Arthur began his studies in Oriental medical theory more than 40 years ago. Starting with training in Shiatsu and Acupressure-Polarity in Boston and leading to extended studies for over 14 years under Masahilo Nakazono Sensei, gaining much experience in the Kototama methods of Japanese medicine. Arthur studied Chinese herbs extensively under Dr. Ted Kaptchuck at the New England School of Acupuncture and has more than 8 years studying and working with Chinese Master Dr. J Shen in New York.
He continues to educate himself in the medicinal uses of Chinese and native herbs, presently working with Qigong Grand Master Dr. Hong Liu to integrate Medical Qigong into his practice. He is a diplomat for the National Commission for The Certification of Acupuncturists and a member of the Kototama Institute. Arthur holds licensure in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology in both Massachusetts and Florida. He continues extensive training and works with many non-profits, including: Acupuncturists Without Borders,and the AIDS Support Group in Provincetown, MA. Since 1984, Arthur has maintained a commitment to his practice working with individuals, children and families, improving their health through treatment and education. He also is one of the few acupuncture practitioners working with pets. He currently divides his time between his practices in Cape Cod and Sarasota, Florida.
Arthur says he is honored to be a provider of care for CWC who is doing such a wonderful and so needed job of bringing Oriental Medicine and other Complementary care to its patients and clients. Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine’s strengths lie in its ability to respond to a patient’s individual condition and needs physically, emotionally and spiritually as unique from all others, in ways that are not addressed often enough in other forms of care.
Erin Peterson is a Reiki Master who lives on Cape Cod with her husband and daughter. As a child she was nurturing and passionately curious. The women in her family were intrinsic healers; and a career in nursing or social services seemed to be the natural progression. She was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in her early twenties. She fully embraced the effectiveness of meditation and other alternative modalities as a way to manage her symptoms during recovery. Through this journey it became clear that her path was one of service to others through the healing arts.
She began her Reiki training with Elise Brenner PhD; the founder of Boston based non-profit educational organization ‘The Celebration of Reiki’. She completed her Reiki II and Master attunement at Kripalu with Libby Barnett M.S.W- the longest practicing Reiki Master on the East Coast. Erin recently participated in a Chakra Healing Immersive and also had the pleasure of experiencing a Oneness Awakening Course at Harvard University. Last year she continued her education and became an Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra teacher. This practice provides a meditative form of self-inquiry that effectively reduces anxiety, depression, PTSD, and chronic pain.
Erin offers private in-home sessions, as well as sessions in her Mashpee location. Each session is intuitively designed based on the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the person she is working with. Her long-term goals include being part of our thriving Cape Cod community through collaborations, volunteer opportunities, developing workshops that embrace spirituality while maintaining practicality, and making reiki accessible to all.
Dr. Lowey’s specialties of care are far ranging, but above all, he practices total wellness care. He believes the future of each of us – and our planet – depends on knowing how to keep ourselves well.
Kevin has practiced chiropractic since graduating from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO in 1980. He set up an office in Newton Center, MA for 10 years with his twin brother, Dr. Ken Lowey, and sister in law, Dr. Anne Lowey. He and his wife, Jane, moved to Brewster in 1990, and their son, Jake, is a graduate of Nauset High School now attending RPI in Troy, NY. Dr. Lowey feels blessed to have practiced in Orleans on Route 6A since 1991. Kevin also adjusts people at the Duffy Health Center in Hyannis once a month.
He really enjoys caring for children in all ways; Kevin remembers adjusting Jake when he was about 1 hour old (wellness care at its best!). He has done this for other newborns … and all the way up to 98. He says he’s still looking for his first 100 year old patient!
Dr. Lowey’s specialties of care include applied kinesiology, activator, acupressure, laser therapy, nutrition, and sports injury care. He is certified in the Brimhall Protocol, which teaches Six Steps to Wellness, including: structural adjustments; detoxification; electromagnetic pollution therapies; managing sensitivities and allergies; nutrition and emotional stress release. Above all, Dr. Lowey believes in wellness care. He believes the future of each of us and our planet depends on knowing how we can keep ourselves well – not crisis care or “put out the fire” health values. He says if we can handle the three main stressors in life, (1) physical/structural, (2) emotional/psychological and (3) chemical/nutritional, we can have the life of our dreams.
Kevin's mother died of pancreatic cancer in 2014. She found much relief in chiropractic adjustments, nutrition and gardening. He says it is an honor to be part of the Cape Wellness Collaborative.
Eric attended the University of Connecticut and graduated with a master's degree in Mathematics Education in 1999. At this time he began teaching in South Windsor Connecticut and remained there until moving to Cape Cod in July 2009. During his tenure at SWHS, Eric also earned a second master's degree in Educational technology.
