Dr. Molly Harbour Hutto has been a nationally board certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine under the NCCAOM since 2013, which exceeds Maryland's qualifications for licensure of acupuncture. She earned her doctorate of Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where she focused on the treatment of oncology-related symptoms, mental health and pediatrics. Dr. Molly earned her Masters of Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Southwest Acupuncture College in beautiful Boulder, Colorado with over 3,000 hours of acupuncture and herbal training. She studied with a variety of teachers where she received training in an array of acupuncture styles including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese acupuncture, and 5 Elements acupuncture. She has focused much of her continuing education on oncology, pediatrics and mental health and has over a decade of experience treating these focuses and more.
Dr. Molly has often been described by her patients as a compassionate healer. Her philosophy of treatment is based on the concept of treating her patients' symptoms within the context of their constitution, meaning she will always address your present symptoms whilst simultaneously fortifying your ongoing physical and emotional needs.
Always invested in building her skillset, Dr. Molly is currently enrolled in a two year post-graduate mentorship program with Sharon Weizenbaum, a renowned herbalist of Chinese Medicine through the White Pine Institute.
Her warm demeanor with her patients and her devotion to fully help them guides her patients towards living fuller lives, hence many loving testimonials of gratitude from her patients (see below).
Dr. Molly has been published in Acupuncture Today several times which is a publication widely read by her peers, where she has written on topics such as dry needling, pediatric acupuncture, ethics and weight loss. She has also been published in The Elephant Journal where she has written about non-medical topics.
Prior to dedicating herself full-time to the study of Chinese Medicine, she taught high school Spanish in Howard County for several years. She is a fluent Spanish speaker, as she lived in Chile for an extended period of time.
Dr. Molly holds a current license to practice in the state of Maryland. She is certified under the CCAOM for Clean Needle Technique and uses only disposable sterile needles.
"Regular acupuncture treatments with Molly have been a vital part of my self care routine for years now. Not only is Molly an expert in her field, she is a practitioner who genuinely cares about her clients. I value her holistic approach which incorporates mind, body, and spirit. If you've never tried acupuncture, I highly recommend Annapolis Family Acupuncture!"
Robin B., Annapolis, MD
"What a unique moment it was for me to be treated by Molly. She takes her stand in a turbulent, troubled health industry, and brings compassion, knowledge and skills to help those that look for a holistic approach in the healing of their dis-ease. I was greatly benefited by her caring to help others in distress. It was my good fortune to be in her care."
- Emmanuel A Sammartino, Executive Director Unifying Meditation Institute
"And then there's Molly. She was/is absolutely amazing. Not only is she knowledgeable about her craft, but she practices with a genuine and empathetic heart. Well, after almost a year of treatment, I have kicked my disease's butt and I feel awesome! Here's the bottom line. I recommend Molly wholeheartedly, without reservation. I am eternally grateful and forever indebted to her for using her blessings to improve my emotional and physical health. She has breathed life back into my life."
"I am a 62 year old woman who was diagnosed with a frozen shoulder last year after an 80 mile bike ride. I had no idea frozen shoulders can take up to a year to heal! I did the standard course of physical therapy for months and the progress was slow and painful. Then I had a chance to see Molly and after a couple of acupuncture treatments achieved an increase in my range of motion (ROM) that was sustained following the treatment. I had started with barely 90 degrees ROM and after treatment, my ROM was increased by at least 60 degrees. It was an incredible relief! I highly recommend Molly as a skilled and capable clinician."
- D.M., Kent Island
"In April 2016 I suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) from an unfortunate accident. After multiple surgeries and my facial bones healing I was still plagued with the effects from the trauma. Such as, facial pain and pressure, brain fog, hair loss, migraines, neck, shoulder and back pain. The hardest symptoms for me to deal with were the emotional ones. I was suffering from sensory overload, sensitivity, crying jags and bouts of overwhelming feelings of sadness. I felt like I was on an emotional roller-coaster with no end in sight. It got to the point my family and friends became very concerned. One friend even suggested I join a trauma survivor support group.
By the time I met Molly I had seen several physicians, undergone more than a few invasive procedures, and tried countless medications to help elevate the symptoms. Unfortunately, none of these seem to help. The physicians like me were at a loss as what to do next. I can honestly say if it wasn’t for one physician who noted the tension in my neck and shoulder muscles who suggested I try message or acupuncture during the onset of a migraine to see if that would help. I would not have found Molly and be on the road to recovery.
During the months that I have been under Molly’s care I have been making tremendous progress. As of May 2017, I am no longer on the emotional roller-coaster, my brain fog has diminished, my hair is no longer falling out and I am migraine free. I know I still have a ways to go with my recovery but I am confident that under Molly’s care and guidance I will make a full recovery.
If someone would have told me early on that acupuncture could help with my traumatic brain injury I am not so sure that I would have believed them. But, after firsthand experience, I am a true believer. Acupuncture and Molly did what several physicians and copious medications could not do. They helped me live and enjoy my life again! Not just endure! For that I am truly thankful!"
- Kimberlly N., Annapolis, MD
"I feel measurably better as a direct result of Molly's treatments, which means I have more time and energy to do what I love. She is direct, effective, and `--a great combination for any health care professional!"