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About Randi

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Randi Sobel 

M.Ac., L.Ac., FT.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Certified Animal Acupuncturist

Certified Zero Balancer

Fellow in Thanatology

End of Life Doula


Greenspring Valley Healing Arts Center

8 Greenspring Valley Road

Suite 100 (for people)

Suite 102 (separate entrance for pets)

Owings Mills, MD 21117



Phone 410.654.8997 ext.1

Randi earned a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture in 1998 as the result of three years of intensive training from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia Maryland (now called Maryland University of Integrative Health, in Laurel), the oldest accredited acupuncture institute in the United States. Upon graduating Randi was invited to become a member of the faculty. Along with maintaining her private practice, she worked as a teacher and clinical supervisor from 1998-2003. Randi prides herself on being compassionate and caring, with an extraordinary gift for listening and creating a safe environment for people to grow and thrive regardless of whether it is in the treatment room or the classroom.


Randi also brings over a decade of experience to her animal acupuncture practice. She earned a post-graduate Certification in Animal Acupuncture from the State of Maryland where she studied animal acupuncture. In addition to maintaining her private practice, Randi is a faculty member for the Maryland State Certification Course that trains acupuncturists to become licensed to treat animals. This is the only program in the country that certifies non-veterinarians to practice acupuncture on pets.


Randi also earned a post-graduate Certification in Zero Balancing. She received this certification after several years of training with Fritz Smith, the founder of this hands-on system of healing. Randi has incorporated zero balancing into her healing practice for more than a decade.


Randi completed an additional Masters Degree in Thanatology (the study of death, dying and bereavement). After years of practical experience and the successful completion of an intense national exam, the Association of Death Education and Counseling granted Randi the title of Fellow in Thanatology. This title is recognized as the highest level of knowledge and experience in the field. 


Randi blends all of her education together to offer the most compassionate and comprehensive holistic care available to her patients (both people and pets) who are facing the end of their lives. Randi also brings the same level of care and expertise to those family members who are dealing with loss, grief and bereavement issues.


When Randi is not in the treatment room or the classroom, you are most likely to find her on a hiking trail with her family. Whether it be hiking across the Grand Canyon or climbing to the top of Mt. Whitney, Randi takes every opportunity to connect with nature while challenging herself to reach new limits.

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