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Every member of our team is committed to making sure that your health and well-being are our primary focus. We each bring unique talents and specializations to the table, so many of our patients work with several of us!
Meet Our Team
Owner: Eileen Power DePaula M.Ed., M.Ac. Lic.Ac.
In practice since 1995, Eileen has spent over 25 years specializing in women’s health with a particular focus on improving diet and lifestyle patterns to inspire people to feel happier, healthier and more engaged in life. She is particularly passionate about hormone balancing, fertility, prenatal and postpartum care, chronic and acute pain, menopause, stress and anxiety disorders.
Eileen is certified in the Becoming Mama Program, which she strongly recommends her fertility patients participate in to both educate themselves and to support the work that we do in the clinic. It is a comprehensive, 10 day program which educates you and guides you towards conception success! (see fertility page for more and a $100 discount on the program)
Eileen’s interest in health, and particularly alternative medicine, began when she was a child. She has always been drawn to nature and its ability to self-correct. Eileen found her way to Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine by having to navigate some physical injuries and immune issues in her 20’s and 30’s. After numerous medical visits, which yielded little to no help, she sought the help of an acupuncturist who was able to turn her situation around. It was then that she knew that she wanted to study this medicine and be able to help others find their way back to health. She has dedicated her entire career to this endeavor. Her passion about health drives her to continue to study and train in supportive therapies so that she can approach things from a variety of perspectives.
She treats fertility issues, a variety of gynecological conditions, acute and chronic pain, prenatal and postpartum issues, stress and anxiety disorders, autoimmune disease, orthopedics, and pain conditions. She also works with new moms and their children to provide support with digestive disorders, respiratory illness, and other health issues that might arise in both mom and child.
Eileen has been running both Root & Branch and a number of other Chiropractic and multidisciplinary practices for 35 years. She also taught the practice management class at the New England School of Acupuncture for 3 years and continues to present in that class on Insurance Billing and other aspects of practice management. Between her experience in this area and her coaching training, she enjoys Business Coaching for new practitioners and those looking to expand and improve their management systems.
Certifications: National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Licensed: Board of Medicine in MA
Training & Education:
- Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy, 2016
- New England School Of Acupuncture, M.Ac. August 1995
- Boston University, M.Ed, Health Education, January 1991
- Stillpoint Center School of Massage, May 1986
- University of New Hampshire, BS Clinical Nutrition, 1985
Dr. Geoff DePaula, D.Ac., M.Ac., Lic.Ac., Dipl.CH, Dipl.Ac.
Geoff places strong emphasis on understanding your own constitutional strengths and weaknesses, the appropriate dietary approaches to treat them, and then engaging you in becoming a strong advocate for your own health and well-being. Geoff has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine since 2000, and is licensed in MA & is a Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island. Geoff has completed over 5 years of herbal training with some of the top Chinese Herbal Medicine teachers in the country and world.
He has a strong background in Tai Chi, Qi Gong, meditation, yoga, and yoga philosophy. He has spent the past 8 years doing in-depth study of obesity, pre diabetes and diabetes and created an innovative and effective telehealth program for the reversal of pre-diabetes and diabetes.
Geoff treats a wide variety of conditions including chronic and acute pain, digestive problems, liver issues, stress, respiratory disease, gynecology, immune/energy enhancement, and using custom constitutional diet and Chinese herbs to obtain optimal health.
Dr.DePaula has also been working expensively with a newer system of medicine and healing called Source Medicine, which was created by a famous homeopathic teacher named Peter Chappell in the UK. It can address a wide variety of issues including: physical traumas, psychological traumas, infections, toxins, a wide variety of diseases. To learn more see the full list HERE of the conditions and situations that can be addressed with this dynamic healing system.
Rachel Gorman, MAOM, Lic. Ac.
Rachel credits acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine, along with nutritional therapy and exercise, with saving her life and starting her back on the road to health. She is an avid yoga practitioner. She works holistically with patients to develop individualized nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits to promote wellness. Rachel is passionate about using these tools to help patients recover and maintain their health.
Rachel is licensed by the MA Board of Medicine and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) with a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and currently serves as Adjunct Faculty in the acupuncture program at the Mass College of Pharmacy.
Rachel specializes in Chinese-style acupuncture and herbal medicine. She is certified in Auriculotherapy, a form of ear acupuncture, by the Auriculotherapy Institute.
Rachel grew up in Hopkinton and received her BA in Political Science from Mount Holyoke College in 2009. She worked for several years at a national nonprofit environmental organization, managing a regional office. Her journey to acupuncture began after developing a series of debilitating chronic autoimmune illnesses. Frustrated with the state of her health and lack of standard medical options, she sought out alternative options and discovered acupuncture.
Particular areas of interest are autoimmune disorders, dysautonomia, chronic illness/pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress related conditions, GYN and fertility.
Jennifer Vogels, MAOM, Lic.Ac.
Jenny grew up in Portland Maine attending the Waynflete School, and graduated from Brown University and the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. Since graduating, Jenny has pursued an interest in acupuncture in global health, completing several trainings with Acupuncturists Without Borders, and spending one month as a volunteer acupuncturist in a clinic in rural Nepal. She has recently returned to the East Coast after running a private practice in Washington State. She is board certified by the NCCAOM and holds a Massachusetts license to practice acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy.
She believes the traditional medicine of East Asia can help us address many of the common health concerns of modern life, as well as give us tools to prevent illness by cultivating the body’s natural vitality and self-healing abilities. She enjoys treating all types of conditions, from pain and injury to sleep disorders, stress, digestive disorders, chronic illness and general health support.
Outside of the clinic she enjoys spending time with family in Maine and Massachusetts, loves to travel, hike and enjoy the natural world, and practices Vipassana meditation.
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