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Traditional Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Treatments for anxiety, emotional trauma, sports injuries, hormonal wellness and IVF & IUI support.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a classical treatment used to optimize organ function, regulate the nervous system, and stimulate the body’s innate healing capacities.

Through Acupuncture, I approach health issues by unblocking the underlying energy within our bodies. We call this energy qi (pronounced “chee”), and my job is to identify blockages in the body and insert needles to allow qi to flow more smoothly.

Treatments involve inserting sterile hair-fine needles and manually manipulating channel pathways along the body. After a session, the points treated continue to activate. Acupuncture can also be used for direct muscle stimulation and to stimulate trigger points to eliminate pain and inflammation and reset muscle tone.

Common Questions

About Acupuncture Treatments

How long does it take to see results?

After two or three treatments, most patients feel substantially better. Some people feel better right away, while other people's results take longer. This can depend on the patient's age or how severe or seemingly protracted the condition is.

What makes your practice unique?

My practice is about creating a sanctuary where health is nurtured and elevated to its highest potential. I have been combining Traditional Chinese Medicine with modern wellness techniques for almost 20 years, specializing in acupuncture, lymphatic drainage, and Chinese herbal remedies, which has helped hundreds of women achieve vibrant health and natural beauty. This work is about being 100% present. One-on-one, focused attention allows me to understand my patients on a deep level. I only see one patient at a time to reduce every distraction possible to provide the best care. My goal with each treatment is to tailor an approach that suits your current state of being and helps you achieve a state of wellness inside and out.

How often should I come for acupuncture?

It is best to come weekly for a short time and then monthly for maintenance, as needed.  My goal is to get you on your way, not keep you in treatment forever.

Do you accept insurance?

I don’t accept insurance directly, but many of my clients submit for reimbursement. I can provide you with all the necessary documentation for insurance.

Do these treatments hurt?

I treat my patients how I would like to be treated, so that means needle insertions are very gentle.  Can it hurt?  Sure, about 1 in 1000 needles I insert are uncomfortable for my clients. That said, there’s a chance of bruising with Facial Rejuvenation treatments. If you are on blood thinners, please contact your doctor before booking a session.

Will I feel okay resuming work after a treatment?

Absolutely.  Please know you may be very relaxed.  Schedule a little downtime after the visit to enjoy this new presence of mind.

What should I wear for a treatment?

Loose-fitting clothing is excellent.

Should I eat anything before a treatment?

Yes, a light snack is ideal.

Where is Dr. Catherine's office?

10 Deblois Street, Newport, RI 02840, off Bellevue in beautiful Newport.

Is there parking?

There is on-street parking; just make sure to read the signage.

What’s your cancellation policy?

Appointments canceled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours' notice will incur a fee equal to 100% of the service total.

Is there a waiting area?

My entranceway is quite ample, but there is no waiting room. You’ll want to arrive within 5 minutes or so of your appointment start time, and I'll be ready to greet you.

Do you accept walk-ins?

My practice is by appointment only. This allows me to focus 100% of my energy on one patient at a time without distraction. That said, I often have a waitlist for cancellations. Feel free to text me if the date you are interested in is unavailable.

Loved by Patients

Caitlin Hill

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Time with Dr. Catherine is a safe haven, a palate cleanser for the soul and a reset for the body — and more. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Catherine.

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Beth Harrison

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

You must treat your face and your whole being to treatment with Dr. Catherine.

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Kristine Mortel, MD

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The most visceral compliment I can give though is this; I am a doctor and I'm truly grateful and at ease to be a patient under her care.

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Elizabeth Jackson

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I am a 70-year-old woman who had skied, sailed and had an active outdoor life. Dr. Catherine has made me feel and look much younger. An exceptional experience.

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Emily Oster

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I was very skeptical of the general idea of acupuncture, but honestly, Catherine is amazing and has totally converted me. I have to admit I still do not understand how it works at all, but it definitely works. Highly, highly recommended.

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Trusted By Professionals

Stephanie Hartselle, MD

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

There are few professionals I feel are brilliant enough for patient and family member referrals. Dr. Catherine is the first name I discuss when sending anyone for acupuncture.

James Rayner, MD

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I was lucky enough to discover Dr. Catherine’s beautiful space at a very stressful time. Her warmth and skill were outstanding. So relaxing and definitely the best acupuncture I’ve ever experienced.

Kristine Mortel, MD

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The most visceral compliment I can give though is this; I am a doctor and I'm truly grateful and at ease to be a patient under her care.

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Laura Whiteley, MD

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dr. Catherine is a true professional. She makes all her clients feel comfortable, and her ability to heal is exceptional.

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