PRACTITIONERS Meet Our Alternative Health Practitioners
William Zvarick, L.Ac.
Bill Zvarick, L.Ac. completed his acupuncture studies at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In addition he has studied acupressure with Michael Reed Gach through the Acupressure Institute at Berkeley, California, and massage at the Baltimore School of Massage.
He has extensive experience in massage and acupressure, working with a wide range of skeleto-muscular conditions, and he utilizes these modalities together with acupuncture to address patients' health issues on multiple levels.
Mr. Zvarick also treats a wide range of other conditions, including migraines, depression, anxiety, infertility, digestive disorders and immune disorders.
Karisa Grudi - L.Ac.
Karisa Grudi is a state licensed acupuncturist in Maryland and Virginia and a nationally board-certified Chinese herbalist. She holds a 4-year Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She is also a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Karisa’s passion for acupuncture and oriental medicine coupled with her ongoing research in the fields of natural health and nutrition has inspired her to educate, empower, and motivate her patients to take control of their own health and strive for a state of well-being. Her focus is in treating fertility issues as well as an extensive variety of conditions including weight management, digestive disorders, smoking cessation and pain management.
Maria Kimos, CMT, CPT
Maria is a graduate of Baltimore school of Massage and has been a certified massage therapist in Maryland for over 12 years. She is nationally certified in bodywork through the National Cerification Board for Therapeutic
Massage and Bodywork.
Maria's expertise lies in deep tissue massage, sports/ injury related massage, Swedish massage, and certified in prenatal & peri-natal massage.
Maria is also a Certified Personal Trainer.
Dave's "Soul purpose" is to help others redefine their story by evaluating current conditions discovering alternatives and engaging solutions.
Dave grew up in a challenging personal environment, one of dysfunction, abuse and addiction. This environment led to patterns of self destructive behavior in his early adult life. The realization that the past doesn’t define your character inspires him to share his life experiences and insight with others. Dave is committed to ongoing change in his own life and believes simple changes on a daily basis offer us an opportunity to live healthy, happy and successful lives. Dave brings a unique sense of humor and a fresh outlook to help others practice self awareness and fulfillment.
Dave has served as the general manager of a large corporation for over 10 years. His leadership and insight into managing groups of people is one of the driving influences behind forming The Alive Community .
At Integrative Health Centers Dave is available for: