<Kellie Kirkpatrick>

Kellie Kirkpatrick, Lic. Ac, HMC has been practicing acupuncture since 1991. She holds a Master's Degree in acupuncture therapy from the New England School of Acupuncture and Bachelor of Science in Biology from Boston College. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. Kellie lived and studied Chinese Medicine and Chinese language in mainland China and Taiwan for close to 2 years. She taught Chinese Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture for over 7 years and has been a substitute supervisor in the student clinic for the New England School of Acupuncture for over 8 years. In the past, Kellie also practiced acupuncture in public health settings working at the Neponsett Health Clinic in Dorcester and in Brockton and Boston treating people with HIV/AIDS.

Kellie considers Jeffrey Yuen her primary teacher in acupuncture and has completed his year long certificate program in essential oils as well as one year of advanced acupuncture in NYC. She will complete his gemstone course in 2010. Jeffrey teaches essential oils and gemstones from the perspective of the Chinese Classics. Jeffrey Yuens biography can be found at: www.accm.ie/jeffrey-c-yuen/

Kellie has studied and practices Chinese, Japanese and classical styles of acupuncture. She is currently deepening her knowledge of classical acupuncture.

Kellie often accompanies acupuncture treatment with some of the following: cupping, moxibustion (a pleasant heat therapy common in Chinese medicine), essential oils, flower essences and sometimes homeopathic remedies. She may recommend gemstone therapy to accompany treatment at home. See Treatments.

Kellie has her own clinic across from the State House and treats one patient at a time. This would be a good setting for a patient who is looking for a treatment that is very individualized in a small private practice without distractions. Kellie tries to make relaxation and a feeling of general well being a benefit of all treatment. The patient has a choice between silence or music of their choice during the acupuncture session.

Kellie has been practicing homeopathy since 1996. She graduated from the Luminos School of Homeopathy (Homeopathic Master Clincian). Homeopathy comes from Europe and was very prominent in our country at one time and has been making a significant renaissance in the past 10 - 15 years. She treats children solely with homeopathy. To learn more see: www.homeopathyvitality.com

Kellie speaks French, intermediate Chinese and some Spanish.