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Meet Tara

Meet Dr. Tara G. Almquist, DAIM, L.Ac.

Acupuncture is Tara’s second career. Her first career, rooted in corporate culture, became unsustainable when Tara recognized and accepted a deep yearning to be of service. She began studying acupuncture at Pacific College of Health and Science in 2008 and has continued to pursue and develop her craft at prestigious institutions such as McMaster’s University in Hamilton, Ontario where she studied contemporary medical acupuncture under Dr. Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco MD, renowned sports medicine specialist. Most recently, Tara obtained her doctoral degree in integrative medicine from New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), the nation’s first professional school for the field of acupuncture.

Tara specializes in treating musculoskeletal pain, nerve pain, neuropathies, and a host of other health issues including but not limited to headaches, migraines, GI problems, menopausal symptoms, sleep issues, alopecia, stress, depression, and anxiety.

In 2014 Tara opened GenWell Acupuncture in hopes of helping people realize a better reality, an improved quality of life. Her wellness philosophy draws from her long history in personal growth and development, a lifelong pursuit to understanding the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga, Pilates, meditation, and rigorous study all contribute to her ability to provide patients with realistic lifestyle direction and results driven acupuncture treatments. She firmly believes acupuncture should be an accessible therapy for all people and strives to realize a healthcare system where acupuncture serves as the foundation of a whole-body approach to optimal health.

Your acupuncture experience is in exceptional hands with Dr. Tara G. Almquist.

Tara Almquist Fun Facts

Tara has several hobbies including fiber arts (knitting, crochet, and weaving), reading both fiction and non-fiction, cooking, gardening, and creative writing. With two children active in sports culture, Tara spends her off-hours carting them around to their various activities and cheering them on from the sidelines.

Meet Mr. Christopher Booth, MS. L.Ac.

GenWell Acupuncture is thrilled to welcome licensed acupuncturist Christopher – Chris – Booth!

Chris boasts an impressive 14 years of experience treating patients with both acupuncture, massage, and physical manipulation techniques. Chris is NCCAOM board-certified acupuncturist holding the title of Diplomate of Acupuncture. He holds a master’s degree in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Occupational Studies in Massage from New York College of Health Professions.

Chris has received various awards for his clinical performance in both acupuncture and massage therapy. He was awarded an additional 1000 hours of advanced clinical and educational training certificates outside the standard education requirements for acupuncturists. This included techniques in 36 Classical Needle techniques to Advanced TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Pathophysiology, Traditional Chinese Gua Sha technique, Pulse Diagnosis, and Kyo Jung Therapy (also known as Korean Physical Manipulation/Therapy). Chris has worked in multidisciplinary healthcare practices in the United States as well as Vietnam.

Chris puts patients first by offering them up-to-date acupuncture treatments and physical manipulation protocols, holistic healthcare strategies, and accessible lifestyle education techniques in a safe, friendly, and empathic setting.

Christopher Booth Fun Facts

Chris is a lifelong fan of art in all forms. Prior to becoming a healthcare professional, Chris was a production artist (also known as prepress artist in the graphic design field). In his spare time Chris continues to enthusiastically create digital and print art designs.

He’s also an avid reader maintaining constant contact with the most up-to-date studies on acupuncture, massage, and is consistently absorbing the rich history of Traditional East Asian Medicine. Chris also enjoys fiction, non–fiction, history, and personal growth and development books.Finally, Chris has developed a rich love of martial arts and has practiced in many forms including Shotokan, Goju Ryu, Isshin Ryu Karate, Xing Yi Dao, Tai Chi Chuan and Aikido. In addition, also enjoys travelling, cooking, music, meditation, Qi Gong, writing, and language learning.

My goal, from the beginning, is to help educate and heal as many people as possible in a caring, compassionate, non-pharmaceutical, nonsurgical way through acupuncture and associated modalities. Acupuncture is not just a livelihood, but a true passion, and I look forward to many more years of being able to help patients achieve success on their healing journey,” Christopher Booth, L.Ac.

We are thrilled to have Chris’s wealth of healthcare experience and knowledge available to us. He will undoubtedly be an indispensable asset to GenWell Acupuncture and to our patients.

Welcome Chris!!!

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