Naomi is a new addition to the Acupuncture team at Whole Beauty and Health.
Naomi, a native of Japan with deep cultural connections and sensibilities of the East, believes that Chinese medicine is more than just a response to symptoms, more than a simple means for treating patients. It is a holistic approach to living. The theory and traditions of Chinese medicine have informed Naomi’s life for years and through them she has synthesized many of her interests and a lifetime of learning.
Naomi’s practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine spans two decades. She first began her training in Shiatsu therapy and opened a private practice in Asian bodywork therapy. After ten years as a Shiatsu therapist, she went back to school to earn her Masters degree in acupuncture. She then incorporated acupuncture into her practice and has since been providing both modalities to her patients to address a myriad of health conditions. In the past decade, she also held a position at the Lowell Community Health Center as an acupuncture provider. Working in partnership with the medical staff, she became fluent practicing in a fast paced Western medical facility and was successful in providing care for many patients with a range of complaints such as pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD and addictions.
Naomi holds a BFA from Parsons School of Design, NYC, and a Masters in Chinese Acupuncture Studies from the New England School of Acupuncture, www.nesa.edu the oldest and most highly regarded institution of Chinese medicine in the United States. She is National Board Certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is currently licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
A continually evolving practitioner, Naomi remains inspired by this endlessly fascinating system of healing. She brings to her practice a dynamic balance between the creative process and medical science.