Sarah Damiani is the owner and founder of Complete Care Acupuncture and Wellness. She is licensed by the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture and holds a Master of Acupuncture from the Tai Sophia Institute as well as a Master of Arts in Mathematics from the Pennsylvania State University. She is also a certified Acu Detox Specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. She strives to bring the best Acupuncture treatment possible to Crofton, Maryland and the surrounding area.
Sarah specializes in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, utililizing a sophisticated technique called the “Balance Method”, which allows for the treatment of pain without needling into the painful area itself. For example, neck pain can be treated by stimulating acupuncture points near the wrist and ankle.
In addition to her studies at Tai Sophia, Sarah spent two years studying with internationally-renowned Chinese medicine practitioner Lonny Jarrett in Stockbridge, MA. As an outcome of this study, she is able to integrate and utilize an advanced system for pulse diagnosis into her overall treatment strategies. This system benefits her patients greatly by giving detailed information on both the nature and etiology of any pathological patterns that may be present.
Sarah is certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) as an Acu Detox specialist. The NADA treatment protocol consists of 5 needles placed on each ear and is used often in her treatments for patients who are quitting smoking, dealing with overeating, coming off of long-term use of medication, or struggling with addictions of any kind.
In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, gardening, and traveling. She lives in Crownsville, MD with her husband Matt and their 4 cats (Petey, Bean, Manny, and Q).
Da Rye Kim, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Da Rae graduated from Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel with a Master of Acupuncture and is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture. She is licensed to practice acupuncture in Maryland by the Maryland Board of Acupuncture.
Da Rae uses acupuncture, moxibustion, tui na, Traditional Chinese Food Therapy, and other tools to address the needs of her patients. She is fascinated by the relationship between the body and nutrition and believes that foods are like herbs and medicines that can be selected and prepared appropriately to promote, cleanse, and regulate the body. Da Rae also has positive experiences treating anxiety, sleep difficulty, digestive complaints, and gynecological conditions in her patients.
Da Rae obtained her bachelor degree in Chemistry and she has been utilizing her knowledge of chemistry to help patients understand the effects of their acupuncture treatments. In addition, Da Rae completed a program emphasizing self-cultivation and healing presence, inspiring positive changes in patients and helping them clarify personal health and wellness goals.
Da Rae’s clients find her attentive, creative and open to their unique needs. Her clinical goal is to help every patient in the treatment room leave with a better feeling and less pain. Her advanced education and years of experience have provided her with a variety of skills and clinical techniques that help her improve patients’ health, both physically and emotionally.
When Da Rae is not working, she volunteers at her church helping elders and teaching children. She enjoys watching documentary films and loves TV dramas and movies.
Earnest Cook, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Earnest completed his Master’s of Acupuncture Degree at Maryland University of Integrative Health and continues his studies there in the Doctorate of Oriental Medicine program. He is currently licensed by the Maryland Board of Acupuncture and is a National Acupuncture Detox Specialist.
Earnest has had advanced training from Dr. Jimmy Wei-Yen Chang, Robert Doane, and Michael Peluso in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Pulse Diagnosis which he utilizes in the prevention and treatment of internal causes of disease. Utilizing this modern approach, Earnest has had success treating various systems in the body including the cardiovascular, digestive, reproductive, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal systems.
Earnest’s desire to help others was the primary reason for him choosing to study Chinese Medicine. Believing in a safe, effective, proven, holistic approach, he utilizes acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, dietary therapy, and herbal medicine to promote healing and pain relief in an individualized manner. Treating the root of the disharmony is his primary focus. Utilizing acupuncture and/or herbs, Earnest has also had success treating various presentations of anxiety, depression, insomnia, irritability, and other emotional upsets.
In his previous career, Earnest was a chef and culinary instructor. He obtained his culinary training from Chesapeake College, and his Bachelor’s degree in Social Justice and Organizational Management from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa. Outside of the office Earnest loves the ocean, surfing, hiking, traveling, and learning new things. At home he enjoys movies, reading, cooking, and making ferments.