Dafney Shufelt Lic. Ac., M.Ac., M.A.T
Dafney is a licensed acupuncturist and earned a Masters Degree of Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited school of acupuncture in the States. The Masters Degree is a 4 year program, with one year of interning at hospitals and clinics. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine, the Committee on Acupuncture, and is a diplomate and nationally board certified in acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She also has a Masters of Teaching and a BA in French from the University of New Hampshire. She was a public school teacher for nine years, and speaks French and Spanish, and has lived and taught in France and Peru. Dafney has always had an interest in health and well being, and had such a positive experience with acupuncture, that she decided to pursue a new career in the healing arts. She is a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about treating and guiding patients to better health.
Summary of Training:
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Graduate Level Biomedical Training
Graduate Level Research Design and Evaluation training given by Harvard Researchers.
Completed a Systematic Review of Vulvodynia.
Attended various seminars given by Giovanni Macioca, Dr. Tan, Jeffrey Yuen, Dr. Peter Wayne, Bill Polk, Ted Kaptchuk, Helene Longevin, Margaret Naeser, Virginia Doran, and Mary Elizabeth Wakefield.
NESA Clinic: Watertown, MA. TCM and Japanese Acupuncture training emphasizing diagnosis and treatment through acupuncture and adjunctive techniques, treating patients with MS, Fibromyalgia, IBS, low back pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, infertility, thyroid cancer, etc.
Mt. Auburn Hospital: Cambridge, MA.
Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Care: Roxbury, MA
Pathways/Aids Care Project: Boston, MA
Dafney has a special interest in women's health, insomnia and stress management, but also is a general practitioner.
Additionally, she is trained and certified in Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture, also called Facial Rejuvenation (by Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, Lic.Ac., and Virginia Doran, Lic. Ac.), in order to help her patients look and feel better.