Practitioners

We are holistic health-care professionals, therapists, teachers and staff committed to mind-body healing and education. 

Founding Partners

Image: Jim McCormick, Lic. Ac.

Jim McCormick

Jim McCormick is a licensed, board certified Five-Element Acupuncturist and Zero Balancer and the co-director of Cambridge Health Associates. One of the earliest Americans to study Five-Element Acupuncture with British Acupuncturist Dr. J.R. Worsley, Jim continues the unique Five-Element teaching lineage at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City, and the Institute of Taoist Education in Louisville, Colorado. 

Services: Worsley Five Element Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, Chinese Herbal Medicine

Image: Bill Mueller.

Bill Mueller

Bill Mueller is a licensed and national board certified acupuncturist and co-director of Cambridge Health Associates. With Five Element acupuncture as the foundation of his practice, Bill is also a certified Zero Balancing practitioner, and he completed the Zero Balancing Teacher Training course with Fritz Smith, M.D.

 

Services: Worsley Five Element Acupuncture, Zero Balancing, Gua Sha

Image: Nina M. Ghareeb, M.Ac.,Lic.Ac.

Nina M. Ghareeb, Lic.Ac.

Nina M.Ghareeb, M.Ac., Lic. Ac. received her Masters degree in Acupuncture in 1997 and then traveled to China for postgraduate study. Since then she has maintained a practice in Cambridge and one in Reading, MA. She has additional training in Western herbs with Rosemary Gladstar. When not practicing acupuncture, Nina enjoys hiking with her husband and dogs, music, travel, cooking, yoga, capeoira, and all types of adventure.

Image: Teresa Harten,LMT.

Teresa Harten, LMT

Teresa Harten is a licensed massage therapist serving the Cambridge community for over 15 years. Teresa works with a wide range of clients including dancers, professionals, pregnant women, students, and seniors. Teresa's hands-on therapy is based on the Ben Benjamin system of Muscular Therapy and informed by further study in Myofascial Release and Craniosacral therapy. Her work helps clients manage stress, improve mobility, or eliminate pain. When appropriate, Teresa also integrates gentle range of motion and breathing exercerses, and teaches simple self-care techniques for clients to use at home. In addition to her Cambridge Health Associates private practice, Teresa also offers massage therapy in a corporate setting. 

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Kathy Hermann, LMT

Kathy became a licensed massage therapist in 2005 and founded Equilibrium Massage Therapy, a private practice treating both people and horses.  Prior to that, she had a 20-year marketing career in the high-tech industry. An avid horsewoman, she discovered the power of massage while rehabilitating an injured horse. That life-changing moment during an equine massage workshop inspired her to train as a massage therapist.  She has worked in spas and other wellness practices, and provided sports massage at the Boston Marathon.  In addition, she continually pursues her interests in massage through continuing education courses. 

Image: Harry Hobbs,Certified Alexander Technique Teacher.

Harry Hobbs, Certified Alexander Technique Teacher

I am a healer and teacher of the Alexander Technique. Whether you are seeking relief from pain, an injury or a chronic condition, the Alexander Technique teaches you how to embody an easier, lighter physical presence. With gentle hands-on contact, I show you how to release localized tension by deepening your awareness of your body. Problems I assist with include repetitive stress injuries, back pain, neck and shoulder issues, and recovery from car accidents or surgery. Improve mobility, heal physically, and feel more at home in your body. 

Image: Eliza Mallouk, LMT.

Eliza Mallouk, LMT

Eliza Mallouk has been a massage therapist and movement educator for over 35 years. She is also a founding member of Cambridge Health Associates (1988). Over the years, she has expanded her knowledge of healing by studying many different modalities including: Craniosacral Therapy, Reiki, Self-Regulation Therapy, the Stough Method of Breathing Coordination,  Activated Isolated Stretching and “The Actor’s Secret.”

Image: Abram Ojure, Lic. Ac.

