Meet our Acupuncturists
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.
Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
MS Traditional Chinese Medicine
Zoe received her Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Massachusetts. She worked with Kiiko Matsumoto as an assistant for four years and has provided acupuncture and bodywork to the Uphams Corner Elderly Services Program. She has experience working with pain, insomnia, chronic illness, anxiety & depression, fertility, pregnancy, birth preparation and postpartum. She is also licensed to prescribe Chinese herbs for a wide range of conditions.
Zoe is a certified practitioner of Shiatsu, which she began studying in Japan almost ten years ago. Her close understanding of Japanese culture greatly informs her practice. While living and studying in Japan over the course of 14 years, Zoe began her Shiatsu training in Tokyo at the Kimura Shiatsu Institute. Studying Zen Shiatsu, she developed an appreciation of the stillness and empty space where deep healing takes place. She worked as a translator for some Japanese acupuncture conferences in Australia and thus her interests and practice began to shift from bodywork to acupuncture and herbal medicine. Her unique treatments help restore balance and resiliency, releasing your body's innate capacity for healing.
Zoe has completed some training in mindfulness, meditation,qi gong and yin yoga and teaches workshops that combine movement, yoga, acupuncture, meditation and bodywork. She is also a linguist, papermaking artist and new mother, who has a love of nature, swimming, walking, cooking and travel.
Jess is a licensed acupuncturist who has given over 7,000 treatments. Born and raised in Boston, she continues to serve in the communities that have raised her. She has practiced in a variety of settings including Dimock Community Health Center, Boston Medical Center, Acupuncture Together (community acupuncture practice), and on a volunteer basis at the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute. She has studied Dr. Tan distal treatment methods and has received certification with Paul Fraser in Medical Qigong. Jess has extensive experience treating patients with a vast range of symptoms, from recent injuries to chronic pain. She specializes in treating migraines and reproductive health concerns.
Jess has treated patients within Boston Medical Center’s neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric intensive care unit. Her clinical rotation at Boston Medical Center included treating neonatal abstinence syndrome within newborn patients. Jess uses both insertive and non-insertive techniques for pediatric patients. Her experience ranges from infants to teenagers with a variety of symptoms such as colic, pain and anxiety.
Jess’ practice is rooted in empowering patients to recognize their own bodies’ ability to heal. She came to acupuncture first as a patient after suffering for two decades with debilitating migraines. Disheartened by the limitations of western medicine, Jess finally found relief and renewed vitality through acupuncture treatments. Jess believes acupuncture is the foundation of holistic health care because the treatments address the physical, emotional, and spiritual distress that pain causes our bodies.
Jess received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture and is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).