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Karl Bower Licensed Acupuncturist Stepping Stone Wellesley

Karl Bower, Lic.Ac, MAOM, Dipl.Ac.

Co-Owner, Licensed Acupuncturist

Services offered: Acupuncture, Cupping, Meditation, Tui Na


Karl holds a Master’s Degree of Oriental Medicine, as well as Bachelor’s in Psychology and East Asian Studies. Karl completed his Oriental Medical studies at the New England School of Acupuncture in Boston where he also worked in a variety of clinical settings: Boston Medical Center, Dimock Community Health Center, and Pathways to Wellness. Karl is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to practice acupuncture and is nationally board certified in acupuncture by the NCCAOM. He practices Japanese and Chinese acupuncture, including non-insertive needling style (touch needling) and Asian bodywork.


Karl is well suited to working with any member of the family who may be more sensitive or fearful, especially for those trying acupuncture for the first time. He has worked with all age groups with a wide variety of problems. He has a much more hands-on approach, using body dynamics, through use of stretching, acupressure, and tuina (Chinese bodywork), to reestablish proper energy flow throughout the body. For each person, he calls one's attention to the body and explains ways of achieving benefit between treatments. In this way, Karl emphasizes the importance of the integration of mind and body.


Karl feels very strongly about empowering patients to learn about themselves and their health. He works with his patients to explain and talk through health concerns, treatment plans, exercises and expected outcomes to ensure that each person has the care and understanding they need to move towards better health. He is continually impressed and humbled by people’s ability to heal and grow. To him, health is a moment by moment choice.


Karl has spent time living in Japan and Ireland, and lengthy parts of his life in Provence, France. In addition to his health care practice, Karl is an ordained Buddhist priest, having practiced and trained for over 12 years, and spent over two years as the temple assistant at the Tendai Buddhist Institute in Canaan, NY. An article about Karl Bower L.Ac. can be found here.


Contact Karl directly by emailing [email protected]



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What patients are saying

I have gone to Stepping Stone periodically for a number of years for acupuncture. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Yesterday morning I awoke with a very stiff neck so I quickly nabbed an appointment with Karl. Nothing short of a miracle happened! I have more mobility in my neck today than I've had in months and the pain is essentially gone. Thank you!!

LM, Patient since 2011