Isaac Muffoletto Lic.Ac, Dipl. OM
Isaac first became interested in acupuncture when he was 17 years old. After receiving treatments from an acupuncturist, he became a firm believer in the medicine. He then went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Wellness and Alternative Medicine from Johnson State College (now Northern Vermont University). There he learned about many different methods of promoting health and healing, ranging from reiki to western herbalism. While going through his program he completed a 750 hour training program in massage therapy. His undergraduate degree furthered his interest in acupuncture.
Isaac now holds Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University (MCPHS University). He is certified with the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Isaac studied Chinese acupuncture styles, Chinese herbal medicine, orthopedic acupuncture, and Japanese acupuncture styles.
Since graduating Isaac has taught part time in the Chinese and Japanese acupuncture departments at the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS University. He has also continued his personal studies in acupuncture, completing a certificate program in 2019 on acupuncture to support oncology care. Isaac also helps at the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center giving acupuncture treatments.
Hugh Muffoletto- Meditation Group
My meditation journey began with martial arts training in 1980, where I strived to learn meditation to become more aware of mind-body connections. As I progressed through my learning, I made a realization that meditation could be used for health and longevity.
I have studied Kenpo Karate, Wah Lum Kung Fu, Yang Tai Chi 24 posture, 48 posture and 108 posture, Chen Tai Chi, and currently Bagua Zhang. Each of those practices require meditation, and both Tai Chi and Bagua Zhang are forms of moving meditation. My meditation studies include Buddhist qi gong, Daoist qi gong, and Korean qi gong. Currently I have been practicing Mindful meditation and I am in a training course to be certified through a university of holistic healing.
In 1994 I was diagnose with Malignant Fibrous histiocytoma (MFH) Sarcoma. My diagnoses were grim with a very short life expectancy. I remembered a Shifu who had told me of a meditation that was used to help restore the balance of your body, that he had used when he was diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer. My old Shifu and he referred me to Kathy Umphress, a graduate from the New England School of Acupuncture. Kathy introduced me to and trained me in a meditation called the Fusion of the Five Elements. With the combination of our western medicine (lots of surgeries and radiation) combined with eastern medicine (acupuncture, herbs, mushrooms, and Fusion of the Five Elements) I am still here.
The meditation was the greatest of help as I was able to reduce the stress and use my mind to cleanse and help heal my mutilated body. This has led me to life full of learning multiple types of meditation. Personally, I have experienced the benefits of meditation and the power of controlling your mind using it to heal from within.