Paulette McMillan, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, RYT200
(registered dietitian, licensed dietitian/ nutritionist, certified diabetes care and education specialist, licensed acupuncturist, board certified in oriental medicine, registered yoga teacher)
Paulette McMillan is the co-founder/owner of the Center for Health and Wellness, an integrated clinic offering functional medicine nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. She is a licensed practitioner in both nutrition and acupuncture. She received her master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, Portland, OR. She completed 5 years of graduate level training in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland. She is board certified in Oriental medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine http://www.nccaom.org/
Paulette is Certified as a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) . This is a specialized credential demonstrating an advanced knowledge of diabetes and in educating people with prediabetes, type 1 or 2 achieve their goals to better health. Common goals include controlling blood glucose, managing weight, preventing complications of diabetes, and achieving overall wellness.https://www.diabeteseducator.org/living-with-diabetes/how-a-diabetes-educator-can-help-you
She started teaching “Yoga to Optimize Fertility” to support women undergoing fertility treatments to help alleviate stress and improve the likelihood of conception and a healthy birth. She studied and apprenticed at the Yoga Center of Columbia under the excellent guidance of Lucy Lomax and Kelly Fisher. “Yoga for Optimizing Fertility” course is modelled on Lynn Jensen’s Yoga for Fertility and on the work of Pulling Down the Moon.
To further her knowledge, she completed advanced trainings through the Institute for Functional Medicine and the International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists.
Her interest in natural and integrative healing has led her to pursue knowledge in other areas as well. She has studied western herbal medicine through the School of Herbal Medicine in Washington and the Ayurvedic system of medicine through the Institute of Vedic Studies in New Mexico.
In addition to her practice, she served as the nutrition consultant on the Advisory Panel for the Newsletter, Better Health for Better Living. As a past faculty member at the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Bethesda, MD she developed and taught the western nutrition curriculum. She worked for a NIH-funded research center on several studies implementing nutrition and lifestyle approaches to prevent high blood pressure and heart disease in children and adults.
Don Diggs, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M., A.D.
Nationally Board Certified in acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). http://www.nccaom.org/ ; Ayurvedic Doctor (NAMA, AAPNA Credentialed) https://www.ayurvedanama.org/default.aspx; https://www.aapna.org/
Don Diggs is the co-founder of the Center for Health and Wellness, an integrated center offering functional medicine nutrition, acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Ayurvedic medicine.
Don practices Traditional Chinese Medicine including acupuncture combined with Cupping Techniques, Gua Sha Techniques, Electrical Stimulation and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He treats a wide variety of conditions which can be referenced in the acupuncture section of this website.
Don is a graduate of the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a five year program in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has served as a participating practitioner-instructor for the University of Maryland School of Medicine Complementary Medicine Program.
Don is credentialed as an Ayurvedic Doctor (A.D.) by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. He has been in continuous Ayurvedic practice for over 24 years. He completed the Ayurvedic Program for Health Professionals offered through the American Institute of Vedic Studies under the personal direction of Dr. David Frawley in 1993 (http://www.vedanet.com/ – see practitioner resource guide). He studied advanced Ayurvedic pulse diagnosis under the direction of Dr. Vasant Lad, an internationally recognized Ayurvedic Physician and author. Don was recognized in the Washingtonian Magazine as a “noted Washington DC area Practitioner” of Ayurvedic Medicine in the article, “Can The New Medicine Heal you” (1996).
Don offers Ayurvedic consultations for constitutional balancing and management of health issues. See section on Ayurvedic Medicine for more details.