I am a long time sufferer of Meniere’s disease and by the time I found Eileen I had 80% hearing loss in my right ear which I was told was irreversible.  I also had permanent tinnitus and debilitating vertigo attacks a couple of times per week.  Traditional medicine had done all it could for me shy of a very invasive surgery.  I decided to look at my holistic options and thankfully found Eileen and Geoff at Root and Branch oriental Medicine.  I started acupuncture with Eileen and within 3 sessions my hearing had significantly improved. I am now at the one year mark and so happy to say that between the acupuncture and additional herbs with Geoff, I now have ONLY a 20 % hearing loss and the tinnitus has significantly reduced.  More importantly, I have not had a vertigo attack in a year!  I don’t know where I would be without them and am grateful everyday for their care, compassion and excellent attention to my particular issue.  As a medical professional, I recommend them without hesitation! Thank you so much!
Darlene, NP

“I went to Root and Branch Oriental Medicine to have acupuncture
sessions to help me with my autoimmune disease and the effects
of the cocktail of nasty medicines I need to take to fight this disease.
Eileen and Geoff, the acupuncturists at Root and Branch, are brilliant
in every way. Before my first session, they thoroughly researched
my disease so they were familiar with every aspect of my symptoms,
pain, medical treatment and possible complications. They were prepared
with information regarding noninvasive ways to help my body recover
and to start to heal itself in conjunction with the medical treatment I
need to fight this disease. They are compassionate, caring, generous,
and intelligent professionals. Acupuncture takes time to have an
accumulative effect, but I notice marked improvement in my symptoms
every time I am there. It is important to find a great acupuncturist,
and Eileen and Geoff are the best. I highly recommend them! I wish
I could give them an A+ rating!”


“Eileen is a very highly skilled and excellent accupuncturist. She helped me through many different health situations – some large, some small – always with enormous grace, intelligence and care. She’s a great listener, a wonderful practitioner and a great person. I highly recommend her! If you want great accupuncture by an extremely skilled, knowledgeable and kind practitioner, she’s the one for you!”

~Linda Guinee

“I was referred to Eileen by a highly respected alternative health practitioner and business owner, Kai Rostcheck. Eileen is the sum total of all the qualities any client would seek in an acupuncturist; she is calm, confident, clear and results oriented. She has mastered the art and science of acupuncture to the extent that she has trained countless practitioners. Her comfort with the process makes anyone new to acupuncture instantly at ease. I also have referred friends who have had years of acupuncture and they concur, Eileen is entitled to unqualified praise!”

~Nina Flood

“Acupuncture with Eileen DePaula is a relaxing, rejuvinating and an all around great
experience for me!
In my work as a psychologist, I strongly advise my
clients to work on their lives from many points of view and using
multiple modalities. Body work is essential, I think. And this kind of
body work is seems to me to help body, mind and soul!”

-Chris Cooper, PhD

“Geoff DePaula succeeded in getting rid of my proliferating warts after a physician and dermatologist had failed. I worked with Geoff for only four months after over four years of burning, freezing and cutting warts had failed to solve the problem. The successful approach involved “starving” the warts via the antifungal protocol. Simply put, I stopped ingesting things that help warts thrive and starting eating things warts do not like. Two bonuses came with Geoff’s approach: I lost 20 pounds and cut my bad cholesterol by 15 percent.”


I came to Geoffrey DePaula in the throes of Meniere’s disease, a fluid imbalance in the inner ear that causes horrific bouts of vertigo. I had had many of these bouts and all systems were depleted. I have been seeing Geoff for herbal and acupuncture treatments, I have regained a level of functioning that I would not have thought possible. Geoff gave me a sense of hope when I felt hopeless, and made that real with his compassionate, diligent and truly outstanding treatment. I have traveled from Hartford, CT to Boston and now Hopkinton, MA to see Geoff and it has been and is truly worth the effort. In this time, I have also gotten to know his wife Eileen, and I would recommend both of them without qualification. I am truly grateful that I found these two wise doctors of holistic health and I only wish they would move to Bloomfield, CT so all of the people that I recommend them to in this area could also benefit.


Geoff and Eileen Power DePaula of Root and Branch make it clear from the beginning that the journey to improved health is a shared one. Their roles are instructive and supportive. The relationship is honest, direct and person-to-person – not just practitioner to client.

We strongly recommend Root and Branch for the skilled and effective services Eileen and Geoff provide.

-KK and BK

I contacted Eileen and Geoff because I was dealing with stress-related symptoms such as high blood pressure, sleeplessness, exhaustion, weight, hot flashes and mood swings. After evaluating my medical history and examining me, Dr Geoff DePaula felt I was suffering from candidiasis, which is an imbalance of yeast in my system as a result of taking too many anti-biotics, birth control pills, diet, and prednisone to combat allergies. He suggested I read the “Body Ecology Diet” written by Donna Gates to help people with digestive problems, those who are overweight, have candidiasis, or who want to improve their immulogical system. Although I was reluctant to go on this diet as it seemed so restrictive, I decided I would give it a try.

My program began as follows: Dr. DePaula gave me weekly acupuncture treatments, prescribed Chinese herbs, educated me on the value of meditation and yoga/nidra, and suggested I do moxa treatments at home while simultaneously (and very importantly) changing what I eat. He also suggested I buy organic meat from a local farmer, and when ready, buy raw milk from a local dairy, which I will do when my system has healed somewhat.

The results have been amazing! Not only do I feel better, but I lost 15 lbs., have more energy, am sleeping better, have fewer mood swings, am meditating daily, and managing stress much more efficiently. My sugar cravings have decreased, which means I am much less likely to end up with diabetes and heart disease, which runs on both sides of my family. It has only been about six weeks since I started the treatments, but I began seeing results in the first or second week.

I am turning 50 years old this year, but I am much more optimistic about slowing down the aging process, improving my relationships, and living a much happier lifestyle.

I would highly recommend Eileen and Geoff to anyone suffering from any kind of physical or emotional problem because they take a very comprehensive approach to their patients’ conditions. No other professional in the health care industry looks at the connection of physical and emotional ailments, nor do they have correlated solutions to heal current symptoms and prevent the onslaught of new diseases. When I first met with Dr. DePaula, I was on a sabbatical from a position in the high-tech field, which was often a highly stressful position. Although I was not able to retire from working forever, I am much more knowledgeable in areas of health, nutrition and relaxation so now that I am back to work, I feel much more in control of my life. I have since brought my children to some of the Root and Branch workshops / treatments. It has truly been a life-changing experience!


…By the way the wart is gone! I thought I would never get rid of it or that I would have to have surgery. I’m so glad I mentioned it to you. It was just so deep, large, and painful. Thanks so very much! (This came after just one treatment of a special type of herbal therapy that helps foster the immune system’s power to heal)