Leah earned a Doctorate in Acupuncture from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture. Prior to studying acupuncture, Leah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus on Child Development and a minor in accounting.
Throughout Leah’s undergraduate studies, she participated in several research projects on various topics relating to psychology, including cross-cultural counseling, the psychological effects of support systems on depression, and women’s health.
Leah’s areas of interest include helping those dealing with depression and anxiety, particularly panic disorder. At the New England School of Acupuncture, Leah also focused on acupuncture for fertility, menstrual issues, and pregnancy-related symptoms.
Abby earned her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2010. Prior to that, she earned a BA in Biology from Mount Holyoke College. She has given thousands of treatments for a wide range of health issues, but has particular interest in treating digestive and metabolic disorders, autoimmune disorders, OB/GYN complaints, and anxiety/depression. Abby is a certified instructor of the Pangu Shengong Moving Form qigong. She is also a former professional equestrian, and now likes to spend her free time growing dahlias and training her dog.
Gabriel Kesselman, Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, has been in practice since 2009 in urban and rural settings in California and Connecticut.
Gabriel majored in Eastern Philosophy at Naropa University and earned a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Five Branches University. Throughout his professional training he pursued meditation, qigong, and martial arts as an active complement to his academic and clinical studies.
Gabriel is also an an Adjunct Faculty member at the New England School of Acupuncture at MCHPS University where he teaches Acupuncture and Qigong. Gabriel enjoys the contrast of working one on one with clients in his office and of teaching larger groups. His academic role keeps him engaged in new developments within acupuncture research. Gabriel is an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys weightlifting, tennis, and team sports. Gabriel has been the recipient of regular acupuncture as a patient himself since 1997. His experiences and training have inspired a career that aspires to ease the pain and suffering of others.
Dmitry might very well be one of the last surviving Samurai. Born in a tiny village in Eastern Europe, he quickly escaped his captivity, opting instead to be raised by wolves on the left side of the Atlantic.
After encountering a fallen star, celestial forces brought him to Cortiva Massage School – a profoundly magical place where Dmitry met and was inspired by wise ones who had been successful in their search for truth. He simply HAD to learn their ways, and learn he did…
His apprenticeship completed, Dmitry was blessed (with a diploma) by Karis-San and Coffey-San, and has been shaping the lives and minds (not to mention the muscles and fascias) of numerous people ever since.
I have been a patient of Leah’s for almost a year. When I first saw her, I had never had acupuncture and was quite afraid of needles! She set my mind at ease and was very gentle. It made all the difference. With the right practitioner, it’s actually an enjoyable experience… and it WORKS! While I was skeptical at first, I kept coming back weekly.
Vivian S., Yelp
Point and Balance Acupuncture is the absolute best! Leah is warm, inviting, and extremely knowledgable. After my 1st visit I was hooked! It is a one stop shop for both mind and body healing. The office is tranquil and very clean, and Leah offers flexible hours that can accommodate and schedule. I recommend point and balance to all my friends and family!
Katelyn L., Facebook
I have been going to Leah for acupuncture on and off for over a year now. She is not the first acupuncturist I have seen, as a matter of fact I think I have been to around 10. I wouldn’t even consider switching and ended up working around her schedule which I don’t really do for many people.
Arthur D., Yelp
Point and Balance allowed me to get rid of heart medication for palpitations and help me be healthy and not have any asthma symptoms for 4 years. It is unbelievably healing!
Claudia R., Facebook
The entire team at Point and Balance Acupuncture is the best! I cannot recommend them enough.
Greg S., Facebook
I have been to other acupuncture places before but nothing compares to Point and Balance! Leah has helped me immensely with getting my health back on track. She is personable and truly listens to what the patient needs and takes the care to treat them accordingly! She will always make the time to see me no matter what day or time, even after hours when it is an emergency! Leah is simply the best!
Meghan Q., Facebook
I had never tried acupuncture before and I was lucky enough to find Leah through a referral from one of her happy clients. Leah was very warm and compassionate who listened to all my concerns and expectations. She explained the process and thoroughly discussed her plans with me. Thank you, Leah!
Sruti K., Facebook
One appointment is all you need to become a believer at Point and Balance Acupuncture. After my first visit, my years of built up aches and pains from avid running seemed to disappear. I also regained mobility I hadn’t even realized I lost. Leah is warm, smart, and effective. She takes a detailed health background and checks in with you every visit on things you had forgotten you told her. The atmosphere is inviting and judgement free.
Andy L., Yelp
I was really really skeptical of trying acupuncture, but Leah and Ashley have been great. My quality of life has greatly improved in the few months that I’ve been going to Point and Balance. When I decided to try acupuncture, I was expecting to have to fight my way through some weird mysticism and defend my medical choices. I was wrong. Leah and Ashley are totally happy to complement your other treatment methods. And if I came in with a broken bone or some distressing symptoms, they’d send me to the ER.