About Meret

Meret C. Bainbridge

I am a native of Germany with a background in counseling psychology. After my immigration to the USA in 1988, I studied Jin Shin Do® Bodymind Acupressure™ in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and have been a registered Jin Shin Do® acupressurist since 1991.

Acupressure awakened my interest and fascination with Asian Medicine and led me to go back to school. I started my training at Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, and graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 1996, with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.Ac. O.M.). I worked at the Immune Enhancement Project in Portland, OR, with Aids, MS and cancer patients, and at Hooper Detox Center in Portland, OR, with acupuncture addiction treatment.

I moved to Maine in 1997 and have been in private practice for over 20 years. After many years in the Greater Portland area, I moved my practice to Saco, Maine in 2018.

My style is a unique blend of Acupuncture, Acupressure and Chinese Herbal Medicine with counseling skills and my work with the Body-Mind connection. I maintain a general practice, treating all ages and conditions, from children to seniors. My areas of expertise are Women’s Health (including menstrual problems, infertility, pregnancy and labor, and menopause), stress-related and emotional conditions (e.g. headaches, insomnia, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse) as well as lowered immunity (MS, fibromyalgia, adjunct therapy for cancer).

I offer a free 30 minute consultation to get acquainted, answer your questions and discuss how I may be able to help your praticular condition. Come on in – I’d love to meet you!


My Training and Credentials:

    • Licensed Acupuncturist in Maine since 1997
    • Master of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine 1996
    • Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
    • Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM)
    • Registered Jin Shin Do® Acupressurist since 1991
    • Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (NADA)
    • Acupupuncture privileges at Mercy Hospital from 2002 to 2016
    • Taught at New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts
    • Taught USM professional development: Certificate in Holistic Health Care
    • Teacher of Self-Acupressure through Adult Education
    • Clinical Psychologist, University of Wuerzburg, Germany, 1986

Questions? Please Contact Me!