Tracy Rupp Hockmeyer Ph.D., M.Ac., L.Ac.

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Five Element Acupuncture

Tracy Hockmeyer practices Five Element Acupuncture; a nature inspired and based medicine with its fundamental principles based on the movement and energetics of nature. Tracy is inspired by nature in her practice and brings that to her patients. Tracy received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH, formerly Tai Sophia) and her Ph.D in Experimental Psychology from Brown University with a background in sleep research.  Tracy is currently active in research and teaching at MUIH.  Tracy specializes in sleep and addressing sleep complaints.  With her background in research and practice as an acupuncturist, Tracy offers a knowledge base from both Eastern and Western medicine. She addresses individuals’ sleep complaints using acupuncture, essential oils, and lifestyle recommendations. Tracy believes that using acupuncture to balance a person as a whole, with a treatment designed uniquely for them, treats the root causes of sleep problems and improves sleep and daytime functioning.  Tracy believes there is an important balance and role for both Eastern and Western medicine in maintaining health. She believes that Acupuncture fills a void of Western medicine in treating chronic illness, serving as a preventive medicine and fostering self-care, and especially in treating an individual on a mind, body and spirit level. Tracy’s interest in research extends to trying to bridge knowledge from many perspectives and treatment modalities and bring that to her patients. Tracy believes that acupuncture offers an opportunity for healing without the side effects of many medications and for building a foundation for optimal health.

To make an appointment with Tracy please call: 301-873-0531.

EbbTide Wellness Studio specializes in Mindfulness and Acupuncture. We offer group guided meditation classes, group and private acupuncture treatments, and workshops as well as a quiet and accessible space for individual meditation.  Our classes, prices, and schedule are designed to facilitate wellness as part of your daily routine. We hope to create a place of healing, well-being, and retreat for the community and its visitors. Please visit us on our website at and join us on facebook page: