Pulse's practitioners were all trained from a top Traditional Chinese Medicine university. We offer quality care at affordable prices because we want this amazing medicine to be available to as many people as possible. We create very personalized treatments so you get the most out of your care as quickly as possible.

Our mission as a business and as acupuncturists is to help you re-connect with your mind & body, while providing heartfelt healthcare. We want everyone to know and experience the benefits of acupuncture and natural medicine systems.


Jackie Sanchez, L.Ac, MSAOM, Dipl.OM

Owner, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist

A first generation Latina, I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. A proud Co-Owner of Pulse Community Care, I am dedicated to helping the community that helped raise me. As a young child, I always had a passion for biology and the sciences, but growing up watching my sisters go through medical school, I knew that wasn’t my path. After an acupuncturist helped me get rid of chest pains I had lived with all my life, and that doctors were never able to explain, I was hooked. My passion took me to Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where I completed a 3 1/2 year Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, during which I also became certified in Massage Therapy. After Seattle, I traveled to Chengdu and Shanghai where I completed multiple hospital rounds, most with a focus in Chinese Herbal Medicine, under the supervision of renowned Doctors of Chinese Medicine. These rounds included cardiology, gynecology, dermatology, pediatrics and rheumatology, to name a few. I then traveled back to my hometown of Silver Spring and became licensed in Maryland and DC as well as Board-Certified through the NCCAOM. In 2015, Janaye Volk and I opened up Pulse with the intent to help others achieve a better quality of life here in the DMV. I love being one of the only acupuncturists in the area that speaks fluent Spanish! I love that I can treat everything from physical ailments to mental and emotional pain. I especially love sending my patients out the door with laughter and a brighter outlook on life.

Janaye Volk, L.Ac. MSAOM, Dipl.OM

Owner, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist

I like to say that Traditional Chinese Medicine found me as opposed to the other way around. A variety of paths and interests converged to lead me to this medicine. As soon as I learned of yin yang theory, meridian therapy, cupping, and acupuncture, I was hooked. Studying Chinese medicine has changed the way I view and think about everything in life, and I love to share the insights and connections its given me. While in school, I trained in multiple specialty clinics including Oncology, HIV/AIDs, and Addiction/Methadone. I have studied under practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese Acupuncture, and Five Element. While in Shanghai and Chengdu, I studied with Doctors of Chinese Medicine in multiple specialities including cardiology, gynecology, fertility, dermatology, pediatrics, rheumatology, and traumatology. She has combined all of these modalities and tools to offer patients the best treatment possible. Janaye believes in the power of touch, the body's natural ability to heal itself, and the ancient art of Chinese medicine to gain the optimum level of health and enjoyment from life.

Dr. Safiya McCarter, ND, L.Ac.,

Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Facial Rejuvenation Specialist

My firm belief in the healing power of nature led me to pursue a career in the natural health sciences. I have a Doctorate in Naturopathic medicine (ND) and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese medicine and am licensed to practice both in Maryland. Being a trained doctor and acupuncturist allows me to treat a wide variety of conditions using safe, evidence-informed natural therapies. Having practiced as a primary care provider for nearly a decade in Washington state, I have experience managing an array of health conditions including chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. I have a particular interest in and specialized knowledge of treating female reproductive concerns utilizing natural therapies such as botanical medicine (herbs both Western and Chinese), nutrition and supplementation. I look forward to working with you on your journey toward optimal health.


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