John Howard, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.


John received his master’s level degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland in 2004. Upon graduation, he entered into a five-year fellowship with the US military under the direction of Dr. Richard Niemtzow, MD, PHD. John specializes in treating pain and multi-system organ dysfunctions.

John’s military fellowship gave him the opportunity to review and extrapolate best clinical outcomes for his patients. His fellowship included working with soldiers only days removed from the battlefield theater.

In 2007, John’s clinical observations led him to invent Auriculotherapy (ear acupuncture) protocols for those suffering from stress/anxiety and PTSD. Today his protocols are being used in clinics and hospitals settings worldwide. John enjoys fishing and running. He was a competitive runner that qualified for the Boston Marathon twice.

Patricia Guay-Berry, RD/LDN, CSO

Patricia (Patty) attended the University of Maryland with aNutritionistBS in Dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at Hood College.  She has been a board certified Registered Dietitian (RD) for 26 years, became a board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) in 2015 and has completed training in Integrative & Functional Nutrition in 2016.  She has worked in several area hospitals counseling people with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.  Currently, she works as an outpatient oncology dietitian helping patients undergoing cancer treatment with proper nutrition and counseling on recurrence prevention.  She enjoys yoga, running, swimming, and has participated in triathlons and marathons. In addition, she is a swimming instructor for children. Patty’s passion for a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and physical activity will inspire and motivate you to set and meet your health goals! 

Office Location

10605 Concord Street, Suite 300, Kensington, MD 20895 Google map

Telephone: 301-942-9833

Fax: 301-942-9837

“A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world.”  — Paul Dudley White