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Ms. Janice Fluellen Campbell, M.AC., L.AC., ADS

Acupuncturist

Dr. Janice Campbell D.O.M., L.AC., ADS is an experienced and compassionate Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in Baltimore, with a commitment to changing the lives of her patients for the better. She has a general private practice in Charles Village, where she does her best work with people living along the stress / trauma / PTSD spectrum by helping to alleviate its effects on their bodies, minds and hearts.
Campbell is also the AOM Director of Clinical Education at Maryland University of Integrative Health, a supervisor in the MUIH student clinic, and an adjunct faculty member. She is one of the founders and ongoing practitioners involved in Acupuncture For Veterans in Maryland at the VFW Post #521 in Owings Mills, which has been in operation on Monday nights since Veterans Day 2007.
As a leader in her field, her goal is always to alleviate pain and suffering on all levels to allow her patients to live their lives to the fullest with a light heart. She embodies the values of communication, safety, and trust and is known for her forthrightness, flexibility, and inclusive nature.
32 years Experience
Ms. Janice Fluellen Campbell, M.AC., L.AC., ADS
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Syracuse University
  • Accepting new patients

How is arthritis treated with acupuncture?

Yes. Arthritis is a form of chronic inflammation and Chinese Medicine has a variety of tools that can help address that - acupuncture, herbs, and some dietary and life coaching. READ MORE
Yes. Arthritis is a form of chronic inflammation and Chinese Medicine has a variety of tools that can help address that - acupuncture, herbs, and some dietary and life coaching. That being said, depending on your condition, you may need to continue your western meds, only at a lower dose. It will depend your particular assessment. Regardless, any reduction in western medication must be discussed with your M.D. It is not within our scope of practice to advise or suggest it.

How does acupuncture help in treating infertility?

Acupuncture helps the body operate at its optimum efficiency. It may be that your sister is putting her energy towards other things rather than conceiving - whether on a physical, READ MORE
Acupuncture helps the body operate at its optimum efficiency. It may be that your sister is putting her energy towards other things rather than conceiving - whether on a physical, mental, or emotional level. Acupuncture can help re-distribute that energy and build her resources to conceive. That does not mean it's a magic bullet. It will just put her in the best shape possible for nature to take its course.

Is acupuncture helpful in treating anemia?

Acupuncture can help the body absorb and use what's put into it more efficiently. A practitioner may also prescribe herbs to help in this process as well as giving some lifestyle READ MORE
Acupuncture can help the body absorb and use what's put into it more efficiently. A practitioner may also prescribe herbs to help in this process as well as giving some lifestyle and dietary coaching advice.

Can insomnia be treated with acupuncture?

Yes, it can. I see a lot of people with sleep disturbances in my practice. There are many causes and Chinese Medicine's individualized approach will help with what is specifically READ MORE
Yes, it can. I see a lot of people with sleep disturbances in my practice. There are many causes and Chinese Medicine's individualized approach will help with what is specifically causing yours. A practitioner may also prescribe herbs and some dietary or lifestyle changes to get you back to sleeping well. You'll be surprised how many other symptoms will resolve once you're getting deep, satisfying sleep.

My wife has no drive for sex. Will acupuncture be able to help at all?

Yes, it can. She may also need to take an herbal formula as well.

Is acupuncture a long-term treatment?

It depends on what is going on. I generally tell new patients to expect at least 5-6 weekly treatments. Then we will begin to space things out. We may even space them out sooner. READ MORE
It depends on what is going on. I generally tell new patients to expect at least 5-6 weekly treatments. Then we will begin to space things out. We may even space them out sooner. Everyone responds differently. My goal is always to give my patients enough tools to look after themselves so that they are coming to see me seasonally or when something big hits. That being said, I do have some that need monthly support and if it's an acute issue, a treatment or two may resolve it. Everyone is individual.

Does it hurt when acupuncture needles are inserted in the body?

