Julie Suarez Cormier
Julie Suarez Cormier, Lic. Ac., MAOM, is an NCCAOM board-certified Diplomate in Acupuncture, as well as a Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbologist in Vermont. She holds a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree from the New England School of Acupuncture. During the intensive 3 1/2 year program at NESA she studied Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, nutrition, and Qi Gong. Since graduating in 2001 Julie has continued her education, most notably with the late Dr. Richard Tan, from whom she learned distal needling techniques and the Balance Method of acupuncture; Peter Holmes, L.Ac., owner of Snow Lotus Essential Oils; and Heiner Fruehauf, ND, founder of Classical Pearls, an herbal medicine company focusing on the management of chronic illness stemming from entrenched pathogens such as we see in chronic Lyme disease.
Julie apprenticed with several acupuncturists in Central Vermont in the late 90‘s, and opened her first practice in New York City in 2001. She co-founded Acupuncture on Park, LLP, in midtown Manhattan with two of her colleagues from acupuncture school. While treating a variety of disorders, they specialized in infertility and held weekly support groups and informational seminars for their patients. Julie opened New York City’s first community acupuncture clinic in Astoria, Queens in 2007. After starting a family she and her husband Lester, our current Clinic Director, returned to Julie's home state of Vermont in 2010. Since founding Vermont Community Acupuncture in Burlington, Julie has personally provided over 27,000 acupuncture treatments to Vermonters. At VCA Julie's focus has been on the management of chronic pain and illness, from pediatrics to geriatrics.
Julie began her career in wholistic medicine after graduating with a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, where her focus was Genetics and Developmental Biology. She finds that her background in scientific research is a useful complement to her Traditional Chinese Medicine approach, especially when working with patients' primary care physicians. Julie has been a guest lecturer at UVM and UVM College of Medicine and hosts field trips for undergraduate students and medical residents . Julie has hospital privileges at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Integrating Western and Eastern medicine is her specialty!
Julie Bibleheimer is a Vermont and Oregon licensed acupuncturist certified by The National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She attended the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon. With acupuncture, Julie treats a variety of conditions including headaches, back pain, sleep disorders, weight management, anxiety and depression, colds and flu, digestive disorders, chronic and acute pain, reproductive and gynecological issues. Her goal in using Chinese Medicine is to remind each patient of what it feels like to be their original, whole self. In treating the root, rather than the symptom, of disease in the body, Julie brings her patients back to their natural birthright of health and integration.
Julie also utilizes Chinese herbology, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching to assist her clients. She works with each client to create a personalized treatment plan. She offers a nurturing and attuned presence to ease the healing process.
Matthew Stone, Lic. Ac., MSOM, received his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM and is currently a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Vermont.
During his 3-year program, Matthew was introduced to Classical Chinese Medicine, a theoretical framework built upon the teachings found in ancient Chinese texts, which is often left out of the curriculum in modern acupuncture schools. As a result, Matthew participated in a year-long mentorship, outside of his graduate studies, with a practitioner who specialized in Classical Chinese Medicine. This mentorship involved over 135 hours of classroom and clinical observation where Matthew learned how to utilize alternative acupuncture channels and pathways in order to effectively treat chronic illness, emotional issues, and pain.
Matthew received his B.S. in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont in 2009. His senior thesis focused on music as a sense of place, which involved thru-hiking the Long Trail and writing original musical compositions that weaved his own experiences with the history of the trail. Chinese Medicine is a truly natural science that is grounded in spirit and the heart, a combination that resonates greatly with Matthew and how he views himself as a practitioner. He is very excited to be back home in Vermont, and is humbled and honored that he is able to give back to a community that has given him so much. It is his goal to create a safe environment and provide effective clinical services to his patients, enabling them to envision and live a life free of illness.
Nyssa is passionate about working with you and empowering you on your journey towards wellness. Her background in Western medicine led her to search for a more holistic way of viewing the human body and its responses to stress (physical, psychological, dietary, etc). While earning a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Maryland provided a strong foundation for understanding the human body, she discovered Oriental Medicine was the missing piece. Since childhood Nyssa dreamed of being an herbalist. After experiencing first hand the benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine Nyssa dove into studying this powerful healing modality, earning her Masters at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, formerly NESA.
Nyssa is a Nationally Board Certified (NCCAOM) and Vermont licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She has treated a little bit of everything, from acute injury to arthritis, PMS to insomnia, heartburn to asthma and everything in between. However, she has a special interest in working with patients struggling with chronic ailments, such as inflammatory disorders and chronic pain. She experienced healing her own chronic digestive disease and knows that it is possible for you to feel better too. Health is not the complete absence of discomfort but it is a state of resilience where we feel able to meet and recover from the challenges that life throws us. So if you’re ready to feel different and more resilient, book a session with Nyssa today!