Lindsay Waxler holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts in Laurel, MD, currently known as Maryland University of Integrative Health. A licensed acupuncturist, she is a member of the Maryland Acupuncture Society and The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. As a student at Tai Sophia, Lindsay was the founder of the Oncology Acupuncture Program at the Tai Sophia Institute, in which patients with cancer were able to receive free acupuncture treatments and yoga classes. She also served as an Addictions Counselor at the Baltimore City Detention Center, providing acupuncture detoxification treatments for inmates dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. She works in conjunction with a wide variety of Western medical doctors, as well as partnering with physical therapy and fitness professionals to help craft wellness programs for a variety of patients and clients.
As her patients consistently tell her (see testimonials), Lindsay’s approach to natural healing is reflected in her professional and warm bedside manner as well as her gentle and reassuring presence. She has achieved excellent results in treating a variety of health conditions such as: sports injuries, infertility, asthma/allergies, digestive disturbances (including weight control), anxiety, arthritis, chronic/acute pain management, affects related to cancer treatment and addiction detoxification, among others. She not only provides acupuncture, but also offers Chinese Herbs and nutritional counseling rooted in Chinese medicine energetics.
Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Science in Recreational Therapy and Psychology from the University of Arkansas, where she also served as a scholarship athlete on the Razorback Women’s Soccer Team. As a collegiate athlete, Lindsay struggled to find ways to tend to the many injuries that affected her throughout her career. She began a life-changing regimen of acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatments, an experience that enhanced her life and overall health and wellbeing. It also changed the direction of her career, leading her to Tai Sophia and train to be a wellness professional and healer. On her journey, Lindsay also acquired a Master of Social Work degree, honing her therapeutic skills to help people heal in multiple ways.
Lindsay continually furthers her education in Chinese-based healing practices, wellness, nutrition, and mental health. She also studied at the National Sports Medicine Acupuncture Program, furthering her knowledge of musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries, an area of expertise that she feels her own experiences as a collegiate athlete will help with and enhance her patient care.
Personally, Lindsay is an active mother of twin baby girls, an avid outdoors woman, sportswoman, music lover, dog adorer, and world traveler. Her diverse experiences with different peoples and cultures deeply influence her personal stance toward many issues of social justice in not only the world but also her community. She believes world peace begins with and within the self, and actively participates in mindfulness training exercises and approaches her treatments with patients in the same way. Lindsay’s calming, assured presence with patients during sessions reflects a life spent meditating on her own wellness and peace with herself. She views life as a process, not a prize, and works to help all her patients see their lives as a wonderful journey.