The sensations vary. There may be a small pinch or a slight ache. Generally, there is more sensation the closer the points are to the fingers and toes and less if they are closer READ MORE
The sensations vary. There may be a small pinch or a slight ache. Generally, there is more sensation the closer the points are to the fingers and toes and less if they are closer to the center of the body. Because of how tiny they are (about the size of 2 human hairs) and because their points are tapered like a pencil lead, not cut diagonally like a hypodermic, beyond the initial insertion, there is a small, gentle spreading of the tissue as they go in. Regardless, it is less sensation than one might feel if they accidentally prick their finger with a straight pin.

Is it true that people suffering from high blood pressure should not try acupuncture?

No. What is true is that people with high blood pressure should be sure to take their meds regularly, let their acupuncturist know that they are on them and let their western doc READ MORE
No. What is true is that people with high blood pressure should be sure to take their meds regularly, let their acupuncturist know that they are on them and let their western doc know that they are getting acupuncture. Acupuncture can help regulate both blood pressure and blood sugar as it brings the body more back into balance. As a result, it is possible that you may need less medication. So, be sure to monitor your blood pressure while you're in treatment.

Can an acupuncturist help me with my sleep disorder?

Yes and your schedule is working against you. That being said, acupuncture and herbs can help you sleep as well as possible given your situation.

I feel very sleepy after my acupuncture session. Is this normal?

I often tell my patients that acupuncture reminds us of what is really going on. People who tend to push through and go until they crash will come in pumped on adrenaline and leave READ MORE
I often tell my patients that acupuncture reminds us of what is really going on. People who tend to push through and go until they crash will come in pumped on adrenaline and leave aware of how tired they actually are. Conversely, those who are stuck, frustrated and can't get motivated, may leave feeling energized and ready go after treatment.

How does acupuncture treat indigestion?

Yes. Acupuncture helps the body operate at its fullest potential - including digestion and other physiological systems. It can also address any emotional or mental factors that READ MORE
Yes. Acupuncture helps the body operate at its fullest potential - including digestion and other physiological systems. It can also address any emotional or mental factors that may be contributing.

Is acupuncture a complementary treatment or does it treat ailments by itself?

Chinese Medicine is an entire medical system unto itself. It can address many conditions on its own and it also works well with other modalities. Treatment combinations are as READ MORE
Chinese Medicine is an entire medical system unto itself. It can address many conditions on its own and it also works well with other modalities. Treatment combinations are as individual as people are.

Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

Acupuncture can help the body process and use western meds better and may result in your needing lower doses of them. You should be in contact with your western doc to monitor READ MORE
Acupuncture can help the body process and use western meds better and may result in your needing lower doses of them. You should be in contact with your western doc to monitor your blood pressure and make any adjustments as your go along.

Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

Yes. Acupuncture can help regulate the bodies systems and enable them to do their best work. This includes digestion.

Is acupuncture recommended for skin conditions like eczema?

Acupuncture can help and it is likely that a practitioner will also prescribe herbs to help as well. A detailed assessment would allow for a more thorough answer.

My mother in law feels very sleepy all through the day. Can acupuncture help her?

A chronic condition such as a kidney disorder is not a "one walk dog" as one of my mentors says. Ongoing support with acupuncture could help her energy level and potentially slow READ MORE
A chronic condition such as a kidney disorder is not a "one walk dog" as one of my mentors says. Ongoing support with acupuncture could help her energy level and potentially slow the disease progression.

I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

Yes. We are not raised culturally to listen to our bodies growing up and when middle age hits, we start seeing the results from ignoring them. Menopause does not have to be torturous. READ MORE
Yes. We are not raised culturally to listen to our bodies growing up and when middle age hits, we start seeing the results from ignoring them. Menopause does not have to be torturous. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help tremendously.

How long does the effect of acupuncture last?

It is not a solution in and of itself. A good practitioner should be coaching you in ways to look after yourself and support your own healing. Any treatment should be viewed as READ MORE
It is not a solution in and of itself. A good practitioner should be coaching you in ways to look after yourself and support your own healing. Any treatment should be viewed as a team effort between the practitioner and the patient to affect long lasting change.

Can acupuncture help with nausea?

Yes. The causes of nausea vary. Acupuncture, and possibly herbs, can address causes on the physical, emotional, and mental levels simultaneously.

Can acupuncture help in relieving my mother's depression?

I see a lot of patients with depression in my practice. Acupuncture can definitely help your mom live more fully.