New England Integrated Health

New England Integrated Health is a thriving group practice made up of three acupuncturists –founder: Abram Ojure, Allison Colwell, and Darquin Chiu. Our mission is to help you discover a healthier, happier, more balanced lifestyle. Having seen the profound positive effects that acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have, we are sincerely grateful to be able to share these benefits with our patients. Together we can work to achieve your health and wellness goals.

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Lauren Paap

I fell in love with East Asian Medicine because the principles are based upon the deep knowledge that our mental, emotional and physical health are intertwined and they offer a holistic methodology to wellness – an integrated Body-Mind-Emotions-Spirit Therapy. 

Driven by a curious mind and a passion for learning, I have pursued a broad spectrum of training so that I can offer my clients highly personalized, integrative care and attention so that you can feel good in mind, body and spirit and step into flow with an elevated sense of strength, resilience and resourcefulness as you take your metamorphic journey to entelechy (realization of potential), 

Elizabeth Valentine, LMT

Elizabeth Valentine is a licensed, certified massage therapist, movement educator and leadership embodiment coach in private practice since 1980.  Equipped with a deep understanding of human anatomy, Elizabeth helps clients move freely, think clearly and most importantly, to shift in ways that are sustainable. She has a special interest in leadership development and helping clients who feel stuck in patterns that no longer serve them. Elizabeth's process is highly individualized, creative and designed to effect deep and lasting change in chronic physical and emotional patterns. 

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William Ventimiglia

I am an experienced, licensed clinician, and faculty member of the C.G. Jung Institute of Boston. I specialize in working with adults who are dealing with depression, anxiety, emotional and sexual trauma, and relationship issues. My approach is to listen carefully to your concerns, support areas of strength and resilience while discovering new inner resources and understandings that are often transformative. Patients and couples find me to be caring, non-judgmental, and pragmatic. I value the relief of suffering while working together to shift longer-term impediments to your quality of life and successful living.

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Laura West

Laura West, M.Ed., RMT, is an internationally acclaimed Spiritual Coach, Reiki Master Teacher, Certified Herbalist, Psychic Medium and Channel for the Divine. Since 2009, she has supported her clients using energy medicine, spiritual medicine, and plant medicine to become energetically balanced, live more spiritually connect lives and find natural solutions to their healthcare. Laura works with local clients in her Cambridge, MA office as well as online with national and international clients, holding sessions and teaching a variety of classes.

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Mary Elizabeth Wheeler

Mary Elizabeth Wheeler has guided clients in the Authentic VoiceWork process for over 25 years. Using the process of self-generated sound, Mary Elizabeth helps people access the embodied voice for self-expression, creativity, healing and transformation. An improvisational vocal performance artist, song leader and voice coach, she is the co-creator of the SpiritSong® Process and "Mystic Soul" album. Mary Elizabeth is also the founder and director of Indigo River, an organization dedicated to bringing the authentic voice to life. She teaches Authentic VoiceWork locally and nationally to individuals, couples and groups.

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Cynthia Wood

Cynthia Wood is registered Instructor and Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy.  She has studied with Dr. Pauls, the creator of the work.  She was founder and director of the New England Center for Ortho-Bionomy.  Also, a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy, Cynthia has been in practice since 1989.  In addition to her private practice, Cynthia has worked in settings as varied as a physical therapy clinic, spas, hospitals, athletic events and the Kovler Center for Survivors of Political Torture.  Cynthia has a full practice where she works with a wide variety of issues ranging from scoliosis, MS, back pain and TMJ disfunction to improved athletic performance and trauma resolution.

Image: Marilyn Yohe,Lic.Ac.

Marilyn Yohe,Lic.Ac.

Marilyn Yohe is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with over a decade of experience treating acute and chronic health conditions using Chinese medicine.

Her areas of specialty include:

  • Fertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Care
  • Digestive Issues: IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s
  • Headache and Migraine
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia
  • Women’s Health
  • Allergies and Asthma
  • Stubborn, Chronic, or Hard-to-Diagnose Health Conditions that have not responded well to Western medical treatment