Abby’s experience comes from a variety of clinical training at varying hospital settings including: pediatrics at Boston Medical Center, family medicine at Cambridge Health Alliance, and veteran services at Pathways to Wellness at the South End Community Health Center. Abby utilizes both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture styles, and tailors the treatment to her patient’s needs and comfort.
Abby first discovered acupuncture while working at a vet hospital gaining experience before applying to vet school. At the hospital, she saw first-hand how powerfully the animals responded to acupuncture treatments, and found the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) model of holistic health was instead more aligned with her medical views. The TCM model focuses on each person as an individual and works to treat the root cause of a problem. Abby found the western model in chronic cases were often treating the symptom, and not addressing underlying disharmony.
Abby’s passion of Traditional Chinese Medicine is founded in helping patients through a holistic approach by offering alternative solutions. Treating patients from a root cause approach, Abby uses an integrative method of healing by looking at the body as whole, including TCM, diet, lifestyle, and exercise, as well as creating a a individualized treatment strategy that targets the root cause of each unique symptom.
Abby’s passion is to help people lead pain free lives; to treat this she focuses on distal meridian points, and utilizes orthopedic needling triggering specific areas of pain to loosen local and distal muscles thus bringing blood flow to a previously constricted area. Abby has found acupuncture especially helpful in offering relief for disc herniation , plantar faciities, migraines and loosening tight constricted muscles.
Abby also focuses on fertility believing that any woman that wants to achieve pregnancy, should do so in a compassionate knowledgeable setting that Abby strives to create. She also focuses in helping women who are dealing with a range of female health issues including but not limited to: PMS, Menopause, hormone imbalance, and pregnancy symptoms such as: sciatic pain, morning sickness, labor encouragement and to flip babies that are breech. Becoming a mom herself late December, 2015, Abby strives to help women empower themselves about labor, optimal fetal positioning, and health during and after pregnancy.
Abby lives in the south shore with her husband, Michael, daughter, Colbie, and dog “Otter”. She enjoys yoga, walks with the family, and spending time outside.