Kathryn Loomis

Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Chinese Herbalist, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

I am available for acupuncture treatments, Chinese herbal consultations, and Biodynamic craniosacral sessions to treat a wide range of health conditions. I welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you may have about acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine and how it may benefit your health.

There is a phrase in Chinese, “Ti Hui”. There is no direct translation of “ti hui” into English – I think of it as learning, or comprehension, that is felt in the body. One could think of it as a knowing that is deep enough that one can ‘feel it in your bones’. I was fortunate to meet several wonderful teachers while in Beijing, all of whom helped me develop more “ti hui” of Chinese medicine. One of them is a master teacher of Tai Chi. I studied with him for almost the entire two years I was there. His teachings added further depth to my understanding of Chinese medical theory in a ‘ti hui’ sense.


  • Licensed Acupuncturist: Louisiana, Massachusetts & Connecticut
  • Masters degree in Acupuncture, 1997 (New England School of Acupuncture, NESA)
  • Certificate of Study – Chinese Herbal Medicine, 1996 (NESA)
  • Diplomate in Chinese Herbology (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM)
  • Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
  • Registered Craniosacral Therapist, RCST®, 2012 (Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, BCTA/NA)
  • Assistant Professor, The New England School of Acupuncture (Newton, MA) 2010-2018


Before moving to New Orleans, I had a private practice offering acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in Connecticut (Glastonbury and Old Saybrook) and then in the greater Boston area. I have interrupted my clinical practice twice, first to pursue advanced studies in Chinese herbal medicine in Taiwan and China and second to work directly with Chinese herbs (purchasing, quality testing, and inventory management) at a Chinese herb company in Berkeley, CA.

From 2010 – 2018 I was an Assistant Professor at the New England School of Acupuncture (Massachusetts). I taught in the herbal program, and supervised in the student acupuncture clinic.

I have included craniosacral work in my acupuncture practice for 24 years.

Advanced Studies

In the course of my studies, I have had the unique opportunity to study Chinese medicine in its language and culture of origin (China).

I’ve taken a number of continuing education courses in Chinese Herbology with teachers from China, in addition to my studies in Taiwan and Beijing.

Taiwan (2000-2001)
Chinese language study, medical Chinese

Beijing (2002-2004)
Advanced herbal studies, Beijing Traditional Chinese Medical University

  • Internal medicine – upper respiratory infections, ulcers, acid reflux, diarrhea, liver disease
  • Gynecology – infertility, endometriosis, hot flashes/night sweats, menstrual irregularities

Continuing education courses in acupuncture have included several years of training in styles of Japanese acupuncture, with teachers from Japan. I was fortunate to study Dr. Wang’s Applied Channel Theory from Beijing. I attended several Koryo Hand Acupuncture courses with the founder visiting from Korea.

Ten years ago I completed a two year training program in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Franklyn Sills. 25 years ago I did my first series of trainings in a functional style of craniosacral therapy. 

NOLA Raised

Raised in New Orleans from the age of one, I have returned to my childhood home for family reasons. I am happy to reconnect with old friends, and enjoy meeting new ones. Having lived in several different states, as well as six years in Asia, it is good to be on home turf. I admit to not being in the loop on sporting events, but I hope to compensate with my openness in becoming current in the New Orleans food/restaurant opportunities.

I am excited to offer over two decades of experience in acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and craniosacral therapy to the greater New Orleans area!

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