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pinpoint therapy


ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE

Washington, DC

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pinpoint therapy


ACUPUNCTURE & HERBAL MEDICINE

Washington, DC

You are probably here right now because you finally want to experiece more energy, less stress, and a greater sense of overall peace and balance in your life.  It is likley the case that you are struggling with one or more chronic health problems and you are looking for help-ideally using natural solutions that do not have any side effects.

 

Acupuncture & Pain

From back pain to headaches to joint pain, acupuncture has been known to be of excellent support. In fact, although acupuncture can heal the body in many ways most people associate acupuncture with pain relief. It is the most common reason for which people seek acupuncture.

Along with providing pain relief, acupuncture works to heal the root of what is causing your pain. Of course, lifestyle changes may be necessary and Samina will work with you and make recommendations to help improve these areas.

Depending on how long one has had the issue, will generally determine the length of time it will take to feel significantly better. Most often people will feel relief within the the first three sessions. However, in order to achieve the best results, treatment should be continued beyond that in order for the body to learn to heal and for you to be free of pain.

Samina is aware of the demands and needs of athletes. Sometimes support is needed in order to complete an upcoming marathon or compete in the game coming up. Acupuncture will help accomplish these goals. However, acupuncture is not geared at nor meant to be a band-aid. It works to alleviate symptoms while treating the root causes of health concerns.

Acupuncture & Women's Health

FERTILITY

Acupuncture supports all stages of pregnancy, from conception to birth. This is achieved by:

  • Balancing stress hormones
  • Regulating the menstrual cycle (influencing hormones related to pregnancy)
  • Increasing blood flow to the uterus (which allows for thickening of the uterine lining-increasing the chances of implantation)

IVF & IUI support:

  • Improve success rate of IVF/IUI
  • Reduce side effects of hormonal treatments
  • Reduce stress levels

PREGNANCY

During pregnancy acupuncture is used throughout the process. In the first trimester, treatments are geared at promoting full term births, easing nausea and vomiting, and decreasing fatigue.

After the first trimester, treatment is used on an as needed basis. Such as for pain, prolonged nausea and vomiting, and hot flashes. Towards the end of pregnancy, acupuncture may be used to treat depression (post as well), support breech presentation, and to induce labor.

Herbal Treatment

As a part of acupuncture treatment, an herbal therapy may be prescribed to compliment the treatment. The combination of acupuncture and herbal therapy has been proven to be a perfect partnership to assist an individual on the road to optimal health.

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hear what people are saying about pinpoint therapy


Watch patient testimonials and learn more about the pinpoint experience directly from Samina

hear what people are saying about pinpoint therapy


Watch patient testimonials and learn more about the pinpoint experience directly from Samina

 

Pain

"I initially sought treatment for trouble with my jaw and neck due to TMJ.  After a few weeks of working with Samina, my jaw and neck felt great.  My weekly acupuncture visits soon became something I looked forward to!  After each session, I am very relaxed and take a nice nap.  Within a few months of acupuncture, my medical doctor took me off my medication for high blood pressure (No, I hadn't changed anything else in my life!) and I couldn't believe it!!!!  I would recommend Samina to anyone who is looking for acupuncture.  Aside from being a great acupuncturist, she is kind, thoughtful, and truly wants her patients to feel their best.  Thank you for everything, Samina!"  -L.B. 28  Silver Spring, MD

"I just wanted to let you know that I can see a difference...he is not experiencing any pain in his joints or getting headaches, and as a result, he is more calm and has more patience in general.  He is also exhibiting more energy and is more active now.  Keep up whatever you are doing.  It is working wonders which makes me very happy." -B.P. Wife of a client.

"after years of suffering a pretty constant pain in my lower back, Samina was able to get rid of the discomfort in just three treatments.  That's one treatment for every year that I had the pain, quite amazing!" -A.M. 41  Arlington, VA

"I initially sought treatment for job related stress & pain in my upper chest & shoulders.  Since receiving treatments I have experienced the following benefits:  relief of job related stress, relief of upper-chest & shoulder pain, increased motivation, mental clarity, & focus & calm" -K.K. 35  Silver Spring, MD

Women's Health and Fertility

"In the midst of a hectic attempt for work and life balance, my visits to Pin Point Therapy were both grounding and healing. I received acupuncture care focused on fertility and later to promote a healthy pregnancy, and ultimately was blessed with a happy, healthy baby girl. Thank you Samina!" -C.S. 35 Washington, DC

"Samina is hands down the best acupuncturist I have ever received treatment from.  As a Chinese medicine practitioner myself, I put a lot of stock into the process of approaching each individual with the utmost care, focus, and attention to detail in terms of developing a treatment plan.  Samina hits the mark on all of these points, and has been both an inspiration and a healing force for me during the time I worked with her.  I sought out treatment from Samina while I was pregnant with my son, believing that acupuncture would help prepare my body on all levels for my first birth, as well as help me cope with depression and emotional instability during my first and the beginning of my second trimesters.  I feel as though I achieved a much more serene outlook and feeling of balance in my body in working with Samina, and attribute my incredibly quick first labor to all of the acupuncture I receive.  I unfortunately no longer live in the DC area, and have since worked with a number of other acupuncturists.  Whereas most of the acupuncturists I have worked with since tend to conduct a short intake and put needles into the same combinations of acupoints every time, I miss Samina's diligence in terms of assessing the pulses before and after treatment, and evaluating my tongue every time I saw her.  These are important benchmarks that reflect change in the body, whether in a positive or negative direction, that should be taken into consideration every time a practitioner treats a patient.  Chinese medicine is a dynamic medicine that treats dynamic individuals, and it is unfortunate that very few practitioners seem willing to really dial in on the small changes and recalibrate their approach with an individual accordingly time by time.  Samina does this, and has mastered this, and because of her ability to work at this level, this makes her an exceptional Chinese medicine practitioner.  On top of that, she is an incredibly grounded person and has a very compassionate disposition that lends to feeling at ease in her presence as well as sharing relevant personal information - of which both elements are important to facilitating the healing process." -C.C. 30

