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Our Staff

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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.

Her passion and commitment to creating a healthier community led Stephanie to open North Shore Community Acupuncture where she offers effective and affordable care. 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 address the root cause, on a constitutional level.

Stephanie is a trained Feng Shui consultant by the International Feng Shui School. Stephanie uses her in depth knowledge of Traditional Five Element theory to create and stimulate change, harmony and balance within a home or office. In addition to Feng Shui she holds certification in Land Clearing. Her approach stems from her training with internationally recognized  Feng Shui Consultants, Amanda Sophia and Alex Stark.

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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.

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Jules Dirsa, MAOM, LAc

Jules is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist certified by the NCCAOM and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. After completing his undergraduate degrees at McGill University in Montreal, he earned a Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA in 2009. Since then, he has been practicing in both community acupuncture and private acupuncture settings in San Francisco, then Minneapolis, and now back here in MA - full circle to where it all started.  Jules is transgender and uses he/him pronouns.

Jules believes acupuncture is a great way to reset your nervous system, relax your mind and let your body get back to healing itself.  He is dedicated to the healing process of each of his clients and meets each person where they are at in an open-hearted and non-judgmental way. He utilizes gentle, effective treatments which pull from the tools of Traditional Chinese Medicine (acupuncture, herbs, cupping, moxa) to help each client unlock the healing potential within themselves. He strongly believes you can feel healthy at any age, at any size, and at any phase of life.

In his practice, Jules incorporates techniques and styles he has learned along the way as needed including auricular acupuncture, Master Tung’s acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s balance method, and the Tao of Trauma somatic training. In his private practice he also practices healing through intuitive energy work including Reiki and Milagros energy work. 

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