meet our nutritionist: Diet and Nutrition counseling


Dr. Ashley Will, L.Ac., DOM

Ashley Will is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine. She is a Nationally Board Certified, Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist specializing in Acupuncture, Herbal and Nutritional Therapies. She holds three degrees including a Bachelors Degree in Nutrition for Dietetics from Georgia State University, a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences and an advanced degree in Oriental Medicine from East West College of Natural Medicine. Earning a degree in Oriental Medicine requires five academic years of rigorous training as mandated by the ACAOM and NCAOM, a process she completed at an accelerated pace in just 3.5 years from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, FL. In addition to graduating Summa Cum Laude, Dr. Will served as Vice President of the school’s local chapter of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in which she helped petitioned the state and federal governments for acupuncture rights. Dr. Will completed her residency at Health South Rehabilitation Hospital, one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers specializing in rehabilitation. She has successfully treated a wide range of medical conditions including back pain, sciatica, cervical injuries, arthritis, menopause, infertility, endometriosis, digestive disorders, sinusitis, anxiety, weight loss, stoke sequelae and more. In her practice, she utilizes treatment modalities including acupuncture, herbs, electric stimulation, cupping and gua sha. 

Dr. Will was born and raised in Pennsylvania. After spending time in Atlanta and Sarasota she has recently relocated to the DC area. She enjoys hiking with her dog, biking, dancing and healthy cooking. Her passion for Oriental Medicine stemmed from personal experience. After chronic allergies and digestive issues were left unresolved despite numerous attempts with conventional medicine, she turned to Oriental Medicine where she discovered a whole new way of life. She got great results and decided from there that this is what she wanted to dedicate herself to. She has a strong passion for medicine and helping others.

Dr. Will believes in a holistic healthcare model which addresses the whole person aiming to treat the very root of the problem versus just managing the symptoms. She is committed to patient care and welcomes any questions about nutrition, or Acupuncture or how her services may be of benefit to you. 

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Rachel Attardi

Bachelor of Science, Health and Nutrition Sciences 2014

Certified Yoga Teacher 2007

Rachel Attardi is a nutritionist in Northern Virginia who has been empowering her clients with holistic counseling and advocating for preventive lifestyle since 2010. She holds a B.S. in Health and Nutrition Sciences, with a concentration in Food Science from Brooklyn College in New York City. Rachel completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2014.

Rachel was first inspired to become a nutritionist during her time at the Yoga Society of New York where she prepared healthy, organic, locally sourced meals and menus as Dining Services Coordinator. She went on to attend the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and began her work as a holistic lifestyle consultant.

Rachel furthered her education into nutrition at Brooklyn College, marrying her knowledge of holistic health with the evidence-based dietetic training set forth by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

After graduating, Rachel moved to Fairfax, VA and started her family. She returned to work in nutrition as the Program Manager and Nutritionist at a medical weight loss practice in Chevy Chase, MD. Rachel keenly guided her clients, alongside a team of weight loss experts, to successfully achieve their health goals. Her counsel was enhanced by the insight she gained on her own personal journey to a weight loss of 50 pounds in 2015.

Rachel is committed to her role as a health educator and dietary counselor. Her programs are centered around supporting clients with busy lives, offering many remote options and ways to connect with expert guidance.

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