JUDY JOHNSON, M.S., L.Ac.
When Judy met love, marriage and eventually two baby carriages, her career as an engineer for airplane engines got replaced by a new passion. Her maternal instinct to nurture her family fueled a love for health and healing. Led by her industrious spirit, Judy sought top-notch training in alternative medicine disciplines.
In Good Hands
Judy studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative nutrition coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts, including Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University. She is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Health Coach Training Program, is certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner from the Nutritional Therapy Association and is certified with the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies through eCornell University.
Judy acquired immense knowledge from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York in pursuit of her Master of Science credential. Her training in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), and Kiiko Matsumoto Style (KM) provides her with a distinct qualification as one of a few practitioners in the State of Maryland who can integrate all three types of acupuncture in a treatment program.
Judy also earned certification from the New York Center for Iridology and holds USUI Reiki Second Degree Certification.
Oh and one more thing, her engineering career was made possible because of her training at Howard University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Judy is now a teacher, healer, advocate of holistic health, wife, mother of two and a delightfully-approachable professional.
A Gut Feeling
When Judy Johnson considered creating her wellness center, she took her inspiration from the signature flower at her wedding – the fuchsia moth orchid. She came to see the parallels between the moth orchid and her interest in digestive health. The moth orchid is the easiest flowering plant to grow, and it is the easiest to bloom again. Likewise, the digestive system is the easiest system in the body to become affected by poor management; and it is the easiest system to improve with proper care. On second thought, maybe it was not an observation of these parallels; perhaps, instead, it was a gut instinct. (Pun intended.) What was born was Blooming Orchid Wellness and its core belief is that a well-managed digestive system leads to a healthy lifestyle, vitality and radiance.