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 is passionate about animal welfare and controlling the pet population, and often volunteers at animal shelters in the local area. She lives in Crownsville, MD with her husband Matt and their 4 cats (Petey, Bean, Manny, and Q).
Lynne Vance, RN, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac, MTOM
Lynne Vance is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and registered nurse. She holds acupuncture licenses in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and California. Lynne obtained her Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA, and furthered her education at the International Acupuncture Training Center in Beijing, China.
During her 16 years in practice, Lynne has successfully treated a variety of conditions, while practicing in varied settings. She frequently receives patient referrals from physicians to treat cancer patients, chronic pain, digestive issues, and stress management. Additionally, she is certified in Advanced Constitutional Facial Acupuncture, which can be used to treat a host of medical conditions, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines, uneven skin tone, and blemishes.
Lynne joined Complete Care Acupuncture and Wellness in 2016. She is passionate about women’s health, and will take a lead role treating patients with menstrual issues, infertility (male and female), and skin conditions. Lynne has blended her extensive background in spa massage with clinical treatment to provide relaxing and effective treatments. In addition to acupuncture and herbs, Lynne offers Aroma Acupressure and Facial Rejuvenation services to our patients.
Her volunteer work includes working in a hospital mother-infant unit, traveling to Honduras to learn Spanish while serving in a local hospital, and most recently spending time at Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic in Oakland, CA, where she provided acupuncture and herbs for low income women with cancer.
When not working, you can find Lynne walking her dog Leo, cooking, baking, traveling, dancing, or finding something new to learn.
Da Rye Kim, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.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.