About Us

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Striving for Health is Unique. 

At Striving for Health, we utilize in a wonderful therapy called Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT).  This is a needle free therapy with rapid, long term results. AAT merges 21st century science with 3,000-year-old traditional acupuncture principles in offering an effective alternative in the treatment of symptoms associated with allergies and sensitivities.  We strive to get the best results in the fewest possible treatments.

More Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is also offered at Striving for Health. TCM has been successfully used to treat a wide variety of ailments for over 5000 years. TCM modalities offered at Striving for Health include; herbal therapy, acupuncture, dietary therapy, moxibustion (moxa), and cupping. The therapies are selected and matched with each individual based on which therapy will get the best results for that person.

We have a nice selection of herbal remedies, both in pill and tea form, for many acute and chronic conditions.  

We offer holistic facial treatments like our Signature Rejuvenating Facial Treatment (includes microcurrent, cosmetic acupuncture, body acupuncture, LED light therapy, facial cupping, and facial gua sha) and microneedling.  These treatments help to reduce the many signs of aging and help to rejuvenate the face and body.  We can address fine lines and wrinkles, lax facial muscles and skin, poor skin texture, scars, uneven or hyper-pigmented complexions and increase collagen production, all in a 100% natural treatment, without chemicals or injections.  

We offer detox therapies including an infrared sauna and Chi machine to reduce the chemical load.

We are excited to also offer an Organic and Herbal Bath and Body Care Line that is 100% natural, without synthetic additives, preservatives or chemicals for those people with sensitive skin or for anyone who would like to decrease the toxins they are putting onto their skin.  The products we carry are: body butters, moisturizing creams, herbal cleansers, facial toners, herbal bath soaks, lip butters, superfood face masks, facial oils, facial serums, body scrubs, and hand crafted soaps. The line is called Spencer St. Botanicals and more information on the products can be found here: www.spencerstbotanicals.com  

At Striving for Health, we have many treatment options that can successfully treat a wide variety of conditions, syndromes and symptoms.  Our specialty includes digestive complaints, allergies and sensitivities, respiratory issues and chemical sensitivities.     


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Meet the Practitioner.

DeBritt Ealey, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM) moved to Northern Virginia in 2009, after living and practicing in Australia for many years. She is originally from Colorado and opened her first practice in Boulder after receiving her Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine education at the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Denver. After graduating in 1999, she did her internships in Japanese Acupuncture and Chinese Dietary Therapy. She has been using and working with herbs for over 25 years. She has also been trained in a variety of TCM facial rejuvenation treatments.  

DeBritt has been a licensed Acupuncturist with NCCAOM certification for the past 19 years.  She has also been utilizing the Advanced Allergy Therapeutics (AAT) therapy for over 15 years and has been the Director of Training for the AAT therapy since 2003. She has trained over 250 health care practitioners to use the AAT therapy in the US, Australia, Canada, and Japan. She has successfully treated thousands of patients and administered tens of thousands of treatments in private practice.  She strives to consistently achieve the best possible results for all of her clients, as quickly as possible. 

In 2016, after years of treating patients for their many reactions to body care products, DeBritt decided to create her own line of products that are 100% natural and perfect for sensitive skin.  She's excited to incorporate the healing properties of herbs with the nourishing benefits of oils and butters to make wonderful products that feel great while benefiting the skin with clean nourishing ingredients. That line is called Spencer St. Botanicals.