Anne-Louise Smallen received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture in 2008 from Tai Sophia Institute (now Maryland University of Integrated Health), a five-element acupuncture school. She also studied for two years with Jeffrey Yuen, an internationally known master of ancient and modern Chinese philosophy and techniques. She has practiced in Maryland, New York State and has been with Noho Community Acupuncture since June 2017.
Anne-Louise strongly believes that Acupuncture is still highly relevant and helpful today even if it is a very ancient practice. Acupuncture helps with very contemporary problems: COVID long term effects, fertility and menstrual issues, long term illnesses (cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, etc..) addictions, medical side effects, pains of all kinds, respiratory problems and allergies. It is also very good at helping with mental and emotional problems. The benefits are endless…
When not practicing acupuncture, Anne-Louise likes to hike, bicycle, garden, see friends and family. In the winter, her favorite outdoor activity is cross-country skiing.
Life is interesting!
Rachel graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, Mass, in 2006 with a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and a specialty in Japanese Acupuncture. Her undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience with a minor in Philosophy from Northeastern University, completed in 1994. During her training, she worked in a wide variety of clinical settings, including women's health clinics, community health clinics, HIV clinics and hospitals. And since graduating, has administered well over 20,000 acupuncture treatments.
Before going to acupuncture school, Rachel worked in the areas of organic farming, social work and social justice efforts, along with book publishing.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys growing, shopping for, cooking, and eating delicious food, hiking and walking with her dog, learning about astrology, and exploring the evolution of consciousness and how to bridge the mind/body gap in medicine. Rachel is fairly sure she has some hobbit in her genealogy.
Rachel brings a warm-hearted, curious and engaged approach to her treatments, with an intention to treat the whole person - mind, body and spirit, to look beyond the diagnosis, and to help clients feel safe, seen and soothed thru acupuncture.