Lynn Teo possesses a unique gift that assures positive energy and nurturing. She is a true healer.

- MP, opera singer

I am here for you.
My mission is to help my community increase resilience and joy, and cultivate a deeper feeling of balance, wholeness, belonging and connection to ourselves and each other. 

Lynn has worked in complementary medicine for over 20 years. As a licensed acupuncturist and shiatsu therapist, Lynn specializes in stress, anxiety, pain, and chronic conditions. Focusing on cultivating resilience and trauma recovery, Lynn is currently training to be a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She holds an MAOM from the New England School of Acupuncture and a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Science. 

She trained as a yoga teacher in the Scaravelli tradition with Esther Myers (750 hour) and has been teaching yoga, Vipassana meditation and somatic awareness for over 25 years. She brings her background in theatre and clown to her classes, encouraging curiosity and playfulness as a means to cultivate embodied wisdom, resilience and joy.

As a researcher, Lynn has published several systematic reviews on complementary medicine. She holds and MSc in pain studies from Tufts University School of Medicine where she focused on the effect of empathy and mindfulness within the patient-practitioner relationship.

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The Nitty Gritty Deets

 

Education

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Health Science 2022

Masters of Science, Tufts University School of Medicine 2012

Saltonstall Award for Excellence in Pain Research, Education & Policy

Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, New England School of Acupuncture  (>3000 hours) 2011

Japanese & Chinese Style Acupuncture; Chinese Herbal Medicine

Internships: Boston Medical Center's Neonatal and Pediatric ICU; Pathways to Wellness, Veteran's Clinic and Chinese Herbal Clinic (formerly the AIDS Care Project); NESA Clinic

Diploma of Shiatsu Therapy, Shiatsu School of Canada (2200 hours; now Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Academy) 2005

Kuzuya Award for Highest Academic Achievement

Bachelors in Fine Arts, York Univerisity 1999 (Acting)  

 

Trainings

Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield 2023 (Expected)

Somatic Experiencing® (SE™) Practitioner in Training 2023 (Expected)

Tao of Trauma with Alaine Duncan 2019; clinical assistant 2021-2022 cohort

Certificate in Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient, Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital 2015

Clinical Assistant, Ms. Kiiko Matsumoto 2008-2012

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction – Practicum Training, Center for Mindfulness UMass 2012

Certified Yoga Teacher, Esther Myers Studio 2010 (750 hours)

Certified Thai Massage Practitioner, Thai Massage School of Thailand (Chiang Mai) 2007

Certified Reflexologist, Pacific Institute of Reflexology 1995

Past & ongoing studies with several teachers including: Leslie Booker, Tara Brach, Alaine Duncan, Jonathan Foust, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kiiko Matsumoto, Sharon Salzberg and Jeffrey Yuen.

Extensive theatre, voice & movement training including Authentic Movement, contact improvisation, Body-Mind Centering, Michael Chekhov Technique and Pachinko & Lecoq clown technique.

 

Certifications, etc

Diplomate of Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Maine Licensed Acupuncturist (AC721)

Member, Maine Acupuncture Society

American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA)

Certified Practitioner Yoga Alliance, Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hours)

Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Clean Needle Technique

 

Volunteer

Board Member, Sea Change Yoga (Portland, ME; Starting Sept 2021)

Research Consultant, Somatic Experiencing International (Research Committee)

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine

Research Committee Member, American Society of Acupuncturists  

 

Fun Facts

I met my husband while teaching English in Japan.  We got married at the Nagasaki City Hall on a Monday afternoon.

I love to sing and I'm learning to play the ukulele.

Spent some time in clown school. My clown’s name is Buster. He is 4!  He loves to ice-skate on freshly waxed floors. He says... "hallooo!"

My favorite thing to do is be in nature with my kids. We hike and go to the ocean any chance we can. I absolutely love the ocean.