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Mike Arsenault, MEd., Lic. Ac., Dipl. Ac

Mike Arsenault is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. He is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Prior to pursuing his career in acupuncture, Mike earned his Masters degree in Education and was a tenured professor at a local community college.

He has been practicing Yang style Tai Chi in Boston's Chinatown and Zen meditation with the Cambridge Zen Center since 1992. Both of these practices complement his acupuncture and he brings his understanding and experience from both to his treatments. He has taught Tai Chi and meditation locally.

Mike studied Traditional Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In addition to his formal schooling, he has apprenticed with Ping Chan, a Master Acupuncturist from Hong Kong who specializes in Die Da (traumatology: the treatment of injury) for over 5 years. In American acupuncture schools there is little or no training available in this speciality.

Mike is also the founder of the herbal skincare company Emily Skin Soothers, Inc. When his own infant was born with eczema he used his herbal training to make herbal remedies for her. They were so effective that he launched the company and now the products can be found in health food stores, Whole Foods, acupuncture offices and other locations across the country and internationally.

In the past Mike taught Tui Na (Chinese Massage) at the New England School of Acupuncture and also a summer seminar in the treatment of injury using Acupuncture, Herbs and Tui Na with his mentor, Dr. Chan. He was a hospital credentialed staff acupuncturist at Winchester Hospital's Center for Healthy Living for over a decade.

Mike currently splits his time between practicing Acupuncture, Herbs and Tui Na in Ipswich and growing the Emily Skin Soothers skin care product line. He is gratified to have found a way in which he can help others improve their quality of life and experience balanced health.


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Chi Sun, L. Ac., MAOM

Chi ("Chee") Sun, L. Ac., MAOM, and herbalist is a native of Taiwan but has been living in the US for over 20 years and is fluent in both English and Mandarin. She trained as a lawyer in Taiwan and came to the USA to obtain a Master's in Law at Boston University and is a licensed attorney in New York State. She worked as a lawyer in New York, then later worked in social services for the elderly and in a non-profit. In each job she got great satisfaction from helping people, but wanted to be able to do more.

She was introduced to acupuncture first-hand as a patient. With a history or migraines and the use of headache medicines, when she wanted to start of family she sought out alternative treatments. Using acupuncture she was able to come off of all medicines and experience a healthy pregnancy, headache and painkiller free. She employed acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas throughout her pregnancy for various issues that came up and had a wonderful and healthy daughter, Emily.

She undertook her second Master's Degree in Acupuncture at the New England School of Acupuncture. While at NESA she did extensive clinical work at Boston Medical Center specializing in the treatment of infants and children. She also undertook additional training in employing both acupuncture and herbs for women's issues and to promote fertility. Due to her own experience, she has a particular interest in the treatment of women and children.

She is also the co-founder and vice president of the herbal skincare Emily Skin Soothers, which formulates soaps and balms for people with sensitive skin and eczema. She is pleased to be able to help people of all ages with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Internal Arts Acupuncture in Ipswich.


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Mike is also the President and Founder of the herbal skin care company Emily Skin Soother.

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