Dr. Sommerville, founder of Holistic
Health Rhode Island, received her degree from the
New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest graduate
school for the study of East Asian Medicine (EAM)
in the United States. She is licensed to practice
EAM in both Massachusetts and Rhode Island and
earned the credential of Diplomate of Acupuncture
from the National Certification Commission for
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
addition to her clinical experience, Jewel worked
with Harvard Osher Institute to design and implement
research studies which examined the effectiveness
of EAM; she was credentialed and treated patients
at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital as part of
a study examining the effectiveness of acupuncture
Dr. Sommerville has served as part-time faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture and has taught at Brown University as part of an elective examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). She was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies at NESA’s Women’s Health Research Symposium in 2011, has been twice nominated for the Rhode Island Small Business Journal’s “Entrepreneurial Women to Watch” Award, and often guest lectures on Women’s Health & Acupuncture Research. She has written numerous articles for publications throughout New England and presented on topics ranging from stress to complementary medicine's role in substance abuse recovery. Most recently, she has been granted hospital privileges at Women and Infants Hospital to assist and attend Labor and Delivery.
Dr. Sommerville believes quality of care and the patient-practitioner relationship are of utmost importance. She combines her training in Japanese and Chinese acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to assess, diagnose and treat your condition.