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Philip Barlow is the founder of North End Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.                 He is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist by the Massachusetts Board of                                        Medicine, is board certified as a Diplomate by the National Commission of                                       Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM),       

                  and is a member of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Society of                                              Massachusetts (AOMSM). Philip also currently assists in teaching

                      a class on Neijing Studies and Classical Chinese Acupuncture at the Xinglin                                   Institute with Dr. Edward Neal. 

 

                      Philip earned his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine                                       (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited                             institution in the United States. He has studied both Chinese and Japanese                               acupuncture styles, with a strong focus on orthopedic acupuncture, as well as                            Chinese Herbal Medicine. He has received advanced herbal training with renowned              Chinese medical practitioners, Dr. Winnie Chow and Yan Ping Jin, as well as celebrated herbalist Heiner Fruehauf.

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Philip also received specialized training in the treatment of digestive complaints and Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS). He has studied extensively with Dr. Jake Fratkin, the preeminent figure in the treatment of LGS using Chinese Medicine within a functional medicine model. 

 

During his clinical training, particularly at Boston Medical Center, Philip worked in conjunction with allopathic physicians to provide both Eastern and Western methods of healing patients. This experience helped lay the foundation for his integrative medical approach.

Philip also has a background in pain management having previously been a Licensed Muscular Therapist, enjoying a successful private practice in Boston for over eight years. In addition, he has always been an active athlete which has provided expertise in injury recovery and pain management. Prior to his Master’s degree at NESA, Philip attended Tufts University where he received his BA in Psychology and was also the starting point guard for the basketball team. During this time he sustained a number of physical injuries, successfully treating them with both Eastern and Western modalities.  

 

In treating his patients, Philip pulls from all of these experiences to provide a truly holistic and integrative style. He emphasizes a results-oriented approach and encourages his patients to take an active role in their health care. He regards each patient as a unique individual, using a wide range of diagnostic tools and treatment options to optimize results. These may include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, laboratory testing, Gua Sha (the scraping of the body using jade stones), moxibustion, cupping, Tui Na (an Asian form of massage), electro-acupuncture, as well as orthopedic testing, blood pressure monitoring, dietary and lifestyle modifications.

Philip opened North End Acupuncture in 2014 to provide an affordable and effective healthcare option to a neighborhood in need of alternative medicine choices. Since then, the clinic has grown to become an integral healthcare provider in the community and city of Boston. North End Acupuncture has been honored to be named a finalist for Best Acupuncture in Boston in by Boston A-List.

Caleb Hung is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist by the Massachusetts
Board of Medicine, and is board certified as a Diplomate by the National Commission of Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).


Caleb earned his Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from the American College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Houston, TX. He has nearly

25 years of acupuncture experience, treating patients for almost every imaginable health concern, with clinical specialties including fertility, stress/anxiety/sleep disorders and musculoskeletal pain. Caleb is also certified

as a Doctor of Naturopathy- receiving his training at the Trinity College of Natural Health.


Prior to entering healthcare, Caleb began his higher education by obtaining
his BS in chemical engineering in Taiwan, where he was born. Upon moving to 
the United States, he attended the University of Nebraska where he received his Master’s degree in chemical engineering- a field that he would thrive in for 13 years before feeling called to study and practice Chinese Medicine.

 

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Caleb is a patient-centered acupuncturist who draws from his unique and diverse training- as well his decades of experience in Chinese medicine - to provide stellar care for all of his patients. He individualizes each patient’s treatment to meet their unique goals and has dedicated his practice to
helping patients live their lives to the absolute fullest by helping restore their health. 

 

In Caleb’s time away from the clinic, he enjoys a dedicated meditation practice, traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors hiking and fishing.

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Dr. Alireza (Ali) Akhlagh Moayed is a licensed acupuncturist by the
  Massachusetts Board of Medicine and is board-certified as a Diplomate by the
      National Commission of Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
          (NCCAOM).

 

               Ali’s unique path into Chinese medicine surprisingly began with scholarly work                    predominantly in the western sciences. His fascination and curiosity of nature                     led him into the study of physics, math, bioenergy, and biophysics. He received                      his Ph.D. in physics from University of Waterloo in Canada, during which time                    he published several papers about the functional imaging of the eye and ocular                  disease. After finishing his PhD, he continued his research at the University of                    Washington, where he studied the effect of electric and magnetic fields on water,              under the supervision of Prof. Gerald Pollock. He taught physics for the following 2           years at the same university.

