Pia Mezzacappa Lic.Ac. MAOM Dipl.OM
Hello, and thank-you for visiting my website. The fact that you are here is a sign that you are on the path to taking charge of your health. You are probably wondering how I can help you, and what my qualifications are. I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in Molecular and Cell Biology, and have a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest, and one of the most prestigious colleges of Chinese Medicine in the United States. I am licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, and am Nationally Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I am credentialed as an Acupuncturist by both the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, and I was employed by the Massachusetts General Hospital for four years, as an Acupuncturist and researcher for studies investigating the use Acupuncture on conditions like Carpal Tunnel using fMRI and MEG technology. You can read about my research by clicking here:
It has been said, that in order to have a happy and fulfilling life, one should choose “work” that feels more like play. I feel very fortunate to have found such “work”. Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture is a very old and complex practice of medicine. I think that I could study it my whole life, and still have more to learn. I find it so rewarding to be able to meet so many wonderful and different types of people. It is exciting to be able to take a cluster of their seemingly unrelated symptoms, group them into an integrated pattern of disharmony, and then treat them by getting to the root of the problem. It is like getting to solve the most beautiful puzzles.
Some of my past favorite experiences include ~ treating babies and young children with acupuncture at Boston Medical Center‘s Pediatric Intensive Care and Neonatal units; caring for patients who would not otherwise be able to afford acupuncture at the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, MA; Yoga teacher training with David Vendetti of South Boston Yoga; and work on the Tai Chi Research Project with Dr. Peter Wayne and Dr. Gloria Yeh at Harvard Medical School’s Osher Institute. Additionally, I served for 4 years as Secretary and Voting Board Member of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine are effective in treating a wide variety of ailments. However, my particular interest lies in treating Endocrine imbalances and Women’s Health issues such as Infertility, Thyroid disease, PCOS, Endometriosis, Menopausal Syndrome, PMS, and Fibromyalgia.