About Us

Mission Statement

The mission of Ixchel Wellness is to heal our patients, ourselves, each other, and our communities. Our goal is to treat each other and every patient with the respect and care they deserve, no matter their station in life. We focus on providing our patients with the best quality of care either through our services or by referring them to other health care professionals who may be better trained and equipped to address their specific needs. We believe our patients’ care is of greater importance than a large profit margin. We strive to provide fair market prices for our services while maintaining sustainable income for our practitioners.

Our Practitioners

Adam Miramon

Adam Miramon, M.O.M., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac.

Acupuncturist and Owner

 

Adam was first drawn to acupuncture through the benefits he experienced as a patient, and his appreciation of the practice has only deepened since. Adam loves the fact that his work allows him to help people reduce pain, recover from disease, improve their quality of life, and optimize their sense of well being. He has a passion for women's health and is well versed in many gynecological issues, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), premenstrual syndrome (PMS), menopause, menstrual irregularity, pregnancy, and infertility. Adam's approach is holistic; he evaluates both surface symptoms and possible root causes. By looking beyond isolated aspects of a person's health and seeing how they fit together as a whole, Adam helps his patients achieve sustained wellness. Adam is the founder and owner of Ixchel Wellness.

Education, Training & Certifications: Adam is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He earned his Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and he graduated with his Master’s of Acupuncture and Master’s of Oriental Medicine from the Maryland University of Integrative Health - MUIH (formerly the Tai Sophia Institute).

Who is Ixchel?

Ixchel is one of the Mayan Goddesses and corresponds to Goddess O in the Dresden Codex. She is a jaguar Moon goddess whose spouse is Itzamna, God of the Sun.

Ixchel is the Goddess of water, weaving, medicine, and midwifery. Her name translates as “Lady of the Rainbow,” which comes from her ability to nourish the crops by bringing the rain.

Ixchel and Itzamna gave birth to four jaguar Gods, each named for one of the four cardinal directions and charged with holding up the sky. Although Ixchel was worshipped at many sites within the Mayan civilization, two sites were centered around Ixchel – Tulum and the island of Cozumel.

What about Ixchel Wellness’ logo?

The logo is an artist’s interpretation of one of the classic glyphs of Ixchel sitting on the moon with a rabbit. The original artwork is a watercolor that was produced as a T-shirt design for Asociación Copán. Carin Steen (www.carinsteen.com) is the artist, and she founded Arte Acción Copán Ruinas in Copán Ruinas, Honduras. Although Arte Acción Copán Ruinas closed in December 2010, Carin continues working as an independent artist and designer as well as with community development projects like Proyecto Maya.

I discovered the artwork during an internet search for images of Ixchel. Upon finding the glyph, I was tremendously moved by the artist’s interpretation and the vibrancy of the artwork. After contacting Arte Acción Copán Ruinas, whose web site hosted the image, I discovered the artist was Carin Steen, the founder and director of the organization. I inquired about securing the artwork for use as the logo for Ixchel Wellness. She welcomed my inquiry and allowed Ixchel Wellness to utilize her artwork as our logo in August 2010. I am tremendously grateful to Carin Steen for the opportunity to use the artwork.