Acupuncturist Montgomery County, Maryland, Acupuncture Montgomery County, located in Rockville, Maryland serving all of Montgomery County. Acupuncture practice focused on eliminating allergies and enzyme therapy. Acupuncture helps depression, anxiety, stress, pain management, arthritis, headaches,
chronic fatigue, weight management

A Center for Acupuncture & Herbs
Specializing in
Traditional Acupuncture Eliminating Allergies and Enzyme Therapy


Practice focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine (Herbs and Acupuncture) and treating patients with NAET and BioSET. Specializing in these areas: allergies (food, chemicals & enviornmental allergies), emotion problems (Depression, Anxiety, and stress), pain management, arthritis, headaches, chronic fatigue, weight management, etc.


Acupuncture describes a family of procedures involving stimulation of anatomical points on the body by a variety of techniques. American practices of acupuncture incorporate medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other countries. The acupuncture technique that has been most studied scientifically involves penetrating the skin with thin, solid, metallic needles that are manipulated by the hands or by electrical stimulation.

Acupuncture is one of the oldest, and commonly used medical procedures in the world. Originating in China more than 2,000 years ago, acupuncture began to become better known in the United States in 1971. I n the past two decades, acupuncture has grown in popularity in the United States. The report from a Consensus Development Conference on Acupuncture held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1997 stated that acupuncture is being "widely" practiced--by thousands of physicians, dentists, acupuncturists, and other practitioners--for relief or prevention of pain and for various other health conditions.

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed. Relatively few complications from the use of acupuncture have been reported to the FDA in light of the millions of people treated each year and the number of acupuncture needles used.


One study found that 60% of the general population exhibited symtomps of food allergy. Of this number 10% were severe enough to require medical treatment.

When people have an unpleasant reaction to something they ate, they often think that they have an allergy to the food. In fact, one out of three people say that some member of their family has an allergy to food that has necessitated a change in their diet. People who have food allergies must identify and prevent them because, although usually mild and not severe, these reactions can cause devastating illness and, in rare instances, be fatal.


At the Center for Acupuncture & Herbs we use a acupuncture and a new treatment to help our patients to become allergy-free. NAETŪ , know as Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques, are a non-invasive, drug free, natural solution to eliminate allergies of all types and intensities using a blend of selective energy balancing, testing and treatment procedures from acupuncture/acupressure, allopathy, chiropractic, nutritional, and kinesiological disciplines of medicine. One allergen is treated at a time. If you are not severely immune deficient, you may need just one treatment to desensitize one allergen. A person with mild to moderate amount of allergies may take about 15-20 office visits to desensitize 15-20 food and environmental allergens. Basic essential nutrients are treated during the first few visits. Chemicals, environmental allergens, vaccinations, immunizations, etc. are treated after completing about ten basic essential nutrients. NAETŪ can successfully eliminate adverse reactions to egg, milk, peanuts, penicillin, aspirin, mushrooms, shellfish, latex, grass, ragweed, flowers, perfume, animal dander, animal epithelial, make-up, chemicals, cigarette smoke, pathogens, heat, cold, other environmental agents. It may take several office visits to desensitize a severe allergen.NAETŪ was discovered by Dr. Devi S. Nambudripad in November of 1983.

Currently, conventional medicine uses skin or blood tests for diagnosing allergies and standard drug therapy to control symptoms for temporary relief. The non-invasive therapy of NAETŪ method can be used safely on anyone, even on newborn infants, the elderly, comatose patients and pets. In addition, NAETŪ can complement other medical therapies requiring the use of pharmaceutical drugs (e.g. antibiotics, chemotherapy, radiation) to treat for any side effects and to maximize the effectiveness of the drugs. NAETŪ has helped thousands of people all over the world and continues to revolutionize the practice of medicine.


It has been well established in alternative medical circles as well as conventional medicine that digestive problems are often at the root of various illnesses. One of the digestive problems is an inadequate breakdown of food, due to a lack of appropriate enzymes which act to breakdown the foods for absorption.

There are two basic groups of enzymes. Food (plant) enzymes play the role of enhancing the body's vitality and also enhances the efficiency of digestion. Pancreatic (animal) enzymes serve the digestive system as well as to promote a healthy and robust immune system.

The human body is capable of producing on its own approximately 22 digestive enzymes. Each is capable of digesting protein, carbohydrates, sugars, and fats. Throughout the system in a healthy individual, enzymes and all the nutritional substances from vitamins to amino acids etc. work together in a collaborative manner in order to promote and maintain a healthy body.

There are three categories of enzymes: metabolic enzymes, digestive enzymes, and enzymes found raw food. Metabolic enzymes play a key role in running bodily processes. They also repair damage and decay as well as heal tissues. Digestive enzymes serve to assimilate carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the body. Raw food enzymes begin the process of food digestion and aid the body's digestive enzymes.

There of four categories of plant enzymes, one of which is cellulase. Plant food is a persons' only source for cellulase, as the body cannot produce it. The consequences of eating a diet which is predominantly made up of cooked foods is to create a lack of adequate plant enzymes in the digestive tract, which can cause undigested food to remain in the intestines, often for a lengthy periods of time, all the while decomposing into toxic materials, which can be absorbed into the blood stream and sent along to the liver to be detoxified; causing the liver to be over worked.


Enzymes are essential for maintaining optimal health. They are the energy catalysts which support everyday life-sustaining functions from the digestive system and immune systems to making energy available to the entire body.

At the Center for Acupuncture we help you improve with acupuncture and by offering BioSET- Enzyme Therapy combined with acupuncture and herbs with a dicussion about good foods that allow complete delivery to your body without allergic reaction. There are no side effects when taking enzymes as there are in drugs with few exceptions. Enzyme therapy does not interfere with synthetic drugs. On the other hand drugs work by poisoning enzymes.


Mr. Hanlong Yao M.S. C.M.D., Lic. Ac

Clinical Supervisor Acupuncture
School of Maryland
Maryland Registered Acupuncturist

Hanlong Yao graduated from Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese medicine in 1983. He was a doctor and clinical teacher at the China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which is the largest hospital and research institute for Chinese medicine in China. He has a master's degree in Pathology from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in USA and worked at the Georgetown University Medical Center as a medical researcher. He has been a licensed acupuncturist and practiced in the state of Maryland since 1989, and was a clinical faculty member of the Acupuncture School of Maryland.

Hanlong Yao practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (Herbs and Acupuncture). He also treats patients with NAET and BioSET. His specialties include allergies (Depression, Anxiety, and stress), pain management, arthritis, headaches, chronic fatigue, weight management, etc.

The strong medical background of Hanlong Yao makes his practice of acupuncture more efficient and safe. Additional NAET, BioSET and homeopathic techniques make his acupuncture treatment even better.

Areas of focus for practice:

Insurance Accepted:

  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
  • Trigger Point Acupuncture
  • NAET
  • BioSET

Treatment Techniques:

  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • ElectroStimulation
  • Gua Sha
  • Heat
  • Tuina
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • PHCS/Private Health Care Systems
  • United

Please ask about your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Back and Disc problems
  • Depression / Anxiety
  • Muscle Aches, sprains and strains
  • Addiction
  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure
  • Cholesterol
  • Colds, Cough and Flu
  • Diabetes
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Digestion or Intestine
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Wellbeing
  • Headache/Migraine
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
  • Sexual Dysfunction or infertility
  • Skin problems
  • Sleep
  • Spinal problems
  • Stress
  • Weight Management

A Center for Acupuncture
6216 Montrose Rd
Rockville, Maryland 20852
Contact Information
phone: (301) 230-9155
fax: (301) 881-8737
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