The treatment focuses on healing the underlying cause of disease and health challenges in order to restore overall well-being, not simply the physical complaints and symptoms. In addition to an in-depth review of a patient's overall health, diagnosis in Oriental medicine may involve analysis of the tongue, pulse, and palpation of the abdomen, as well as areas of discomfort.
In order to practice acupuncture in this State, acupuncturists are required to receive 4 years of formal education including years of clinical training. Acupuncturists must also pass relevant medical board exams, and hold a current license from the Massachusetts Medical Board. Frequently, acupuncturists draw from a variety of acupuncture styles and techniques in their treatments.
Abram Ojure, Lic.Ac., Dipl. OM, MAOM
Abram received his Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School
of Acupuncture, the oldest college of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the United
States. His is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to practice
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Abram is originally from the blue ridge mountains of Virginia where he grew up in an
intentional community. He completed his undergraduate studies at Guilford College in
Greensboro, NC where he received honors including most outstanding senior in Justice and
Policy studies. During his studies at Guilford, Abram studied abroad in Beijing where he first
encountered Traditional Chinese Medicine. He later returned to Beijing after school and
continued his studies of Chinese language and culture.
Abram is passionate about using Chinese Medicine to treat the whole family for a variety of
conditions. He has an expertise and enthusiasm for treating children using Tui Na (chinese
medical massage), Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (organic and GMP compliant sources) to
treat asthma, common cold, ADD/ADHD, digestive disorders and pain. He uses gentle
techniques with children to promote healing. He also specializes in treating pain (migraines,
back pain, nonspecific), allergies, women's health issues including menopause and infertility,
mental emotional disorders including anxiety and depression, insomnia, IBS, fatigue,
hypertension and male concerns.
His experience comes from a variety of clinical settings including Boston Medical Center
Pediatric and Adolescents, South End Community Health Center, Five Branches Institute in
California, New England School of Acupuncture and Dimock Community Health Center. Abram
will continue work with Adolescents in the fall at Beacon High in Watertown, MA.
Abram believes strongly in creating a collaborative approach between patient and provider and
works to engage every patient in their own care. He works to maximize your health and will
often provide traditional Chinese medicine diet coaching as well as exercise prescriptions. He
is also an avid cyclist and technology geek and lives in Cambridge with his wife and young
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