Matthew Prouty

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, NCCAOM (Dipl. O.M.)
Founder, New England Community Acupuncture

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Matthew Prouty is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and is board certified by the National Commission of Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is a 2005 graduate and a clinical faculty member of the New England School of Acupuncture. He spent four years after graduation doing advanced Chinese herbal training with renowned herbalist Tao Xie, M.D. He also apprenticed for several years in the private practice of renowned acupuncturist and herbalist Dr. Weidong Lu of the Dana Farber Cancer Center and in 2007 had the opportunity to study and travel in China with his mentor, Tao Xie, M.D.

Matthew's treatment style centers around results-oriented treatments and he encourages his patients to take an active role in their health care. His practice includes treatment for a broad range of conditions including, but not limited to: injury recovery, repetitive strain injuries, chronic pain, women's health/OB-GYN, digestive disorders/IBS, and migraine/chronic headache sufferers. He worked several years in the office of rheumatologist Robert Pastan, M.D., and has significant experience working with complex chronic pain issues and autoimmune disorders.

In 2007, Matthew founded New England Community Acupuncture (NECA) in Stoneham, MA and in 2014 moved the clinic to Woburn, MA. Based upon the more traditional clinic models found in Asia, and the wonderful movement of community acupuncture in the U.S., NECA allows patients affordable access to complementary medicine.

Matthew is dedicated to providing better health solutions to the community through affordable acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Aside from supervising clinics at the New England School of Acupuncture, Matthew is also a member of the Collaborative Medicine Working Group (CMWG). Based out of Massachusetts General Hospital, the CMWG is comprised of local physicians and health care practitioners working to encourage a collaborative approach to primary care medicine through the use and understanding of different modalities of medicine.

Kristina Langdon

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

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Kristina Langdon is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kristina is a 2005 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM).

Kristina has advanced herbal training as an apprentice of Master Herbalist Dr. Tao Xie, and in 2007 had the opportunity to travel to China with her NECA colleague Matthew Prouty and their mentor Dr. Tao Xie. This wonderful experience furthered her desire to continue her advanced acupuncture studies.

Along with working several days a week at NECA, she is currently practicing acupuncture at ISIS Holistic Clinic in Brookline, at Community Chiropractic and Wellness in Quincy, and treats patients on the maternity floor at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Kristina has a special interest in women's health and has valued her time promoting Chinese medicine in a major Boston hospital.

Kristina has a passion for the well-being of people and in general health maintenance, especially in acupuncture's role in the treatment and prevention of disease.

Michelle Bellavance

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

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Michelle received her masters degree in Acupuncture from New England School of Acupuncture.

She holds a diploma in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a member of the American Association of Acupuncture.

She is a practitioner of both Chinese acupuncture and Japanese acupuncture styles. She is deeply dedicated to a holistic and preventive approach for the health and well-being of an individual and to cultivating an empowering partnership with each patient.

Elissa Oppenheim

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

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Elissa is a licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist certified by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and the NCCAOM. She holds a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, California.

Elissa treats patients presenting with a wide array of conditions and has a special interest in digestive disorders, pain management, emotional stress and women’s health. Elissa’s treatments often include nutritional advice and simple lifestyle modifications. Additionally, Elissa is fluent in Spanish.

Anya Federowski

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Anya Federowski is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, and holds dual degrees in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Anya has engaged in advanced studies with Master Richard Teh-Fu Tan, as well as spent long hours learning alongside her mentor, Matthew Prouty. During her years as an athlete, she developed an interest in injury prevention and recovery, and has studied with Steve Cina, renowned orthopedic acupuncturist for players of the Boston Bruins and New England Patriots.

Anya is dedicated to providing affordable health care solutions to her patients and the community. She has spent time treating patients at Pathways to Wellness Community Health Center and the Lemuel-Shattuck Hospital in Boston. She works passionately to attain her personal goal of honoring, caring for and easing the physical and emotional suffering of her patients.

Anya is also Nationally Certified (200hr) Yoga Teacher. She brings this calm awareness to her practice as an acupuncturist.

Dave Robbins

Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

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David Robbins, M.Ac., L.Ac., is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Medicine, and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He received his Masters degree in Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture (MAc) from the New England School of Acupuncture.

He completed his clinical training at Pathways to Wellness, Dimock Center, Victory Clinic and the New England School of Acupuncture Clinic.

He has successfully treated health problems such as back, neck and shoulder pain, fibromyalgia, sciatica, headaches, insomnia, addiction withdrawal, depression, as well as many other health issues.

Caitlin Arntz

Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Diplomate of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, NCCAOM (Dipl. O.M.)

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Caitlin earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2012 and has since given over 10,000 treatments.  As a student intern, Caitlin spent time treating patients at Cambridge Health Alliance, Boston Medical Center and the NESA clinic.  Since graduating, she has continued her education by studying the treatments of distal point masters Dr. Tan and Master Tung.

Prior to acupuncture school, Caitlin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  Caitlin feels that a background in psychology provided a great base for her hands on experience in the clinic and meshes well with a medicine that views the patient in a holistic way.  She has successfully treated a broad range of pain, emotional, digestive and women’s health conditions in addition to many other health conditions.

Caitlin feels strongly that acupuncture should be affordable and accessible so that people can get the treatments they need in order to achieve their health care goals; this could mean, for example, managing chronic pain, recovering from an injury, getting pregnant or striving for a better quality of life.