Waterfield Wellness, Acupuncture focused on Age Management in Woburn, MA
Hugh Turcotte, Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac at Waterfield Wellness in Woburn, MA

Hugh Turcotte

Clinical Director, L.Ac

Working with Hugh is a journey toward Balance, Open-Mindedness, and Personal Freedom. His patient-centered approach is embodied in the statement: “YOU Are the ONE You’ve Been Waiting For!

As a second-generation practitioner of the Oriental Healing Arts and a lifelong student of the Art and Science of Longevity, Hugh utilizes a multi-modal approach with his patients, including not only the four pillars of traditional Chinese healthcare – Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tui Na, and Medical Qi Gong – but a host of adjunctive therapies and strategies such as food therapies, pyro-therapy, self-massage, yogic breathing techniques, detoxification protocols, and much more. He offers simple, proven, targeted, cost-effective strategies for addressing a broad range of acute and chronic health concerns, such as headaches, anxiety, depression, fatigue, infertility, PMS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, weight issues, digestive issues, skin conditions, sleep issues, fractures, concussions, sprains, age-associated memory impairment, and even the common cold.

The Journey

Following in the footsteps of his uncle and mentor, Sifu Tom Turcotte, D.O.M., Hugh was first introduced to Chinese systems of health maintenance through the powerful practice of Qi Gong (Energy Cultivation) over 15 years ago. Leaving his school-teacher career behind him in 2010, Hugh spent the next five years studying Oriental Medicine full-time. He spent two years attending Canada’s oldest accredited institution of Traditional Chinese Medicine – the International College of Traditional Chinese Medicine of Vancouver. He then returned to his hometown of Boston and to the New England School of Acupuncture (now part of the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University) to further his studies in Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture styles and Chinese Herbal Medicine, ultimately completing a degree of Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2015.


“The ideal form of medicine acts as a spark to reignite innate self-healing capacities by simultaneously re-establishing structure and function, by calming and centering the mind, and ultimately revealing to each one of us our greatest Self.” – Hugh Turcotte

“I first felt a connection with the Earth and with botanicals in our home vegetable garden, where as early as age seven I shared the tilling, planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, and composting duties with family and neighbors. In retrospect, I consider this to be my first spiritual experience.” – Hugh Turcotte

“Whether using Herbs, Acupuncture, Tui Na, or Qi Gong, we first treat with our hearts.” – Dr. Shusheng Tai


“I would like to express gratitude to all those in my life who have supported my own journey in the healing arts, including my wife, family, teachers, and friends. I would like to give special recognition to my mentor and uncle, Sifu Tom Turcotte D.O.M., whose wisdom, enthusiasm, love and generosity have been a constant source of strength and guidance throughout the years. I have been honored to learn from a number of other well-respected clinicians and educators in the field of Oriental Medicine, including Dr. Shusheng Tai, Dr. Clara Cohen, Dr. Wenrong Chen, Dr. Jennifer Gao, Dr. Weidong Lu, Diane Iuliano, Winnie Chow, Yan Ping Jin, Jeff Cote, Dr. Yu Guo-Jin, and others.”

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