Our Practitioners

Kim Trafton Owner, MS, Licensed Clinical Acupuncturist

Kim Trafton earned a Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Swedish Institute where she had the great honor and privilege of studying Classical Chinese Acupuncture under the tutelage of Jeffrey Yuen. Kim continues her classical training with Jeffrey through his post-graduate courses on essential oils, pulse diagnosis, Chinese dietary therapy, and cancer care.

Kim was a featured acupuncturist in an ongoing study funded by the National Institute of Health at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York. This study was undertaken to assess the efficacy of acupuncture in treating chronic intractable pain. She also had the opportunity to work at the AIDS Center of Queens County New York, where she treated HIV positive and AIDS patients from all walks of life and at various levels of the disease progression. While practicing at the Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center in the Bronx, Kim was also trained in the NADA protocol for addiction disorders and drug withdrawal.

Through her work at a busy community acupuncture clinic in Brooklyn, Kim was able to gain vast experience treating a wide spectrum of disorders. She currently specializes in treating people with chronic degenerative disease & pain, cancer, and psychological disorders. In addition to acupuncture, Kim is trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy and finds the combination of the two to be very effective in treatment.

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Kimberly Dowling MS, Licensed Clinical Acupuncturist & Herbalist

Kimberly Dowling is a board certified Licensed Acupuncturist in Maine and New Hampshire and a Licensed Acupuncturist in Massachusetts where she is registered with the Board of Registration in Medicine. She is also certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Kimberly earned her Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture, where she specialized in Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. 

Kimberly is a native of Martha’s Vineyard and has recently moved to the Seacoast area. She treats a range of conditions, including acute and chronic pain, digestive complaints, stress & anxiety, and women’s health including pregnancy and postpartum, menstruation, PMS and menopausal symptoms. She has also worked closely with war veterans living with PTSD and their families. In addition to acupuncture, Kimberly integrates therapies such as cupping, gua sha, and Chinese herbal prescriptions into her practice. 

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