Mary Beth Hassett, L.Ac., Dipl.O.M. graduated with a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 1997. She is also nationally certified as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine which includes Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. Mary Beth also holds a B.A. in Art History and Spanish from Boston College, se habla espanol!
In addition to her formal acupuncture education, Mary Beth apprenticed with Holly Guzman, L.Ac. in Santa Cruz and Ken Pang, L.Ac. in San Francisco. Holly’s Japanese style of acupuncture was influenced by the work of Kiiko Matsumoto. Avi Magidoff, L.Ac. furthered Mary Beth’s training of Kiiko’s style.
Mary Beth studied a style of Japanese acupuncture that was developed primarily by blind practitioners in Japan of which there is a 400 year old tradition. She completed the two-year Toyohari training program in Washington D.C. in 2001.
In 2006, Mary Beth studied with Sharon Weizenbaum, L.Ac., in Amherst, MA where she completed her two-year Advanced Herbal Studies in Chinese Herbal Medicine as well as her Mandala Acupuncture Program. Advanced auricular studies were completed through VPI.
She met Dr. Richard Tan in 2014 and began incorporating his Balance Method acupuncture style into her treatments. She continues her studies with Si Yuan Balance Method Acupuncture and Patrick DuMont, L.Ac.
Most recently, in 2018, Mary Beth began studying the Nei Jing, the seminal classical text upon which Chinese Medicine is based, compiled over 2,000 years ago, with Ed Neal, MD, LAc, at the Xinglin Institute.
In 2018, Mary Beth spearheaded a volunteer project at Milestone Recovery where a team of acupuncturists treat clients using the NADA protocol for the first week of every month in 2018. Currently, Mary Beth is the President and Membership Chair of the Maine Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAAOM).
Her clinic helpers include her wonderful administrative staff and her dog Chi Chi and cat Francis.