At East West Wellness Center, we are a 3-generation oriental medicine provider and are dedicated to serving patients in the DC/MD/VA region. We have over 60 years of combined experience and have helped thousands of patients with all kinds of conditions and ailments. Each provider has their own unique experiences and protocols to treat patients.
Meet the Doctors
Dr. Mary Hong Ji Ma is NCCAOM certified (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), Maryland Board of Acupuncture certified licensed and insured acupuncturist. She has served the MD/DC/VA region for over 20 years. She is the 2nd generation of oriental medical provider in the family. She practices Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) styled acupuncture that originates thousands of years ago. Dr. Ji has helped thousands of patients in this area with their pains, symptoms and various health issues. She has given Acupuncture seminars at Shady Grove's Hospital for continuing education credits for other medical providers. She was recognized by "Who is Who" as the best acupuncturist in the region in 2008. She was also featured on "Montgomery Matters" episode 7 which was aired in 2011.
Xin Stacey Ma is the 3rd generation acupuncturist in the family tradition. She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology from the University of Maryland with honors of Cum Laude. She then served in UMBC's research lab for 2 years under Dr. Jeffrey Leips Ph.D and focused on identifying the genes that influence the age-related changes in traits that directly affect fitness, using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. Stacey then obtained a master's degree of Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has completed over 1000 hours of community service serving in places such as Shady Grove Hospital, K.E.E.Ns of Greater Dc, Victim's Rights Foundation and has traveled to under-privileged countries for disaster relief. She is dedicated to serve the under privileged population and won't turn any patient away due to financial difficulties. Xin's technique can be gentle, pain-less, effective and to the point. If you have musculo-skeletal and neurological symptoms, she's the go to one.
Vladimir Liss, L.Ac. M.Ac.
Vladimir Liss graduated from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute) with a Master’s of Acupuncture degree based on Constitutional Five Element Theory and Eight Principles. Vladimir is also a NADA-certified acu-detox specialist and providing treatments for people recovering from depression and addictions. Vladimir for many years has practiced and taught Qigong and DAO-YIN (Qi Self Massage).
Vladimir passionate about sharing his knowledge with his patients and encouraging them to full participation in the healing journey.
By understanding the intimate connection between body, mind, spirit and nature around us, we can guide the energy that allows the body to heal.
"My goal was to decrease the pain associated with my neuroma. I'm happy to report that you made that happen for me! I'm able to run, spin, bike, practice yoga, play soccer, etc., all the things I love to do. In addition to healing my neuroma, you help with my general well being too. If my heart needs opening you can tell, if my spirit needs support you know that too. During my treatments you are always professional & kind. I always feel cared for & in good hands".
- Nickie O'Rourke
Dr. Dai Chen was traditionally trained in China and has been practicing oriental medicine and acupuncture for over 50 years. She practices TCM and is extremely skilled at paralysis recovery namely with stroke and bell's palsy. She has coached and trained many practitioners under her supervision in China. She owned a private clinic in China and saw over 100 patients per day. She also set up impromptu street acupuncture to serve the underprivileged and often travels miles by bicycle to visit paralysis patients that cannot travel to her clinic. Over the years, she has passed a great deal of knowledge to her daughter and granddaughter. In 1996, she was invited to the International Oriental Medicine convention in Los Angeles in which she received the golden award for her achievements. Throughout her life, she has won numerous awards and accolades for her contribution to the society. Dr. Chen is now retired and currently serves as a medical advisor at our wellness center and is retired.