Dr. Wyatt N. LaCoss, DACM, Dipl.OM, Lic.Ac.
Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Medical Herbalist
Diplomate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
Certified in Auriculotherapy, ACI
Clinical Director, AcuTherapy, LLC
In private practice since 2001, Wyatt is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) since 2012 and certified in Auriculotherapy by the Auriculotherapy Certification Institute. Wyatt is credentialed and affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he offers relief to cancer patients and their caregivers from various physical and psycho-emotional side-effects from their treatments in the Oncology Department.
Wyatt obtained his Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Science (San Diego, California) concentrating on Integrative Health, Pain Management and Men's Health and his Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (Newton, Massachusetts), specializing in Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. An avid student of the Japanese Tradition, he received his instruction from Master Sensei's Diane Iuliano, Shoji Kobayashi, Tetsuya Fukushima, Toshikatsu Yamamoto and Felip Caudet in the United States, Japan and Spain. In addition, he attended several seminars at the Institut d’Energétique et d’Acupuncture Traditionnelles Chinoises in Paris, France under Isabelle Desroches, Pierre-Marie Hazo and the late Master Thierry Bollet.
Wyatt’s preferred approach to treating patients focuses on the combination of several techniques; using gentle classical methods, Biomagnetic Acupoint Therapy (protocols with magnets instead of needles), Laser Therapy and a highly effective non-insertive Japanese method called Shakuju. He also practices Mei Zen®, an effective cosmetic acupuncture protocol helping individuals to look and feel their best. Wyatt takes a holistic approach in his practice and considers each individual patient’s comfort level with the different treatment options offered.
Previous to his career in acupuncture and herbal medicine, Wyatt received a Master’s Degree in International Business and Translation from Middlebury College and the Université de Paris X in Paris, France. He worked in legal contract administration, international sales and marketing, wind energy resource assessment consulting and bilingual account management. In his free time, Wyatt enjoys playing the fife with the Fifes and Drums of the Lincoln Minute Men and the Irish flute with a Celtic ensemble.
Why did I decide to study acupuncture?
Originally, I had no interest in trying acupuncture because of my fear of needles and being needle-sensitive, but a period of severe anxiety led me to give it a try. Surprisingly, it didn't hurt as I anticipated. The treatments I received were transforming. Within days, I felt like myself again and was able to make lists and goals; something I could not do for months. This, however, did not make me want to become an acupuncturist. For me, it was the miraculous response of a barn of horses to their acupuncture treatments that led me to attend the New England School of Acupuncture. Ask me specifics... you'll be amazed at the story!