Introduction

2Kath-PhotoKath Bartlett, LAc and Doctoral Fellow, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), began her solo private practice in Asheville, NC in 2001, after receiving her MSTOM from PCOM. In 2013 she relocated her practice to Scarborough, ME. In 2016 she began a doctoral fellowship at PCOM with an expected completion date of spring, 2017. She is board certified in Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA.

Kath incorporates Dr. Richard Tan’s Balance Method TM acupuncture, customized Chinese herbal formulas, and NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) into her treatment plans. She began studying Balance Method acupuncture in 2007, and by 2009 was using this style of acupuncture exclusively in her treatments, due to the instant and effective results it offers. Balance Method acupuncture is especially noteworthy in pain treatment. She has taken most of the classes Dr. Tan taught.

A knowledgeable and accomplished herbalist, Kath has both a granulated and raw herbal pharmacy in her Scarborough clinic, which she uses to compound customized formulas for her patients. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses herbs rather that drugs to treat illness and disease. She has studied with many widely respected herbal authorities, including TCM dermatologist Mazin Al Khafaji, Taiwanese herbalist and pulse master, Dr. Jimmy Chang, Planetary herbalist Michael Tierra, herbal cultivator, Joe Hollis of Mountain Gardens, herbal classic texts with Dr. Min Fan (formally) of Beijing University, and Ken Morris, owner of Pacific Biologic and founder of the Institute of Chinese Herbology.

Kath began studying Iyengar yoga and meditation in 1994. She has practiced many styles of visualization, movement and breath meditation, including Vipassana and pranayama. She has refilled her cushion many times due to the countless hours (days, months, years. . .) spent sitting. She maintains a daily meditation practice in the Karma Kagyu tradition, and goes on retreat several times a year.

To keep abreast of the latest developments in her field, Kath has been actively participating in several Chinese medical discussion forums since 2003. In 2006 she founded the WNC Acupuncture Society, providing a space for discussion, comradery and study for local colleagues.

Bartlett Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine is conveniently located on Route 1 in Scarborough ME, near I 95 and I 295. Serving the Greater Portland Maine Area: South Portland, Saco / Biddleford, Westbrook, Windham, Gorham, Buxton, Falmouth, Yarmouth, and Cumberland ME.

How I Became Interested in Acupuncture

In my early adulthood I suffered debilitating back pain due to auto accidents and became gravely ill with Lyme disease. I turned to holistic medicine after exhausting the ability of western medicine to care for me. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was critical to my recovery. In 1997 I went into Chinese medicine as a second career to serve others like you by eliminating your pain and sickness; thereby empowering you to reclaim your health so that you may continue leading a happy and productive life.

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Publications

All Things Healing.com
Rapid River Magazine
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Newsletter
SelfGrowth.com
Pacific Herbs
The Pulse of Oriental Medicine

Lectures

MaineHealth - Scarborough Campus
Maine Behavioral Healthcare - Brunswick
AHEC Residency Program - Asheville, NC
UNC Asheville
Wofford College - Spartanburg, SC
A&B Technical College - Asheville, NC

Media Appearances

"Health Watch" segment of KUSI News in San Diego