About the Practitioners

Brigitte Hartmann
Brigitte Hartmann, L.Ac. is the owner of Artemesia Center for Acupuncture & Natural Medicine. She offers a unique blend of clinical therapies intended to maximize treatment options. The combination of Chinese Medicine, Functional Nutrition, and European Biological Medicine make the best of Eastern and Western Therapies available for diagnosis and treatment.Brigitte has been involved in integrated medicine for over 30 years. She started out as a nutritionist, developing dietary plans in a treatment center for the handicapped in Munich, Germany.When she made a remarkable recovery from chronic bronchitis in just 8 Acupuncture visits, she decided to follow her call to study Chinese Medicine, and graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1991. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine.

Brigitte studied European Biological Medicine with Dr. Thomas Rau, MD and was certified in 2000. She has completed 100+ hours of studies in Functional Nutrition, is certified in the NAET Allergy Elimination, as well as Lymphatic Drainage. From her extensive pharmacy, she offers Western and Chinese herbs as well as selected Homeopathic remedies.Today, hundreds of patients are finding long-term relief from conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis, hormonal imbalances, and headaches. through a balanced fusion of Western and Eastern therapies.

Brigitte believes that wellness is achieved by getting to the root of a problem. The Northboro based health center is dedicated to providing integrative treatment which goes well beyond symptoms. In the synthesis of Eastern and Western therapies, patients are assisted in finding true well-being.

Deb Halstead
Deb Halstead is a warm and welcoming practitioner that believes the healing process is a collaborative effort with her patients. She tailors each course of treatment to the specific needs of the individual. A range of treatment may consist of blending acupuncture, cupping, herbal and nutritional support along with lifestyle counseling.

Herbs, tinctures and balms are also a passion for Deb, as she is a trained herbalist. Working with the gifts of Mother Nature, herbal based products are used to help the body rebalance, heal and reduce stress responses.

Caring for youth is equally important and Deb’s calm demeanor allows for children to be treated with ease. Introducing children at an early age to the benefits of acupuncture can assist in facilitating a well balanced, rested and less anxious child.

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Stephanie Johnson
Stephanie Johnson has worked for seven years in the wellness as a successful aesthetician, and most recently as a Reiki Master Practitioner. She brings a unique and loving approach to the table, working to heal her clients from the inside out.

Trained in traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, Stephanie is deeply passionate about healing, clarifying, and aligning the body by focusing on the main chakra (energy) points to offer relief and hope to those seeking help on a physical, emotional, or spiritual level. As a mother of two and someone who has turned her personal struggles into growing points, she is proof that Reiki can transform your life as it has become the pathway to presence and balance for her. As the transformative, driving force in her own growth, Stephanie hopes to spread the light to all those in need of change and healing.

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