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My Story

I first experienced acupuncture over twenty years ago as a professional ballet dancer in New York City. I had injured my neck, and sought treatment to speed my recovery to the stage. With continuing treatment, my neck injury improved and I experienced a deep sense of relaxation and ease that permeated many facets of my life. In addition, I noticed I was sick less often, “stressed” less easily, and generally more optimistic in my life. While I had initiated treatment for my neck, I continued treatment for the many beneficial “side effects” I experienced.

Once my youngest child entered kindergarten, I returned to school to pursue a career in acupuncture so I could share with others the many benefits I have derived from treatment over the years.  In February 2009, I completed the Master of Acupuncture program at Tai Sophia Institute and began private practice.

I have tremendous respect for the rich tradition of Chinese medicine and am committed to ongoing study to further deepen my insight and skill as a practitioner. I see this as a lifetime commitment, and the fact that the tradition has sufficient depth to sustain a lifetime of study is part of why I love it so much. It is my great joy to share my learning with you in the treatment room.

The desk in the treatment room where you can relax and have a cup of tea
Lillie Stewart taking notes at the desk


  • Tai Sophia Institute, M.Ac.

  • Columbia University, B.A. summa cum laude; phi beta kappa


  • Diplomat of Acupuncture (Dipl.Ac.)

  • Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.)

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

  • Certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA)

  • Former faculty member at Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrative Health)

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