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About Us

Meet our acupuncturists and administrative staff, and check out some clips where we talk acupuncture with the local news

Elyse Rohrer Budiash

Owner & Clinic Director, MSOM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac.

Elyse (she/her) was born and raised in Kansas City and earned a B.A. from the University of San Diego (USD).  During her senior year at USD, she became ill and the only thing that helped her was acupuncture and Chinese herbs.  After graduating and making a full recovery, Elyse decided to become an acupuncturist and herbalist with the hope that she could help others.  

After finishing a four-year program in three years, she graduated from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, earning a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM). In 2013, Elyse moved from Santa Fe, NM to Washington, DC and founded Cherry Blossom Healing Arts. Her vision is to create a wellness haven for Washingtonians and to provide high-quality, compassionate treatment and care for all. 

Elyse has extensive experience treating chronic and acute pain, migraines and other neurological conditions, pre and post-operative pain management, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and women's health and wellness - including fertility, perinatal, postpartum, and menopause support.  

Education & Accreditation
  • Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist (NCCAOM Dipl. O.M.)

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in the District of Columbia

  • M.S. in Oriental Medicine, Southwest Acupuncture College

  • B.A. in Communication Studies, University of San Diego

Zach Beattie

Associate Acupuncturist, MAc.OM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac.

Zach (he/him) is a licensed acupuncturist, originally from Arkansas, who has just made his way to D.C. He received his undergraduate degree in General Science and Spanish from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). As a senior at UCA, he observed an acupuncturist in practice and wrote his senior thesis on the practice of acupuncture, which inspired him to become an acupuncturist.


After spending a year teaching English in Spain, he enrolled at the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin (AOMA). In a little over 3 years at AOMA, he completed rigorous coursework in acupuncture, herbal medicine, and over 1000 hours of clinical rotations. Following graduation from AOMA, he spent 3 years in residency with a senior acupuncturist, Allen Cline, honing his clinical knowledge before joining the team at Cherry Blossom Healing Arts.


Zach is committed to the pursuit of well-being through combining traditional and contemporary wisdom, and the practice of a balanced lifestyle. In the treatment room, he aspires to provide a safe, open environment for exploration of personal health goals. He is experienced at treating acute and chronic pain, stress, emotional disturbances, digestive disorders, women’s and men’s health, pediatric disorders, and more.

Education & Accreditation
  • Nationally Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist (NCCAOM Dipl. O.M.)

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) in the District of Columbia

  • The Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine​, AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine

  • B.A. in Science and Spanish, University of Central Arkansas

In the News

Anna and Elyse talk with WUSA9 about acupuncture for stress relief, heart health, and the benefits of cupping

Elyse goes to the Fox5 Studio to demonstrate fire cupping

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2639 Connecticut Ave NW

Suite C-101

Washington DC 20008



Monday: 10:30am-8pm

Tuesday: 10:30am-8pm

Wednesday: 9:00am-8pm

Thursday: 12pm-8pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-4pm

Sunday: 10am-6:30pm

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