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Our practice places an emphasis on restoring your body to optimal wellness and maintaining with preventative care


Providing extraordinary care for over 30 years

Since opening our doors in 1984, Houng King Acupuncture Center is proud to have provided the best of Traditional Chinese Medicine to the Maryland and DC metropolitan area. The essence of our practice is rooted in our extraordinary care; combining 4 generations of TCM technical expertise, proven successful results, and the ability to work with patients to achieve their health related goals.

"We treat the person, not the just the disease"

Many who have walked through our doors have encountered some of life's most difficult challenges physically, mentally, and emotionally. Whether it be years of chronic pain, lack of understanding of their discomfort, or fear of their condition and its effect on life, our world class staff will put an emphasis on education and how to treat the person as a whole.

Our Team

Houng King, L.Ac., C.M.D
Licensed Acupuncturist, Founder of Houng King Acupuncture Center
About Houng King

Houng King opened the doors to his first acupuncture practice in Frederick, MD in 1984. As the first acupuncturist in Frederick, Houng has used acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to help patients in the MD, VA, and DC metropolitan area for over 30 years. He is a nationally certified and state licensed acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and Maryland State Board of Acupuncture.


As a 3rd generation acupuncturist, Houng was able to begin his training as a child directly under the tutelage of his successful and well-respected family. Houng developed an uncanny ability to grasp the intricacies of Chinese Medicine at a very young age and under the watchful eyes of his grandparents and parents, blossomed into the perfect representative for their family’s style of practice.


In his years of practice, Houng has garnered numerous awards and accolades on his way to becoming a leader in his field of expertise. Today, Houng continues to weave the most up to date information and technology with his own style of acupuncture; creating a perfect blend of integrative and traditional approaches for the best in patient care.

Andrew King, LMT
Massage Therapist
About Andrew King

Andrew King is a Maryland state licensed massage therapist. As the youngest son of Houng King, Andrew is a proud 4th generation representative of his family’s deep Traditional Chinese Medicine history. Growing up in a fully immersive TCM environment, Andrew was able to maximize his development in the inner workings his family’s medicine at a very young age. Andrew immediately took to the practice of tui na and Chinese bodywork.


Andrew’s fascination with how every part of the body was “wired together” and how each part was dependent on each other in healthy body movements led Andrew to pursue a certification in massage and bodywork.


Today, Andrew continues to refine his craft, combining his traditional Chinese background with the most up to date massage techniques found around the world. His integrative style, consisting of a rich blend of eastern and western techniques, focuses on restoring the body to its proper posture and functional movement.    

Andrew attended Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage where he was awarded his license by the NCBTMB. 

Alexander King, L.Ac., M.S., C.M.D.
Licensed Acupuncturist
About Alexander King

Alexander King is a nationally certified and state board licensed acupuncturist. At his time of graduation, Alexander was the youngest graduate in school history to have earned his Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University in Los Angeles, California.


Born into a Traditional Chinese Medicine family, Alexander began his training as a 4th generation practitioner at the age of 7. Under his father and grandmother’s guidance, he was able to thrive in a fully immersive TCM environment from the outset and build his own identity within his family’s practice system. Today, Alexander carries over 20 years of TCM experience with him as he continues to practice his family’s style of acupuncture alongside his father in their own leading healthcare clinic.


Alexander practices a unique blend of his family’s style of TCM practice and modern conventional knowledge and technology with an emphasis on preventative care. While his field of expertise spans a wide range of conditions, he has taken on a particular interest in treating chronic pain and all aspects of health optimization. He constantly stresses the importance of education and having a better understanding of one’s body and conditions. In practice, he strives to create a balanced lifestyle by examining and addressing different aspects of life; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Devoted to his craft, Alexander constantly seeks out the most up to date treatment techniques and blends them into his own style of practice. From TCM practice styles, Korean practice styles, integrative approaches, to modern biomedicine/technology, he is adamant to continue to evolve his field to help others achieve a truly healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Obtained his Master of Sciences degree in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University Los Angeles.

Youngest practitioner to obtain International Doctor of Chinese Medicine Certification in China.

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