About

Our Story.
Little Bird Community Acupuncture opened in the Festival Center in Adams Morgan on June 1, 2010. Our mission is to provide acupuncture to as many people as possible at affordable rates in a cozy community setting.

Our Acupuncturists.

Sara McGaughey, MSTOM, L.Ac. received a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine form the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  Despite loving her profession, she thinks it’s a darn shame she’s not a professional soccer player.  When not daydreaming about her next new adventure, she enjoys all sorts of sports (running, yoga, cyclocross, hiking mountains, etc.), riding her motorcycle, and playing the piano.

Pronouns: She/Her

Jamee Pineda, MPA, L.Ac. received a Master in Science and Oriental Medicine from Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine.  Jamee is a queer, trans, genderqueer, nonbinary, Filipinx transplant originally from the West Coast.  After years of practicing in Seattle, he relocated to Washington, DC in 2018. Bringing creativity to medicine and meeting people where they are at is one of his favorite aspects of this work.

Pronouns: He/Him

Our Massage Therapist/Director of Operations.

Adrienne Banks, MPH, LMT received a Master of Public Health from University of Illinois at Chicago. She also has a Holistic Health Practitioner certification and 200 hour yoga teacher training certification.  Adrienne is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Washington DC who has over ten years of massage therapy experience.  She loves hiking, camping, travelling, eating, and warm weather.

Pronouns: She/Her

Our Amazing Front Desk Folk.

Adina Ryter is a DC area native, and a SUNY Albany graduate. She is interested in all things grammar, fashion, and Doctor Who. A member of a frite-happy pub trivia team, she is owned by her cat, Jello.

Pronouns: She/Her

Getting to the Clinic.

Little Bird Community Acupuncture is located on the second floor of the Festival Center at 1640 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009. There are several ways to get to the clinic. Here are a few!

From Dupont Circle: The quickest way is to catch a 42 or a 43 bus headed north towards Mount Pleasant. You will get off at Mozart Place NW. The bus stop is directly in front of the Festival Center (1640 Columbia Road NW). Easy!

From Columbia Heights Metro Station (Yellow/Green lines): Take the left hand (west) exit. When you exit the station keep walking straight (west) on Irving Street NW. Turn left on 16th Street. Walk 1 block south to Columbia Road NW and turn right. The new clinic is approximately 1 block ahead of you on the left at 1640 Columbia Road NW.

From Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro Station (Red line): Exit the station and the bus stop is directly on your left. Take the Circulator Bus towards McPherson Square. Get off at Ontario Road NW. Walk 1 block east on Columbia Road NW (the same direction that the bus was going) and the Festival Center (1640 Columbia NW) will be on the right.

From Downtown: Any of the 16th Street (S line) buses will take you to 16th and Harvard Streets NW. The clinic is approximately 1 block west of the stop.

From Rock Creek Parkway (when heading north): Once you pass the exit for Massachusetts Avenue, get in the left hand lane. When you approach the National Zoo, your lane will bear off to the left and up the hill. At the stoplight at the top of the hill, turn right on Calvert Street NW. You will cross Connecticut Avenue NW and over the Ellington Bridge. You will go through 2 lights and then turn left at the light at Columbia Road NW. Little Bird is approximately three blocks ahead on the right at the corner of Columbia Road and Mozart Place NW. There is limited, metered on-street parking. Please plan ahead if you are driving.  Parking is scarce and it takes time to find a legal spot.

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