A long time student of Taoist and Buddhist qigong and meditational systems, I have been a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine therapeutic bodywork for 30 years. Along the way, to be a more complete healer, I have added the modalities of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to my skillset.
I began my studies at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1999 and have graduated with a Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine with a concentration in custom herbal formulation from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. During my career, I have been fortunate enough to have studied directly with many master doctors and qigong teachers. In 2010, encouraged by my Taoist teacher, Mantak Chia, I traveled deep into the mountains of central China to study with cave-dwelling hermit monks at the Taoist monastery Hua Shan. Soon after my return to the US, in 2011, I began a multiyear clinical apprenticeship in Northern Virginia with renowned doctors for the Chinese olympic team who instructed me in the techniques of TCM orthopedic and sports injury medicine.
I believe that the key to health and happiness is leading a serene and harmonious life, one that balances work with play, rest with activity, the external with the internal. I am passionate about making a difference in the world and know that my work in helping people overcome the stress, pain, and suffering of modern life is the best way for me to realize this goal. Outside of the clinic, I enjoy hiking in the mountains, practicing Tai Chi, and cooking nutritious and delicious food for my friends and family. I look forward to meeting you and helping find your way to a healthy, happy life.
Damon Iacovelli, L.Ac.
Tan Tian Energy Balancing
Tuesday 1pm- 7pm