Health and well being

"I sooooo look forward to my sessions with you and the needles (that does sound strange doesn't it)....there are things that I can give up to make things less hectic; acupuncture is not one of them!" -T.M. 34  Mt. Ranier, MD

"I'm so appreciative of all your guidance and the treatments.  I really enjoyed the acupuncture experience with you-it could not have been any more different than my previous experiences.  Thank you for your patience and creativity in helping me problem solve."  -Y.C. 30  Washington, DC

"Dear Samina, I have had four sessions, with a fifth coming up this Friday, and I knew from the start with the questions you were asking that you knew your "stuff." I feel calmer and wake up in the morning with more energy. Most importantly, I am back at the club exercising 3 - 4 times a week. As an aside, I am not craving sweets or chocolate, and I have not had any headaches in over a week. You are truly an angel with a needle" -R.S.  Silver Spring, MD

"I want you to know that I left your office yesterday with a renewed sense of peace & hope.  I really feel that this is the right step for me" -J.M.C. 40, on Cancer recovery, Washington, DC

"You are a cornerstone of everything I have built.  I am thankful for your guidance"-D.C. 24  College Park, MD

"I have been receiving treatments for the past three to four months & have experienced so many changes.  I believe the most valuable of these is the will to live"-N.M. 30  Washington, DC

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meet Samina


meet Samina


Samina Moiduddin

L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl. Ac., BSN, RN

Samina brings over 15 years of experience in wellness, nursing, & pharmaceuticals to her practice. She is a general practitioner specializing in pain and womens health working with children & adults treating chronic & acute health problems.

As a strong advocate of health care for all, Samina has a mission to educate people about the many health benefits of acupuncture & gives presentations locally & volunteers as an acupuncturist & nurse to low income members of the community.

Samina received her Masters degree from the Maryland University of Integrated Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) in Columbia MD and is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine.

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FAQs


Am I a good candidate for acupuncture? Does it hurt? Answers to frequently asked questions

FAQs


Am I a good candidate for acupuncture? Does it hurt? Answers to frequently asked questions

How do I know if i am a good candidate for acupuncture?

You would likely experience great benefit from acupuncture if you are: 
  - Struggling with chronic health issues that have not responded well to conventional medicine
  - Looking for alternatives or compliments to your current forms of treatment
  - Interested in decreasing your dependence on prescription medications

Does Acupuncture hurt?

The Sensations felt during acupuncture treatment vary according to each individual. Generally, clients describe the sensations as fleeting & the treatment experience as deeply relaxing. Some report no sensation while others feel a mild ache or heaviness in the area being needled.  Some points are more sensitive than others. 

Are the needles safe?

Yes, Sterile Disposable needles are used.  They are used only one time and then disposed of after use.

How is an acupuncturist trained?

Most Acupuncture schools require undergraduate training in a 4 year college.  I attended nursing school for 4 years where I earned my bachelors degree.  After nursing school I attended the Tai Sophia Institute where I earned my Masters degree in acupuncture after 4 years of extensive training.

What is the difference between Eastern Medicine & Western Medicine?

Both perspectives have a common goal that is to bring a person to a place of well-being however, the path to get there has several differences.  Acupuncture is a wholistic medical system, meaning it takes into account all the factors that are contributing to a symptom in order to find the root cause that needs to be addressed.  Whereas western medicine focuses on immediate relief of a symptom, lab values, & emergency care.  Both perspectives when used correctly are brilliant ways to get healthy.

How do I get the most out of each treatment?

Avoid excessive intake of caffeine & intense physical exercise before & after treatment.  After treatment your experience may be enhanced by incorporating rest and relaxation into your day.

Do I have to be ill to benefit from Acupuncture?

Absolutely not.  Many people choose acupuncture and continue with treatment to achieve increased effectiveness, health, & joy in life.  Acupuncture is also an effective way to stay healthy throughout your life.

Is Acupuncture covered by my insurance?

A growing number of insurance companies are reimbursing for acupuncture treatment.  Samina is an in network provider with Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, she can verify your coverage.  All you have to do is call or email Samina to get more information.  If you have a different insurance provider the best way to find out if your plan covers acupuncture is to call your insurance company and ask.

What is the cost?

Please contact Samina for more details.

What can I expect during my visits?

Your first visit will be about two hours and consists of a general health history, physical exam, & acupuncture treatment.  After your first visit treatment will last about 1 hour.    

I want to come for treatment, what do I do next?

Contact Samina via phone or email.  We will discuss your concerns and schedule an initial visit.  During your first visit, we will explore a treatment schedule that will best fit your needs.

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Office Location | Dupont Circle

2000 P Street NW, Suite 720

Washington, DC 20036

240-506-4810

 

Hours

SUN 9.00a - 4.00p

MON 7.00a - 7.00p (currently unavailable) 

TUES 8.00a - 2.00p

 

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