Serving you and your performance needs

Our Approach

You’re busy, driven and require ultimate discretion. You may require one of our team members to come to you. We currently offer all of our services with the flexibility you need. Whether you’re visiting Beverly Hills and staying in a nearby luxury hotel to recover from a procedure, are looking for the privacy needed to cater to your Washington, DC lifestyle, or simply want the convenience of someone coming to your
home or office, we can accommodate that request.


We believe there is a difference between functional and optimal health. Our goal is to support your ability to not just function, but thrive. We do this through proper recovery techniques and sustainable lifestyle modifications. With well-rounded education and extensive experience in practice, Dr. Nell Smircina and her team are well-versed and highly skilled in creating customized plans based on an individual’s goals.

Dr. Nell Smircina

DAOM, L.Ac., Dipl. OM

Dr. Nell became interested in acupuncture and Chinese Medicine while working in the physical therapy field. With many of her patients seeing results with acupuncture, she saw an opportunity to expand her scope of practice and help patients in a more comprehensive way.

Dr. Nell went on to complete her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental Medicine (DAOM), a designation only the top 1% of acupuncturists hold.

Her doctoral research focused on the power of acupuncture as a modality for post-surgical patients to optimize their recovery. During this process, she applied the healing principles of acupuncture specifically for post-surgical patients, thereby decreasing anesthesia side effects, wound healing time, scar tissue and post-operative inflammation and pain. She has been successfully utilizing her research to help patients optimize their recovery in many areas ever since.

Through her years of experience, Dr. Nell naturally had a predominately male patient base, and she became interested in a critical period of time in a man’s life: Andropause. Seeing the lack of education and information available to men looking to optimize their health more holistically, Dr. Nell created an extension of the practice focused on Men’s Health.

Above all else, Dr. Nell believes in the importance of personalized care that makes sense. Solutions should be customized to the individual, explained in a way a patient can understand, and be results driven within a patient’s unique lifestyle. Enter, COGENT.