Kate Quinn Stewart, M.Ac.

Kate Quinn Stewart, Licensed Acupuncturist, Washington, DC

“Nurturing Spirit” Reflects Both Who I Am and What I Do

It is my mission to provide thoughtful and caring support to each and every one of my patients as they travel the path of healing and growth. As we work together to nurture body, mind, and spirit, my patients begin to flourish in all aspects of their lives.  I love this work and the experience of helping the wonderful people who come through my door.  When you come to see me, you are guaranteed to receive the benefits of my enthusiasm, my expertise gained through years of practice, my dedication to crafting truly individualized treatments, and lots of personal attention.

I Have Over 15 Years Experience in the Healing Arts

In 1999, I graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Psychology and Art History from Washington and Lee University. That same year, I moved to Tucson, AZ, where I earned a professional certification in massage therapy from the Desert Institute for the Healing Arts. I then returned to Virginia and practiced therapeutic massage until 2007.

I Was in Love with Acupuncture from My Very First Session

In May of 2001 I received my first acupuncture treatment from a friend who was in school and needed patients to complete her student clinic requirement.  Though I didn’t have any particular expectations of the treatment, I was amazed by how much it improved my allergies, my sugar cravings, and my overall sense of peace and well-being. Put simply, I was hooked. In fact, I was so impressed with the effectiveness of the treatment that within three months I was enrolled at Tai Sophia Institute of the Healing Arts (now Maryland University of Integrative Health). In March of 2005 I completed the program and earned my Master of Acupuncture degree. Once I received my national certification and state license, I opened my acupuncture practice. Ever since then I have had the best job in the entire world. In acupuncture I have found a truly holistic and interdisciplinary practice that allows me to nurture all aspects of my patients’ health – body, mind, and spirit.

My Informal Training in Health Care Started Much Earlier

My father is a cardiologist with an unusually holistic perspective.  From an early age, I can recall him telling me that prescriptions and procedures were only a small part of what determined his patients' outcomes.  He emphasized that their inner vitality, sense of purpose, attitude, and the quality of their relationships were all critical parts of the prognosis. In addition, his unfailing compassion and kindness to all made him a much beloved physician.  Every day I remember my father's focus on caring for each patient as a whole person and aim to create a warm, safe, and respectful space for my patients to heal on all levels.

My Childhood Experience Gave Me a Window onto Serious Illness

When I was 10 years old, my mother was diagnosed with cancer.  Over the next twelve years, there were scans, doctors’ visits, surgeries, medications, chemotherapy, and radiation, all with their attendant side-effects.  Again, and from the other side, I saw the importance of having a trusting relationship with one’s health team.  I learned how much the words and attitude of a practitioner can mean to a patient in the vulnerable space of asking for help.  Having witnessed my mother’s experience, I am grateful to be able to offer my patients acupuncture treatments that help them heal without side effects and even help to reduce the side effects of their other medical treatments.

Kate Quinn Stewart, M.Ac. - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture offers safe, effective Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston Kate Quinn Stewart, M.Ac. - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Kate Quinn Stewart, M.Ac. - Nurturing Spirit Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Kate Quinn Stewart offers Acupuncture in Washington, DC, Dupont Circle, Arlington, VA, Ballston

Education and Certifications

  • Nationally Certified Acupuncturist, NCCAOM
  • Licensed Acupuncturist in Virginia and Washington, DC
  • Master of Acupuncture Degree, Tai Sophia Institute (now the Maryland University of Integrative Health)
  • Certificate in Massage Therapy, Desert Institute of the Healing Arts
  • B.A. in Psychology and Art History from Washington and Lee University

Areas of Specialty

The Teal Center for Therapeutic Bodywork
Mondays and Tuesdays
2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
4001 N. 9th St., Suite 230
Arlington, VA 22203
Ballston Metro
703-522-7637
www.tealcenter.com
**I am currently not taking new patients at the Teal Center.**

The Dupont Executive Building
Wednesdays - Fridays
10:45 a.m. - 6:45 p.m.
1633 Q St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20009
Dupont Circle Metro, Q St. exit
202-448-9064