About Dr. Bella Fooksman, D.Ac., L.Ac.


Licensed Acupuncturist &

Chinese Herbalist

Dr. Bella Fooksman is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and a Certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).


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Her practice was recently featured by CBSlocal.com as one of the "Best Places For Acupuncture In Baltimore."


She received her Bachelor of Science degree from New York University where she was a John Ben Snow Scholar. She completed a Master's Degree in Acupuncture at the Maryland University of Integrative health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute), - a national leader in Traditional Medicine Education.  


After completing a clinical internship at the Institute's Faculty Supervised Clinic, she entered private practice in the Owings Mills area of Baltimore, Maryland. Bella achieved a Doctorate in Acupuncture (D.Ac.) at the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She is a member of the Maryland Acupuncture Society and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


What do D.Ac. and L.Ac. mean? D.Ac. means that Bella has earned the highest level of education and training possible in the field - a Doctorate in Acupuncture. L.Ac. means that Bella is a Licensed Acupunturist; a license to practice Acupuncture is necessary in the State of Maryland and was issued by the Maryland Board of Acupuncture.


Bella's professional memberships include:

  • Member of the Maryland Acupuncture Society
  • Member of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Certified AcuDetox Specialist
  • National Acupuncture Detoxification Association
  • Advanced Post-Graduate Training in Fertility Enhancement
  • Advanced Post-Graduate Training and Certification in Acupuncture Facial Rejuvination
  • Advanced Post-Graduate Training in Chinese Herbal Medicine
With over twenty four years of experience in health-care, Bella brings dedication and enthusiasm to the care and tending of her patients. Her philosophy of care is based on the unique nature of each and every patient and treatments are custom designed specifically for the individual's Body, Mind and Spirit.  


Bella would welcome the opportunity to speak with you to discuss your specific treatment needs. 

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