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About Abby


Since 1990, Abby Kessler has helped thousands of people regain and maintain their health with Chinese medicine. She has successfully treated patients from ages 4 to 92 with acupuncture. She also treats needle-phobic patients very effectively with needle-free acupressure, shiatsu and other techniques.

A dynamic speaker and authority on Chinese medicine and natural self-treatments, Abby Kessler has appeared on television and in newspaper articles. She has taught many shiatsu massage classes and Chinese medicine workshops in and around Boston. At the Chinese Cultural Festival in Newton she was a panelist discussing "Healing, Clarity, and Inner Peace – Wellness Through the Chinese Art of Living".

Education and Degrees:

Completed an advanced 600-hour certification program in Chinese Herbal Medicine at New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).

Completed advanced training in Auriculotherapy at NESA.

Advanced training in Orthopedic Diagnosis and Treatment, Sports Acupuncture and Acupuncture Treatments for Mood Disorders.

Boston Shiatsu School completed advanced training in Sotai 1997 (Aug) Completed special post-graduate internship at NESA, focusing on women's health issues under the supervision of master acupuncturists. 

New England School of Acupuncture, Watertown, MA (completed 3-year, master's level program). This prestigious acupuncture college was the first of its kind in the U.S. 

Healing Traditions program offered at NESA (completed 2-year training in traditional Chinese pharmacology and prescriptions). 

Continued studies in Tui Na and Reflexology. 

New England Shiatsu Center (NESC), Boston (completed 600-hour training program in Shiatsu, Tui Na and Acupressure). The AOBTA standards for Asian Bodywork Therapists were modeled after the exemplary curriculum at NESC.

Licenses and Certifications: 

Licensed: Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (Lic. Ac.). 

Diplomate: National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM Dipl. OM). 

Certified Practitioner: American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA, ABT). 


Member: Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts.

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