About Us

Sean Dugan LAc, MAOM

Chinese Medicine Specialist

When you need Chinese Herbs, you need them to work. That's why Sean has dedicated his career to the mastery of Chinese Herbal Medicine. 

Sean is a board-certified Chinese Medicine Practitioner and Licensed Acupuncturist with a Master's Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine. He is licensed by the State of Idaho and certified by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Sean is a classically trained herbalist who specializes in internal medicine for the treatment of chronic disease. He practices Jing Fang Classical Chinese Medicine and Jing Gui medical pulse diagnosis. Sean sees patients for a wide variety of conditions, with a particular emphasis in respiratory, cardiovascular, and neurological conditions.


Sean is trained in Xing Nao Kai Qiao Acupuncture technique, the most researched and effective acupuncture method for neurological conditions including stroke rehabilitation, concussion and TBI, Parkinson's, and MS. Sean also utilizes Orthopedic Acupuncture techniques for sport's medicine and Japanese Acupuncture techniques for those needing a more gentle approach. Sean also utilizes non-needling therapeutic techniques such as cupping, guasha, moxibustion, and Tuina massage. 

Curriculum Vitae

      Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 

   University of California Santa Cruz  

 Phillips Exeter Academy - Cum Laude


Mara Bateman LAc, MAOM

Acupuncture and Shiatsu Specialist

When you need expert hands to help you relax and feel better fast. Mara's dedication to refined palpitation skills allows her to accurately assess and treat a wide variety of complaints with Acupuncture and Zen Shiatsu. 

Mara has always been intrigued and amazed by the capabilities of the human body and mind. She brings a joy, creativity, and intuitive understanding of the body into her practice as an acupuncturist and bodyworker. With each treatment she strives to create an interaction that is comfortable, healing, and very human. She feels that every individual should have the care and support they deserve.  

Mara is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Diplomate of Oriental Medicine with the NCCAOM. She holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR where she studied acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutrition, and Tuina and Zen Shiatsu Massage.

Mara uses a variety of acupuncture styles including Master Tung’s Magic Points, the Balance Method, Traditional Chinese Acupuncture, and orthopedic acupuncture. She also practices a variety of non-insertive therapeutic techniques such as Zen Shiatsu and Tuina massage, Essential Oil Acupoint Therapy, cupping, and moxibustion.

Chinese Medicine of Idaho

6540 W Emerald St, Suite 100

Boise ID, 83704


208  953  7690

Sean Dugan L.Ac.

Mara Bateman L.Ac. 


Click "Book an Appointment" above to schedule online any time. For scheduling by phone, calls will be returned within 1-2 business days. 

Appointments are available: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday from 9 am to 6 pm.