Mary Claire Dilks is a licensed Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island and board certified Chinese herbologist. She is a director of the Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Dilks began her quest for healing as a teenager with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was through this experience that she came to appreciate the power of alternative medicine. At this time, she began to study Eastern Philosophy and Meditation. Dr. Dilks entered Loyola University in Chicago where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. This basis of theoretical thinking has proven invaluable as a framework for her practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Dilks entered the field of Integrative Medicine in 1999 while working at American Whole Health in Chicago with Dr. David Edelberg, an internist who is highly respected in his field working with patients with Fibromyalgia and chronic illnesses. Watching other patients manage and even beat chronic illness using complementary medicine including Traditional Chinese Medicine solidified Mary Claires desire to study it further. Dr. Dilks enrolled in the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the largest Traditional Chinese Medicine college in the U. S., where she studied at both the Chicago and the New York City campuses. In total, the rigorous 4 year Masters program involved over 3000 hours of clinical and didactic study including both Chinese as well as Western Medicine Sciences. In January 2008, she completed a 2 year graduate mentorship program in Advanced Herbal Training with Sharon Weizenbaum.
Dr. Dilks opened Emerging Energy Acupuncture in 2004 in Providence, Rhode Island, where she lives with her husband and son. In her free time, she enjoys playing the Cello, making jewelry, and researching a wide range topics in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. She is a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine and has served as the President of the Rhode Island Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
A healthy and balanced body doesnt just happen. The human body constantly adapts to the ever-changing world, and due to countless reasons, we become unbalanced. Only when these imbalances are understood can a person begin to emerge to a state of wellness and fulfill the potential that is innate in each person. As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, I seek to help individuals achieve their wellness goals and understand how to prevent future illness. Prevention is the best medicine.