The Center for Complementary Medicine was established in 2000. Lyn Swirda has been in independent practice for over a decade.
Lyn Swirda Lic.Ac., M.Ac
Lyn Swirda began her study of the human body while at Boston University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1987. Integrating her knowledge of anatomy and physiology with Traditional Chinese Medicine, she earned her Master’s degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1996, where she has been a faculty member. In 1998, Ms. Swirda was invited by the Healing the Children Foundation organization to bring her skills to China on a medical mission to treat children with orthopedic disorders. Maintaining a private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts, Lyn provides a mentor program for individuals studying and practicing Acupuncture. In addition, to her general practice, she specializes in women’s health and fertility. Lyn has been featured on local television, radio and in print for her knowledge and expertise in the field. Lyn is currently writing a book dedicated to empowering women using Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of Infertility.
Jennifer Cahoon Lic.Ac. M.Ac.
Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Keene State College in 1996. Jennifers work in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, eventually led her to her true passion to work clinically in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She completed a graduate program at the New England School of Acupuncture, where she trained in Chinese and Japanese styles of Acupuncture. Additionally, Jennifer has a special interest in womens health and wellness. When planning her family, Jennifer was able to incorporate acupuncture as part of her pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum self care plan. Jennifer has pursued advanced acupuncture training in the Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System for those interested in a more holistic way of maintaining and caring for their skin.
Jennifers philosophy is to utilize and integrate therapies of Eastern and Western medicine to treat the underlying causes of imbalance as combined therapies often achieve the best results. Jennifer views acupuncture treatment as a team approach between the patient and practitioner. With a focus on wellness, Jennifer supports her patients needs for proper rest after the treatment, conscious dietary planning and appropriate exercise as needed for each individual patient.
Massage and Bodywork
Par Scott started studying massage and bodywork while still in college in 1988, apprenticing to a local massage therapist and later taking a more formal course of study at the Stillpoint School of Massage Therapy. His initial work was with injury treatment and performance enhancement, working for dance companies and theaters, members of the Boston Ballet, The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Riverdance, and as on call massage therapist for students and performers at the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. In the late 90's he became interested in Chinese trauma medicine and began studying herbal therapies for muscle and joint injuries, later attending New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) and receiving a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2002. The same year he helped found and publish a bilingual Chinese medicine journal which was published for the following three years. He has been a NESA teaching assistant for the advanced herbal medicine classes for the last eight years and an instructor for "Survey of Chinese Medical Classics" for the last three years. He is also a translator and editor for the worlds largest Chinese medical publisher, The Peoples Health and Hygiene Press in Bei Jing, and coauthor of a forthcoming collection of case histories.
Par's practice has shifted focus over the years, but he maintains a strong interest in pain and injury management. He has also done research on sleep and anxiety disorders in Chinese medicine, as well as men's health, weight loss and dermatological and cosmetic conditions.