Jewel Sommerville
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Dr Sommerville, founder of Holistic Health Rhode Island, received her degree from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest graduate school 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.

In addition to her clinical experiance, Jewel worked in collaboration with Harvard Osher Institute to design and implement research studies with 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 the acupuncture with IBS.

Dr Sommerville currently serves as part-time faculty at the New England School of Acupuncture. She has also taught at Brown University as part of an elective examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and served as a teaching assistant at the New England School of Acupuncture in 2002. She was honored to be the Master of Ceremonies at NESA's Women's Health Research Symposium in 2001 and often lectures on Women's Health and 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.

Dr Sommerville believes quality of care and the patient-practitioner relationship are of the utmost importance. She combines her training in Japanese and Chinese acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine to assess, diagnose and treat your condition.