Patient Testimonials

Maryland Classical Oriental Medicine


“I’ve had severe rheumatoid arthritis knee pain for 2 years. In just 5 treatments with Dr. Alatan, myknee pain as well as the swelling was completely gone! I’m back in life again!”         

Don S., Rockville, Maryland


"Your treatment has completely removed the radiating and penetrating sensations between hip and right foot."


Chao. C., Gaithersburg, Maryland


"I have been seeing Dr. Alatan to treat my back pain and the results have been amazing. Whether it be stress, pain or a more severe medical condition, I highly recommend you visit Maryland Classical Oriental Medicine and give Claire an opportunity to help you feel better. Dr. Alatan is very knowledgeable and makes you feel extremely comfortable at each session. Thanks Dr. Alatan!!"

Giles P., Germantown, MD


"I have been suffering from endometriosis for 15 years. I have been through a series of medication and finally a hysterectomy. Nothing helped. The endo continued to come back and the pain was constant and terrible. I have been seeing Dr. Alatan for a year now and the difference is incredible! I am now off of all pain medicines. The pain is gone and the endo has stopped growing. Dr. Alatan is amazing!  She is very knowledgeable, makes you feel  comfortable and makes the process easy."

Kelly C., Germantown, MD


"Hi Claire, I just wanted you to know that I've always been very skeptical of most things that I hear about, and I have always been afraid of needles. Even when I give a blood sample I have to look away or I'll get light headed. So considering acupuncture wasn't something on my list of things to try to ease the arthritis pain in my right knee. Several people on my job have been seeing you for various things and were happy with the results, and I told them good for you, but not me. I finally decided to go and talk to you, and I tried it. I am extremely impressed with you. Not only did you help with the pain in my knee but I have for years had trouble going or staying asleep. You took care of that right away with the first visit! You are very good at what you do and I actually look forward to seeing you each time! "

Daryl H., Germantown, MD 


​“I suffered from sciatica with severe pain shooting down my right leg, walking and sleeping became extremely difficult. No Doctors or acupuncturists could help me. My hope diminished and I thought I had to live with the pain for the rest of my life. After being treatment by Dr. Alatan, miracles happened!  The pain diminished after each treatment and after the 6th treatment my sciatica pain was totally disappeared! My wish came true!”    ​


Jimmy L., Germantown, MD


“Claire’s level of knowledge, professionalism and genuine care has exceeded my expectations. She is a pleasant spirit and I look forward to my treatments with her. I would highly recommend her to my friends & family.” ​


Adam D., Baltimore, MD


"Dear Claire,  I want to thank you for seeing me for acupuncture treatment. You show a unique combination of qualities. While your remained professional and competent, you showed a great deal of warmth, caring and compassion. You inspire confidence in your abilities. That is important to a relationship that needs trust to work well. You have happily answered my endless questions. This has helped me be part of my solutions, not just the subject of your efforts. Your care has been an empirical proof of integrative health care theory."   ​


Louise D., Columbia, MD

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