Patients are remarkable! I have seen the impressive results that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have. I am grateful to be able to share the benefit of my extensive education with you. My background includes training not only in acupuncture, but nutrition, exercise science, health disparities as well as a wide array of Chinese medicine modalities.

Your unique health care situation is of the utmost importance to me. I am happy to answer any questions you may have regarding how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can benefit you. Together we can work toward achieving your health and wellness goals.

About Chrystina

What is wellness?  It is a question we ponder as we drink green smoothies and decide to cut out grains, sugar, or meat from our diets, but what is it?  How do we define it?  How on earth do we get there? How do we know when we are well?  Can one be well in the face of illness and pain?  Can we define and control our own wellness?  What does a body, mind and spirit approach to wellness even mean?


These are the questions that lead me on my adventure to explore “wellness” and the conversations that guide my Chinese Medicine practice.


I hold a Masters of Science in Health and Fitness Management from American University.  A Masters of Acupuncture from Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts. I completed the Two-year Chinese Herbal Medicine program at The Maryland University for Integrated Health and have an advanced certification in Acupuncture for Sports Medicine apprenticeship program with Whitfield Reeves. I have advance training in the treatment of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences, Women's health, Fertility, Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Autoimmune disorders.

I am a member of the Duggan Method training program for life management and am currently completing my Community Emergency Response Training program in Montgomery County. My certifications include: Health Education Specialist, LaLeche League Lactation Educator, American Red Cross CPR/First Aid instructor, and former member of the National Acupuncture Detox Association and Maryland Acupuncture society. I recently became a member/volunteer of the National Capital Area chapter of Acupuncturists without borders.


In my previous life I worked in the wellness field for over 25 years, designing and implementing programs that provide health education, educational services for new mothers and developing fitness and wellness services for The African American Health Program. I am a former HIV/AIDS educator for the Barney Neighborhood House and a Health Educator The USPS HeadQuarters. Most recently, I was one of the Acupuncturists at the University of Maryland College Park's Health Center.  


My journey to acupuncture began with my search for wellness and healing after struggling with infertility and chronic health problems. My "wellness is a balance. I get bi-weekly acupuncture, drink Chinese herbs and water. I work on getting adequate amounts of sleep. I watch what I eat and pay attention to how it feels in my body.   I walk my dog in the woods. I laugh with my friends. I eat the occasional cupcake and sometimes stay up too late watching movies.   My life is a balancing act like yours. I have learned to pay attention and to get the support I need and because of those practices I get to do work I love. 

Working with patients helps me cultivate joy and a renewed sense of connection in my life. It is my delight to help patients find their own path to wellness. One that is uniquely deigned not by protocols or by shame but wellness defined by you. 

Still not sure? Call me, I offer a FREE 15-minute phone consultation.

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About - Awaken to you in Silver spring, MDChrystina Gilgeous offers Acupuncture, Wellness coaching, Chinese Herbs in Silver spring, MD

Awaken to you offers safe, effective Acupuncture, Wellness coaching, Chinese Herbs in Silver spring, MD


Chrystina Gilgeous, MS, M.Ac, L.Ac

        2720 Sisson St, Suite A

Baltimore, MD 21211



I Chrystina, Promise that in my presence life will show as Fierce and Loving, Powerful Protection.