Acupuncture In Hagerstown, MD

Robert L. Bastress II, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.

Our Mission:

We specialize in treating people who are suffering with ailments that are not responding to traditional western medical therapies or people looking for alternative solutions to drugs or surgery. We understand that each patient is unique and so is their health challenge. We help to uncover the underlying physical, chemical and emotional stressors that are impacting their physiology, causing their body to develop an illness. We offer safe, natural and effective solutions for healthcare, pain relief and weight loss.

Nutrition Response Testing

Nutrition Response Testing (NRT)NRT Nutrition Response Testing Click to Hear Why I added Nutrition Response Testing to my Acupuncture Practice. *NRT stands for Nutrition Response Testing. NRT is a technology that obtains critical information about bodily function from the … Read More

What People Are Saying…

TestimonialTestimonial – What people are saying… I came to Integrative Medicine for a whole slew of reasons and keep coming back for one, I feel great! I have not felt this good for decades. I do eat different, I think different but none of it was hard. It … Read More

Medical Qigong Class To Start

Medical Qigong ClassesMedical Qigong  Self-Healing Retreat   PRACTITIONER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM P-1 Friday March 4th – Sunday March 6th, 2106 9:00am -5:00 pm The Farm of Peace International Peace Center, 1212 Haven Lane Warfordsburg, PA 17267 This program is based on … Read More

New Patients

New PatientsAt the Integrative Medicine Center we value your time and your privacy. We’ve provided a copy of our new patient intake form for you to download, print, and complete at home. Please bring it with you for your first visit. They will not be stored or … Read More


AcupunctureWhat is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete and holistic medical system. I use this noninvasive medical system to diagnose and help people get well and stay … Read More

Colds And Flu

Colds & Flu and AcupunctureWould you like to skip the flu this year? Each year more than 100,000 people are hospitalized due to complications from the flu virus. Unfortunately, most of us get the “flu” or “influenza,” virus at least once in our lifetime. The associated … Read more…

Eating According to TCM: Five Foods for Spring

Spring is a time of renewal, regeneration, growth and energy. The plants and animals awaken from the slumber of the cold winter months. The vital nutrients that have been stored in the roots of the plants and the bodies of the animals, comes to the surface and life becomes more vibrant and fluid. Human beings are no different. Humans

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Five Acupuncture Points for Spring

Spring is the season of growth, regeneration, increased activity and new beginnings. During the season of spring, people experience many changes. Allergies, high blood pressure, headaches, sinus pain and congestion, anger, irritation and tendon problems are just some of the issues common to the spring months. Many of these problems can be attributed to increased wind in the environment.

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Mental/Emotional Aspects of The Heart

The major responsibility of the heart in TCM is housing the mind and controlling the shen. “Shen” can be seen as the overall healthiness of the mind. When you look at a healthy person in good spirits, you know how you can see that in their eyes? There is a certain bright clarity and sense of health that shines

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