MONICA SHIELDS, LAc
Monica is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl. Ac.) and holds a Master's degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Massachusetts.
Monica grew up on North Haven and returned to this area with her family in 2009, opening Spring Tide Acupuncture in 2010. Prior to returning to the midcoast, Monica was part of a team of NIH-funded researchers investigating the effects of acupuncture on chronic pelvic pain in adolescent young women. She co-authored two papers discussing the results of this trial.
A firm believer in an individualized approach to medicine, Monica takes extra time with her patients to fully understand their particular imbalances so that she can formulate an acupuncture treatment that addresses not only the symptoms but also the roots of the symptoms.
With over 13 years of experience, Monica is committed to providing compassionate, gentle and effective care for her clients.