David E. Carter
David became interested in Chinese medicine and acupuncture in 2008 while he was studying in Wuhan, China for a year on a scholarship from the Chinese government.
His formal training began in San Francisco, where he attended the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He then moved to Austin, TX and attended AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine and went on to study pulse diagnosis with the renowned Dr. William Morris.
David has also studied integrative medicine in a hospital in Chengdu, China while taking classes at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
In addition to working in AOMA's acupuncture clinic, David also performed acupuncture at the Veterans Affairs clinic treating Veteran's musculoskeletal issues, and the Texas Neuro-Rehab Center, where he treated drug and alcohol addiction.
Though he is primarily an acupuncturist and herbalist with a focus on integrating Chinese and Western medicine, David has also intensively studied qi gong, tai chi, tui na massage, cupping & nutrition.
After growing up in Massachusetts, he is excited to return and be near family and friends.
David was first drawn to a career in healthcare when he went through the humbling, yet rewarding experience of helping and living with a close friend through the final months of her battle with cancer. There was little he could do, but his desire to be able to do more eventually led David to Chinese medicine.
His goal is to fill in the gaps where Western Medicine falls short and to merge the medical practices of east and west so as to better serve his patients.
Tory grew up in Barnstable, Massachusetts and went on to earn a degree in Psychology from Wellesley College. She then moved to Austin, Texas where she studied Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. There, she practiced in the student clinics as well as community clinics in the Austin area. She is nationally certified by the NCCAOM, and licensed to practice acupuncture in the state of Massachusetts.
Tory is trained in acupuncture, cupping, guasha, Qigong, and electrostimulation, as well as Chinese herbal and dietary therapy. She uses a combination of these modalities to create a holistic, individualized treatment plan for each of her patients. Tory specializes in stress reduction and mental wellness, pain management, allergies, digestive issues, and women’s health (menstrual and hormonal issues, fertility, painful periods, menopause). She has also been trained in the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol for addiction and trauma, as well as Battlefield Acupuncture for pain management.
Tory uses an integrative approach to determine the root cause of illness and to treat the whole person— physically, emotionally, and spiritually. She is excited to share her expertise in order to help clients achieve their wellness goals, optimize their health and lead a balanced, joyful life.
She has always had a deep interest in medicine and healthcare, with a tendency to seek out holistic, gentle healing methods. This led her to her first acupuncture appointment in Austin, where she was blown away by the beauty and complexity of Chinese Medicine. Since then, she has experienced firsthand how impactful this medicine is and strives to bring healing into the lives of others. When not practicing acupuncture, Tory enjoys spending time in nature, playing frisbee with her dog Luna, eating ramen, and buying new plants she doesn’t have room for.
Debra L. Avery
Debra Avery is a practitioner of energy medicine. She provides treatment sessions of Craniosacral Therapy, Sound Healing, and Shamanic Healing. To empower others to assist themselves, Debra also teaches self-care energy practices, such as Reiki and basic acupressure routines. She gifts the Nine Great Rites of the Munay-Ki and trains others to gift these life-changing rites. Debra provides Personal Reconnections as well as Reconnective Healing sessions.
Her current passion is astrology - exploring our relationship with the greater cosmos. Debra offers astrological consultations, teaches introductory astrology classes, and co-facilitates experiential planetary workshops. Debra is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a licensed massage therapist, and holds a master's degree in Human Development. She began her training in energy medicine after a 25-year career as a consultant for individuals with autism. She teaches workshops/classes and sees clients throughout Cape Cod, Southeastern MA, as well as providing distance energy treatments.
Hours: Fridays and some other days by appointment.
Contact Debra directly for availability and more information.
RN, MS, HWNC-BC, AHN-BC, CIH, Reiki Master Teacher
Maxine Bornstein is a Master's prepared Registered Nurse, Certified Holistic Nurse, and Reiki Master Teacher with over 3 decades of healing practice experience. She has been in private practice for over 10 years and sees additional clients in Boston, Osterville, Mashpee, New York City, and Newport, RI.
In addition to over 25 years in Community Health and Public Health Nursing at local Visiting Nurse agencies, her background features extensive health care administration, including patient advocacy, standards of compliance and practice and geriatric specialization. For ten years, Maxine worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health as a Health Care Facility Inspector and Investigator for Health Care Quality inspecting nursing homes, hospitals, clinics and other health care agencies advocating for patients and clients. Maxine has also served as an assistant professor at Cape Cod Community College and Community College of Rhode Island instructing nursing students.
Maxine received her Master's degree in Nursing from Boston University and studied stress reduction techniques and "Relaxation Response" at the Beth Israel/Deaconess Hospital Mind Body Clinic with Dr. Herbert Benson. She has also studied with traditional Reiki Master Teachers, Suzanne Hill, Libby Barnett and Maggie Chambers and Suzanne Nathan-Ariel. As a graduate of the Stillpoint School of Integrative Life Healing, Maxine developed additional spiritual guidance and skills from the founder Dr. Meredith Young-Sowers.
Perhaps, what makes Maxine an excellent healing practitioner is her compassionate listening skills and her love for her clients. Maxine provides her clients with a holistic nursing assessment, a Reiki session, usually lasting 45 minutes to an hour, interventions to take home and use and referrals if needed.
Hours: Contact Maxine directly for availability and more information.
Karen L. Kelleher
Karen is the founder and president of Boston Thermography Center, Inc. She is a Certified Clinical Thermographic Technician (CCTT) through the International Academy of Clinical Thermology. She became interested in Thermography with the loss of her dear friend Laurie to Breast Cancer. She hopes to help educate others in the value of thermography as a complementary tool in detecting changes in breast health.
Karen has been in the Wellness Industry for the past 13 years. She is certified as a Quantum Biofeedback Technician. (Quantum Biofeedback is approved by the FDA for pain management and stress relief.) She is also a graduate of the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts as a Massage Therapist.
Prior to entering the wellness field, Karen was in the technology industry employed by Sun Microsystems for 14 years in various positions in Operations and Marketing. She has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Eastern Nazarene College, and a Master of Science in Natural Health, graduating with honors from Clayton College of Natural Health.
Arlene Myers is a Licensed Acupuncturist who began her studies in Oriental medicine in 1984. She studied Shiatsu with Robbie Fian and became a practitioner and certified instructor. She is also a graduate of the Swedish Institute School of Massage in New York City. She continued her Oriental medicine studies graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Massachusetts. She opened her acupuncture office on Cape Cod in 1989 where she maintains a busy practice in Mashpee. In 1997 she began studies in Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET) with Dr. Devi Nambudripad in Buena Park, California. She has been a Certified Acutonics Practitioner and Senior Teacher since 2004, working with Donna Carey in Taos, New Mexico. Unfortunately, after 31 years of healing, Arlene is no longer taking new patients.