1.††† What will happen when you visit?

During the first visit, questions will be asked regarding symptoms, health and lifestyle. I will check your pulses, tongue and conduct a physical exam. This information will be organized to create a diagnosis of where Qi has become blocked or imbalanced. After the interview, you may receive an acupuncture treatment. The initial visit is about 1 to 2 hours. Subsequent treatment sessions are usually 1 hour.


2.††† How many treatments will you need?

After an initial interview, generally a person will come once or twice a week in order to maintain the effect of treatment. As the expected balance is achieved, usually after 8-10 treatments, treatments are extended to every week, bi-week, monthly and eventually seasonally. Because each person is unique, the frequency of treatment varies with each individual.


3.††† What modalities may be used in the acupuncture treatments?

Acupuncture is one major modality that is used in Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture can be used for a variety of conditions and truly offers a way for one to balance within and harmonize with outside. Acupuncture sessions include a consultation/evaluation, physical examination, acupuncture treatment, and may also incorporate† moxibustion, electro-acupuncture, cupping, massage, TDP far infrared lamp therapy, Chinese herbs , dietary/nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.

4.† Will health insurance cover acupuncture?

Many health insurance companies offer coverage on acupuncture. Health insurance coverage varies a lot. Contact your insurance company to learn if acupuncture is covered. We will confirm your eligibility with your insurance carrier when you come to our clinic.

We accept CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS) and Johns Hopkins EHP (EHP). If your insurance has coverage for acupuncture treatment, we will bill your insurance directly, and you will be responsible for the deductible and the co-payment. We accept cash and check payment at your visit.

If you plan to use† insurance for acupuncture treatment, please contact your insurance company before you make appointment and have answers for following questions:

1. Does your insurance cover acupuncture? Yes __ or No __.

2. Does your insurance cover your conditions that are treated by acupuncture? Yes __ or No __.

3. How much is the deductible in your insurance plan? $____________________.

4. If there is the deductible , have you met it? Yes __ or No __, and how much left? $_________________.

5. Is there co-pay? Yes __ or No __. How much each visit? $________________.


Herbs are usually considered as food supplements like vitamins and therefore not covered by insurance .


5.††† What are the rates for the services?

1) Interested people: email and phone consultation for free.

2) Our rates are very reasonable and comparable. Please contact us for the details.

3) No show-up: $30.


6.††† What should you do before you come to the Harmony ACM clinic?

If you have not been seen before at Harmony ACM clinic you are required to fill out the New Patient Intake Forms before your treatment can be given.  Please allow yourself at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment time so that you have enough time to fill out the Forms. Or request the New Patient Intake Form through email. I can email you the Form. You fill it out and bring it with you when you come.

The appointments can be re-scheduled anytime when you need. Please give a 24 hour notice if you need to cancel.


Services and Rates

Harmony Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

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To make an appointment:

1.††† Phone: 410-491-3888

2.†††† E-mail: HemingZhuCMD@gmail.com


Columbia Office:

Harmony ACM Center

6445 Allview Drive

Columbia MD 21046



Harmony ACM Center is located in the heart of Columbia,

MD, very convenient to Columbia Town Mall,

Johns Hopkins University APL, and

Maryland University of Integrative Health.


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The techniques at Harmony ACM:

1. TCM Acupuncture

2. 5-Element Acupuncture

3. Electronic Acupuncture

4. Scalp Acupuncture

5. Wrist-ankle Acupuncture

6. Moxibustion

7. Cupping/Guasha

8. Chinese Herbs

9. Acu-herb Rejuvenation

10. Chinese Dietary Coach

The specialties at Harmony ACM:

1. Pains and aches

2. Parkinsonís disease, Bellís palsy, trigeminal neuralgia

3. Post-stroke rehabilitation

4. Hypertension, stress and insomnia

5. Stomachache, constipation

6. Arthritis, gout

7. Lyme Disease

8. Lack of sex drive, aging, low energy, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety

9. Menopause, menstrual disease,

10. Seasonal allergies, asthma, chronic bronchitis, sleeping apnea


Heming Zhu, Professor, PhD, CMD, LAc

Phone:††† 410-491-3888

E-mail:††† HemingZhuCMD@gmail.com†

Address: 6445 Allview Drive, Columbia MD 21046