Our Washington DC Acupuncture Clinic
Cherry Blossoms

You Deserve to Feel Better!

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts was born in 2013 out of the belief that you deserve to feel better. Over the last seven years, our mission has been supportive, accessible acupuncture and Chinese medicine to Washingtonians. We’re glad you’re here and are excited to welcome you to our wellness haven!

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You’re in the right place

We use TCM acupuncture to help you unlock your body’s potential to heal itself. Imagine pain not limiting what you want to do in life. Acupuncture is proven to relieve pain better than opioids. Our expert team works with you to help you see the results you need.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a powerful medicine that helps unlock your body’s potential to heal itself. Our acupuncturists are experts who know how to use all aspects of TCM to heal.

Whatever your condition calls for—acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal medicine, cupping, gua sha, or nutrition and wellness planning–they’ll help you get the results you need!

We Are Nationally Board Certified Practitioners

Our expert acupuncturists are nationally board certified diplomates of oriental medicine (Dipl. OM). In contrast with non-certified practitioners, this means our acupuncturists have gone to an accredited acupuncture school for a four-year master’s degree, and then passed four additional exams: biomedicine, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and theory and diagnosis of Chinese medicine. The result is acupuncturists with a deep expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine who are best equipped to help you work on your health concerns.

Elyse’s Cherry Blossom Story

My road to acupuncture began with a mysterious illness in my senior year of undergrad. Frustrated after experiencing minimal results and numerous side effects of multiple medications, I started acupuncture treatments. I took a Chinese herbal formula (one I now regularly prescribe to patients for various symptoms). The results were dramatic—symptoms disappeared, energy improved, and mental health was regained.

Finding My Calling

I was well enough to graduate from the University of San Diego and spent the next several years working in various non-profit organizations for social justice. I also continued to read and study acupuncture on my own. It wasn’t until multiple family members ended up in the same hospital for different health problems—when I spent hours helping care for other family membersthat I realized my true vocation was helping others through healing.

The Obvious Choice

Acupuncture and herbal medicine was an easy choice because of the dramatic results I’d experienced with my own health. I enrolled in Southwest Acupuncture College to study TCM acupuncture and Chinese herbology—graduating on an accelerated course of study and passing all 4 boards before graduation.

Cherry Blossoms + Healing Arts

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts was born in November of 2013. I named the practice Cherry Blossom Healing Arts because it was the perfect conjunction of my love of Japanese Meridian Therapy and Japan’s gift of cherry blossom trees to Washington DC.

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feel better

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Elyse and her team are amazing

The office and rooms are so cozy, and the service and treatment always leave me feeling relaxed and grounded. Elyse has a gift not just for acupuncture, but for listening and making you feel positive and at your best. She has tweaked treatments and herbs to address specific issues (such as sleep and digestive troubles), and they have made a difference. Her warm and responsive care is truly special. If you are looking for somewhere to support your health and wellness, Cherry Blossom Healing Arts is the place.

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Meet Our Team

Our team of board certified acupuncturist and administrative staff have a patient-first focus and will work hard every day to put your needs first and foremost.

Elyse Rohrer Budiash, MSOM, Dipl. OM, L.Ac.

Elyse Rohrer Budiash, MSOM, Dipl. OM, L.Ac.

Founder and Clinic Director

Pronouns: she/her/hersElyse is an ENFP who is passionate about providing the best care possible for her patients. When she’s not running the show at Cherry Blossom, she can be found playing with her two daughters, gardening, and cooking with her Instantpot.

Zach Beattie, MAc.OM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac.

Zach Beattie, MAc.OM, Dipl.OM, L.Ac.

Associate Acupuncturist

Pronouns: he/his/himZach is a licensed acupuncturist with an MAc.OM. from the Academy of Oriental Medicine at Austin. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys spending his free time cooking, playing with his dog, and exploring the city.

Vallerie Mwazo, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, MAOM

Vallerie Mwazo, L.Ac, Dipl.OM, MAOM

Associate Acupuncturist

Pronouns: she/her/hersVallerie is a licensed Acupuncturist, artist, healer and many other things. She enjoys working one-on-one with patients in order to provide the best care possible. Outside of Acupuncture, she enjoys traveling, learning new languages, gardening and dancing.

Qianlei Li, MSOM, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac.

Qianlei Li, MSOM, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac.

Associate Acupuncturist

Pronouns: she/her/hersQianlei (pronounced Chin-lay) is a second-generation Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Being a proud Georgetown alumn, she is trained in both biomedicine and TCM. She’s also a bestselling author in the dating realm.

Maria Mendoza

Maria Mendoza

Office Manager

Pronouns: she/her/hersMaria is an artist, student and front desk coordinator. She’s passionate about providing a welcoming experience to all patients that walk in to Cherry Blossom, and loves that she can incorporate her interest in art with helping curate the Cherry Blossom Instagram Page.

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Our Statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts believes in open, supportive, and accessible care. We value the diversity in our society, including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, mental and physical health, political perspectives, and educational status. We believe that good health is a universal human concern that brings people together regardless of their other differences, and strive to support everyone in their journey towards that goal.

We Are Here for You

From the moment you first consider our clinic—until you no longer need treatment—our team is here to help you have an effortless experience. From our patient-first administrative team working with your insurance to our clinical staff being accessible to you, we’re on standby to support your journey to good health.

If you’re ready to get started, submit your insurance benefits or schedule an appointment.

Be well,
The Cherry Blossom Team

You May Have Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture!We Are In-Network with CareFirst/BlueCross, Aetna, and the VA Community Choice Network. Your out-of-network insurance may also have acupuncture coverage.

We'd be happy to check and see if your insurance covers acupuncture treatments! Submit your details using the button below. We will typically get back to you in one business day or less, but sometimes it can take longer.

Cherry Blossom Healing Arts
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Open 7 days a week:
Mon 10:45 am – 8:00 pm
Tue 10:45 am – 8:00 pm
Wed 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thu 9:45 am – 8:00 pm
Fri 8:15 am – 5:15 pm
Sat 8:15 am – 5:15 pm
Sun 9:45 am – 7:00 pm

2639 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite C-101
Washington, DC 20008
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