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          I'm Jackie.

My Story


A first generation Latina, I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. A proud Co-Owner of Pulse Community Care, I am dedicated to helping the community that helped raise me.


As a young child, I always had a passion for biology and the sciences, but growing up watching my sisters go through medical school, I knew that wasn’t my path. After an acupuncturist helped me get rid of chest pains I had lived with all my life, and that doctors were never able to explain, I was hooked.


My passion took me to Bastyr University in Seattle, WA where I completed a 3 1/2 year Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, during which I also became certified in Massage Therapy. After Seattle, I traveled to Chengdu and Shanghai where I completed multiple hospital rounds, most with a focus in Chinese Herbal Medicine, under the supervision of renowned Doctors of Chinese Medicine. These rounds included cardiology, gynecology, dermatology, pediatrics and rheumatology, to name a few. I then traveled back to my hometown of Silver Spring and became licensed in Maryland and DC as well as Board-Certified through the NCCAOM.


In 2015, Janaye Volk and I opened up Pulse with the intent to help others achieve a better quality of life here in the DMV. I love that I can treat everything from physical ailments to mental and emotional pain. I especially love sending my patients out the door with laughter and a brighter outlook on life.

Jackie Sanchez, L.Ac.

Founder, CEO, Clinical Director, Licensed Acupuncturist 


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