About Me

havva mahlerNice To Meet You

I’m Havva Mahler, practitioner of Chinese Medicine. I grew up in a small town in Western Massachusetts and made aliya at the age of 18. I served as a librarian in the Israeli navy, and afterwards studied Chinese Medicine in Tel Aviv and China. I’ve lived and worked in Sderot for the past 6 years, and recently moved to Be’er Sheva.

Professional Experience:

2012-Today: My private clinic in Sderot, where I have treated hundreds of patients with personalized treatments blending Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Tuina, Reflexology and lifestyle counseling.

2018-Today: My new private clinic in Be’er Sheva, where I am looking forward to serving my new community.

2013-2018: Emuna Family Counseling Centre in Sderot – providing individual complementary medicine treatments to the women of Sderot, and managing the Healing Circle group acupuncture treatments for post-trauma.

2017-2018: Maccabi Tivi clinic in Sderot, doing acupuncture in a multi-bed community-clinic style setting.

In addition I have volunteered for a number of years with two nonprofit organizations:

Hands of Light – Practitioners for the Community, providing free private in-home treatments to sufferers of ALS and other terminal diseases.

Acupuncturists Without Borders – Israel, doing group acupuncture treatments for post trauma, chronic stress and pain management in Sderot, Beer Sheva and Otniel. As part of my work with AWB I currently manage the group acupuncture treatment at the Municipal Center for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Victims of Drug Addiction in Be’er Sheva.

Professional Training:

2008-2012: A 4-year program in Chinese Medicine at East West School of Chinese Medicine in Israel, earning certification in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chinese Nutrition, Tuina, Medical Massage and Prenatal Massage.

2012: A Clinical Course in Acupuncture and Tuina at Zhongfang Red Cross International Hospital in Hunan, China.

2013: Certification as a Professional Sotai Therapist at the Israeli Sotai Center.

2014: Field Training in use of Acupuncture to treat acute trauma and post traumatic stress with Acupuncturists Without Borders – Israel.

2015-2016: Certification in Reflexology from Reidman International College for Complementary and Integrative Medicine.

2017: Postgraduate Course in Chinese Medicine for Pregnancy and Childbirth with Anat Tzachar and Miriam Raich.

2017-2018: Postgraduate Course in Integrative Neurological Acupuncture with Ofir Priman.

2018: Postgraduate Course in Psycho-Emotional Personality Characteristics In Chinese Medicine with Aeyal Matsri-Doron.

2018: Postgraduate Course in Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture with David Bomzon.

If you want to know more: 

I wrote an article (in Hebrew) with two colleagues about working with acupuncture in Sderot during Operation Protective Edge that was published on Sinit, Israel’s foremost website for practitioners of Chinese Medicine.

I was interviewed on the Everyday Acupuncture podcast about my work with Acupuncturists Without Borders – Israel, both in Sderot and around the country.

You are welcome to check out my blog, where you can read about health and Chinese Medicine, lifestyle advice and healthy self care, the occasional anecdote from life and the clinic, frequently asked questions and more.

You can also find me on Facebook: Havva Mahler Personalized Chinese Medicine

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