Ted D Annenberg



Life Medicine
8850 Stanford Blvd, Suite 1800
Columbia, Maryland, 21045
Phone: 4108210100
Website: http://www.lifemedicine.us
Conditions Treated
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Migraine and Headaches
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-surgical Pain
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sports Injuries
  • TMJ Disorders
  • Visceral Pain
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About Our Practice

Life Medicine is a gentle hands-on healing approach grounded in tradition, yet informed by empiricism and sensitivity to the present, as much as in scholarship and respect for the past. Treatment plans are pragmatic, based in large part on our own clinical experience, as well as the experience of other senior providers of similar care models in the West.

We intend treatment that is fundamentally unique to the individual and presented first as hypothesis rather than application by protocol set in stone. Choices are a process of reflection supplemented by providing space for other providers, specialists in their own fields, to supplement our recommendations.

Blending classical treatment strategies, individually tailored to address a wide range of complex health problems, we intend that our patients ‘be informed’  rather than presented with a single and singular system of ideas. Speaking for tradition, the medical classics* - the foundation of all medical practice unique to our paradigm. Yet numerous manifestations of illness, rapidly evolving new diseases, and the ever changing nature of society and its relationship to civilization appears to extend beyond what the classics have to offer. We do not advocate ridding ourselves of the old to make way for the new, rather we support the notion of reinterpreting the classics so that we better serve in the context in which we find ourselves. We will continue to relate our personal experience to a continued conversation of inquiry, curiosity and engagement with the long treasured medical archive of what is currently termed Classical East Asian Medicine or simply, Chinese Medicine.

Ted Annenberg graduated from the Nakazono Kotatoma Institute in 1983. He has been practicing and studying Classical East Asian medicine for over thirty years. His determination to understand and apply the wisdom of classical texts has set him apart and created a demand for his clinical expertise in applying Traditional Japanese Meridian Therapy to numerous health conditions associated with contemporaneous lifestyle.

Meridian therapy is a school of Japanese acupuncture which is distinguished by its emphasis on the classics, its utilization of the five-phase points in treating the root of disease, and the importance which it attaches to palpatory skills in diagnosis and point location.

* Huang Di Nei Jing 皇帝內經 (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic) 300 - 200 BCE, Nan Jing 難經 (Classic of Difficulties) The original text compiled during the first century A.D. and the Shang Han Lun 傷寒論 (Treatise on Cold Damage) 150 CE - 219 CE are the foundational texts of this medicine