       It was around this time that Ali became interested in understanding the nature of qi - the   life force whose existence and properties form the basis of Chinese philosophy and medicine.

This led to a three-year teacher training in Yi Ren Qigong under master Dr. Sun at the Qigong institute in Seattle, WA. This training served as an introduction into the Chinese healing arts and ultimately propelled Ali to Bastyr University- where he received his master’s degree in both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. After his graduate studies, he remained at Bastyr to attain his Doctorate in Acupuncture with a focus on pain management.

 

Ali furthered his experience working as a clinician at the Bastyr University clinic, then later as an acupuncturist in Harborview Hospital in Seattle and at Providence Medical center in Everett, WA as part of his doctorate program. These settings provided critical training in the science of pain management. Ali was able to work in collaboration with pain management teams to effectively address inpatient health conditions using acupuncture and herbal medicine. After moving to Boston in 2021, Ali completed several preceptorships at BIDMC in conjunction with allopathic physicians specializing in pain management - including headaches and migraines, back pain, and other forms musculoskeletal pain. He completed his rounds of preceptorships with Philip Barlow at North End Acupuncture with focus on gastrointestinal disorders, OBGYN, and musculoskeletal conditions.  Ali skillfully combines his analytical skills, his biomedical knowledge, and the holistic view of the body in Chinese medicine to treat each patient. He is also
fluent in Farsi, so if this is a patient’s first language, he can help them understand the medical language more directly.

 

When Ali is away from the clinic, he enjoys spending much of his time in nature hiking while indulging his passion for photography. Ali is delighted to be part of the North End Acupuncture team and to support patients on their journey to optimal health. His philosophy of treating patients follows directly from a famous saying by the great Daoist physician Sun Simião as below:

 

Medicine is intention. One who is good in using intention will be a good doctor.

                                                                                                  -Sun Simião (Táng dynasty)

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Alexia Lindell is a licensed acupuncturist by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. She is board certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

 

Alexia graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), where she

earned a Master’s degree in Acupuncture with a focus on both Chinese and

Japanese styles.

 

During her acupuncture training, Alexia was selected for a number of

specialized clinical internships and hospital placements which offered

significant experience in treating a wide variety of patient populations and

complex health concerns. Her clinical internship at the Chronic Pain Clinic at the

VA hospital in Bedford MA, developed her skills in providing relief for veterans from an extensive range of conditions including Post-Traumatic Stress/depression, headaches, migraines, and digestive disorders.

Alexia also has considerable experience working with children and teens and the unique health concerns of this age group. During her clinical internship in the Integrative Pediatric Pain Unit at Boston Medical Center, Alexia had the opportunity to treat acute illnesses such as respiratory and sinus infections, allergies and asthma, and OB/GYN concerns. She also got to witness firsthand, and successfully treat, the growing epidemic of anxiety and emotional disorders in our youth.


Alexia’s background in Japanese acupuncture in particular, can be helpful for pediatric or adult patients who may have some anxiety around getting needled. Acupuncture tends not to be painful, but Japanese acupuncture generally employs finer needles, more shallow insertion, and less treatment points than Chinese style acupuncture- which can be a gentle introduction into the medicine.


Along with her training in traditional Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, Alexia has extensive experience in orthopedic sports medicine acupuncture- allowing her to treat a wide range of acute and chronic musculoskeletal disorders.


Prior to entering the field of Chinese Medicine, Alexia served as an active-duty member in the U.S. Coast Guard. After attending the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where she received her B.S. in political science, she spent the next ten years in service earning the rank of Lieutenant and leading military teams through high- risk operations with a focus on search & rescue and counter narcotic missions.

Toward the end of her military career, Alexia became increasingly interested in yoga. What started as a simple exercise class, quickly developed into a much deeper self-care journey to becoming a certified yoga instructor, and later to train as a breathwork facilitator and mindfulness coach.


This exploration into Eastern wellness practices ultimately led her to acupuncture. And after impressive personal health improvements as a patient at North End Acupuncture, Alexia became fascinated with Traditional Chinese Medicine- to the point the she was ready for a career shift. Alexia joined the North End Acupuncture staff initially as an administrative assistant, but after
witnessing the impact of acupuncture in improving the health of hundreds of people in her local community, Alexia was inspired to become an acupuncturist herself and enrolled at NESA.


Alexia skillfully pulls from all of her unique training, knowledge and experience, to approach each patient’s needs with an integrative, individualized perspective to achieve optimal healthcare outcomes.

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