Our acupuncturists, Kate Ruma and Caitlin Isbister, are licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, are certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and have Masters in Oriental Medicine. Together we have over 19 years experience treating fertility, back pain, sciatica, allergies, sports injuries, digestive issues, headaches, chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, pediatrics and more.
Kate Ruma, MAOM, Lic. Ac.
Kate founded Kate Ruma & Associates Acupuncture to educate the public about the benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine as an integral part of today's healthcare system. She has had abundant success in treating patients with a variety of ailments. Kate has published an article titled Acupuncture Proven to Increase Chances of Getting Pregnant, has held a teaching position at the New England School of Acupuncture, and has completed clinical research in gynecology at Harvard Medical School and The New England School of Acupuncture.
Caitlin Isbister, MSTOM, Lic. Ac.
Since Caitlin was a child, she has always been interested by various facets of Asian culture. She pursued this interest, in part, by achieving a third-degree black belt in taekwon-do. After graduating with her BS in Medicinal Chemistry, Caitlin found that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine resonated with her more than other types of medicine. She subsequently received her MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. Caitlin has practiced in the Boston area since 2008, including holding a residency at Boston Medical Center in the Department of Family Medicine. Caitlin’s areas of expertise include pain and stress disorders, fertility, headache and jaw disorders. Caitlin is also a reviewer for systematic reviews conducted by the Samueli Institute, a research organization focusing on well-being and healing.