RUTH & LISA
Ruth B. Wegmann, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
|Ruth Busko Wegmann is a Nationally Certified Acupuncturist who received her Master of Acupuncture degree in 2004 from the Tai Sophia Institute for the Healing Arts (now called the Maryland University of Integrative Health), along with a B.A. in Liberal Studies from St. John’s College in 1999. Beginning her career with a firm foundation in Traditional Five Element Acupuncture, Ruth avidly continues to study and integrate techniques from many traditions of Chinese Medicine into her practice. She is a certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist, and has completed several post graduate courses with Jeffery Yuen, including 2-year Advanced Acupuncture, 1-year Stone Medicine, 1-year Medicinal use of Essential Oils, and weekend Pediatric Acupuncture. Ruth also has specialized training in Gua Sha and Cupping, Constitutional Acupuncture Facial Renewal, and Balance Method Meridian Therapy. Ruth has taught and supervised acupuncture students at the Tai Sophia Faculty-Student Clinic, and has written about acupuncture for the American Academy of Pain Management. |
After 3 years of practicing acupuncture in Maryland, Ruth returned home to south-central Pennsylvania in 2007 where she established the Keystone Acupuncture & Wellness Center in historic downtown Carlisle. The Wellness Center is a permanent practice home for Ruth and her parents (who practice functional medicine and psychotherapy) and also provides space for other talented professionals in the healing arts to offer their services.
In 2013, inspired by the work of many pioneers in the Community Acupuncture movement across the United States, Ruth initiated Carlisle’s own Community Acupuncture program at the Wellness Center. This popular program gives patients the opportunity to receive the many benefits unique to group acupuncture, and has proven to be an satisfying and effective way for many patients to get acupuncture, exclusive of, or in addition to, receiving individual treatments.
Along with practicing acupuncture and learning more about Chinese medicine, Ruth’s favorite things include being with her husband and son, homemaking, cooking, growing and preserving food, and passing the seasons with friends and loved ones in town, on the family farm and in the woods and mountains.
Ruth B. Wegmann, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Lisa Kate, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Lisa Kate, M.Ac, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
|Lisa Kate is a nationally certified acupuncturist. She earned her 4-year Master of Acupuncture Degree, with Honors, from the Institute of Taoist Education & Acupuncture in Colorado in 2014. Lisa is dedicated to helping restore her client’s physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. She has further training in Tung Acupuncture, essential oils & acupuncture, and Zero Balancing (acupuncture-based bodywork). As an acupuncture intern she also provided NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) ear acupuncture in a free clinic for Veterans, and served as the school’s acupuncture clinic manager. Lisa has practiced acupuncture since 2012 in Colorado before joining Keystone Acupuncture & Wellness Center in August 2015.|
Lisa also holds a Master’s degree in Movement Therapy (Antioch New England Graduate School) and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Counseling and Consultation (Keene State College). She completed a professional internship in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the acclaimed Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worchester, MA. Lisa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Ecology (Environmental Studies) from Connecticut College. She has many hours of continuing education, including Craniosacral Therapy, Body Mind Centering and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression.
Lisa’s extensive training and experience in psychotherapy, coaching and teaching brings a rich skill set to her acupuncture practice. As a licensed professional counselor, Lisa built a private psychotherapy practice in a Brattleboro, VT clinic that provided a full range of clinical assessment and treatment services for children, adults and families (2007-2010). She was a life coach, personal counselor and patient education instructor for Inner Balance Health Center, a holistic addictions treatment center in Colorado (2011-2012). Lisa was an outpatient clinician for Clinical and Support Options in Greenfield, MA (2003-2009) and provided psychotherapy for Brattleboro Pastoral Counseling Center (2004-2007).
From 1990 – 1998, Lisa was adjunct faculty of Antioch New England Graduate School, supervising dance therapy interns in their practicums. As a Hospice volunteer she has facilitated bereavement support groups for Brattleboro Area Hospice. A full resume is available upon request.
Lisa seeks to inspire through empathy, sharing and compassion. She takes a common sense approach to creating healthier lifestyles of better balance. She is passionate about Chinese medical classics, street dance and contemporary ballet, enjoys nature walks and easy-going front porch chats with neighbors. Lisa and her daughter, a dancer/choreographer who lives in Vermont, enjoy breaking previous records for long phone calls.
For more information about Lisa's practice and to read Lisa's blog, please visit her website at: https://www.lisakate.us