Dr. Audette is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School and Chief of Pain Management at Atrius Health and Harvard Vanguard. His research on acupuncture for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome has been sponsored by the NIH and was mentioned as a seminal study by the New York Times. He is an internationally recognized investigator in acupuncture winning the ICMART Science Award (The International Council of Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques) for the most influential study on acupuncture in 2017. He is also an expert in pain and has been interviewed on this subject by Fox News and NPR. While completing his residency at Columbia University, he attended the Tristate Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in New York. Dr. Audette is a recognized authority in dry needling techniques for the treatment of pain and point verification methods of acupuncture, and is the Vice President of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA). He has been teaching the Kiiko style of acupuncture for over 20 years.
Kiiko Matsumoto is the founder of the Kiiko Style of acupuncture and considered to be a "living Master of Acupuncture". She is well known for her ability to integrate the work of some of the most famous Japanese masters into her practice for the last three decades. Her dedication to researching and applying the Chinese medical classics to clinical practice makes her one of the world authorities on the subject of acupuncture.
Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Medicine, Mt. Auburn Hospital, expert at dry needling techniques and treatment of women’s health issues. Founder of the Integrated Health and Fitness Associates in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Specialized in Internal Medicine, clinical nutrition, facial diagnosis and aesthetic medicine. Expert in advanced techniques in Kiiko style of acupuncture, official teacher and assistant to Kiiko Matsumoto and her style of acupuncture.
Expert at integration of acupuncture with other holistic practices, experienced physician practitioner of Kiiko style of acupuncture.
Dr. Upham is a board-certified occupational and environmental medicine specialist who has successfully incorporated acupuncture into her clinical practice at Bayside Employee Health Center in Portland, ME. Acupuncture provides an excellent option for those patients not responding well to standard treatments or those with clinical features where a complementary medicine approach is indicated. Knowing the challenge of learning acupuncture, she is interested in supporting new learners, particularly focusing on building on the basics. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She originally trained as a family practitioner (UMMS Fitchburg Family Practice Residency). After several years working as an FP, she changed her career path and returned to training, completing the UMMS OEM Fellowship in 1993. She has been working as an OEM practitioner since 1993, currently as the physician owner of her private medical practice. She is a fellow of ACOEM and is active in the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of which she is currently president (2022-2024 term.)
Professor of Anatomy, Department of Anatomy, University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internationally recognized expert and teacher in elucidating pain mechanisms as they relate to osteopathy and acupuncture.
Board certified by the AOA in neuro-musculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is an expert at the integration of osteopathy and acupuncture.
Dr. Andrews received her BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from Edinburgh University (UK) and PhD in History from Cambridge University (UK). She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, Bentley College, Waltham, MA. Her research focus includes: History of China; History of medicine, especially in E Asia; Modern history of acupuncture; History of trade in drugs and materia medica.
Professor, Department of Anesthesia, Head of the Interdisciplinary Pain Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig- Maximilians University, Munich, Germany; President of the German Medical Acupuncture Association (DÄGfA).
Former Lecturer of the German Physicians Society of Acupuncture, Director of the Academy of Ancient Chinese Medicine. He is a consultant neurologist, expert in Chinese medicine and pulse diagnosis, acupuncture, complementary medicine and pain therapy.
Experienced researcher in the field of acupuncture and pain at the Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Department of Anesthesiology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany.
Associate Professor of Anesthesia (Pediatrics), Director, Medical Acupuncture Service, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital Director.
Research Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine, International expert in laser acupuncture and traumatic brain injury.
Associate Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School Assistant in Neuroscience, Massachusetts General Hospital. His research currently focuses on using functional magnetic resonance imaging.
Former president of the German Medical Acupuncture Association ((DÄGfA), expert in neural therapy and the treatment of disturbance fields with acupuncture.
Staff geriatrician, expert in Battlefield Acupuncture and an instructor at VA Maryland Healthcare System. She is board certified in internal medicine, geriatric medicine and hospice/palliative care medicine.
Specialist in Geriatric medicine, he completed his formal medical acupuncture training with The International Acupuncture Course for Physicians.
Experienced physician acupuncture practitioner, Assistant Professor at the Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil (UNIFESP). Expert at using acupuncture in an urgent care setting.
Gary Stanton, MD (BUSM '77) is a neurologist who has subspecialty interests and board certifications in sleep medicine, pain medicine, clinical neurophysiology, and medical acupuncture. He studied acupuncture in the Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine programs, as well as at the Institute for Traditional Chinese Energetics and Acupuncture (IEATC) in France. He subsequently completed the training program for the Inter-University Diploma (DIU) in Auriculotherapy at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Paris XIII in France, under Dr. David Alimi. He is a member of the Organizing Committee for the Eleventh International Symposium of Auriculotherapy, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2023. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, and is treasurer of the New England Society of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Stanton is a member of the AAMA Board of Directors and Membership Committee. He enjoys lecturing in auriculotherapy education in the USA and internationally. He works in private practice in Concord, MA.
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