Fertility Enhancement Practitioners
|Kathy Crosland, Lic.Ac., Dipl.Ac., Owner
Kathy is NCCAOM board certified and licensed by the state of Maryland to practice acupuncture and is an active member of the Maryland Acupuncture Society. She received her Master of Acupuncture degree from the Tai Sophia Institutes for the Healing Arts, which is the oldest accredited acupuncture school in the country. She received her undergraduate degree in Nursing from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and worked for many years at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Her knowledge and experience in both eastern and western traditions blends ancient healing wisdom in a modern world.
Kathy is certified as an acupuncture detoxification specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) and has received additional training in the area of fertility enhancement to optimize natural conception and/or assisted reproductive technology (ART). Kathy is a certified yoga instructor (RYT200) through the Columbia Yoga Center and while not currently teaching, she continues to cultivate her own practice. Kathy's kindness and sensitivity are gifts given to all of her clients.
|Leslie Lloyd, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., C.M.T.
Leslie graduated from the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts with a master of Acupuncture degree. She is licensed by the state of Maryland to practice acupuncture and is also a certified acupuncture detoxification specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. She supports the Maryland Community Health Initiative in Baltimore's inner city by volunteering her services and supervising students in their addictions training.
Leslie was a certified massage therapist by the Maryland Board of Chiropractic Examiners and won Baltimore's Best Massage Therapist in 2007. In addition to her knowledge of conventional therapeutic touch modalities, Leslie has focused her practice to support women through their fertile years with acupuncture and Chinese herbs. From the moment a woman decides to start a family to the post-partum period, Leslie can help support the journey. She is especially skilled to help women during the labor and delivery process. As a birth doula trained by Doulas of North America, she has supported couples through the great miracle of birth many times. The experience of which has humbled her to the sacred mystery of life.
Jeanne Crane, Lic.Ac., M.Ac.
Jeanne is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of Maryland and received her education in the healing arts from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) in Laurel, Maryland. MUIH requires over 2,400 hours of combined clinical and classroom experience. She is also a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA). Jeanne earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Towson University and previously worked in the Adult Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview assisting her clients to return to the workforce.
As a result of treatment with Jeanne, people experience a reduction in physical and emotional pain, have more fulfilling relationships with themselves and with others, and are empowered to be deliberate creators of their existence and the solution to their challenges. Jeanne helps her patients through the use of ancient Chinese healing modalities such as acupuncture and through the teaching of easily implemented transformational practices.
Jeanne has worked with diverse populations and areas of need including physical and emotional pain relief, fertility, refugees, addictions, and those who desire acupuncture as a way to support their evolution of consciousness and maintain a harmonious balance of the body-mind-spirit.
|Brooke Hartley, Lic.Ac., M.Ac., M.OM
Brooke Hartley is a licensed practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the state of Maryland. She received her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland.
Brooke earned a Bachelors degree in Human Ecology from the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine, where she lived for several years before moving to Maryland for graduate school. Her choice to pursue the study of Chinese Medicine came naturally. Learning about the natural world and how humans interact with it is the very foundation of Chinese Medicine. She recognized the power of Chinese Medicine to restore the balance of natural energy within a person, thereby harmonizing their relationship to the world and awakening the body's inherent wisdom and capacity to heal. Brooke was deeply inspired by her own acupuncturist when she sought treatment with her first pregnancy. This life-changing experience engendered her new career path.
As a furniture-maker and woodworker for 15 years, Brooke has a passion for using her hands to design and create structure. Brooke, her husband and her 2 young children recently relocated to northern Baltimore County, where they bought and are in the process of restoring an 1850's farmhouse.
Brooke treats many conditions with acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine including, but not limited to, Women's Health and Pediatrics.
Advanced post-graduate training: Evan Rabinowitz (former Director and Chair of Chinese Herbal Studies, MUIH), Heiner Fruehauf (founding professor, College of Classical Medicine, NUNM), Stephan Cowan (world-renowned pediatrician and acupuncturist), Thea Elija (former Director of Chinese Herbal Studies, TAI Sophia Institute and Chinese Herbal Studies Program at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture), Ann Cecil-Sterman (international speaker and author of, Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinical Manual).
Theresa Lummino, Lic.Ac., M.Ac.
Theresa graduated from Maryland University of Integrative Health with a master of Acupuncture degree. She is licensed by the state of Maryland to practice acupuncture. She came to the practice with 10 years of experience teaching yoga and performing Thai massage in Baltimore. She has a 500 Hour Yoga Instructors certification and was a premier instructor at Baltimore's largest yoga studio. She is certified in Thai massage by Lotus Palm school of Montreal Canada and ran her own Thai massage business for over a decade. Theresa now integrates these healing modalities combining her deep knowledge of the body's neuromuscular structures with her integrative practices of yoga, massage, and acupuncture to specialize in pain management, neuromuscular disorders, stress management, and athletic performance. She has also helped many patients with anxiety, depression, and autoimmune disorders.
In addition, Theresa has taught prenatal yoga and performs prenatal Thai massage. She especially loves working with moms-to-be using acupuncture, massage and yoga practices to comfort and support them throughout pregnancy and post-partum.
Jessie Bernstein, LMT, BCTMB, CEIM
Jessie Bernstein is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She graduated from University of Hartford and the Baltimore School of Massage. She specializes in oncology and pregnancy massage, and teaches infant massage classes.
As a second generation massage therapist, she grew up with an incredible appreciation with the power of touch. Coming up with a plan together with her clients is very important to her. She has supported clients with numerous health challenges including chronic pain, anxiety, headaches, scar tissue, depression and more. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the Society for Oncology Massage, Maryland Birth Network, and Infant Massage USA. In addition to massaging, Jessie is also a Sacred Pregnancy instructor, helping moms through the journey of pregnancy and is continuing her trainings through the Sacred Living Movement.
In her spare time, she actively volunteers for local cancer organizations, plays with her puppy, and enjoys walking on trails and hiking with her husband.