Our goal is to provide efficient, results-oriented care that helps you achieve your personal health and wellness goals, whatever they may be. We strive for quick, effective results so that you feel confident recommending us to your family, friends, loved ones, and co-workers.



At your FREE initial 15 minute consultation, you meet one-on-one with your clinician to discuss your case in a no-pressure environment. This gives you the opportunity to see if we’re a good fit for you, and at the same time we get the opportunity to make sure we are confident we can help.


Once you decide to move forward, we will schedule your Intake Appointment. At this visit, you and your clinician will expand upon what was discussed at the free consultation. Your clinician will go deeper into your medical history and symptoms to create a customized treatment plan for you. During this visit (if you are opting for acupuncture) you will receive your treatment.


This is where we move forward with a clear plan for you based on your chosen therapies. The treatment plan usually includes follow-up acupuncture sessions, herbal medicine, and mind-body exercises. The plan also and includes a clear estimate of number of sessions and time to completion.


Once your symptoms are cleared and you are back on track, you are ready for “graduation”!  At this point, we start to reduce the frequency of visits . Many of our patients opt for periodic “maintenance” treatments and visits to achieve even greater wellness.

Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 240-513-4038 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

How can we help?

Meet our Practitioner

Hong Gao ​


MD (in China)


Hong is the 3rd generation acupuncturist and Chinese Medicine doctor in her family. After graduated from a 5 years acupuncture program in Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in 1991, she worked at the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine department of the 7th Hospital of Harbin for 5 years before she went to Japan. She practiced acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in China, Japan, Canada and USA.  She is nationally licensed in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology.


Hong helps patients regain vitality with extensive knowledge passed down from generation to generation. She treats infertility, pain, regulate cycles (hormone and sleep), and balances mood. She loves to help with childhood conditions such as eczema, colic, tummy aches, weak immune system, tics & Tourette syndrome, epilepsy, and teen’s acne, painful periods & PMS. Gut health, digestive issues, back pain, nephropathy, asthma and allergies are some of her other favorite things to treat. She partners with her patients to help find THEIR best path to wholehearted health, based on lifestyle, constitution and goals. She meets her patients where they are at on their healing journey, integrating SIMPLE, EASY, and DO-ABLE lifestyle shifts for maximum benefit.


  • Acupuncture: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Oriental Medicine: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
  • Clean Needle Technique; Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 240-513-4038 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Gao Acupuncture Center    801 Toll House Ave Suite D1, Frederick, MD   (240)513-4038

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* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (                     ).