About Ms. Westhauser

Dr. Westhauser is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., a professional member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(AAAOM) and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.  (NCCAOM) 

She has been in private practice in the Metropolitan area since 2004 and has treated over 20,000 patients.  Since 2013 she has worked at the Maryland University of Integrative Health as a clinical supervisor in the Chinese Herbal Program and is the former Director of the Chinese Herbal Program (2018-2022). In addition she is an adjunct faculty member at the Virginia University of Integrative Health and Yo San University.

Dr. Westhauser studied at the Maryland Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, China and the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She has completed Mazin Al-Khafaji’s two year Dermatology Program and received her doctorate from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Westhauser incorporates Chinese nutritional counseling, acupuncture, herbs and heat therapies into her treatments.  During initial consultations, she provides details about treatment options based on your individual health assessment.  In general, acupuncture tends to be beneficial for acute and chronic pain or traumatic injuries.  Whereas internal ailments require a combined approach of acupuncture, nutritional changes and herbal therapies.  Ms. Westhauser practices Classical Chinese Medicine and utilizes ancient herbal formulas and their modification to each patient’s condition. She prescribes herbs from Kamwo because of their rigorous quality standards.

Dr. Westhauser offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment that is practiced with skill, compassion and care for each and every patient.  She utilizes the Standards of Care that are employed in professional Chinese Medicine which include:  standard methodology, disease diagnosis (Bian bing) and pattern discrimination (Bian zheng).