Practitioner’s Corner

At Sagelight we are committed to an integrative approach to healthcare. In order to best serve our community, we offer a wide array of services. We strive to create a one-stop center for integrative and collaborative care. You may access more information and appointments under the “Practitioners” tab on our website. Please read below introductions to our wonderful and caring practitioners:

ARMETA DASTYAR, D.O.M. L.Ac., Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Usui Reiki Master

Dr. Dastyar specializes in Woman’s health, anxiety, depression, fertility, pain management. She brings compassion to each and every client, treating each individual uniquely to reach his or her full potential. She uses energy work in combination with acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions including pain management, woman’s health, depression and anxiety. She helps women conceive naturally or in combination with reproductive technology. Accepts Insurance: Carefirst, Aetna and Cigna

MARYAM EBRAHIMZADEH, M.Ac. L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist

Maryam specializes in Women’s health and fertility, mental health and facial acupuncture. Maryam assists her patients in areas such as pain management, strengthening immunity, reducing stress and anxiety, allergy control and supporting the mind, body, and spirit. This is done by clearing obstruction that may be blocking the body’s natural healing ability. Please check out Maryam’s facial acupuncture display by our front desk. Accepts Insurance: Carefirst

YAN GUO, M.Ac. L.Ac., Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, and Chinese Herbalist

As the third-generation Chinese Medicine practitioner trained in Modern Five Element Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dr. Guo combines ancient Chinese medicine philosophy with modern acupuncture skills. She creates individualized acupuncture treatments and tailor-made herbal formulas for each patient.  Dr. Guo specializes in acute and chronic pain, digestion issues, sleep disorders, post-operative care, oncology care, dermatology, compromised immune systems, and mental health. Accepts Insurance: Aetna, CareFirst, BlueCross BlueShield, Cigna, United HealthCare, American Specialty Health.

BRIAN KEENAN ND, Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Keenan specializes in stress management, nutritional counseling, weight loss, digestive problems, insomnia, metabolic and endocrine diseases, anxiety, depression, and fatigue. Additionally he has experience in pediatrics, specifically working with children over the age of 4 in issues such as eczema and psoriasis, digestion concerns, and some auto-immune conditions. He utilizes cranio-sacral treatments to help balance the mind, body, and spirit, which he sees as deeply connected.

KAIYA LARSON, M.Ac. L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, Co-Owner

Kaiya specializes in women’s health, chronic pain, fertility and those seeking spiritual advancement. She has 18 years of experience of running her own flourishing acupuncture practice, as well as, 17 years as ranked faculty at the Maryland University of Integrative Health.  Her passion is to help people truly heal, body, mind, and spirit. She is passionate in partnering with her patients on their healing journey, watching them become free of symptoms, and full of life. Accepts Insurance: Carefirst and Cigna

RENEE MCSWAIN, D.O.M. L.Ac., Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, and Co-Owner

Dr. McSwain specializes in Mental and Behavioral Health, Women’s and Men’s Health through Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Dr. McSwain’s clinical practice spans from helping her patients recover from physical/psycho-emotional trauma, chronic pain management, endocrine diseases, autoimmune conditions, gynecological health, prostate and urogenital health, and health/wellness maintenance. Her practice also spans to those seeking spiritual enhancement. She fully believes in supporting her clients on a body, mind, spirit level. Accepts Insurance: Carefirst and Cigna

NICOLE MENSAH, M.S., M.A. Therapeutic Herbalist,  Health and Wellness Coach and Nutritionist

Nicki provides one-on-one herbal consultations and formulates custom created herbal blends for each client’s unique needs.  Herbal formulas can address physiological issues, as well as imbalances in emotional and spiritual well-being.  Each formula is created with the whole person in mind.  In her nutrition sessions, she offers one-on-one consults to examine diet, health history, laboratory tests and lifestyle.  She works with each client to find a plan in order to integrate beneficial changes and teaches ways to use food as a healing medicine.  Each custom client session includes coaching, lifestyle recommendations and food ideas or recipes.

KAI PARKER, ND, C.P.M., D.O.M. L.Ac., Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Professional Midwife, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Kai Parker is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Professional Midwife, and Licensed Acupuncturist who specializes in Naturopathic Medicine, Holistic Women’s Healthcare, Home-birth Midwifery, and Naturopathic Pediatrics. Dr. Parker holds a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Parker is passionate about Holistic Medicine.  With advanced training in Western and Eastern Medicine, she combines scientific knowledge and ancient wisdom to provide the most comprehensive care for every member of your family. She specializes in Woman’s health, fertility, pre and postal natal care, labor and delivery.

CALISTA STAFFORD, M.Ac. L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist, Eden Energy Practitioner

Calista is an Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) practitioner, licensed acupuncturist, and Chinese herbalist. She specializes in those that need assistance in spiritual advancement. She treats the body, mind and spirit of each person in her care. Through her blend of energy medicine with Chinese Medicine, she has been able to assist patients on their journeys towards a fuller expression of themselves.  Calista offers Facial Acupuncture as well.                                                                                          

ROSE TRUBY, D.Ac. L.Ac., Doctor of Acupuncture and Licensed Acupuncturist

Dr. Truby has more than 20 years of clinical experience, serving a wide range of patients with an extensive knowledge of holistic approaches to health maintenance, disease management, as well as oncology, pediatrics and gerontology. Her clinical training and practice experience has lead her to utilize Chinese medicine in a way that benefits those facing life-threatening illness, as well as support patients coping with unique physical and mental challenges. She has seen a tremendous value to her patients with the application of acupuncture in a palliative care capacity.  She considers it a gift be able to create wellness and ease for a those who are navigating oncology care. Accepted Insurance: Aetna, Cigna, Blue Cross Blue Shield

LI ZHOU, L.M.T., Licensed Massage Therapist

Li Zhou is a nationally certified massage therapist licensed to practice massage in Maryland and Virginia. Li’s background enables her to blend eastern and western modalities using the tools she has learned and developed to better fit the needs of her clients. She has learned through her practice that everyone has their own set of life experiences and a unique relationship to their body. She offers an array of services from oriented bodywork including: trigger point therapy, combining acupressure technique, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, sport massage, Lymph drainage, and soothing and relaxing Swedish massage. Li also specializes in fertility, pre and post natal massages.