Dr. Lynnae Schwartz, M.D., M.AC, enjoyed a more than three-decade, hospital-based career as a pediatrician and anesthesiologist specializing in the care of children and young adults with complex medical problems, including difficult to manage chronic pain. Acupuncture has been a component of her medical practice since the mid-90s, when she earned her Masters of Acupuncture degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1996. A mid-career research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (2000-2007) led to a research position at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (2007-2012). The primary focus of that research was to investigate how HIV-1 affects the developing brain of infants and children infected with that virus early in life. Additional studies examined mechanisms of neural inflammation and inflammatory pain. She has also published case reports describing acupuncture treatment of complex chronic pain in children, and original research on acupuncture in the management of the neonatal abstinence syndrome.
To further deepen her knowledge and repertoire of acupuncture treatments, Dr. Schwartz completed a 9-month (2014 -2015) intensive International Structural Acupuncture Course for Physicians sponsored by Harvard Medical School, and is in the midst of a 12-month (2016-2017) course in Classical Japanese Acupuncture sponsored by the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City.
Dr. Schwartz continues to see pediatric patients, but additionally welcomes the opportunity to work with adults of all ages seeking acupuncture treatment, especially those with an underlying medical condition such as chronic pain, a neurological or neuro-inflammatory condition, inflammatory bowel disorders, and diseases associated with immune system dysregulation, for example, autoimmune or immunodeficiency diseases. Individuals hesitant to accept needle-insertion can be treated with non-insertion techniques, gentle moxa, massage and cold-laser energy.
Given her background, Dr. Schwartz understands and is sensitive to the pressures of academic medicine, and welcomes into her practice health care professionals, especially those working in demanding areas of patient care. Primary family caregivers of patients with serious diseases are also welcome to come for treatments directed towards supporting the caregiver’s energy and stress management. More information about Dr. Schwartz's background will be available on her website (coming soon).
Requests for additional information and/or an appointment can be sent to Dr. Schwart's email address or left in a voicemail. Please include your contact information to facilitate a timely (typically within 24-48 hours) response.