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Janet L. Borges

Janet L. Borges is a nationally certified practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, holding current licensure in both Virginia and California as a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.).

Janet graduated in 2002 with a master’s degree of science in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, California. See: http://www.actcm.edu.

Comprehensive training included TCM theory and diagnostics, background theory in anatomy and physiology, and TCM nutrition. Chinese herbal medicine was studied and practiced throughout the program. Four years of hands-on, supervised clinical experience at ACTCM’s clinic, as well as off campus internships, were integral to her training.

Continuing post-graduate education is nationally required for
maintaining licensure. Recently, Janet had the opportunity to study in depth with two leading teachers in the field, which transformed her clinical practice.

During 2015, Janet completed a sports medicine apprenticeship training program with the renowned Whitfield Reaves to further her skills in localized “trigger point” needling for acute and chronic pain. See: http://whitfieldreaves.com.

In May of 2016, she completed a 2-year clinical integration-training program in Stockbridge, Massachusetts with master teacher Lonny Jarrett, a leading scholar in the field for over 30 years, and an expert in pulse diagnosis. This program teaches practitioners to deeply integrate the diagnostic methods of Five Element acupuncture with traditional Chinese medicine.

Janet has over 35 years of personal history as a patient of TCM, beginning in 1980, when she chose TCM as her primary means of healthcare, after facing some health challenges for which she sought alternate care other than conventional treatment. This motivated her to return to school after other career endeavors in order to help others find the benefit of this medicine. Her educational background includes psychology, homeopathy and Buddhism, as well as artistic pursuits such as music and theater.

In addition to private practice, Janet is a representative for the U.S. based Chinese herbal company, Mayway Corporation, with whom she has worked since 1990 as a representative and consultant. See: http://www.mayway.com.

Her service to the profession of acupuncture and east Asian medicine includes holding the position of Secretary from 2009-2012 on the Board of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), and as the Legislative Liaison for the Acupuncture Society of Virginia from 2012-2014. See: http://www.acusova.com.

Janet serves on the Professional Ethics Disciplinary Committee of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), as well as on Virginia’s Acupuncture Advisory Board. She was reappointed to the Advisory Board for a second term by Governor Terry McAuliffe, and will serve through 2022. Her current position is Chair. 

Janet is well known in the community for being professional, with a straightforward communication style that includes an abundance of humor and empathy. This fosters compassionate guidance as you navigate your path to radiant health. Her practice is always complementary to conventional medicine treatments, and she is happy to work with other medical providers to provide the best care for you.

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Together To Help You Reach Your Goals.

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Together To Help You Reach Your Goals.

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