Biographies

Rebekah in China 2007

Rebekah in China 2007

Rebekah Michaels received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from  New England School of Acupuncture with a dual concentration in Chinese/Japanese acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Since graduation Rebekah has pursued extensive post-graduate herbal training in herb/drug interactions and topical application of herbs. Through a continuing clinical internship with Dr. Tao Xie (Md, China), she has studied contemporary herbal strategies based on the work of Yan De Xin. Rebekah is board certified in Oriental Medicine and Auriculotherapy, she is licensed by the state of Massachusetts to practice acupuncture, and authorized to prescribe herbal medicine. Rebekah specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and the physiological effects of stress on the body.

Rebekah started her journey into oriental medicine in 1994, when she began studying Tai Chi and Ba Gua intensively, in an effort to rehabilitate an injured shoulder. Eight years later, it was back to school to understand the framework and diagnostic structure of this fascinating, multifaceted medicine. While at school, Rebekah was fortunate to be able to assist, and then to intern, at Pathways to Complementary Medicine, a public health clinic whose  mission is to bring acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to the HIV+ community. This gave her a true look at the power of these modalities to make a positive difference in the quality of life of people living with chronic disease.

Prior to studying oriental medicine, Rebekah worked for 14 years in the film industry in Boston. One of her favorite projects was a documentary about the first Title 9 challenge called “A Hero for Daisy.” You may have also seen her credits on Ken Burns projects or Unsolved Mysteries. When not practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine, Rebekah is employed part-time by her animal family as a thrower of retrievable objects.

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Marie Dahlen Keane, LMT is a 2004 graduate of the Muscular Therapy Institute of Cambridge, Massachusetts.  She specializes in therapeutic massage for clients with chronic pain, anxiety, and stress, as well as people recovering from injury and pregnancy massage.  Marie integrates relaxation massage, deep tissue, myofascial therapy, sports massage, and hot stone massage depending on her client’s needs.  Marie is nationally certified and a CAM PPO provider.  Marie is committed to making a healthy difference in the lives of the people she touches.