Carlos Durana, PhD, MAc, DiplAc, NCCAOM, Acupuncturist in Bethesda
I enjoy caring for the well-being of my patients. I have been cited twice in Washingtonian Magazine as "amongst one of the most highly regarded practitioners in his field." I have provided practical, holistic, integrative services in acupuncture, body therapy, life/wellness coaching, Chinese herbal medicine, and counseling since the 1980s. My background also includes stress management, medical Qigong, meditation, nutrition, and exercise. I bring breadth and depth to my practice, offering comprehensive and integrative approaches to whole being wellness, treating a broad range of conditions. I also teach skills that enhance the healing process and inner resources for successful life management.
I see you as a whole person, not just a set of health symptoms, and customize each acupuncture treatment to meet your needs. With this holistic approach, I partner with you to promote and support the inner self-regulating mechanisms responsible for restoring and maintaining the harmony and balance of your health and well-being.
When necessary, I use my expertise in mindfulness and mind-body approaches to help clients identify stressors and mental/emotional issues contributing to physical problems. I offer the Seasons in Our Life seminars for healing and self-improvement in order to provide you with the tools to find well-being, and happiness.
Call or Email Carlos Durana for a free phone consultation now - (301) 660-2539


  • Years in Practice: 37 Years
  • School: College of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, U.K.
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: U00124 Maryland


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $140
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LC0513 Clinical Professional Counselor
  • License No. and State: 0121000010 State of Virginia Acupuncture
  • License No. and State: AC500244 Dept. of Health Wash. D.C.


  • Pain Management
  • Women's Health
  • Sports Medicine
  • Wellness
  • Depression


  • Addiction
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Fertility
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nutrition
  • Orthopedics
  • Pediatric
  • Psychological
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Problems
  • Stress

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Preferences


  • Acupressure/ Tuina
  • Auricular Acupuncture
  • Chinese Acupuncture
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Five Element Acupuncture
  • Oriental Medicine
  • Qigong
  • Trigger Point Acupuncture

Treatment Techniques

  • Counseling, Life Management
  • Cranio-Sacral
  • Electro acupuncture
  • Gua Sha
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Moxibustion
  • Qigong
  • Structural Acupressure
  • Tuina
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017
Carlos Durana, PhD, MAc, DiplAc, NCCAOM, Acupuncturist in Bethesda

Carlos Durana

Acupuncturist, PhD, MAc, DiplAc, NCCAOM