Using cutting edge, innovative medical solutions blended with the time proven wisdom of traditional Eastern Medicine, we provide our patients with unparalleled care to achieve measurable, long-lasting results.
We are here to provide you with pain-relieving treatments so that you can get BACK to living life to its FULLEST!
"MD AcuMed has truly given me a new lease on life."
At MD AcuMed, we specialize in treating difficult to manage, seemingly hopeless cases; to the patient that tried everything else and was told “you just have to learn to live with this” or has been chronically disappointed by treatment plans that don’t work.
We like YOU to think of us as . . .
The Last Resort With The Best Results!
Our team provides acupuncture treatments to counter these diseases and side effects with our natural and holistic approach to wellness.
Lower back pain and Sciatica • Neck pain • Headaches and Migraines • Fibromyalgia •
Arthritis • Shoulder pain • Elbow pain • Heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis
Acute and chronic injuries
Rheumatoid Arthritis • Multiple Sclerosis • Psoriasis • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Fibromyalgia • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome • Meniere’s Disease
Many other autoimmune disorders
Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy • Diabetic Neuropathy • Idiopathic Neuropathy • And More
Post stroke recovery • Peripheral Neuropathy • Trigeminal Neuralgia
Post-herpetic neuralgia • Bell’s Palsy • Macular Degeneration
Low Back Pain and Sciatica • Neck Pain • Headaches and Migraines
Roaming Body Pain • Heel Pain And Plantar Fasciitis • Chronic Fatigue • Depression
Irritable Bowel Syndrome -IBS • And More
Infertility • Recurrent miscarriage • Morning sickness • Postpartum depression • Endometriosis • Infantile colic
Dr. Stephanie Johnson, DACM., L.Ac., was introduced to acupuncture as a patient back in 2000 when it was still considered fringe medicine. After injuring her low back in a car accident, she would be walking and her legs would give out, leaving her bed ridden with debilitating pain for days or weeks, unable to move. She was blessed with a massage therapist friend who referred her to an acupuncturist.
Receiving regular weekly treatments, Stephanie went from three to five weekly leg collapses and shooting sciatica pain, to one to two times a year, with much less severity, and finally getting her life back. The first hand experience left such an impression that led to her changing careers and heading back to school to receive her Masters of Acupuncture and Doctorate of Acupuncture from Maryland University of Integrative Medicine (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) in Laurel, Maryland.
She finds solace spending time walking, paddle boarding, traveling or biking. “Any time outdoors is a time for me to recharge and unwind. I like to bring my observations from nature into the treatment room to remind patients about our interconnectedness with nature and how it affects our health.’ When she’s not in the treatment room one can find her researching new recipes to test out on her family or planting flowers or planning the next travel adventure. Finding balance between work and play is something she shares with patients and the importance of adult playtime. It’s not only for kids and an essential component for healthy living.
Darren Johnson, M.Ac. L.Ac., received his master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese herbs from Maryland University of Integrative Medicine. He received additional training in Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture and Electro Acupuncture Medicine.
Darren had been working at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney as a discharge planner and contemplating an advanced degree in counseling when one of his colleagues, who was attending graduate school for acupuncture, suggested he check it out. Without ever receiving acupuncture, Darren applied and was accepted, instantaneously falling in love with the medicine. He finally received his first acupuncture treatment three months into his schooling and was hooked.
Darren finds his inspiration doing white water paddle boarding on the Potomac River. You can find him a few days a week meeting up with the Morning Paddle Patrol to surf a few waves at Little Falls on the Potomac. He really perfected his paddle boarding skills during COVID. It was the one place he could go to let off some steam and get a great workout. When he’s not on the water, one can find him biking with his family to Alexandria or Harper’s Ferry or riding along with his 74-year old dad on a week long bike tour. In the treatment room, he offers up metaphors for moving through difficult challenges using the fear he’s faced tackling a new wave or skiing a black diamond while embracing a “can do” mindset that helps with the healing process.