about knotted root

R.M Brown L Ac

Licensed Acupuncturist- Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine- Certified Practitioner in Tuina with the American Organization of Bodywork Therapies of Asia


New England School of Acupuncture- Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Mount Holyoke College- Magna Cum Laude, BA in Critical Social Thought

Certified in tuina following a three year apprenticeship in tuina and shiatsu with Robert Canty (Cambridge Shiatsu)


R.M’s first impressions of medicine came from doing field work with his father in Kathmandu, Nepal. Two things were made clear at that point: how much external circumstances affect our internal environment- our ability to thrive or struggle to survive- and what a difference genuine kindness and respect can make.

He has carried these lessons as his true north and now they inform his own practice of medicine.

Knotted Root is meant to symbolize the deep seated constriction caused by trauma, grief, pain, disease, etc.  It is the greatest goal of Knotted Root to help, in partnership with the patient, untangle these knots and to do so with genuine kindness and respect.