Meet the Practitioners
|Sherrie Trede Black, RN, Mac, is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Certified Zero Balancing practitioner. She is a founding partner of East-West Healing Arts (located in Columbia and Crownsville, MD), a holistic healing community, dedicated to providing a safe, respectful environment for patients to discover the tremendous power of the body's innate wisdom and healing potential. See east-westhealingarts.com. Sherrie has worked with the HCC community since 2003 and played a pivotal role in bringing Auricular Acupuncture and full body treatments to the Wellness Center.|
In the treatment room, Sherrie combines her knowledge of Western Medicine and nutrition with the ancient wisdom of Acupuncture and the gentle touch of Zero Balancing to bring relaxation and symptomatic relief to her clients. Sherrie will work with you to establish a treatment plan that will help you reach your health and wellness goals. She is experienced in treating a vast array of symptoms and diseases and is happy to speak with you about your particular needs. Please contact her at 410-707-0168 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
|Greta Luhar, licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland, earned her Master's in Acupuncture at Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, MD. Greta is also an Advanced Detoxification Specialist, offering a holistic approach to people recovering from addictions and maintaining wellness. Greta received her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from University of Maryland, College Park. Greta is enthusiastic about acupuncture and wellness! This ancient medicine offers a unique perspective on how the body works and heals. During your treatments, Greta will listen to you so that each treatment meets your individual concerns. Greta offers her patients a welcoming environment and her full attention so that each person receives the best care. To contact Greta or make an appointment call 609-468-4769 or email email@example.com.|
|Melinda Derick has over 22 years of experience with a diverse population. She has learned much about common injuries, brain and spinal cord injuries, and Multiple Sclerosis. Her experience includes Soft Tissue Release, Connective Tissue Massage, Reiki, Pregnancy Massage, and Yoga. Massage Therapy supports a healthy lifestyle. Just as Yoga, Massage Therapy promotes awareness, encourages balance, alignment, and nourishes and integrates the body, mind and spirit. Melinda is available in the mornings and afternoons on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule an appointment call or email Melinda at 410-730-2114 or firstname.lastname@example.org.|
|Brenda McNeal is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Maryland with years of experience in the healing arts. Beginning work at the Tai Sophia Institute in 2001, she created the position of Assistant Director for its Faculty Supervised Student Clinic, working closely with experienced Faculty Practitioners, new clinical students and clinical patients.|
She earned her Master of Acupuncture degree (M.Ac.) at the Tai Sophia Institute in Laurel, Maryland. As a certified Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist, she has been qualified by the National AcuDetox Association (NADA) to effectively use protocols for addiction recovery and stress reduction. Huntington College of Health Sciences awarded her a Diploma of Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.) which adds another dimension to the care she is able to provide to her clients.
In keeping with her belief that professional development and lifelong learning will make her a better practitioner, she has attended intensive workshops on Acupuncture’s Efficacy for Fertility Issues and Pain Management and is active in regional and national professional associations.
In addition to her private practice in Columbia, Maryland, Brenda enjoys working with Howard Community College students and is proud to provide acupuncture services through their Wellness Center. On-campus appointments for treatment with her are easily arranged by calling 410-917-3257.
Nancy Berg, a Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master, has been practicing Reiki since 2004 in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing. She is a member of the International Association of Reiki Practitioners (IARP) and the International Center of Reiki Training (ICRT), International Community of Reiki Practitioners & Masters that agree to abide by the IARP code of ethics.
Nancy enjoys working with other Reiki practitioners in local gatherings called shares and to help raise funds for community organizations. Nancy has increased the community's awareness of the benefits of Reiki as part of her involvement in the Business Women’s Network of Howard County (BWN) and is a volunteer with Glichrist Hospice Care.
A Reiki session, (usually 30-60-90 minutes) is done on a massage table or chair, whichever is more comfortable. After a brief discussion, Nancy can tailor your treatment to your needs with a non-invasive, light touch. Reiki is a safe and natural method that can jump start a person's own healing to reduce stress, manage pain, speed healing, and enhance other forms of treats, i.e. surgery, chemotherapy and other complimentary and alternative medicines (CAM) practices.
Please feel free to contact Nancy directly for an appointment: