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Kuan Chung Chen

Kuan Chung Chen

Doctor of Acupuncture & Integrative Health

Kuan Chen is a Master of natural energy healing and an evidence-based integrative health practitioner. While practicing under his father in Taiwan, he has helped many people with both their physical and mental problems through the natural energy practices of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. His approach to healing has always been one of “helping people to help themselves”. His methods of Tai Chi Qi Gong Guiding Treatment and Acupuncture usually help rid people of their pain or illness pretty quickly; however, once patients are feeling better, he encourages them to practice Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Mediation in order to prevent illness in the future. He believes that there is no better healing mechanism than our own bodies, and that it is very important for us to take more control of our own health.

Kuan Chen started his Tai Chi and Qi Gong practice at the age of five under the instruction of his father (Grand Tai Chi Master CK Chen) in Taiwan. Since then, has amassed over 30 years of experience in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Qi guided healing practice, and has more than 25 years of experience in teaching Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He was named the international champion of both individual 37 Tai Chi Form and Tai Chi Push Hand (Detail please see Median Chen’s Tai Chi Awards & Honors here).

In Taiwan, Kuan assisted his father and Taiwanese residents at the Ru Yu Tai Chi School. In his time at the school he was able to help hundreds of people with all kinds of health problems. He has followed his father in promoting a “Do not occupy a hospital bed movement”, giving the bed to the people who really need it, for more than a decade.

Kuan got his Master’s degree in Physical Education, Health, and Leisure in Taiwan in 2008. After that he made his voyage to the United States in 2008 to continue pursuing a Ph. D. degree in Sport Management. While he was working on his Ph. D., Kuan also graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture, NESA, (the oldest school of acupuncture and oriental medicine in the US), earning a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) and also a Mass board of Medicine certification as a licensed acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Kuan earned his Doctoral degree in Doctor of Acupuncture and Integrative Health (DAIH) from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science (MCPHS) in May 2019.

In addition to his unique family healing techniques, Kuan also incorporates the Tung style of acupuncture.

Moreover, Kuan Chen has trained extensively, under (Master Lin Xian Zhang) in specialized Chinese Feng Shui and the Four Pillars of Destiny technique. For years he helped people in Taiwan improve their homes' energy, or (Qi) circulation, in order to create a better environment for a family to live.

C.K. Chen

C.K. Chen

Senior Adviser

Grand Master C.K. Chen is the founder of the Ru-Yu Tai Chi School in Taiwan. It operates today as the largest private Tai Chi School in Taiwan. Master Chen’s style of Tai Chi, has proven to be highly effective, and has and earned himself and his school numerous accolades and world reknowned status. C.K. Chen's unique style is based on the infusion of the Art of Dao into his Cheng Man Ching style Tai Chi Chuan practice (37 Movement Tai Chi Form). His style emphasizes relaxation, grounding of energy, and a more united body movement. It is said to be more complete than many competing styles. It stresses the unification of all energy …the energy (Qi) from "the heavens" and "the earth". By developing and passing on his style, through tried, tested and simple practices, Master C.K. Chen has helped, and continues to help thousands of people with many modern and chronic diseases throughout Taiwan. His system of Tai Chi instruction has been able to alleviate and cure symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, stress, fatigue, asthma, infertility, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, weak immune systems, and liver disease, to name just a few. Grand Master Chen also initiated a "Do not occupy a hospital bed" movement in Taiwan. His system advocates having a health body, in order to live a fuller, and more enjoyable life. Today, the Ru-Yu Tai Chi School is still leading the way in the world of Tai Chi and life improvement instruction.

If you want to know more about the C.K. Chen or Ru Yu Tai Chi School in Taiwan, you can check our Ru Yu Tai Chi Page for more info.

Lalou Begue

Lalou Begue

Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist

I became interested in natural healing techniques a long time ago. Considering the potential side effects of medicines commonly prescribed, I thought it worthwhile to study alternative methods of healing. Initially, I trained in Shiatsu and Massage Therapy, I graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1984. My post-graduate studies involved extensive training in Chinese Herbal Medicine.

In 1993, I was fortunate enough to receive further training in Beijing and witnessed Herbal Doctors prescribe remedies in several hospitals there.

I have been the director of the Acupuncture and Herbal Clinic in Beverly, MA, since 1984. I recently became an Acupuncturist on Staff at the Complementary Care Center at the Health Alliance Hospital in Fitchburg, MA. At this location, I treat patients at the cancer center for side effects of cancer treatments and various symptoms associated with cancer. In 2011, I became an instructor for “AcuPracticeSeminars”, a 200 hour-long certification course for Chiropractors and Physicians seeking training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Susan Davis

Susan Davis

Licensed acupuncturist

Susan Davis graduated from NESA in 1984 and is licensed in MA and FL. She is a Diplomat with NCCAOM, a Certified Energy Healthcare Practitioner with ACEP, a qigong instructor, Reiki Master and EFT Practitioner.

Over her 38 years of private practice, her treatment protocol has been: first to diagnose using Traditional Chinese Medicine, then if indicated, tap into other techniques necessary to achieve a positive outcome for the patient. She advocates a mind/body/spirit (energetic) approach and believes most issues or patterns are due to stagnation. Moving that blocked Qi opens the pathways and allows the body’s naturally designed and miraculously functioning ability to balance and heal.

In addition to her practice, she has organized and operated an outpatient detox program using NADA protocol, operated a free community acupuncture service for Vets, lectured extensively in hospitals, schools, and other public venues, developed and taught a multi-modality program for chronic pain (COPE) and published a workbook on EFT called “Breaking Through to a Better YOU!”

Her passion is working with Personal Transformation treating, educating and training people who desire positive change in their lives.

Dr. PJ Huang

Dr. PJ Huang

Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist

Dr. PJ, Pai-Jung Huang, M.A.O.M., M.S., C.M.D., M.D. (Taiwan)

Acupuncturist and Herbalist of TCM (Massachusetts)

General Surgeon (Taiwan)

Back in 2001, I had joined Brigham and Women Hospital as a breast disease and imaging research fellow and learned a great opportunity to study and do research at the New England School of Acupuncture. After that, I started to treat my patients combined western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine successfully until 2006.

Then been invited as a surgeon professor and breast oncologist at Taipei Medical University for more than one and half decades through 2007-2021, we established a meticulous integrative medicine institute named “New England Integrative Clinic- Taipei” by providing western medicine combined acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine. This becomes a diligent care model for modern medicine through health maintenance, pain management, and reducing the side effect during the oncologic journey.

This time is my great honor to join the practice of Tai Chi Acupuncture Wellness Center to contribute integrative medicine into the New England era again.

Education:

․ 1984-1991 Medical Doctor, Taipei Medical University ( M.D. )

․ 1996-1998 Chinese Medicine Doctor, China Medical University, Taiwan ( C.M.D.)

․ 1998-2000 M.S. Graduate Institute of medical informatics, Taipei Medical University ( M.S. Medical Informatics)

․ 2003-2006 New England School of Acupuncture ( M.A.O.M )

Professional Licenses to practice:

․ Board Certified General Surgeon and Chinese Medicine Doctor in Taiwan and China

․ Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist from 2005 to Present; combined Homeopathy practicing with TCM

Current Position:

․ Superintendent of New England Integrative Clinic - Taipei, www.neclinic.com

․ Senior Surgeon Consultant, En Ju Kung Hospital, Taiwan

․ Senior Surgeon Consultant, Taitung Hospital, Department of Health, Taiwan

․ Senior Surgeon Consultant, En-Ze Medical Center, Tai-Zou City, Zie-Ciang University, China

Experience

․ 1991-1996 Resident training, General Surgeon, Macay memorial Medical Center, Taipei

․ 1997-2000 Attending general surgeon, Surgical Department, Macay memorial hospital, Taiwan

․ 2001-2006 Fellowship at Brigham Women Hospital, Longwood Medical Area, Massachusetts and study for MAOM at NESA ( 2003-2006 Massachusetts) Acupuncturist and TCM Herbalist at Yellow Empire Acupuncture Clinic ( Private Practice )

․ 2007 to 2021 Clinical Assistant Professor in integrated Medicine and specialty in Women's health-related in prevention and treatment of breast diseases.

Yu-Wei She

Yu-Wei She

Licensed acupuncturist and herbalist

Yu-Wei She (Michelle) is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) certified by US National Certification Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Currently, Michelle holds her active license of acupuncture (Lic. Ac.).

Michelle was a licensed Occupational therapist(OT) in Taiwan, where she provided occupational therapy services for a 50-bed, specialized chronic-care hospital, Taipei Guandu Hospital, assessed patients' rehabilitative needs, jointly developed patient care plans and treatment goals, and conducted occupational-prescribed OT programs for medically complex patients including those who have had strokes, spinal cord injuries, hand injuries (fracture, soft tissue such as Tennis Elbows, to nerve neuropathies such as Cubital Tunnel Syndrome/ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome).

Her additional experience in biomedical sciences greatly helps her practice in evidence-based Oriental Medicine.

Michelle has treated a variety of conditions including Fibromyalgia, Back and Neck pain, Sciatica pain, Headache, Infertility, Fatigue, Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression, utilizing Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Michelle is also highly skilled in performing Acupressure, Moxibustion, and Cupping.

Her goal is to help her patients cultivate a holistic understanding of the influences of body, mind, spirit, and environment by providing whole health treatments.

Annjone Goodridge

Annjone Goodridge

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Annjone Goodridge, DACM, Dipl. O.M., Lic. Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Annjone holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) degree from Pacific College of Health and Science (PCHS).

Annjone is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine and a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine-Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology certified by the National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She earned a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree from MCPHS University.

Annjone knows first-hand the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Due to a personal life changing injury, she met a Doctor of Oriental Medicine (DOM), and due to his caring treatments and mentorship. She is now capable of taking part in activities which were once impossible and uses TCM to help her keep a sense of well-being and good health.

Annjone has experience caring for patients of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. She has mostly worked in ambulatory care, long-term care, medical surgical, dialysis and urgent care. She has treated a wide variety of conditions including musculoskeletal pain, neurological conditions, injuries, digestive problems, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, postoperative care, skin, stress, anxiety, depression, headache, arthritis, PTSD, fibromyalgia, fatigue, insomnia, and seasonal allergies.

Annjone cares about helping others restore balance and harmony by aiding the body’s ability to heal itself. She is a general practitioner whose goal is to help patients achieve good health for themselves, families and communities with Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Therapy, Cupping, Dietary therapy, Auricular Therapy, Gua-Sha, Tuina and Moxibustion.

She enjoys slow jogging, reading, and biking.

Margaretta (Beth) Sangree

Margaretta (Beth) Sangree

Licensed acupuncturist

I come from a background of working in human services, and massage therapy. I first became interested in Acupuncture after struggling for several years with a painful and exhausting chronic illness. Mainstream Western Medicine gave only partial relief, and Acupuncture proved to be the missing link in regaining my health. I was so impressed that I wanted to learn more about it, and I subsequently embarked upon a new career, supporting others to achieve greater health and wellness.

I am a Licensed Acupuncturist certified by the US National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I obtained my training from the New England School of Acupuncture, graduating in 2010. In addition to an MA degree in Acupuncture, I have additional training in Orthopedic Acupuncture techniques, and I have completed Craniosacral training levels 1 and 2 at the Upledger Institute. Prior to becoming an Acupuncturist, I was a licensed massage therapist, trained in both Eastern and Western massage and myofascial release techniques. Where appropriate, I often combine these approaches with Acupuncture to increase the effectiveness of a treatment. In addition to my Acupuncture training, I also have an MA in Pain Research, Education, and Policy from the Tufts Medical School PHPD. I feel that this academic training has enhanced my ability to work with healthcare professionals across different modalities and approaches, as well as helping me to better understand the unique difficulties and challenges that patients with chronic pain are facing.

I have experience working with clients of all ages, including infants, children, teens, and seniors. I have treated a wide variety of conditions including headache, insomnia, stress, depression, musculoskeletal pain, arthritis, skin conditions, fibromyalgia, addictions, weight loss, PTSD, neurological conditions, back pain and injuries, TMJ, tinnitus, and digestive problems. Treatments may include a variety of approaches including massage, cupping, moxibustion, craniosacral work, Acupressure, magnets, and non-insertive Acupuncture techniques. If you are afraid of needles do not worry, I can work with you to find an effective method of treatment that you are comfortable with. My aim is to help every client to become more empowered about their health, and to achieve their best health possible!

CHRISTINE LABRECQUE

CHRISTINE LABRECQUE

LAC, Lic. Ac., MAOM, BSN, RN

A graduate of Malden Hospital School of Nursing class of 1986 is where Christine began her healthcare journey. She was an orthopedic staff nurse and case manager at Saint John’s (Saints Hospital), Lowell, MA. As a nursing director at Lowell General Hospital, she and her team established one of the first community surgical weight loss programs in the Merrimack Valley. While raising three children she received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emmanuel College. She recognized during the thirty-plus years of caring for patients that often their treatment plans were incomplete. She feels that her Masters in Acupuncture from New England School of Acupuncture, MCPHS now allows her to provide thorough treatment plans and care to individuals.

