Elizabeth Arruda is a practitioner of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, licensed in the state of Maryland, as well as an experienced Licensed Esthetician, who has worked in Texas, Florida, Virginia, and currently in Washington, DC. Her background in the health and wellness fields date back to over a decade, having served as a vocational Nurse since 2006.
Liz, as she’s affectionately known by her family, friends, and longtime clients/patients, graduated with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Texas Health and Science University in 2022. She is an Army veteran, passionate about Mental Health, Pain Management, Alzheimer, and Facial Rejuvenation.
As a nurse, Liz served at some of the major military hospitals in the country, in units such as Infection Control, hemodialysis clinic, medical surgical ward, intensive care unit (ICU), hospice care, as well as having served overseas in battlefield hospitals while deployed in Iraq. Liz has seen and experienced caring for a vast category of patients and illnesses ranging from a simple cold, kidney failure, post-operative all the way to treating battlefield injuries sustained during in theater conflict.
Liz has a personal and deep connection with alternative medicine as she found help and relief from her fibromyalgia, mental health and other ailments in Acupuncture, lifestyle changes and Herbal therapy after being medically retired from the Army, and a long and ineffective journey with prescription medications, including opioids, psychotropics and several other classifications.
She is recognized in clinic by her patients and her peers for her compassion and ability to connect with people. She believes in preventive medicine and aims to assist her patients develop the perfect life and work balance, while providing them with the highest level of personalized care.
Liz was born in Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Her cultural diversity enables her to understand health and diseases from different cultural and lifestyle spectrums. She has the heart of a Nurse and inspires to touch the whole world through kindness. Loving and caring for people, one patient at a time, is her daily mission.