Stephanie Kula MAc LAc

Stephanie Kula, MAc, LAc

Stephanie earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, FL. Her clinical training started in 1999 at The Rothfeld Center for Integrative Medicine where she worked closely with her mentor Glenn Rothfeld, MD as a medical assistant, IV therapist and acupuncturist.

Stephanie is board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. She is certified by The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) in the use of auricular acupuncture for the treatment of behavioral health issues such as addictions, mental health conditions, and disaster & emotional trauma. She also holds certification in Contemporary Cupping Methods by the International Cupping Therapy Association and in Cosmetic Acupuncture: Face, Neck and Abdominal Protocols.

Her passion and commitment to creating a healthier community led Stephanie to open North Shore Community Acupuncture in Beverly where she offers effective and affordable care. The clinic started in a small room in June 2011 at Green Tea Yoga in Beverly, MA. In August 2012 NSCA moved into a larger space next door to the yoga studio.

While working with her clients, Stephanie focuses on the underlying imbalance and focuses on bringing the body, mind, spirit and emotions back into balance. She works with individuals to improve their quality of life and to help them attain their healthcare goals. She brings compassion and life experience to all of her treatments and helps to empower her patients as they are going through the healing process.

Beth DeBari, MAc, LAc

Beth DeBari, MAOM, LAc

Beth is board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. She earned her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, MA. She is proficient in Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and has a thorough understanding of Chinese Herbal Medicine.

As an acupuncturist and herbalist Beth’s goal is to help her patients achieve balance and overall well-being. She has been immersed in alternative medicine since 2006 when she began training to become a Muscular Therapist at the Muscular Therapy Institute (MTI) in Watertown.

Beth is a Level I Aroma Acupoint Therapist. Aroma Acupoint Therapy is a gentle, safe and profoundly effective treatment modality that uses pure essential oils. Treatments involve the use of essential oils on specific body points. The combination of essential oils and acupuncture points trigger energetic changes in the individual to bring the body back to a state of balance. Beth merges her knowledge of acupuncture with the use of therapeutic grade essential oils to stimulate acupuncture points with or without needles.

In her acupuncture practice, Beth’s aim is to affect the body at a deep level with special interest in mental-emotional issues, digestive issues, sleep and energy disorders, improving immune functioning, OB/Gyn issues in addition to overall well being.

Henry Hom, DAOM, LAc

Henry is board certified by the NCCAOM and holds acupuncture licenses from the Massachusetts and California medical boards. He earned a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA and holds a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Five Branches University in San Jose, CA.

Henry has been practicing acupuncture since the 1990s. He has also maintained a long career in western medicine as an acute care respiratory therapist at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital. He originally trained at New York University Medical Center School of Respiratory Therapy and also completed a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology at Queens College, City University of New York.

Through the power of acupuncture, Henry aims to help clients achieve balance and wellness by using traditional treatment and diagnostic tools that he has learned from many masters along the way. He employs several traditional practice techniques, including Master Tung’s acupuncture method, auricular acupuncture and Dr. Tan’s balance method, among others. While Henry uses traditional treatment and diagnostics, he also uses digital diagnostic methods called the AcuGraph®. Henry uses a digital diagnostic method called AcuGraph®.

The AcuGraph is professional acupuncture meridian assessment system based on electronic technology and advanced treatment protocols. The AcuGraph® provides an effective, reliable, and accurate acupuncture meridian assessment while working with specific acupuncture points and registering them into the AcuGraph computer system.

Kate Ruma MAOM LAc

Kate Ruma, MAOM, LAc

Kate graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2003 and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. She is certified by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and by the NCCAOM.

She is passionate about educating patients about the benefits of Chinese medicine. She has had success treating sports injuries, women’s health issues, immune disorders, headaches, back and neck pain. She also has experience treating pediatric patients with asthma, allergies, sleep issues and anxiety.

She has held teaching positions at the New England School of Acupuncture and has completed clinical research in gynecology at Harvard Medical School and the New England School of Acupuncture. She has published an article entitled, “Acupuncture Proven to Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant”.

Kate is currently studying under Sharon Weizenbaum, a skilled teacher in the field of Chinese medicine. She continues to work to hone her clinical skills and to increase the precision and efficacy of her diagnoses.