Suzie Lee Tran, MS, MAc, LAc
Having grown up partially in Korea and mostly here in the US, my life has always been a vibrant fusion of ideologies and culture. I believe in approaching health through a similar fusion of perspectives. Now it's my passion to help my patients incorporate Eastern medicine into their overall health and fitness strategies in order to achieve optimum wellness and balance.
We are all more than the sum of our symptoms, diagnoses and emotions. As an acupuncturist, I want to get to the root of the imbalance, restore function and stability, and maintain the health of my patients.
Background and skills
At New England School of Acupuncture, I earned a Master’s degree in Chinese and Japanese Style Acupuncture. Needling was only the beginning; my training extended to learning other modalities such as moxibustion, cupping, Qigong, Tai Chi, Shiatsu, Tuina, Shakuju (non-insertive needling), gua sha and Eastern nutrition. My third and final year was my internship year, where I practiced at the student clinic and various hospitals in the Boston Metropolitan area.
The deeper I delve into all the complexities this amazing medicine has to offer, the more I am humbled by how much there is still to learn. Still, I read, I study, and I seek to learn from so many who are further down the path so that I may bring even more experience to my patients. I have been fortunate to travel widely taking continuing education classes from accomplished teachers such as Lonny Jarrett, Thea Elijah, Jeffrey Yuen, Dr. Richard Tan, John Howard, Thomas Corbin, and Dr. Jason Jishun Hao. I am so thankful to have been taught by leaders in the field, especially with my training at New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, MA, the oldest acupuncture school in the country, and in direct apprenticeships with important Japanese-style masters Kiiko Matsumoto and T. Koei Kuwahara. I also learned a great deal from the opportunity of performing acupuncture in a Western-medical context at the Boston Medical Center pediatric ICU, and a community care program at Boston's Shattuck Hospital.
I seek to improve the quality life of my clients by focusing on the individual as a whole person--including the emotional, mental and physical energies--with the purpose of helping people heal themselves.
•Women’s health, from adolescence to fertility to post-menopause
•Mental and emotional health, stress management
•Pain management, acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain
•Integrative medicine, working with Western medical professionals on a collaborative treatment approach
•Gastrointestinal issues, IBS
•Pediatric and adolescent non-needle acupuncture
•Shakuju, a gentle Japanese non-insertive needle technique
•Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science, Syracuse University
•Masters of Acupuncture, New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA
•MD Anderson Integrative Medicine Program Oncology Training Conference, 2014
•Board certified, NCCAOM
•Ongoing training in Shakuju, non-insertive Japanese style of acupuncture under the direction of Diane Iuliano
•Six months of direct assistantship with master Kiiko Matsumoto, Newton, MA
•Clinical internship at Culia Ki Clinic with master T. Koei Kuwahara, Newton, MA (Hari acupuncture and Japanese pediatric acupuncture)
•Clinical internship at Boston Medical Center Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (detoxing infants from their mother’s drug addiction)
•Clinical internship at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston, MA
•Certified in Clean Needle Technique
•Licensed in Pennsylvania