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Release, Relax, Unwind



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Owner & Acupuncturist/Chinese Herbalist

Licensed Acupuncturist, State of Maryland


Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine,

Maryland University of Integrative Health

(formerly Tai Sophia Institute)

Certified NADA Detox Practitioner


Carefirst BCBS, Aetna, &

Johns Hopkins EHP


Acupuncture for Veterans 

VFW 521 Post Owings Mills 

Check out my interview with the Mike McMullin, President of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce which aired on WTTR Radio

  I suffered long term chronic and debilitating back pain from a car accident, and had also suffered relentless seasonal allergies  since childhood. I was desperate for some kind of relief and being tired of being tired. I tried so many Western treatments and modalities, even medications, with no  lasting relief.  

   As a result, I decided to look for natural and holistic ways and found Acupuncture. Prior to experiencing Acupuncture, I would feel a lot of pain and stiffness in my low back beginning a few days before a cold and damp storm would happen.  I had also begun to take Sudafed year-round for my allergies with no relief. 

   Now, my back is no longer debilitated, especially during storms. Best of all, I can breathe and am no longer depleted from taking allergy medications.  

  The most fulfilling part of my practice is being the catalyst for and helping people become empowered to take better care of their health, wellbeing, and happiness. There's no better feeling than knowing that the work I do helps people create and become better and happier versions of themselves. 


   The practice of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine has given me the tools to help others in more ways than I have been helped.  I am so blessed to do this work and am excited to share the beauty of this medicine with you!

Chamber Chat with Kara Grandea, L.Ac.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything.

 Lao Tzu  




I tell everyone that the needles are my friends.  Like good friends, they are an extension of me.  Through the use of my tools - needles, gua sha, and cupping - I help to create an awareness in the body.  The needles cause "micro-traumas" that help stimulate the body's healing response.  In Acupuncture, we talk of "Qi" or "vital force", an energy that flows around the body, that when blocked, can cause pain, and discomfort, among other phenomena.  After treatment, people report feeling more relaxed and even clearer.  With continued treatment, symptoms begin to dissipate and resolve.  Overall health and wellbeing are enhanced and people become better versions of themselves.  


Chinese Herbal Medicine, alone or in conjunction with your acupuncture treatment, can be a terrific add-on to your overall health and wellbeing. Whether you have an acute situation, a chronic condition, or just need overall support, Chinese Herbs can help continue the treatment strategy and  support you between your acupuncture visits.  I work with Kamwo pharmacy out of New York City where I can create and order custom formulas for you that can be shipped to your home.




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8182 Lark Brown Road

Suite 102

Inside Rower Chiropractic


10806 Reisterstown Road 

Suite 1B



Eden S. 

"I started seeing Kara Grandea to help with my menstrual cramps, anxiety, and ADD. After one month, I am feeling more centered and less anxious. Kara is gentle and explains everything she is doing. She has given me many tools to help me with my everyday life. "

Sue W. 

"I first started going to acupuncture when I had recently been diagnosed with colon cancer and was facing 6 months of chemotherapy after surgery.  I read an NIH study that recommended acupuncture for help with chemo's side effects.  Acupuncture absolutely helped with my side effects and I never had to take the extra medicine for nausea or delay my chemo treatments due to poor blood test results.  One of the other side effects was muscle spasms that were so painful they would wake me up at night.  These spasms would immediately stop after an acupuncture treatment.  Acupuncture was also instrumental in reducing my neuropathy after chemo - even my oncologist expressed her surprise at how quickly it receded.  


It has now been 3 years since I completed chemo and I have continued to get acupuncture treatments regularly to support my overall health and well being.  When I couldn't go for several months during the pandemic, it was reflected in my liver enzyme and other blood test results, which returned to normal ranges when I resumed acupuncture.  


As a practitioner of acupuncture, Kara clearly knows her stuff and I have experienced the results.  She is constantly learning and looking into different ways, such as oils, to support her clients' health.  Most importantly to me, Kara asks questions and really listens in order to find out what is going on in my life that can be addressed with acupuncture.  She is always willing to answer my questions and explain treatments so that I can learn, understand what is going on and can become more of a partner in the health journey.  I would (and have) unreservedly recommend acupuncture in general and Kara in particular to a friend or family member."

Eric W. 

"To say that I can "leap a tall building at a single bound" subsequent to Kara Grandea's acupuncture treatment of my neck and back pain isn't much of an exaggeration. For not only her expert targeted needle pricks benefit my overall enhancement but through-out each session she patiently explains connections between her procedures and my body's healing responses. I wholeheartedly recommend her services to all reading this testimonial."
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