PRACTITIONERS Meet Our Alternative Health Practitioners
Domenic enrolled at SAMRA University in Los Angeles and earned a full tuition scholarship to study Traditional Chinese Medicine. He went on to graduate with a Masters of Science degree in Oriental Medicine in 2001.
At SAMRA he was fortunate to study under some of the brightest Chinese, Japanese, and Korean professors in the science of oriental medical diagnosis, acupuncture, and herbology. Domenic also studied optional advanced coursework in Chinese herbal theory, diagnosis, and massage therapy.
After leaving SAMRA, Domenic moved to New York City for a position at a physical rehabilitation clinic in Bronx, NY where he was able to perform over 5,000 acupuncture visits in his first year of practice. After his extensive clinical experience in New York, Domenic decided to re-locate to Baltimore, MD and opened his current practice in February of 2003, specializing in obstetrics, pregnancy support, physical medicine, and pain management.
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: