About Debra Wood, Lic Ac, MAcOM
Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, Debra has completed four years of study and clinical work at the New England School of Acupuncture and been awarded a Masters Degree in Acupuncture. Her studies include both Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.
Adding to her capacity to treat is Debra's ability to bridge Eastern Medicine with Western Medicine. She is a credentialed practitioner at Winchester Hospital and an apprentice to internationally recognized acupuncturists Kiiko Matsumoto and David Euler, who teach acupuncture to physicians at Harvard Medical School.
Debra specializes in Japanese Kiiko Style Acupuncture, a gentle style of Acupuncture that translates material from the classical medical texts into a modern biomedical understanding. Using this result-oriented style, Debra creates treatments that are tailored to the individual and geared towards treating illness at the root.
As an Herbalist, Debra'sclinical experience prescribing herbal medicine provides her patients with the best support for their treatments. Since completing her herbal studies at the New England School of Acupuncture, Debra has continued her herbal education in China and locally at the White Pine School of Healing Arts with Sharon Weizenbaum.
Debra has studied and lectured at the Central China Normal University in Wuhan China. Her work included clinical observation in the Acupuncture Clinic and in the Herbal Pharmacy at the Wuhan Teaching Hospital in Sichuan Province, China. She completed an intensive course on Medical Qi Gong, slow moving exercises that combine meditative breathing with Traditional Medical Theory in order to prevent or resolve imbalances. As a guest and student of Grandmaster Yuanming Zhang, descendant of the founder of Taoism, Debra was honored to hold private audience with His Holiness Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche of the Red Sect of Tibetan Buddhism in his Tibetan temple.
Debra volunteers as a public educator for the Doctor's Speakers Bureau, a non-profit international organization that promotes wellness and disease prevention programs. She runs workshops that focus on how to prevent and relieve certain types of health problems. Her volunteer work has raised money for dozens of local charities.
influences,from her intense medical training to her
background as a professional cook and avid gardener,
give her the sensitivity to find the right approach
with each patient. Integrating her training with
nutritional advice and deep breathing exercises, she
endeavors to work with each patient to develop a
treatment plan that reinforces a healthy approach to