Aimee is a board certified licensed Acupuncturist. She has a Masters degree in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA. She is certified in Tong Ren Therapy from the Oriental Cultural Institute and has interned with Boston based acupuncturist Tom Tam since September 2001.
Aimee continues to study Acupuncture, Tui Na, Tai Chi and Chi Gong healing modalities. In May of 2008 she went to Chang Mai, Thailand where she and colleague Kee Fung Yan offered a training seminar on the Tam Healing System and Tui Na massage at the Tai Massage School of Chang Mai.
Since June 2008 Aimee has offered Tui Na training courses at the Tam Center for Healing in Quincy and in Haverhill, MA. These are weekend courses focusing on the practical application the Tam Healing System through the use of Tui Na massage.
Her private practice is currently at two clinic locations: The Collective Healing Center in Winchester, MA and Haverhill, MA.
Besides practicing as an acupuncturist and energy healer, Aimee is a founding board member of a Non-profit organization for the education, research and promotion of Tong Ren Healing by the Oriental Cultural Institute. Privately editing the writings of her mentor and well-known acupuncturist Tom Tam is another exercise that keeps her abreast on the most current clinic based research and modern information in this field. She is also inspired to continue her education by researching and writing articles on various diseases as she approaches them in her practice.
Before obtaining her degree in Acupuncture, Aimee received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. During her course of study she lived in Italy where she developed a fluency in Italian and a proficiency in French. She has always had an interest in languages, and medicine. She enjoys continuing to connect with her professional focus of healing and teaching others about healing worldwide.
Noel A. Poirier is a board certified licensed acupuncturist. Noel is a graduate of The New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) earning a Masters degree in acupuncture with a concentration in Chinese Acupuncture. NESA is the oldest acupuncture graduate school in the United States. The Masters in Acupuncture Program is a rigorous three-year clinical training program that includes the study of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine fundamentals. He gained a wide variety of experience through his clinical rotations in pediatrics, geriatrics, and general practice.
In his clinical work with the Integrative Medicine Department at Boston Medical Center, Noel has had the unique opportunity to work with pediatric inpatients in age from newborn through adolescence. His work at Boston Medical Center has given him experience treating a wide variety of childhood diseases including; cardiovascular problems, sickle cell crisis, digestive disorders, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and a variety of respiratory illnesses including asthma. Noel thoroughly enjoys working with children and watching the amazing transformation, and development that occurs during the course of their treatment.
Noel has treated patients with acupuncture in a Community Based Health Clinic in Lynn MA. This geriatric clinic is focused on underserved populations of the North Shore. At the clinic Noel treated patients who would not normally get the opportunity to utilize acupuncture in their healthcare. This patient population is comprised of patients with chronic ailments including; stroke, memory loss, balance, diminished vision, neuropathy, pain, and depression. The long-term nature of the clinic allowed Noel to track the progress of his patients over the course of several months.
Noel has trained in Orthopedic Acupuncture and Kinesiology Taping. These techniques promote recovery and healing after injury. Acupuncture and bodywork can also be used to prevent injury from occurring so athletes can compete at their highest performance level. Noel has had experience in treating a variety of muscular skeletal issues and sports injuries using both bodywork and acupuncture. A unique aspect of the NESA program that Noel has taken advantage of is electing to incorporate Bodywork into his training.
Through the courses at NESA, as well as other professional development seminars, Noel studied a variety of Bodywork styles and techniques including Tui Na a form of Chinese style medical massage which is his preferred method of bodywork. Having the ability to treat such injuries using a variety of methods and techniques allows for greater flexibility of treatment and healing success.
Additionally, Noel has studied and trained with Tom Tam in the Tam Healing System. In 2010 he became a certified Tong Ren Practitioner. Through his work at The Collective Healing Center Noel has gained valuable experience and training in this unique approach to treatment.
Laina Nicholl is an ARCB Board Certified Reflexologist, studying over 15 years ago at the Palmers Institute of Massage in Salem, MA. She is also a Certified FJM (Rwo Shur Method). Laina has been practicing and mastering the art of reflexology since 2003 and is a leader in her craft. Reflexology is a natural art of healing based on the principle that there are reflex points in the feet and hands that correspond with every body part, organ and gland in the body. Through applying pressure to these specific points, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation and promotes natural function of the related areas of the body. Reflexology helps to restore a balance in the body and promote natural health, healing and vitality. Reflexology has successfully relieved symptoms of stress, anxiety, arthritis, headaches, hypertension, digestive ailments, back and shoulder pain, menopausal symptoms, fatigue, asthma, sinusitis, sciatica, PMS, insomnia just to name a few. It also aids in total body relaxation and lasting stress relieving benefits.
In addition to traditional Reflexology Laina also gives the option of incorporating Reiki into any of her reflexology sessions, which alone has its own healing and stress relieving deep relaxation.