The name Silk & Soul Acupuncture was inspired by the life and work of Nina Simone who conjured the power of the arts as medicine for the soul. It also reflects the strength and grace of the ancestors, and their own path to healing. Silk & Soul Acupuncture seeks liberation of people from unnecessary suffering through the ancient traditions of acupuncture and other nature-based healing modalities. We believe that your body is wise and knows what it needs to be in balance. Let us help you listen to the wisdom of your body so that you can live your best life!

We are rooted in a strong commitment to foster healing from the continued injustices that plague underserved communities. To do this, our treatment philosophy includes offering tools of empowerment and transformation to reclaim the wellness in body, mind and spirit that is your birthright.

In many ways, Silk & Soul Acupuncture is for the “Nina” within many of us – needing, committed to, and fighting for our personal and collective liberation and glorious living.

At Silk & Soul Acupuncture…

it is our mission to provide compassionate, affirming and accessible care, freeing you to experience a fuller life. We are dedicated to tending to the whole-person to restore vitality, balance and wellness in body, mind and spirit. We provide acupuncture and moxibustion, Chinese nutritional therapy, lifestyle coaching and other nature-based healing modalities designed to facilitate the smooth flow of each person’s qi (pronounced “chee” and meaning vital life force) and enhance their quality of life.
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Mahlia Joyce, a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health (formerly Tai Sophia Institute), is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Maryland. She holds over 2,000 clinical training hours and has also dedicated much of her time offering detox treatments at Penn North Recovery and at Howard County Detention Center. Mahlia considers it a great honor to work with each unique individual in support of them living their fullest life.

She believes in the innate wisdom and capacity within each person to bring about less suffering whether in their own body, mind, and spirit; in their community or in the world. A fluent Spanish-speaker and also holding a Masters of Science in Counseling, Mahlia previously dedicated over 15 years of her life to social justice and education and, in fact, sees the transformative potential of empowered living as a continuation of that work.