ROBERT ABBATIELLO, L.Ac., Dipl. AC (NCCAOM)
Robert Abbatiello, L.Ac., Dipl. AC (NCCAOM) is a Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Homeopath & Nutritional Consultant and healer. He currently maintains his Acupuncture and Herbal license in Massachusetts. He is a graduate of Westbrook University (Doctor of Naturopathy). In the past Robert has practiced as a Licensed Traditional Naturopath in Washington DC and most recently in Massachusetts for over 10 years until the Licensing of Naturopaths began in 2018. This change in the law led to an elimination of all Traditional Naturopaths, currently only Western trained Naturopaths are allowed to practice in Massachusetts. Fortunately his scope of practice as an acupuncturist allows him to continue his practice as he has been for the past 32 years without changing his healing modalities except in name alone. Therefore, at this time, he is not advertising himself or practicing as a Naturopathic Doctor. Instead Robert considers himself an Integrative Health Care Practitioner
He began his healing arts training in 1973 with the study of meditation. Robert learned the power of this ancient healing art when he had a powerful transforming healing experience. After that, he began a decade of extensive travel and studies with numerous Spiritual Teachers & Healers from around the world.
In 1979, he received his certification from the World Yoga Association in hatha yoga instruction. He completed his Kundalini Yoga Teachers Training in 1990. After graduating from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1985, Robert began his acupuncture practice at the renown Sports Medicine Brookline. His success led to the opening of an educational health center which provided acupuncture treatment as well as classes in kundalini yoga, meditation, massage, diet, and the principles of Naturopathic healing.
Continuing his pioneering efforts, Robert became one of the first acupuncture clinical supervisors at the Acupuncture Care Project in Back Bay Boston servicing the HIV community. This experience lead Robert to further his understanding of natural care of infectious diseases and now specializes in the treatment of Lyme Disease. The synthesis of traditional and esoteric acupuncture, homeopathy, herbs, nutrition, Natural cleansing programs, kundalini yoga, meditation along with natural life style education constitute his primary emphasis in patient care. Robert has furthered refined his nutritional care by incorporating Nutritional Reflex Techniques also known as muscle testing.