Caroline Moody, L.Ac., DAOM, promotes optimal wellness as an experienced and trained practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture. Caroline strives to improve her patients’ quality of life by empowering them to make informed decisions that benefit their health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back to over 2,000 years ago and utilizes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat many diseases, symptoms and conditions. While Chinese Medicine can treat people with health concerns, it can also be used as a modality for those with mental health and addiction issues. The aim of Chinese Medicine is to treat the specific symptoms, treating each person as a unique entity and providing them with individualized treatment plans. According to the World Health Organization, Chinese Medicine can help those suffering with stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia.
Acupuncture is shown to be helpful for those who are detoxing from drugs and alcohol as well as those who have undergone severe trauma, such as military veterans. When used with other treatment modalities, such as counseling and support groups, acupuncture is shown to increase the overall effectiveness of care. Patients report minimized withdrawal symptoms, increased calmness, decreased agitation and improved sleep.
In addition to psychological conditions, the World Health Organization has seen that Chinese Medicine can be used to treat neurological conditions, cardiovascular disorders, respiratory conditions, digestive conditions, urogenital disorders, gynecological and obstetric disorders, skin conditions, musculoskeletal disorders and sports injuries.
As a Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine licensed acupuncturist and designated Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Caroline holds a Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Loyola University in Maryland. She is in the process of completing her Doctorate in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.