Britton Mann, Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Director of Acupuncture Program
I hold a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the highest-level credential available to practitioners of Chinese medicine in the United States.
I have had a life-long interest in traditional Asian healing modalities and martial arts. Growing up in New York City, I studied Japanese karate for nine years. During these formative years I received healing and teaching from a formidable taiji master named Ron NaVarre.
After four years at Williams College, I attended school for therapeutic bodywork in Boulder, Colorado. I learned shiatsu massage from Dr. Jeffrey Dann, and took up a sincere study of yoga with Richard Freeman.
Subsequent to training in Colorado, for six years I taught yoga and maintained a bodywork practice in Norwich, Vermont. During this time I had the opportunity to study extensively with Rodney Yee and other luminaries in the Iyengar yoga tradition, both in the United States and in India.
Seeking a comprehensive and holistic system of internal medicine, I moved to Portland, Oregon, and earned a master’s degree from the Classical Chinese Medicine program at the National College of Natural Medicine. At NCNM, I had the great fortune to have Drs. Haosheng Zhang and Heiner Fruehauf as herbal medicine instructors, Dr. Edward Neal as a classical literature and medical diagnostics instructor, and Dr. Bob Quinn as a bodywork and acupuncture mentor. I spent three formative years in private practice with Dr. Haosheng Zhang at his acupuncture clinic in southeast Portland.
My interest in clinical research and medical scholarship led me to pursue a doctoral degree at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. This program included extensive training in western biomedicine and evidence-based approaches to acupuncture. During this time I conducted a nationwide survey of attitudes towards acupuncture among pain medicine physicians. I am a published author in western and Chinese medicine journals.
I am board certified in acupuncture and herbal medicine, hold licensure in New Hampshire and Vermont, and am a member of the Vermont Acupuncture Association and the New Hampshire Acupuncture and Asian Medicine Association. In addition, I serve on a national professional steering committee and lecture regularly on the subject of Chinese medicine.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (2012-2014).
Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. National College of Natural Medicine (2008–2012).
Certification in Massage Therapy. Healing Spirits Massage Training Program (2001–2002).
Bachelor of Arts. Williams College (1995–2000).
Certifications and Licensures
Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology)
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (2012).
New Hampshire acupuncture license #228.
Vermont acupuncture license #091.0105996.
Stefan Grace, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Stefan practices a lineage of Chinese medicine that combines – within the context of a single clinic visit - tuina (Chinese medical massage), Craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs. Stefan has been studying and practicing this lineage of medicine for over ten years.
He is a graduate of National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon, where he received his Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. His time in school was focused on the clinical application of classical herbal formulas from the great Chinese herbal compendium the Shang Han Lun. Patients are often prescribed herbal formulas at the finish of the treatment, to augment and support the clinical efficacy of the manual medicine.
He has been practicing the Chinese internal martial arts for almost twenty years, training in several lineages of baguazhang, xingyiquan, and taijiquan. He also trains a variety of qigong forms, some parts of which are often taught to patients as movement therapy. He is an Instructor in the North American Tang Shou Tao Association, teaching qigong, baguazhang, and xingyiquan locally.
With over a decade of experience in Chinese manual medicine, and an ongoing dedication to training the internal martial arts as medicine for both himself and his patients, Stefan brings a well-rounded approach to his medical practice. He utilizes a variety of modalities to take full advantage of the breadth and flexibility of traditional Chinese medicine.
Mark Mamuszka, Master of Acupuncture
Mark Mamuszka is fully licensed and insured, and is board certified in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He is a graduate of the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin, where he earned his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Mark is also a graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School and has trained in multiple modalities of bodywork including: shiatsu, tui-na, Swedish, sport and deep tissue. Additionally, Mark offers personal training services to help clients rehabilitate an injury or to improve their overall fitness levels. His professional interests include the treatment of chronic pain, stress & anxiety, and digestive disorders by integrating acupuncture, herbal medicine, and manual therapy. With over 14 years-experience in massage and oriental medicine, Mark blends eastern and western techniques of diagnostics and therapeutics to create a customized treatment plan.
Victoria Duenes, Master of Acupuncture
Victoria graduated with a Masters degree from Jung School for Classical Chinese Medicine in 2011 and has been committed to finding innovative ways to share her love of medicine ever since. She is a diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, holds certification as an Acudetox Specialist with National Acupuncture Detox Association, certificate in facial rejuvenation, is a certified Peer Visitor with the Amputee Coalition of America and is Vermont state licensed. Victoria holds special interest in the community clinic at Open Door and is focused on helping create a space to make acupuncture affordable and accessible to all. Her classical training has given her a unique approach in formulating creative and collaborative treatment plans which may include various modalities such as cupping, guasha and moxibustion. She works as a Health Coach in a local primary care clinic and is passionate about empowering every patient to achieve their own optimal expression of health. Her interests include cooking, nutrition, reading, swimming, dancing and an insatiable zest for travel! She has experience working with a wide spectrum of health including reproductive health, stress management, allergies, immune system imbalances, digestive complaints and chronic condition management.