The Gilbert Clinic

News and Events

The Gilbert Clinic offers educational blogs for all online and in-person presentations throughout the greater Washington, DC, area. Read the latest here along with details of clinical changes.

Most Recent Traditional Medicine Blogs

Reporting Error Revealed in Knee Pain Acupuncture Study, Catastrophe Avoided by Jonathan Gilbert highlights reevaluation of a negative study published in JAMA which found serious flaws in methodology and analysis. The data actually showed knee pain acupuncture and laser acupuncture are effective. June 2016.

Emergency Room Acupuncture Lessens Pain and Anxiety by Jonathan Gilbert looks at a Feb 2016 journal study in Pain Medicine and a newspaper piece in The Minnesota Star Tribune finding reduced pain and anxiety scores when acupuncture offered free in an emergency room setting. May 2016.

Clinic News

We are now based in Towson. We will be opening a new clinic in Washington DC in the next year. We have sadly had to leave our Bethesda Clinic. Thank you to all of you who came to our Bethesda clinic for treatment. You made our time there busy, happy and fullfilling.

Focus: Acupuncture for Neuropathic Pain

“Over the last 10 years, I have been collating information from my own work and the studies that have been published in medical journals. From this analysis I have concluded that acupuncture makes a sizable impact on the vast majority of patients who experience neuropathic pain. What does that mean? It means there is a safe, non-surgical, pill-free, side effect free method of working with neuropathic pain.”

– Jonathan Gilbert, L.Ac., NCCAOM, in Gilbert Clinic News and Tidings 2016

Presentations about Acupuncture

We often reach out to the community with regards to neuropathic pain. Jonathan Gilbert, L.Ac., NCCAOM, has presented acupuncture to several support organizations, including diabetes and cancer patient support groups. Please contact us if you would like a presentation of acupuncture to your organization.

The Gilbert Clinic present Neuropathy Treatments and Prevention

Examples of Recent Presentations:

A Different Paradigm in Healing

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Jonathan Gilbert, L.Ac., NCCAOM


Monday, January 30, 2017

Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Website

Why should we think about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)? In this talk, Jonathan Gilbert will explore the wisdom and healing life practices of TCM that are as valid today as they were 2000 years ago. He will explain how these valuable insights from the past can be brought into our present day lives to enrich our wellbeing.

Acupuncture for Cancer’s Nerve Pain



Jonathan Gilbert, L.Ac., NCCAOM


Monday, April 3, 2017, 6:30-8 PM

Hope Connections for Cancer Support Website

Peripheral neuropathy can be a result of the side effects of treatment or from cancer itself. The most troubling symptom of peripheral neuropathy is neuropathic pain for which there are few effective or even well tolerated treatment options. Acupuncture has attracted recent attention as a possible treatment for neuropathic pain. Initial studies are promising. This ancient Chinese treatment may well be of value in our modern healthcare setting. Jonathan Gilbert is a Bethesda based acupuncturist who specializes in the care of those with neuropathic pain. He will speak about acupuncture’s use and the exciting possibilities that it holds for peripheral neuropathy.

Of Note

In “How Hope Connections Assisted Me as a Caregiver” by Carolyn Gohmann in the Hope Connections for Cancer Support PROGRAM CALENDAR january 2016 – march 2016:

“At Hope Connections, we found a wonderful means of dealing with these stressors. Acupuncture provided tremendous relaxation and addressed chronic pain issues.”

Website News

New Author Page

The new blog author page for Jonathan Gilbert puts all the blogs in the order they were posted in an easy to read, title only list. Same great information, less scrolling, more overview. This view is only available for desktop mode. June 2016.

New Mobile Website has been mobilized for smart phone and tablet users. Pages are easier to read without all that zooming in and out. If you need to search, please use the desktop mode. Particularly colorful and beautiful on the mobile site is the blog. If you’d like to keep our site handy on your device, be sure to add it to your home screen. It will look like an app with our logo as the app’s icon. April 2016.

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