Nicole Brown, Lic. Ac., MAOM,

Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Nicole earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). At NESA, Nicole studied both Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture, and also completed the Chinese herbal program. During her time at NESA, Nicole completed internships at the NESA clinic in Watertown, and also completed externships at Dimock Community Health Center, serving Boston’s urban neighborhoods with acupuncture care. She is Board Certified and licensed to practice acupuncture and herbal medicine in Massachusetts by the Board of Medicine Committee on Acupuncture.

Prior to her Acupuncture career, Nicole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Boston University. After her undergraduate studies, she worked for 7 years as a Neurotherapy technician and quantitative EEG analyst. Nicole developed protocol for Neurofeedback training therapy, treating various conditions including ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and OCD.

Nicole specializes in women’s health issues, fertility, and stress related conditions.  In addition to her acupuncture training, she has also received extensive training and certification in the use of nutrition and supplements to optimize patient care and results.  As a trained Health Coach, Nicole is able to provide individualized programs for patients who aim to live healthier and happier lives.

Nicole spent her formative years in various countries in Southeast Asia where she was exposed to both Eastern and Western approaches to health and medicine. With her multi-cultural upbringing and background in Western social sciences, Nicole has acquired a unique perspective on health and healing, with an emphasis on integrating Western and Eastern approaches. Nicole was drawn to Chinese medicine because of its emphasis on prevention and treating the root cause of a condition. She strongly believes in patient education and empowerment in order to achieve lasting health and wellness.


Why Nicole chose Acupuncture as a profession:

Nicole’s passion for Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine comes from her own personal experiences with the medicine that helped her overcome various health conditions. After over a decade of frustrating hormonal problems (PCOS), digestive issues and allergies, Nicole found relief from her symptoms with regular acupuncture treatments. In addition, keeping with the holistic approach of Chinese Medicine, Nicole uses diet, lifestyle changes, and supplements to maintain her health.

Having seen first hand the benefits of acupuncture, Nicole is passionate to share the medicine with others and to help others reach their optimal health. Along with acupuncture, Nicole incorporates lifestyle and dietary advice, and also recommends supplements and herbal treatments if appropriate in order for the person to gain maximum benefit from the treatments.

If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture might help you, download the free e-book, . . . . and give Nicole a call:
Brookline: 617-281-8532
Needham: 617-281-8532

Athena Desai, Lic. Ac.

Acupuncture, Reiki, Cosmetic Acupuncture

Athena specializes in treating trauma of many kinds, ranging from accidents to combat and life transitions.  Athena also provides cosmetic acupuncture for those seeking natural alternatives to Botox or want to improve the texture and vitality of their skin.

In addition, Athena loves incorporating coaching to help those with psycho-emotional imbalances such as anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress to find powerful and joyful ways to create wellness and vitality.

Athena Desai turned to Eastern Medicine as a solution for her own health in the year 2000.  She was working at National Public Radio in Washington, D.C., and the stress and fast pace created various physical problems.  She tried acupuncture for the first time, and saw improvement and resolution of both acute and chronic issues.  The principles of Chinese Medicine began to guide her entire life toward balance and integration of the body, mind and spirit.

Athena received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).  She completed more than 700 hours of clinical internship in Japanese and Chinese Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine at sites such as Dimock Community Health Center, Pathways to Wellness and the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.  She received the 2011 Tsay Fellowship Award for distinguished achievement in and likely contribution to the science and art of Chinese Medicine.  This became the seed of the One Arrow Project, her program providing low to no cost acupuncture for Veterans.

Outside of work, she loves to write, surf, snowboard, sing, meditate, run and practice yoga.

To book a session with Athena, call: (617) 281-8532

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