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The mission of Ix Chel 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 at addressing their specific needs. We believe our patient's care is of greater importance than a large profit margin, yet we strive to provide fair market prices for our services while maintaining sustainable income for our practitioners. Our long term goal is to open a facility where like-minded healers and health professionals are able to practice in a supportive environment of transparency, consensus, open communication, and fair and equitable treatment of each other and our patients.
Adam Miramon, L.Ac., M.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Founder and Owner
Adam Miramon is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He holds his Diplomate of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commision of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Adam has a passion for and a calling to bring this type of communal healing work to the Washington, DC area. His past life experience and challenges has provided him with the compassion to work with a variety of different people on different life paths no matter their station in life. Learn more about Adam by visiting Our Practitioners page.
Ix Chel 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.
Ix Chel 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.
Ix Chel 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 Ix Chel was worshiped at many sites within the Mayan civilization, two sites were centered around Ix Chel – Tulum and the island of Cozumel.
The logo is an artist’s interpretation of one of the classic glyphs of Ix Chel 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 in Copán Ruinas 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 Ix Chel. Upon finding the glyph, I was tremendously moved by both the artist’s interpretation as well as 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 Ix Chel Wellness. She welcomed my inquiry and allowed Ix Chel 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.