About Us

Brian Whidden graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 1995 and completed a certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine from NESA in 1996 .  Brian holds a Master's degree in both Chinese and Japanese style Acupuncture.  He has lectured for his Alma Mater Bridgewater St. College and Tufts University Medical School on The history of medicine in China, Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine and Laser Acupuncture.  Brian has also lectured for the North American Association for Laser Therapy (NAALT) and developed a protocol combining Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture and Laser Therapy for the treatment of lower leg numbness due to blood stagnation.  With prior work experience as a Counselor, Brian is able to extract information necessary for proper treatment while skillfully educating the patient to a healthier lifestyle. 

Brian is the owner and primary practitioner at The Acupuncture & Herbal Center.  He is a board certified and Licensed to practice medical Acupuncture in the state of MA    Brian integrates modern nutritional principles, scientifically supported vitamin/mineral therapy and low level laser therapy to compliment his Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal treatments.  He treats people of all ages and specializes in infertility, gynecological disorders and pain conditions. 

Brian has recently completed a 2 year course in the use of Chinese Herbs that is a part of a 10 year endeavor in attaining a PHD in Traditional Chinese Medicine.


Welcome Daniel Fonte

Daniel Fonte, Lac has learned that acupuncture is the way to healing. He sees it as a modality that bridges the relationship of the human body to the nature that surrounds us, helping the body in its quest for wholeness and health. When bodies fall out of a healthy position, Daniel looks for the balance that is uniquely correct for that person and guides it back to position. A former asthmatic now in thriving health, Daniel knows firsthand how the body can heal itself with the support of acupuncture. Daniel holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine with focus in both Chinese and Japanese style acupuncture from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, CA. He is also certified in Mei Zen facial acupuncture. Daniel's training includes practicing at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in the mental health and outpatient clinic, a clinical rotation at AIMC Berkeley in private and community acupuncture, and several years interning at Spring Wind Dispensary, a Chinese Herb Pharmacy. He treats all ages and specializes in cosmetic and facial rejuvenation, asthma and respiratory disorders. Additionally, as a general practitioner, Daniel treats other aspects of health including hormonal, orthopedic, digestive and overall well-being. He performs cold laser treatments, is board certified and licensed to practice medical acupuncture in the state of MA. Daniel lives in the south shore of Boston and when not practicing acupuncture, can be found tinkering with things, cycling, sailing or hanging with friends and family. 

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Acupuncture has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for over two thousand years. It can remedy ailments; enhance recuperative power, immunity and the capacity for pleasure, work and creativity. More specifically, Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into the body at specific points which has shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems.

These acupuncture points run through our bodyís meridians which are in effect, energy pathways. This energy- called Qi (pronounced chee) - is dispersed in areas of excess and gathered in areas of depletion by the needles. This allows for proper function of muscles, nerves, vessels, glands and organs.


The World Health Organization recognizes the following conditions as appropriate for acupuncture treatment:



Hypoglycemia/ asthma/ high blood pressure/ ulcers/ diabetes

Colitis/ indigestion/ hemorrhoids/ diarrhea/ constipation



Colds and flu/ bronchitis/ hepatitis



Deafness/ ringing in the ears/ earaches/ hay fever/ poor eyesight/ dizziness/ sinus infection/ sore throat



Eczema/ acne/ herpes


Musculo-Skeletal and Neurological:

Arthritis/ neuralgia/ sciatica/ back pain/ bursitis/ tendonitis/ stiff neck/ polio/

Bellís palsy/ polio/ sprains


Genito-Urinary and Reproductive:

Impotence/ infertility/ pre-menstrual syndrome(PMS)/ pelvic inflammatory disease(PID)/ vaginitis/ irregular period or cramps/ morning sickness



Anxiety/ depression/ stress/ insomnia



Herbal Medicine


Herbal medicine itself is a powerful method of healing: however, herbal medicine can and is often used to enhance the effects of acupuncture treatment.

As implied, herbs are all natural and come from living matter. Herbs are most often given in combinations and formulas deigned for each individual person.

Traditional drugs often control symptoms but do not alter the disease process (antibiotics eliminate bacteria but do not improve a personís resistance to infection)

Chinese herbs treat the underlying condition and resolve the symptom. Herbs rarely cause unwanted side effects.


Herbs are effective for the following conditions:


Allergies/ asthma/ menopause/ immune dysfunction/ PMS anxiety/ hormonal imbalances/ OBGYN problems/ childhood diseases/ insomnia/ irritable bowel syndrome