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.

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)