Adam Learner received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Colby College, and later received his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest acupuncture school in the U.S. He is licensed and board-certified to practice acupuncture in both MA and NH, and is one of only a handful of people who are board-certified to practice Herbal Medicine in the state of New Hampshire.
In addition to his private practice, Adam also sees patients at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, with a focus on patients at the Seacoast Cancer Center. He is honored to be the first Licensed Acupuncturist hired by the hospital, and is passionate about working to further integrate acupuncture into the hospital system.
His style of treatment has been deeply influenced by his apprenticeship with master herbalist Dr. Tao Xie, MD (China) L.Ac., from whom he learned powerful modern and classical strategies for treating many acute and chronic conditions, with a special emphasis on women’s health issues and infertility. He is grateful for the opportunity to have studied herbal medicine under Dr. Tao, as such opportunities are extremely rare outside of China.
Additionally, Adam has studied advanced techniques for treating infertility with Randine Lewis, author of The Infertility Cure: The Ancient Chinese Wellness Program for Getting Pregnant and Having Healthy Babies, and is a professional member of RESOLVE, and the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.
He has pursued extensive training in working with cancer patients, and has achieved an advanced certification from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading cancer hospitals. An accomplished speaker, he is regularly invited to give lectures on acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and healthy living at local hospitals, universities, and nursing schools.
I received my undergraduate degree from Colby College, and also received a Master of Acupuncture (M.Ac.) from the New England School of Acupuncture. I am licensed and board-certified to practice acupuncture by the NH Board of Medicine and I am a Diplomate of the NCCAOM, the national accrediting association.
My acupuncture style draws both from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and from the Japanese style of Meridian Therapy. My training in these different styles allows me to design comfortable effective treatments to suit the individual needs of each patient.
People often ask if I always had an interest in acupuncture. I actually didn’t have any awareness of acupuncture or Chinese Medicine until I was out of college and working in a corporate firm. I knew I wasn’t in the right spot but was still searching for something that felt meaningful to me. A friend told me about a lecture on the principles of Chinese Medicine. I went just to check it out and discovered over time that this was what I wanted to pursue. In essence, I was intrigued by this study that would require me to use my mind, my body, and my spirit all in concert. It didn’t take long before Adam and I discovered that we shared this interest and wanted to pursue it together.
It is an honor to work with patients through their challenges and joys. Whether coming in for a new injury, a chronic condition, or wanting to promote wellbeing, patient’s share their stories with me and together we try to figure out what pieces of the story fit together and what pieces need to be rebalanced. I am humbled and inspired by these experiences that patients share and as much as I may help patients, I also learn and benefit from their experiences.
I am amazed by the wisdom of this ancient healing method and also by the body’s innate ability to heal. I also am forever fascinated by all there is to learn about health and wellness. It will be a wonderful lifelong study.
My other lifelong study will be my 3 children. We have one boy and two girls who also teach me a lot! My personal interests include family time, music, meditation, and the outdoors.
Betsy Learner, L. Ac.
Amy-Mae Court has an O.C.S.C in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute in New York City. She has also trained in Thai Massage at the Lotus Palm School, as well as with other Thai Massage Masters. In 2013, Amy completed her Master Level Reiki training from Robert Volinsky of Restorative Therapies in New York City, and has also studied pre- and perinatal massage with Carol Osborne-Sheets, a leader in the field. Amy is nationally certified, and is professionally licensed in New Hampshire and New York. She also holds a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire.
Amy’s career began in New York City in 2001, where she maintained a private practice, travelling to people’s homes with her Thai massage mat or massage table. She also practiced massage in several spas, athletic clubs, chiropractic offices and private clubs throughout the metropolitan area. Amy moved to the seacoast in 2004, and worked privately, part-time until joining Family Acupuncture in 2008.
Amy’s unique style of massage combines both Eastern and Western philosophies, and incorporates many different modalities, such as Shiatsu, Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofacial Release, Reiki and many different ergonomic, deep tissue, and stretching techniques. Each session is tailored to the individual. Her intent for every massage session is benefit for the physical body, and balance for the body/mind/spirit connection. Her therapeutic goal for every client is physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.
I am a board certified Diplomat of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the NCCAOM, and licensed in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. I am also certified in auriculotherapy by the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute (ACI) and have advanced training in the Mai Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture system.
I received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from New England School of Acupuncture. I also received an Advanced Masters Level Certificate in Pain Research Education and Policy from Tufts University School of Medicine.
I first became interested in Acupuncture after traveling through China and living in Vietnam. After seeing the powerful effects firsthand I enrolled in school when I arrived back home. Understanding the body in a completely different way was transforming, and I am excited every day to share that with my patients. What drew me initially to this medicine is the strong foundation of TCM theory, and the complex way that it looks at the body. I love that this is a science andan art. With a background in social work the ability of Acupuncture to treat both the physical and emotional within one discipline solidified my decision to make this my lifelong career. I have a strong interest in treating pain, women’s health concerns, and psychological complaints.
I know for many Acupuncture is a new experience, and a mystifying one. I feel honored to practice this medicine and to be able to form trusting relationships with my patients. I truly enjoy helping patients understand how we look at the body, and helping them understanding their health. Witnessing the amazement at the results of treatment is the most rewarding part of my job.
When I am not at the office I enjoy spending time with my husband and two young children. I love cooking, travel, yoga and anything outside.
Lindsey Sisson, L. Ac.