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


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.