Traditional Chinese Medicine
Japanese Style Acupuncture
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) in training (2017-2020)
Angela Gabriel joined the GW Center for Integrative Medicine team in 2010. As a young scientist Angela became interested in Chinese medicine after being successfully treated for her own health issues. Angela holds a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Moscow University and a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from New York College for Health Professions. She is a NCCOAM Board Certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and a licensed acupuncturist in Washington, D.C. In addition, Angela holds certificates in Chinese Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy in Chinese Medicine. Her previous work experience includes participation in clinical research on acupuncture at Columbia University and running private practices in New York City and Washington, D.C.
Angela brings her expertise in Japanese-style acupuncture to GWCIM. Japanese-style acupuncture places great emphasis on gentle and painless needling, and suits people with chronic pain and fatigue, seniors, children, and those who are sensitive to needles.
Angela is a general practitioner and often treats the whole family, including expectant mothers and children. Angela uses the full scope of Chinese medicine, integrating acupuncture with nutritional advice, herbal prescriptions, massage, moxibustion, Qi Gong exercises and more. In her work with children Angela also incorporates Japanese pediatric cutaneous ShoNiShin massage, specially designed pediatric herbal tinctures, and essential oils.
Angela believes that her patients receive the best care at GW CIM, where all specialists work as a team to coordinate their expertise. Her education in both Western biomedicine and Eastern traditional medicine helps her to walk the path of integrative medicine. Angela’s vision is to incorporate proven achievements of ancient Chinese Medicine into multidisciplinary approach in order to empower healing, restore health, and prevent illness.
In 2017 Angela started her Somatic Experiencing® Training. The Somatic Experiencing® method is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It is the life’s work of Dr. Peter A. Levine, resulting from his multidisciplinary study of stress physiology, psychology, ethology, biology, neuroscience, indigenous healing practices. Angela is interested in combining acupuncture, therapeutic touch and psychology to heal trauma, stress disorders and mental disorders such as PTSD, insomnia, anxiety and depression.
“How often do you get lucky on the first try? This time I did. I was really skeptical about trying acupuncture, but felt I had exhausted all traditional options to solve the mystery of what was going on with my pain-struck knees. Out of desperation and as a last resort, I thought I’d give it a try. I stumbled upon Angela Gabriel, and she turned out to be a remarkable and life-changing gift. She’s so very caring, tremendously thorough, technically competent and offers comprehensive solutions to life’s many physical challenges. She doesn’t just focus on your problem, she focuses on you.”
Shelly Davis, Washington, D.C.