Kate Pietrowski started her acupuncture practice in 2001 after graduating from a three year program at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MITCM). At MITCM, she studied under renowned acupuncturists, Dr. Lixing Lao (PhD) and Dr.Grant Zhang (PhD, CMD). Since that time she has treated hundreds of patients for conditions such as pain, allergies, immune related disorders (such as rheumatoid arthritis), infertility, and more. Prior to opening her acupuncture practice, Kate spent many years as a nurse, fitness instructor, and holistic health advocate. As a nurse she worked at the University of Pennsylvania, Friends Hospital, and Bayada. Her nursing experience includes working in mental health/addictions, cardiology, rheumatology, women’s health, and general medicine. As a fitness instructor, Kate has taught a wide spectrum of group fitness classes (like Zumba), trained clients one on one, and worked at a wellness center at the FBI. Kate’s been studying health, nutrition, herbal medicine, and holistic studies for over 20 years. She incorporates her knowledge by providing clients with a comprehensive treatment plan that is both safe and effective.
Treatment philosophy: Kate has a holistic treatment philosophy. She incorporates proven treatment methods (based on the latest research published in well respected health and medical journals), personal experience, and the specific needs of each patient.
Kate’s story: When Kate was in her early twenties, she suffered from severe allergies, constant migraines and was diagnosed with PCOS. Her PCOS was so severe that doctors assumed she would never get pregnant. Since traditional medicine was not helping, Kate decided to look for alternative treatments. She did research, read books, attended seminars, and took course work on all aspects of health, nutrition, and herbal medicine. With dietary changes, nutritional and herbal aids, and acupuncture treatments, Kate has been able to overcome her ailments and got pregnant after the age of 35.