Antoinette Fiumos is a Five Element Acupuncturist in both the states of Maryland and Florida as well as a Nutritionist. Antoinette received two Bachelor's degrees, one in Nutrition Science from the University of California, Davis and another from the University of Maryland, College Park in Science Education / Magna Cum Laude. She received a Master's degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland, now known as Maryland University of Integrative Health, in Laurel, Maryland. She is nationally board certified (NCCAOM) and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician in Florida and a Licensed Acupuncturist in Maryland (U0664).
Her early career included positions both in federal and state government agencies as well as in private industry and public education.
Antoinette brings over 25 years of experience to her private practice where she combines her two areas of expertise: Nutrition and Traditional Five-Element Acupuncture. Antoinette's philosophy and approach is one of a holistic nature which combines her knowledge of biochemical and energetic imbalances with her skills as a coach and teacher.
Antoinette's work and skills are particularly useful for those who suffer with the physical and emotional pains caused by a "disordered" relationship with food, substances, time, and energy. Her philosophy of treatment is grounded in the knowledge that the way we relate to food and other substances are seldom different than the way we relate to other relationships and aspects of our life.
Working with Antoinette, Lisa Ricciuti manages the practice working part-time from her home office. Lisa makes sure that all inquiries about the practice are responded to in a timely manner and works with each client to schedule appointments that fits best for that person's needs.
Antoinette offers three types of treatments.
A technique taught by Virginia Doran, Ms. Doran has translated the Classical texts to bring this ancient way of increasing the sparkle to the eyes, increasing the tone and turgor of the face and neck muscles, stimulating collagen production, lifting the energy of the face, and bringing out one's inner and outer smile. It is a 13 treatment protocol, with followups to be determined at the end of the protocol.
Antoinette studied with Ms.Doran in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Antoinette has found this fascinating process to help a person to acheive Oneness not only by way of the face, but through the whole being as it treats a person on every level of their being.
While completing her studies in Nutrition and Clinical Dietetics at the University of California, Davis, Antoinette also interned at the University of Lund, Sweden's, Nutrition Department, assisting in what was at that time defining research on the role of dietary fiber on the progression of colon cancer.
This experience changed her outlook on Nutrition. Antoinette then went on to become self educated in the field of what is now called Biofunctional Medicine.
She has studied with Brian Blackburn and Jeffrey Bland since the idea of pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplementation came on the scene in the early 1990's. Antoinette's primary focus is helping patients regulate their digestion so that every other organ system can function properly as an outcome of good digestion and a healthy diet.
She combines her diagnostic skills as an energy medicine practitioner with her understanding of the biochemistry of digestion to treat disorders in a downstream approach, treating the cause and not the symptoms.
She works in conjunction with other Nutritionists, Consultants, and Physicians to help gain even more clarity about the cause of disorders.
A patient's initial session lasts two hours and follow-up sessions each run approximately 60 minutes unless the patient is receiving facial treatment (two hours).
The initial session costs $190 and successive 60-minute sessions cost $100 thereafter. Two-hour facial rejuvenation treatments are available and cost $200 each.
Yes. Antoinette has chosen not to be an insurance provider so that she can offer her services at a reduced rate for those unable to pay the full fee. Please discuss this with her directly.
Since Antoinette is an out-of-network provider for all insurances, we do not file insurance for patients. We do provide you with an electronically secured, appropriately coded, insurance receipt. Patients who elect to use insurance are then required to process their own paperwork. Accepted forms of payment are cash, check and credit cards including Health Savings Account cards.
The only restriction is that patients should not wear heavy perfume/cologne.
Every patient is different and Antoinette will discuss this with you on your first visit.
Patients are required to provide 24 hours notice of any cancellation or the patient will be charged for the missed appointment. Exceptions to this policy are sudden illness, weather-related delay or emergency situation.
For information or scheduling, please email or call us and Lisa Ricciuti will respond to your inquiries with a 24 hour period during the work week.
In Maryland: 410-258-8684
2 Hamil Road, Suite 323. Baltimore, Maryland 21210
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