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Active Life Acupuncture
Denise Demback & Pat West Licensed Acupuncturist, Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)

Active Life Acupuncture Wellness Center
2300 York Road, Suite 109
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
United States
410-337-9293 - phone
410-561-3149 - fax

Active Life Acupuncture-Delaware
28312 Lewes Georgetown Highway
Milton, DE 19968
United States
410-241-7467 - phone
855-263-1410 - fax

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Languages Spoken: English
School: Maryland Institute of Traditional Medicine
Degree: Master's Degree in Acupuncture

About Denise Demback Pat West

Active Life Acupuncture, LLC consists of two offices, one in Baltimore, MD and one in Lewes, Delaware. Denise Demback (on the left in the picture above) operates the Lewes, Delaware office. Denise is a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and completed her Chinese Herbal Program at the TAI Sophia Institute. She is nationally board certified in both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She maintains her acupuncture license in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. Her clinical training included a summer study at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China and clinical practice in the Shanghai hospitals. Denise has been practicing acupuncture since 2002.

Pat West (on the right in the picture above) operates the Baltimore, Maryland office. Pat has practiced in the State of Maryland since 1996. She earned her Masters degree in Oriental Medicine from the International Institute of Chinese Medicine in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where both acupuncture and Chinese herbology comprised the main course of study. For the last 10 years, Pat has studied with master acupuncturist, Dr. Richard Tan. Pat has been nationally board certified since 1995.

In Chinese medicine, each person is viewed uniquely. Even if people have identical symptoms, the underlying reason why dis-ease occurs in each person differs from one to the other. Therefore treatment has to be tailored to the unique needs of each patient. We are committed to providing personal one on one interaction to help people overcome their physical illnesses and emotional challenges.

We both emphasize Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method in our acupuncture practice. In addition, we are both trained in prescribing Chinese herbs. For treating autoimmune disorders, such as arthritis, MS, Lyme’s disease, allergies and many more, we both studied extensively the Jaffe Mellor technique (JMT) and employ it along with acupuncture and Chinese herbs in treating these types of conditions.

We specialize in chronic pain conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines. We also treat gastro-intestinal conditions, stress disorders, anxiety, joint pain, allergies and sinusitis, menstrual disorders, menopausal syndromes, infertility and many other conditions.

We are currently accepting new patients. Call 410-337-9293 to schedule your initial consultation at the Baltimore office or 302-827-2691 at the Lewes, Delaware office.

We accept many insurance plans and we process the claims for you! So call today to check to see if your insurance coverage includes acupuncture and to schedule your first appointment.

Additional Memberships

  • Maryland Acupuncture Society

Additional Practitioner Information

Treatment Techniques
  • Acupuncture
  • Cupping
  • Gua Sha
  • Herbology
  • Jaffe-Mellor Technique
  • Jaffe-Mellor Technique for Allergy Elimination and Autoimmune Disorders
  • Moxibustion
  • NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association)
Areas of Expertise
  • Allergies
  • Colds and Flu's
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Immune Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Women's Health
Styles of Acupuncture
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Scalp Acupuncture
  • Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

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