Who We Are and What We Do

The Sign of Jonah Acupuncture Clinic was established 20 years ago to provide Chinese medicine (acupuncture and herbal formulas) and therapeutic massage to people who could not otherwise afford it in downtown Washington, DC.

Today, the Sign of Jonah Partnerships in Healing operates in Washington, DC as a multidisciplinary provider of Eastern amd complementary medicine and wellness services to support the wellbeing of all the citizens of our metropolitan area. We provide diverse treatment and educational opportunities designed to nurture wellbeing, resilience and wisdom within the individual, the family and the community.

We are especially interested in serving people who are formerly homeless; people in recovery from addiction; people living with HIV; people with chronic mental health challenges; and other under-served groups. Our clients value the services they receive as evidenced by the numbers that return and the demonstrated effects on their quality of life. Services are provided by licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists; as well as reiki practitioners, herbalists and counselors.

Volunteer support is critical to the functioning of Sign of Jonah Partnerships in Healing.  Many treatment hours are donated by our practitoners. Our unique business model is designed to allow us to always fulfill our fundamental mission.

Each of our practitioners operates individual practices and are available to see clients at the Sign of Jonah who can afford full payment. As they do this, each practitioner commits to attending to the needs of a certain number of clients who cannot afford to pay fully for our services. Some of our practitioners maintain their individual practices in other locations; coming to Sign of Jonah strictly to volunteer hours of treatment for our clients who cannot pay.  In this way the Sign of Jonah exists as a resource for healthful living to the entire Washington, DC community, while maintaining its focus on serving targeted populations.