All acupuncturists at Acupuncture Together are licensed to practice acupuncture in Massachusetts, hold Master of Acupuncture or Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees and are Diplomates of the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).
Jen Alberti began working at Acupuncture Together in October of 2012. Jen received her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College (SWAC) in Boulder, CO in 2009 and is licensed in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. After graduating from SWAC, she helped to establish Left Hand Community Acupuncture in Lafayette, CO, where she treated patients for over two years. A native of Massachusetts, Jen moved back to the Boston area in August of 2012. During her time out west, Jen had the privilege of studying with with seasoned practitioners Chip Chace and Jason Blalack. Their influences had a profound impact on Jen and the way she practices the medicine. She also has trained extensively in acupuncture for the treatment of pain and common sports injuries.
Jen also holds a BA in Psychology from Bridgewater State University and an MA in Administrative Studies from Boston College. Outside of the clinic, Jen enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family and discovering new eateries.
Caitlin Arntz has been working at Acupuncture Together since October of 2012. She earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2012. Her graduate studies focused on Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and she has also spent considerable time studying and treating patients with distal point treatment methods. Caitlin’s clinical internship experiences included the NESA Clinic, Cambridge Health Alliance- Malden (where she helped convince new doctors of the benefits of acupuncture) and in the Family Medicine Department at Boston Medical Center. She is experienced in treating a range of health conditions, involving, but not limited to, respiratory symptoms, digestive disorders, musculoskeletal pain, TMJ, anxiety and post concussive syndrome.
Prior to acupuncture school, Caitlin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in beautiful western Mass. She intended to pursue higher education to become a therapist, however, after reading a book about qi gong, she became interested in the workings of Chinese Medicine and stumbled upon NESA in a search for a place to further her education. Caitlin feels that a background in psychology provided a great base for her hands on experience in the clinic and meshes well with a medicine that views the patient in a holistic way and takes into account the mind-body connection.
In her free time, Caitlin enjoys hiking, reading, seeking out musical events and biking around Somerville looking for little adventures.
Jess Butler joined the team at Acupuncture Together in November of 2011. She earned a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in August of 2011. Her diverse clinical experiences include treating patients at the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Roxbury Neighborhood Acupuncture, Boston Medical Center Pediatric Outpatient Clinic and in private practice in Jamaica Plain. Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Jess obtained a B.A. in sociology with a concentration in social work from UMass Amherst, and worked as a case manager for homeless clients in Boston and Berkeley, CA, and as a residential treatment counselor for foster youth.
Jess’s personal experience with acupuncture began over 10 years ago when she sought treatment for chronic migraines. She experienced significant pain relief from the treatments she received and became inspired to study and practice Chinese medicine. Jess has done post-graduate coursework in distal point acupuncture techniques for pain relief and pain management. Jess’s needling style is very gentle and effective.
Justine Deutsch Myers earned a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, MA in August of 2007 and is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Her graduate studies focused on Chinese style acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and she has done post-graduate coursework in distal point treatments for acute and chronic pain as well as Chinese herbal medicine for internal medicine conditions. Justine has extensive clinical experience successfully treating a wide range of conditions.
Justine was a board member of the Community Acupuncture Network in 2010 and 2011, and now serves as a community acupuncture clinic mentor and helps coordinate continuing education events for POCA, the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. She has taught courses on distal point treatments and Chinese herbal medicine at community acupuncture workshops. Justine’s work in the community acupuncture setting began at Manchester Acupuncture Studio in New Hampshire in September of 2007, where she practiced until opening Acupuncture Together on May 27, 2008.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Justine obtained a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in psychology from the University of Rochester. When she’s not needling patients, Justine enjoys exercising, outdoor activities, collecting community acupuncture clinic t-shirts and spending time with friends and family.
Katie Oleksak started assisting at Acupuncture Together while she was a student at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2008, and has loved the clinic ever since. She joined the clinic as an acupuncturist in June of 2013.
Katie received her Master of Acupuncture from NESA in 2011 along with a Master in Pain, Research, Education and Policy from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2011. She studied at the Boston School of Herbal Studies apprenticeship program (Certificate in Herbal Medicine) and has a special interest in Western herbal medicine and supplements, particularly for pain conditions.
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Westfield State College and graduated Magna Cum Laude. This started her on the path to finding a career that she truly loves.
Katie feels strongly about the integration of acupuncture, nutrition and alternative therapies for overall health and wellness. She values supporting local businesses in her community and since graduation, has been gaining experience at local community acupuncture clinics with a passion for making acupuncture accessible to all. She has a special interest in communicating information about alternative lifestyles and therapies to the public through medical writing and is constantly on a mission to further her education. She is known to provide simple, effective and powerful acupuncture treatments for a variety of ailments.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys yoga, spending time with family, friends and pets, traveling and going to local farmers markets.
Alison Winters has been treating patients at Acupuncture Together since July of 2011. She earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco in December of 2008 and is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. While at ACTCM, Alison interned at both its community clinic and auricular drop-in clinic as well as California Pacific Stroke Project and Physical Therapy Center, Haight-Ashbury Free Clinic and Dr. Lifang Liang’s Fertility Clinic. She was also a teaching assistant for a sports medicine and pain management course. After graduating from ACTCM, Alison traveled to China where she studied with Dr. Wang Ju-Yi, one of modern China’s most respected scholars, teachers and practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine.
Alison holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and psychology from Northeastern University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a Reiki Master of the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition and has extensively traveled in Peru where she studied Inca medicine and taught English as a second language.