I am delighted to introduce myself as the newest member of the clinical team at the Kaplan Center for Integrative Medicine. I am a licensed acupuncturist and am board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.
Every year research studies are published showing the effectiveness of this unique medicine. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s own ability to heal, decreases pain, reduces stress, enhances mood, strengthens the immune system, and can help maintain health and wellness. It can also help manage symptoms common in chronic pain and illness.
My training was at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where I received a Master of Science in Acupuncture in June 2013. This program was 3 ½ years and included over 900 hours of clinical training. I use various styles of acupuncture including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Five Element, Neuroanatomical, and various styles of Japanese acupuncture. I completed specialty rotations at University of Washington Harborview Hospital including the Chronic Fatigue Department. I was in private practice in Seattle until I moved back home to Northern Virginia this past December. In addition, I hold a Master of Science in Physiology and Complementary and Alternative Medicine from Georgetown University, and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
During a typical visit, we will discuss your symptoms, behaviors and lifestyle. In addition to acupuncture, there are other techniques that I use to stimulate the body’s natural healing ability. I am trained in Chinese herbal medicine, which is also extremely beneficial for a variety of conditions.
It is a pleasure to join the exemplary team at the Kaplan Center. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise in this traditional yet cutting edge medicine.
Rebecca Berkson, L.Ac, Dipl.OM