurse for 21 years before deciding to pursue a career shift, so while continuing her passion for the healing arts, she embarked on a journey to study acupuncture. In 2007, she earned a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute, now known as the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Delaware in 1988 and has practiced nursing at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, King Edward Memorial Hospital in Bermuda, and at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was Program Manager of the Heart Failure and Heart Transplant research program at The Johns Hopkins University for several years. She has been practicing acupuncture for 14 years.
Gina has been a guest lecturer at the Community College of Baltimore County introducing students to acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Additionally, she has been a guest on the radio talk show hosted by Dr. Ray Hinish, owner and pharmacist at Expert Nutrition Center.
I believe the body, mind and spirit are intimately linked, and cannot be separated. Unprocessed pain or trauma can wound our spirit in ways that later manifest in dis-ease within the body. Acupuncture is an holistic way to heal these issues, by addressing your whole self. Our symptoms are our teachers and we must learn to listen to their wisdom. For example, if you have back pain, and no structural abnormality exists, your body is telling you something. Often, it is telling you to rest. If this is ignored, as a way to prevent severe illness, it will stop you. Acutely, you have difficulty standing straight or walking, and you wonder what is happening. This is the nudge you needed so you will pay attention to your body, mind and spirit. Waking up your internal observer is one of the keys to wellness.
Acupuncture is a continuation of the healing I have offered during my years as a nurse. Now, I am excited to have the opportunity to combine Eastern and Western modalities into a deeply holistic wellness approach. I will assist you in connecting with the powerful healing energy that you already possess.