Juliet Farrell, L.Ac, M.OM is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in Washington DC and Silver Spring, MD. She received a Masters of Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly the Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, Maryland, the first accredited acupuncture school in the country.
Along with acupuncture, she offers Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese nutritional therapy and wellness coaching to patients to support their inherent ability to fully thrive and heal in their lives.
Juliet serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Chinese Herbal medicine program at Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also provides consulting services to corporations and organizations to enhance employee engagement, productivity and wellness.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Juliet spent six years working in corporate communications at Discovery Communications, home of the Discovery Channel and has over ten years experience in public relations and Internet marketing. She believes her previous work life experience offers her a valuable perspective and understanding of the many challenges of maintaining balance and wellness in the non-stop, high-demand environment of today’s modern world.
She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Communications in 1999 and lives in Silver Spring with her husband, Andy and sons, Oliver and Leo.
My Personal Journey
I first discovered acupuncture ten years ago when struggling with a debilitating hip injury from running as well as some symptoms of depression and anxiety. I was committed to finding a way to support my health without creating a dependency on medications. With acupuncture, I found ways to create a greater sense of calm within myself and also noticed changes that seemed completely unrelated. I was sleeping better, had a greater sense of clarity and focus and for the first time in three years, I was running and without pain.
I credit acupuncture with supporting my health during the conception, pregnancy and birth of my son. After he was born, I became even more passionate about creating an environment of wellness for my family. When my son was two, he developed symptoms of allergies and asthma that necessitated hospital visits and the administration of daily steroid treatments through a nebulizer. While clearly concerned about his health and committed to keeping him out of the hospital, none of his doctors offered any alternatives for managing his symptoms or promoting a better quality of life. Again, I was compelled to explore a more nurturing way of supporting his body, wellness and ability to live life to the fullest vs. simply controlling his symptoms and turned to Chinese Herbal Medicine. Today, he is a strong, active, imaginative five-year old who knows his body, recognizes when he needs support and can partner in his own healing. His symptoms are greatly diminished and he no longer requires regular steroids.
I found myself constantly referring friends and colleagues who were thriving in many ways but also struggling with various physical and emotional symptoms to acupuncture and in every case, they were finding relief. While I loved my job, it became apparent that my greater passion was in helping people live healthier, fuller lives. I consider it a great privilege to serve others on their journey with this profound and deeply powerful medicine.
What my clients are saying:
“I came to acupuncture with a desire to examine and let go of several painful emotional experiences. During the course of my treatments, I was able to access numerous places of emotional and physical pain, some of which I had previously been unconscious of in my adult life. As my provider, guide and support, Juliet ensured that I felt cared for and safe. Sensitive to the delicate work we were doing, Juliet was able to create a therapeutic space in which I was able to be vulnerable to the emotions critical to our work and yet remain grounded. In conjunction with my own psychotherapy my experience with acupuncture was one of the most intense of my life, and a turning point in my healing.” ~ LM