Though he enjoyed teaching and loved working with people, Eric felt his energy being drawn elsewhere and knew it was time to find his true calling. It was this search for inner harmony and a balanced body, mind, and spirit; that led Eric to his current path.In the spirit of self-exploration he received his first degree Reiki attunement. This turned out to be a much-needed catalyst with such a profound effect, that shortly after he began schooling at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT).
Eric graduated from massage school in August of 2008, and began a small home-based, part-time massage practice in CT in conjunction with finishing out his last year at SWHS. In June 2009, he completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Certification through Samadhi Yoga Studio, in Manchester, CT. Eric is currently working on his 500-hour teacher training with Yoganand Michael Carroll of Pranakryia Yoga. Eric has studied with Ana Forrest, Baron Baptiste, Tias Little, and Sarah Powers, as well as some of Boston and Cape Cod’s best and brightest teachers.
In the summer of 2009 Eric completed a training in Nuad Bo Rarn (traditional Thai massage) and in September of the same year, became certified as a Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). In 2010, Eric went on to receive his second degree Reiki attunement and also made the decision to enroll in the Master’s degree program at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA).
Eric graduated with honors from NESA in August of 2013. He is a nationally certified Diplomate of Acupuncture with the NCCAOM and is currently licensed to practice acupuncture in Massachusetts. He is currently studying with Lonny S. Jarrett and beginning his second year in Mr. Jarrett’s Clinical Integration course. This two-year program is an in-depth study of 5-Element Acupuncture with a special focus on Constitution Diagnosis and Pulse work. Eric has also studied Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture with both Michelle Gellis and Virginia Doran and begun to implement FRA (Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture) into his practice. He also plans to continue his education by pursing studies in Orthopedic Acupuncture as well as Western/Eastern edible and medicinal herbs.
A quest that began with the inability to continue ignoring his inner voice, has taken him into a land rich with experiences; each twist and turn of this path feels one step closer to destiny...
Kimberly Willard-Dubois is a holistic practitioner who specializes in Reiki, hypnotherapy (she’s a master hypnotist), chakra work, kinetic arm testing and body scan techniques.
Kimberly helps her clients in many ways, but she says making people feel good is what she loves most about her work. And she’s compassionately relentless about that.
As one of CWC’s partner practitioners, Kim provides a valuable service by seeing clients in their homes. The spouse of one of these clients wrote this:
“My husband has a stage 4 Glioblastoma. He suffers from constant headaches and dizziness. He is unable to walk on his own so traveling outside the home is extremely difficult. Kim Willard came to our home and provided Reiki treatments. She is amazing. The comfort and peace that my husband received from these treatments was such a blessing. Kim has a special gift and we are so grateful that she is able to share it with us."
Diana Di Gioia is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner/Director of Community Acupuncture on Cape Cod at 38 Route 134, South Dennis. Her clinic offers individualized acupuncture treatments in a peaceful, community setting.
Diana began practicing acupuncture in 1995, in a more conventional, private room office. Over the years, she found it frustrating that prices were a huge barrier to allowing people to choose acupuncture, and in helping them to get enough acupuncture to see lasting results. In 2006, she became one of the first acupuncturists in the country to adopt the community style of practice -- a large, open treatment room, low, sliding-scale fees and an acupuncture style that doesn’t require patients to undress. In most community clinics, living room style recliners replace treatment tables and patients relax or doze for as long as they’d like.
A cancer survivor herself, Diana is enthusiastic about being part of the Cape Wellness Collaborative’s provider network. She says, “I’ve seen acupuncture be so helpful to folks going through cancer treatment. It helps relieve nausea, reduce pain and fatigue, improve sleep and reduces the stress and anxiety that always accompanies such a life changing diagnosis.”
Diana is a 1995 graduate of New England School of Acupuncture in Newton, Massachusetts.
She is a founding member of the People's Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA), a national co-op designed to promote, support, and grow affordable acupuncture clinics, in the US and abroad.
Elizabeth has long had an interest in the many facets of complementary and alternative medicine and believes that promoting well-being in the body, mind and spirit alike is important in order to live in a healthy and balanced way. Believing in the transformative power of touch and the profound changes that bodywork can set in motion in the physical and emotional bodies, Elizabeth has been drawn to a career in massage therapy.
As a therapist, Elizabeth views every session as an opportunity to help you quiet the mind and put you in touch with your body. By working to release hypertonic muscles, loosen stuck fascia, increase circulation and stimulate the relaxation response in the nervous system, the body’s innate ability to restore and repair itself is supported. Her sessions will leave you feeling both relaxed and energized; able to step back into your life in a more balanced and embodied way. And though the "tools" she uses may change if one is seeking relief from physical tension or mental and emotional stresses (or both), her focus always remains on breaking up restrictions, allowing more flow and ease in the body, and integrating all of the parts into the whole.
“As a massage therapist, I feel I play an assisting role to the body's innate ability to regulate and heal itself. By listening to my clients' words with an open mind and heart – and listening to their bodies through my hands – I am able to offer a session that is tailored to support each individual "where they're at".