Melanie Collings Lic.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Melanie Collings Lic.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Lic.Ac., Dipl. Ac.

Melanie Collings, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac is a 2015 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in Newton, MA. She is a Board-certified Diplomat of Acupuncture accredited through the NCCAOM. With specialties in both addiction and autoimmune disorders, she strives to bring relief, relaxation, and a better quality of life to all patients she sees. She is also well versed in chronic pain of all types, there is not much she can’t treat. Melanie spent most of her years in Massachusetts with a short stay in scenic Vermont and Rhode Island graduating top of her class from both the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the Community College of Vermont. When asked about what led her to the field of Oriental medicine;

“It’s always been a part of my life; I just began to realize its power & beauty as I grew older…”

She fell in love with Chinese Medicine while pursuing her undergraduate studies in Psychology and upon graduation wanted to continue her education to obtain her Masters in Acupuncture. Her love for nature, the healing arts and helping others in need led her to New England School of Acupuncture where she was able to work alongside brilliant practitioners and learn firsthand what it meant to alleviate pain and restore health. Studying abroad in Shenyang, China as well as Tokyo, Japan intensified her love for the Asian culture.

“Being a practitioner of both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, I see and appreciate both the beauty and efficacy of each style. I often believe less is more and so much can be accomplished without ever inserting a needle into the body. Healing begins when you come into a healing space with an open mind, an open heart, and a willingness to allow the therapeutic relationship to blossom into a trusting healthcare partnership.”

For over 15 years, Melanie has been fascinated with energy work, regularly practicing and certified in Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Cultivating energy with yoga, meditation & Reiki, she thoughtfully brings this holistic focused energetic work to her practice. Gentleness, accuracy & compassion make up every interaction she has with her patients. Making a difference in their lives is the most rewarding aspect of working so closely with the community.

Natalie Clerjuste

Natalie Clerjuste

Licensed massage therapist

My name is Natalie, and I am excited to be a member of the Tai Chi Acupuncture and Wellness team! I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2009 and I love helping people as much as possible with their stress, pain and tension. I believe the body is meant to move so you may hear me recommending stretching in between massages as after care.

I hope I can be helpful to those in need.

Kelly Allston

Kelly Allston

Yoga Program Manager

I was first drawn to yoga as a gentle way to ease in activity after the birth of my second child in 2009. I quickly became interested in pushing myself deeper in my practice and began to notice the changes in my body but, also in my mind. Yoga was truly connecting my mind, body, and spirit. Being a stay at

home mom with two children under two I craved the quiet I felt in my spirit after a class. I fell into a very dedicated home practice. Yoga was something I couldn’t keep to myself I needed to share it and also help people build this amazing connection in their lives as well. I have been honored to teach my students in many styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Power, Fast paced Flow and Restorative. I am a 200 hour Registered Yoga Teacher and am also a Reiki Level two Practitioner. Being in the Health and Wellness field I am constantly learning and growing, always interested in adding new practices and modalities to the classes and workshops that I offer. I am a Native to North Reading Ma. where I currently live with my husband and three children. I am a natural creative and I love fairies and magic. If you see me in the Center say hi, I love meeting new people!!

The way of experience begins with the breath, such as the breath you are breathing now. -The Radiance Sutras

Steven Fitzpatrick

Steven Fitzpatrick

Tai Chi Instructor

I first entered the Tai Chi Acupuncture and Wellness Center in 2013. The goal was to find a light, non-impact type of exercise that would reduce stress. I was curious about Tai Chi and was interested in trying it. After meeting with Master Kuan Chung Chen and discussing Tai Chi, I began taking my first basic classes. I quickly realized that the classes were exactly what I had been looking for. Balance, focus, stress relief and self awareness are some of the benefits that I have realized from Tai Chi.

I have continued practicing and studying Tai Chi under the instruction of Master Kuan Chung Chen for the past eight years. Over the years, completing multiple basic, intermediate and advanced sessions as well as continuous life practice.

Tai Chi has since become an important part of my life. Practicing the form and the basic principles provides a relaxing, self focused escape from daily life stressors. Tai Chi has played a significant role in increasing my physical and mental health, balance and all around well being.

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