founder, Lindsay M. Kintop, L.Ac., Dipl. OM, RN, BSN
With her background in both Western and Eastern Medicines, Lindsay incorporates strategies of each into her Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine practice, thereby providing a fully holistic approach when treating her patients. Lindsay strives to bring health, well being, longevity and vitality to as many patients as she can reach.
Lindsay holds a BS in Nursing from Northeastern University and a Master's degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the highly respected New England School of Acupuncture in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is licensed by The Board of Registration in Medicine in Massachusetts, The Office of Professional Regulation in Vermont and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
In her spare time Lindsay can be found exploring the Vermont outdoors on foot, on skis, by kayak or canoe with her husband and dog, Kona. She loves yoga, travel, socializing, and eating breakfast out on the weekends!
From Lindsay: “My journey to acupuncture was circuitous and I often struggle to articulate how it is that I landed here from such a Western medical background. In short, it started with total burn out. As a result of the tremendous stress of my nursing jobs I was losing compassion for the very patients I sought to help and this was increasingly evident in my behavior and attitude at work. These realizations were unfolding during a travel nurse assignment in a busy ICU in Austin, Texas where I happened to find myself surrounded by colleagues who were interested in some holistic modalities I was unfamiliar with. As I began learning more about mediation, diet modification and stress management, some integral pieces began falling into place for me.
Shortly after this renewed interest in learning, a close family member who had been struggling with neck pain for quite some time, took my advice and sought acupuncture for relief of his symptoms. I was able to observe his treatment and for that I’ll be forever grateful because of the impact it’s had on my life. With the placement of one needle over a year of neck pain was resolved in that moment. I was intrigued to say the least.
Upon returning home to Boston from my travel nurse assignments, I learned that the only acupuncture school in a 200 mile radius was located in the town I was living. With that, I enrolled in the 4 year, full-time graduate level program on a wing and a prayer. That journey was long and very challenging but as I sit here today - I am grateful for every part of it as it has brought me to my purpose. Acupuncture has never and will never be my “job”. My path is to be of service to my fellow humans in this exact way and in doing that, I am incredibly fulfilled.
Dr. Seth Osgood DNP, FNP-BC, IFM-CP
Dr. Osgood discovered early in his career that Functional Medicine was his true passion after a Functional Medicine approach transformed his health, and the health of his family who needlessly struggled for years with digestive problems. Dr. Osgood is an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFM-CP) who worked and trained under Functional Medicine expert Dr. Amy Myers. It was at Dr. Myers clinic where Dr. Osgood cared for patients from around the world with complex chronic health conditions, assisting them in their journey to optimal health using a Functional Medicine approach.
Dr. Osgood moved back to New England with his wife and four children to return to his home state of Vermont to spread the reach of Functional Medicine throughout the community where he grew up and started GrassRoots Functional Medicine. Dr. Osgood believes that the current healthcare system has significant discrepancies surrounding the prevention and treatment of chronic illnesses and the future healthcare depends on the actions we take today. It is his belief that the necessary shift in healthcare will stem from a grassroots effort driven by the community demanding root-cause approaches to wellness as opposed to temporary Band-Aids that focus on symptoms. For these reasons and more, Dr. Osgood founded GrassRoots Functional Medicine.
What is Functional Medicine?
The concept of “Functional Medicine” springs from the idea that medical care is an act of integration, not separation. Instead of simply addressing different symptoms across separate areas, functional medicine seeks to treat the root-causes that altogether affect the unified system of your body.
The principles that characterize Functional Medicine care are as follows:
Medical practitioners prioritize quality over quantity with their patients. A doctor will only make a medical diagnosis after listening carefully to a patient’s history, documenting their personal choices and medicinal interactions.
Assessment and prevention are prioritized over wait-and-see treatment approaches
A prioritization is placed on utilizing the most modern and advanced testing that is available to give you clarity on what is actually wrong.
Patients are not to feel that they have taken on a passive role in their own health. Instead, they are to be armed with information and encourage to take an active role in improving how they feel.
Utilizing a Functional Medicine approach allows patients who have been searching for solutions to their problems for years to finally have hope and resolution. Instead of relying on being prescribed medications again and again for temporary relief, Functional Medicine addresses problems holistically in a attempt to find permanent resolutions.