Govans Community Acupuncture
Phone: 410.905.2566
5209 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212
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I first encountered acupuncture when my cousin, a doctor, took a weekend course and started to use acupuncture to help his brother's headaches.  

After attending Tai Sophia (now MUIH) in Maryland, I immediately converted my practice to community-based treatments upon discovering the People's Organization for Community Acupuncture (POCA). 

I have worked and volunteered at the Joy Wellness Center at Shepherd's Clinic for the Uninsured.   

My background is in teaching middle school math.  I also raise chickens in my backyard. 
5209 York--McCabe Mansion, our Home
We are located across the street from the CVS, just north of Cold Spring Lane. 
When you walk through these doors, look for our doorbell on your left!
We do have three steps on the porch, but none inside.  
About Govans Community Acupuncture

Govans Community Acupuncture opened in February 2011.  Inspired by the community acupuncture movement and the book Acupuncture is Like Noodles, Govans proudly aims to serve working-class patients with reliable, affordable care in order to promote health justice, especially to our marginalized neighbors in Baltimore.  

Because we are a community clinic, we do not have a medical or spa-like atmosphere.  Our clinic feels like a living room and we invite you to relax here.  
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Committed  to social justice through health care and community
Jahi Khalfani, L. Ac.
Mary Welliver-Dillon, L. Ac.
My first experience involving acupuncture was a book that I purchased, as a teenager, on acupuncture and moxibustion. The book was difficult to understand but I was drawn to it. Some time later, I had 1 to 2 treatments with two different practitioners as an adult and hadn’t thought about it again until several years later.

In addition to acupuncture treatment, I practice Cupping. I am a Certified Cupping Therapist (CCT). I am also certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association as an Acu Detox Specialist (Auricular Acupuncture).

I have a background in practicing and teaching martial arts (Afrikan and Asian). I am also a former Personal Trainer. I have experience in playing world percussion.