Lawrence Tepper, MS., MAC., is a licensed acupuncturist and graduate of the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, MD (1990). He also studied at the College of Traditional Acupuncture in England. He received his B.S. from Purdue University (1968) and his M.S. from the University of Illinois (1971).
Prior to attending acupuncture school, he worked for many years as a software engineer at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD. He has studied with renowned healers such as Fritz Smith, M.D., the developer of Zero Balancing; J. R. Worsley, D. Ac., the founder of the College of Traditional Acupuncture; and Carolyn Jaffe, D. Ac., developer of JMT. He uses an eclectic blend of acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese herbs, and nutritional counseling in his practice. He is also certified in Toyohari Acupuncture.
Toyohari is a unique style of Japanese acupuncture in which practitioners are trained to perform their treatments without inserting the needle into the patient. Instead, the needle rests gently on the surface of the skin. Practitioners are then trained to direct the qi (vital energy) down the needle and into the person.
Since there is no pain or fear associated with this process, the patient’s energy is more accepting of the qi and healing progresses faster.
Lawrence Tepper has successfully helped people with conditions such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, depression, obsessive-compulsion disorder, gynecological disorders, chronic fatigue, and stress-related disorders. He believes that the role of the practitioner is to see people not as they are, but as they could be if they were made whole. He also has an interest in the spiritual and psychological meaning of disease as an expression of both soul and psyche.
Lawrence Tepper offers a free 30 minute consultation. Call for an appointment.
Practicing in Frederick at 286 Montevue Ln. Frederick, MD 21702
and in Hagerstown area at 38 E. Water St. Smithsburg, MD 21783