Donna Degnan is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Reiki Master, Certified Health Coach, Certified Detox Specialist and is the founder and co-owner of Acupuncture & Wellness Center. Donna earned her Acupuncture degree from the New York College of Health Professions, is Nationally Board Certified from NCCAOM and is licensed in the State of Maryland. In addition, Donna has a B.A. in Psychology, an M.Ed. in Education and has also completed training at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University to become a Certified Health Counselor. Donna began her Reiki training in 1999 in the Master Usui tradition with Dr. Nelda Chafitelli and Dr. Eileen Simon at the Ursuline Counseling Center in Washington, D.C. She practiced Reiki for years and found it particularly helpful when working with her students with special needs or with patients while working as a Social Work Assistant in a Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Center – she found it especially helpful when working with her Alzheimer’s patients. Donna completed her Master level Reiki training with Lorraine Austin in Long Island, NY.
Since graduating from Acupuncture school in 2007, Donna has successfully treated a vast array of medical conditions in a busy medical practice in New York, in an Integrative Health Center in Maryland and in private practice. Prior to being an acupuncturist, Donna spent 14 years working in the field of special education and 5 years as a social work assistant in a nursing home/rehabilitation center. Donna combines her various training and work experiences to address the whole person so they can better manage stress and develop a healthier lifestyle in order to minimize or heal from a variety of medical conditions. Each of the different modalities can be a stand-alone treatment, or as a part of a comprehensive treatment plan incorporating multiple modalities. Donna specializes in treating infertility, gastro-intestinal disorders, eating, emotional and sleep disorders, muscle pain/tension, adrenal fatigue, panic attacks, anxiety disorders, pain management and PTSD.
OTHER EDUCATIONAL TRAINING
Donna continued her post-graduate degree by studying Pathophysiology, 36 Classical Needle Techniques and a year of Medical Qi Gong at the Institute of Classical Asian Studies (ICAS). In 2009, Donna completed her training at the Lincoln Recovery Center in New York and is certified as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. This method is currently being used by the US Military for treatment of PTSD for active military and veterans.
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