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Robert P. Surabian, Lic. Ac.

Robert P. Surabian, M.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in Boston, MAMy experience with this medicine began as an undergraduate pre-med student at UMass Amherst, where I took nursing classes in holistic health and healing, studied Eastern philosophy and was tremendously fortunate to receive weekly Shiatsu treatments from a friend in her final year of Shiatsu training.  At the same time, I turned to western herbs to help build my immune system and resolve chronic colds and sinus infections.  I read a lot about what, at the time, we called “alternative medicine” and considered attending the New England School of Acupuncture after completing my undergraduate degree.  I kept the school catalog on my shelves for years and the medicine was always in the back of my mind.  Like so many others, I eventually turned to acupuncture as a cure for pain.  I was plagued by a chronic tennis elbow injury that three cortisone shots in the course of a year could not resolve.  My next step was a surgical consult.  I went to an acupuncturist and after a regular course of treatment, I was pain free.  And best of all I avoided surgery.  I have had no tennis elbow pain since my treatments in 2004 

Our bodies are designed to heal themselves and acupuncture made all the difference for me when cortisone was totally ineffective and surgery undesirable.  This experience brought me back to my earlier path of working in health care. I left full-time work in fundraising and non-profit management and entered the New England School of Acupuncture almost 20 years after first considering the program.  NESA is the oldest acupuncture school in the United States and a leader in the field.  I received exceptional training in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and am delighted to share with you the benefits of this ancient and complete medical system.  Contact me today and let’s talk about what acupuncture and Chinese medicine can do for you.  15 minute phone or in-person consultations are always free.

Master of Acupuncture degree, New England School of Acupuncture
Licensed Acupuncturist, Massachusetts Board of Medicine, License #247306
Diplomate in Acupuncture, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 

Recipient:   Compassionate Healer Award - given annually to the graduating NESA student who best exemplifies the characteristics of a compassionate healer. Candidates are nominated by the Clinical Supervisors and one person is chosen each year.

Bachelor of Arts, History, minor in Zoology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst 

Nearly 20 years in fundraising and nonprofit management including positions with the Appalachian Mountain Club, Historic New England, The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and Armenia Tree Project.


Robert P. Surabian, M.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist


Jewelers Exchange Building
333 Washington Street, Suite 329
Boston, MA 02108


By appointment only
Monday 12 - 6
Tuesday 12 - 6
Wednesday 12 - 6
  Thursday 12 - 6