New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) provides comprehensive training in acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, grounded in biomedicine for 21st century healthcare providers.
NESA’s program is distinguished by its concentration in Japanese Acupuncture Styles (JAS), including Shakuju Therapy, an approach based on non-insertive needling technique. The Japanese styles rely on exquisite sensitivity in palpatory techniques, taught by pre-eminent senior faculty from Japan and the United States. Programs are academically rigorous, with a strong core of small-group, hands-on practice of the artisanry of our craft.
Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is also distinctive at NESA, taught by expert herbalists trained in China and the United States. CHM is a scholarly pursuit, relying on a clinical tradition collected from generations of practitioners. The study of CHM is the task of a lifetime, to manage safe and effective use of traditional Chinese herbs for modern patients.
For those interested in pursuing acupuncture practice in biomedical settings, NESA offers a combined masters degree with Tufts University School of Medicine. The TUSM masters in Pain Research Education and Policy (PREP) creates an innovative specialty in pain management. Acupuncturists who complete the Tufts program will be well-suited to provide clinical services as members of pain specialty treatment teams.
Known among the acupuncture colleges for its leadership in research, NESA is committed to expanding discovery of acupuncture that benefits patients, and to training acupuncturists who can contribute to patient care in Integrative Medicine settings.
Located in the Boston area, NESA students participate in a vibrant milieu that encompasses championship sports and all the cultural and social activities fostered by students and faculty of more than 50 area colleges. Well-situated to enjoy outdoor activities from the beaches of Cape Cod to skiing the Green Mountains, NESA’s home is an exciting place to live and work!