Please welcome Whit H. Durant to our Synergy Team.
Whit is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Masters in Oriental Medicine
I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry and Pre-Med. I then certified as an EMT-Basic while applying to graduate school. Before starting my graduate program, I travelled to India for a month-long, 200 hour yoga teacher training course at Arhanta Yoga Ashram. After years of intensive study, I graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture/MCPHS with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and Japanese Acupuncture Styles. I completed coursework and over 700 clinical internship hours in a variety of acupuncture styles, including TCM, OM/Herbal, Orthopedic, and Japanese Styles.
I have treated a broad range of conditions such as chronic low back pain, hip pain and sciatica, stress management, neck and shoulder pain, knee pain, mild to moderate anxiety and depression, migraines, headaches, women’s health and menstrual disorders, digestive issues, and more. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities in my practice of acupuncture, such as electro-acupuncture, cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and tuina manual therapy.
My journey with acupuncture began towards the end of high school and the beginning of college. I started having severe migraines that were completely debilitating. The medication I was given only helped during the migraines and did nothing to prevent them from recurring. My mother suggested that I try acupuncture, which she had been getting herself for pain management. After about four treatments the migraines completely stopped and have not been an issue for me since.
I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in healthcare. After finishing my undergraduate degree, I took some time to really consider my options for furthering my education. I considered western medical school, graduate programs in genetics and genetic counseling, PA school, and more. I finally decided on acupuncture school because of the strong positive impact that acupuncture had on my life. The thought of being able to provide patients with the same level of care and relief that I experienced was all the motivation I needed to pursue a career as an acupuncturist