MEET OUR PRACTITIONERS: ACUPUNCTURISTS

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Karen Hayes: Licensed Acupuncturist, MAOM

Karen holds a Masters Degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA and is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in the Commonwealth of MA. She holds a Diploma of Oriental Medicine nationally. Karen brings with her 12 years of clinical experience.

Karen’s Meditation and Mindfulness practice, as well as her Buddhist teachings, are a foundational aspect of her life and informs her approach to her patient care. She has a warm, heart-centered and gentle approach to her practice. In addition to Acupuncture, Karen uses cupping, moxa and gua sha as part of her treatments. Her treatment protocol is comprehensive and holistic.

Karen works with a full scope of imbalances and disorders, including; Mental Health, Addiction Recovery Support, Sleep Disorders and Insomnia, Asthma/Allergies, Digestive Disorders, Pain Management, Women’s Health and Fertility and Preventative Medicine.

*Book with Karen on Tuesdays + Fridays + Saturdays (evening appointments available)


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Pia Mezzacappa: Licensed Acupuncturist, MAOM

It has been said that in order to have a happy and fulfilling life, one should choose work that feels more like play. Pia has been fortunate to have found such ‘work’ in her Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture practice. She loves taking a cluster of seemingly unrelated symptoms, grouping them into an integrated pattern of disharmony, and then treating the root of the problem.

Pia studied Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Connecticut, before going on to receive her Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture. She has served on the board of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of of Massachusetts, and is credentialed as an Acupuncturist by both the Massachusetts General Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. In addition, Pia was employed by the Massachusetts General Hospital for four years as an Acupuncturist and researcher for studies investigating the use of Acupuncture on conditions such as Carpal Tunnel using fMRI and MEG technology.

With an extensive background that includes treating babies & children with acupuncture at Boston Medical Center's Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal units, and cancer outpatients at their Cancer Center, Pia treats a wide variety of both internal conditions and orthopedic issues. She specializes in Women’s Health & Fertility including Menopausal symptoms, PMS, PCOS, Fibromyalgia, and Thyroid Disease.

*Book with Pia on Mondays + Fridays