Rachal Lohr-Dean, L.Ac. Dipl. OM, MSTOM
Rachal is a native to northern Virginia. After earning her B.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech she decided to move to California to become an acupuncturist. While living in San Diego, CA she received her Master’s degree in Chinese Medicine. While the California sun was certainly a plus she decided to move back to her hometown to open her acupuncture practice in 2007.
She has worked with many patients over the years who’s conditions include a variety of musculoskeletal issues and pain management; digestive disorders; women’s issues, including fertility issues; emotional stressors, including anxiety and depression management; smoking cessation; respiratory problems; diabetes and cholesterol management and support; fibromyalgia; endocrine disorders, headaches and migraines and numerous other acute and chronic issues, as Chinese medicine treats holistically to balance the body and encourage it to heal and regulate all of the body systems.
Rachal is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist licensed Nationally as well as by the State of Virginia’s board of medicine. She is a Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology (Dipl. OM).
Her Master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine (MSTOM) is from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA. She has over 4000 hours of training in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, therapeutic massage, Asian medical theory, nutrition and western sciences. Rachal is an active member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Virginia Acupuncture Society and the American Acupuncture Council and has over a decade of private practice experience.
Rachal primarily practices traditional Chinese medicine with an emphasis on organ (zang fu) diagnosis but she also has training in the Balance method and Japanese style, giving her a range of techniques to help even the most sensitive patient. Traditional Chinese medicine not only encompasses acupuncture but many other modalities. Rachal has extensive experience in cupping, gua sha, e-stim, moxabustion, tui na, Chinese herbal medicine and holistic nutrition. Chinese herbals are not only a wonderful compliment to acupuncture for many ailments but can also be a wonderful standalone treatment plan for people that may be worried about needles. Because she understands that most people may be wary of acupuncture needles at first, Rachal tries to make sure each treatment is in a calm and inviting atmosphere. She encourages everyone to take an active part in their healing process, through education as well as empowerment, by giving them health and wellness tips throughout their healing process. Because every patient is unique she will utilize many holistic techniques to help her patients achieve their optimal health and well-being.
Monday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 1pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Closed Daily 1-2pm
20600 Gordon Park Square #130
Ashburn VA 20147
Sharing our office with us:
Rose Hanan, LMT/NCMT
Rose graduated from the Virginia School of Massage and became Nationally Certified in 2001.
She has been practicing full-time since 2001. She has a full and robust practice and is grateful that her clients include her in their health and wellness routine.
She charges for her time, 30 or 60 minute massages. She uses every tool she has to relieve your discomfort. In any session she will use Myofascial Release, switch into Swedish, find a tight muscle- address it with deep tissue, feel an adhesion- use TP therapy or MAT or Cups or Hot Rocks or all of the above. If she feels that it is needed she will apply an essential oil for stress, pain or inflammation or just because you like the smell of it. She does everything she is capable of to get you feeling as well as possible. She knows that this policy is why she is blessed with a great clientele that truly values everything she does.
Andree Thrush CNHP, Vision Training Therapist, Optician, Alternative Health Care Instructor
Andree’s extensive holistic background, spanning over 35 years, in the integrative medical field allows her to provide detailed and knowledgeable biomedical and holistic support. Her experience as an ICU nurse technician, optician and vision therapist lead her to down the path of integrating her biomedical experience with her interests in holistic medicine by earning natural health professional certifications and becoming a certified natural health professional. She provides knowledge and experience in the following modalities: holistic nutrition and supplementation, iridology hair analysis and dry cell analysis, essential oils and aromatherapy, Bach flower and homeopathic remedies, ear candling, Reiki, reflexology, ionic and herbal foot bath treatments and pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy through the Bemer mat.
Andree has extensive experience working with individuals dealing with ADD and ADHD and other learning disabilities and other neurological and processing issues, as well as other acute and chronic ailments leading to depletion and inflammation. Her specialty and special interest as a vision therapist over the last 30 years has been a focus on improving brain processing function by training the brain and body to integrate communication over the midline utilizing both hemispheres for learning.
Andree’s integrative specialties allow her to use her holistic and biomedical background to work with patients varied needs to achieve their health and wellness goals.
Andree will be heading up our ionic and herbal soak treatments within the office as well as offering natural holistic health consults to support the whole person and promote healthy habits and lifestyle. She looks forward to working with all of our patients to create an individualized holistic balance to create, regain and maintain homeostasis within all of the body systems.