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NOVA Acupuncture

Nurturing Complete Well-Being

About Us

Linda Wentz


Linda Wentz L.Ac, CMT, HHCLinda is a National Board Certified (NCCAOM) and Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her diploma of acupuncture from the Maryland Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is authorized to practice as a Licensed Acupuncturist by the Commonwealth of Virginia and Board of Medicine.

“I have always been interested in health and wellness and maintaining it through a balanced life. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a whole medicine and also is a preventative practice. Practitioners not only will address the main health concern but will advise ways to maintain good health. We don’t just look at one symptom or ailment of a person but look at all imbalances and assess the root cause and connections.

“I wanted to practice acupuncture to help patients feel better, naturally and achieve optimal wellness through acupuncture, nutrition and stress management.”

My specialties are prenatal care, fertility, and pain management. However, since I’ve been in practice since 2002, I had experience with many different health concerns. From complicated cases to just maintenance and prevention, I am confident to be a partner in your health. 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and entertaining. I love going for nature walks, yoga, swimming, and doing varied HIIT workouts. A self-proclaimed foodie, I’m always up for new recipes. 

“The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

~  Thomas Edison

Matthew Stampe


Matthew Stampe L.Ac, LMTMatt began his career 30 years ago when he was introduced to a Taiwanese acupuncturist by his Tai Chi teacher. Matt’s early training included Tai Chi, Qigong, Tui-Na/acupressure, meditation, and Chinese dietary therapy with some basic herbal knowledge.

After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, Matt later continued his studies at Qi Elements school of Massage and became a licensed massage therapist. He pursued his dream and later graduated from Virginia University of Integrative Medicine as a licensed acupuncturist L.Ac.. Matt is licensed in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

“The combination of all these disciplines work synergistically for complete health and vitality. I am a firm believer in what Oriental medicine can offer as an
alternative or as a component, integrated with Western medicine. I have extensive personal experience with diet and nutrition and orthopedic treatments with working with all kinds of athletes for many years. I am very sensitive to the needs of couples trying to conceive and to support women throughout pregnancy. Patients who have had limited success with western treatments alone often see improvement in symptoms when working with a Chinese medical practitioner.”

Claire Kim


Claire M Kim LAcA wellness way finder, Claire Kim is a Virginia, Maryland, and New Jersey board-licensed acupuncturist certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her Master of Science from Virginia University of Integrative Medicine and Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Boston College.

Claire completed her pre-med track in college to pursue her life-long dream of becoming a doctor, but her life took a turning point when she met Dr. Young Cheong, a renowned Sa-Am acupuncture practitioner with over 30 years of clinical experience. Dr. Cheong chose Claire to become his protégé before he moved permanently overseas to help the underprivileged in third world countries. For three years, she trained directly under Dr. Cheong to carry on his practice and industry know-how. Claire also remains an active member of Good Neighbor Acupuncturists, an organization founded by Dr. Cheong. While in school, Claire further honed and refined her skills under the mentorship of Dr. Choo, who is the President of Association of International Sa-Am Acupuncture.

Claire is genuinely interested in helping each patient create a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Devoted to this craft, she seeks the most up-to-date treatment techniques and blends them into her own style of practice, utilizing all different styles of treatment, including TCM practice, Korean practice, integrative approaches, to modern biomedicine/technology. Claire is also well-experienced with various other forms of Oriental medicine, such as cupping, gua-sha, tui-na, and Chinese herbs.

Most importantly, Claire strongly advocates a holistic approach to medicine. Her practice goes beyond just treating patients, to educating them to make healthy and sustainable life choices with regard to their dietary habits, lifestyle, and immune system. Based on her integrative, whole-body approach, Claire will provide personalized and effective therapy by diagnosing each patient’s specific imbalance and using traditional acupuncture, consultation, nutrition, and herbs to help achieve physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Kate Pope


Kate Pope L.Ac, MAOM, LMT

Kate is a Virgina board-licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist who holds a certificate from the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her Masters degree of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture from the Oregon School of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. 

Kate specializes in holistic healthcare for women. A trained labor doula and Mayan Abdominal Massage specialist, Kate is experienced in the challenges and changes that women face throughout their lives — from menstruation through fertility, motherhood into menopause. Her experience in the birthing world has made Kate passionate about supporting women through postpartum, c-scar healing, incontinence, diastasis recti, and prolapse support. 

Kate, a massage therapist with 10-years experience, is an expert at relieving body pain — whether from lower back injuries, motor vehicle accidents or stress-induced neck tension. Combining acupuncture, medical massage, and cupping, Kate brings a multidimensional understanding of the body to reduce your pain and get you moving again.

In addition,  Kate is experienced in treating many common health concerns — including digestive complaints, headaches, diabetic complications, stroke recovery, and more. As a board-certified Chinese herbalist, Kate pairs the power of customized herbal remedies with acupuncture to enhance relief from many chronic conditions. 

Kate looks forward to supporting you in improving your overall health and wellbeing.

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