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Dr. Laura Parks, Medical Director, Acupuncturist

Since opening Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine in 2011, Medical Director Dr. Laura Stauffer Parks, D.Ac., L.Ac. has performed over 10,000 acupuncture treatments for patients in her first 10 years of practice.

Dr. Parks has advanced training in:

          • Spinal Stenosis & Peripheral Neuropathy (2019)
  • ATP Resonance BioTherapy™ (2019)
  • Master Tung Balance Method for Pain Relief (2011)
  • Certified Health Coach (2017)
  • Holistic Fertility (2018)
  • ​MINCORN™ Fertility (2020)
  • LIFE Fertility BioTherapy™ (2020)​
  • Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (2010) & Advanced Facial Rejuvenation (2015)
  • Weber Method™ Advanced Cosmetic (2019)

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

Dr. Parks is currently treats patients:

Tues     1pm-6pm

Wed   12pm-5pm

Thurs 12pm-5pm

Fri       12pm-4pm

Hours Change Somewhat Seasonally.


Dr. Parks has 2 decades 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.

At times, Dr. Parks has acupuncture colleagues from all over the world come to train with her at Cloud 9 Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine. She has taught her acupuncture techniques in pain management and infertility to many other acupuncturists at symposiums, conferences and clinical rounds.

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

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

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

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

Dr. Parks 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, Dr. Parks also offers private health coaching programs (4 weeks or 12 weeks, or continued ongoing coaching support).

Dr. Parks 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.

Dr. Parks 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.

After 13 years of clinical acupuncture practice, Dr. Parks expanded upon her education and graduated from Five Branches University with her Doctorate in Acupuncture April 2023. 

When she is not at Cloud 9 Acupuncture, Dr. Parks enjoys her time at home listening to The Beatles with her son Oliver, her pugs Finley, Lilly Rose, and Love Bug, and her husband Dave.

Clockwise from Upper Left: Finley, Pepper, Lilly Rose and Love Bug

Dr. Parks is pictured with Love Bug the Acupuncture Pug as she cuddles with one of our favorite patients.

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