Nicole McLaughlin LAc
Nicole McLaughlin is a nationally certified and licensed acupuncturist who offers quality integrative medical care to promote the natural function of energetic pathways and to balance fluid physiology. Approaches to treatment may include, but are not limited to tui na massage, acupuncture and Chinese dietary nutritional recommendations that relate to whole foods. Depending on personal interest, Chinese herbal formulas may be provided. The importance of her practice in integrative medical care is to offer an experience of wholeness by inviting joy and purpose in life.
Nicole began her career as a teacher and after many years realized that the students who were doing well generally had family support and healthy lifestyles. She became fascinated with a holistic approach to achieve a greater sense of well being, and is ready to share. Discovering Chinese medicine opened her to possibilities she never imagined.
As a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health, formerly Tai Sophia Institute, she received two Master’s degrees in Acupuncture and in Oriental Medicine with an emphasis on acupuncture, herbalism, nutrition, and qigong. She further honed her skills as a practitioner by completing a rigorous two-year post-graduate program, “The Clinical Integration of Chinese Medicine” in Stockbridge, MA to focus on Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD) and Five-Element philosophy. As part of her integrative approach, Nicole regularly practices the dance in yoga including prana vinyasa flow, restorative yin yoga and meditation.
Nicole has a clinical focus on men’s health issues and treats erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, delayed ejaculation, prostate health, frequent, hesitant, urgent urination, stress, insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, PTSD, and other conditions that have been resistant to treatment. These include IBS, asthma and allergies, sleep problems, and a variety of autoimmune and functional disorders.
Nicole also has experience treating chronic conditions such as fatigue, musculoskeletal pain and digestive disorders as well as acute conditions such as seasonal allergies, sinus infections and seasonal mood disorders among many other disharmonies. Applying modalities of Chinese medicine in the form of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, she provides specific treatments to meet the need of her patients.
Nicole was born in upstate New York and is quite fond of the quietude in living. Beyond natural healing, she is has a great appreciation for the cultural arts and family.