Laura Stauffer Parks, Acupuncturist


Since opening Cloud 9 Acupuncture in 2011, Laura Stauffer Parks, M.Ac, L.Ac. has performed over 10,000 acupuncture treatments for patients in her first 10 years of practice.

Laura currently offers Acupuncture Sessions specializing in pain management, infertility, and anti-aging, including cosmetic and facial rejuvenation acupuncture. 

Laura currently treats patients:

Mon & Fri. 12pm-5pm

Wed 12-4pm

Tues & Thurs 10-12pm

Laura has over 15 years in the health field working with car accident victims, injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and clients dealing with chronic pain issues (especially back pain). She works with clients of all ages, including geriatrics, teenagers, children, and infants.

Training has included many studies on acupuncture techniques to alleviate pain, even for the most difficult medical cases. With her highly successful clinical experience, Laura has been teaching and mentoring other acupuncturists from around the world since 2017.

Laura has taken extensive studies on Facial Rejuvenation, Cosmetic Acupuncture.  AKA “The No Tox Botox.” Laura studied Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with Michelle Gellis of Fulton, Maryland.

As a graduate of Perceptive Awareness Technique since Oct. 2007, Laura uses her skill and her intuition in the treatment room.

When asked typical questions about “how can acupuncture help my health condition?”, Laura’s favorite response is “Guess what?  There’s an acupuncture point for that.” She finds acupuncture to be perfect, ancient medicine for our modern lifestyles.  Laura says, “Acupuncture is a perfect blend of art and science, like combining poetry and mathematics, in perfect harmony.  Each patient is so unique, and yet as human beings we have many universal themes as undercurrents to our illness. It is always a honor and pleasure to serve others, especially with the medicine of Acupuncture.”

It is with great respect and gratitude that Laura offers acupuncture as complementary medicine to this community.

Laura is elated to add Health Coaching to her Acupuncture practice. Many acupuncture patients have joined one of our group Cleanse programs to find out if they have any hidden food sensitivities that may be creating or contributing to: allergies, chronic pain & inflammation, digestive distress, migraines, insomnia, mood swings and much more. In addition to short Cleanse programs, Laura also offers private health coaching programs (4 weeks or 12 weeks, or continued ongoing coaching support).

Laura graduated from Towson University with a Bachelors degree in Theatre arts with an emphasis on acting and directing in 2006, after a degree in Massage Therapy. Laura was inspired to realize acting as a fascinating study of the human spirit, which landed her in acupuncture school.  Her acupuncture program included intense graduate level full-time study over the course of 3 years.

Laura graduated from Maryland University of Integrative Health with her Masters degree in Acupuncture December 2010.  Formerly known as Tai Sophia Institute, Maryland University of Integrative Health is the leading academic institution for integrative health in the nation.   Laura completed her official certification as a Health Coach from Health Coach Institute in October 2017.

When she is not at Cloud 9 Acupuncture, Laura enjoys her time at home listening to The Beatles with her pug Pop Zilla Bear, her son Oliver, and her husband Dave.