Rachal Lohr-Dean, LAc, Dipl OM
Firefly Acupuncture and Wellness
Rachal has a special interest in working with people struggling with Chronic complex health conditions, particularly Lyme Disease, and Autoimmune Disorders, many of which have not been well understood within the conventional Western Medical paradigm alone and are often left with debilitating symptoms and no support. Rachal’s primary focus is to aid in bridging traditional medicine with modern biomedical research and medicine to expand and enrich our current approaches in modern healthcare and improve the quality of life and success rates of chronic and pervasive modern illnesses.
Living in Loudoun County, one of the top counties in the nation for Lyme, has driven her to not only bring awareness of these often devastating conditions to the community but also act as a beacon of hope and possibility for those people in need of more effective and long term treatment solutions to their chronic debilitating illnesses. People are searching for answers to chronic health concerns, often after going from doctor to doctor looking for answers. Because of this Rachal has made it her top priority to provide her patients with the most effective tools for prevention, treatment, and symptom maintenance available, often combining traditional and modern biomedical research to find cutting-edge solutions for people suffering from chronic complex issues.
Over the years this has lead Rachal to collaborate with some of the best acupuncturists, herbalists, and biomedical doctors in the country. She part of a growing tribe of healthcare practitioners, blending traditional methods with modern research of herbal pharmacology, the human microbiome, and gasotransmitters, to find treatment approaches for chronic complex issues.
She specializes in Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, and Complex Conditions especially focused on chronic inflammation, dysbiosis, and the Microbiota – Gut-Brain Connection. Rachal’s years of expertise and thorough understanding and knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine allow her to design and manage treatment plans specifically tailored to help her patients live pain-free and improve and maintain their health with long-lasting benefits and improvements in their quality of life.