Martha Artemis Rogers, L.Ac., M.Ac.
I am an integrative acupuncturist, artist & yoga instructor. In addition to my private practice in Baltimore City I am on faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health where I have been teaching in Master's of Acupuncture program since 2009. I employ the tools of Classical Chinese Medicine to help people re-connect with their essential vitality, creativity & wellness.
Recently, a client asked me, "Have you always been like this?"
In my mid twenties I lived on 15th Street between 8th & 9th Avenues in NYC. I worked for Calvin Klein. Jetted around the country on a handsome expense account. I was obsessed with jogging, boxing & doing everything in excess. Chocolate chip banana muffins were the standard breakfast with 2 to 3 espressos. The afternoon would always include a latte. At night, I went out to fancy restaurants wearing very fancy black clothes. I drank top-shelf tequila. On the rocks. And smoked American Spirits.
I was wrought with anxiety, insomnia & depression.
In my late 20s I was just beginning to realize how anxious, agitated & deeply soul-weary I was. I began to seek guidance from eastern philosophy, alternative modalities, yoga, meditation & energy medicine on how I might help myself. These new to me concepts began to influence & reinvigorate the stream of my living. Those years were a defining time in my development into 'who I am now'. I have been many different ways in my life and in many respects I am quite different than I was in my 20s and 30s.
In other ways, though, I have always been who I am today. I have long revered nature; been keen to help others; cherished the moon; believed in the divine; relished solitude; adored four-legged critters; and been deeply curious about the 'mystery'.
As human beings we are designed to learn, grow and evolve into more integrated, fulfilled and generative beings. Chinese Medicine supports one through the inherent transitions & transformations of living.
Loyola University, Baltimore Maryland - BA in Journalism, 1991
St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland - MA in Liberal Education, 2001
Maryland University of Integrative Health, Laurel, MD - Master's of Acupuncture, 2008