Meet the Owner and Acupuncturist:
Crystal Meyers-Farnsworth, LAc., MAOM: Licensed Acupuncturist and Owner
-Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine: Since September 2014
-Master’s of Acupuncture in Chinese and Japanese Styles of Acupuncture, New England School of Acupuncture: 2014
-Bachelors of Science in Food and Nutrition, Framingham State University: 2011
-NCCAOM certified: Since 2014
-Clean Needle Technique certified
-CPR, First Aid and AED certified
How I got into practicing Acupuncture:
When I was a senior in high school I became very sick. My hair was falling out, I was unable to stay awake, my body temperature dropped drastically while I slept and even with pints of blood taken out, no one could tell me what was wrong with me. By chance my mother saw an article in a magazine highlighting a woman with similar symptoms as mine who had gotten better through the help of a Naturopathic doctor. I had nothing left to lose so I scheduled a consultation and hair analysis. My results came back and I had 400 times the normal amount of copper in my body. I detoxed with herbs and completely changed my diet and recovered over time. From that point on I decided I that I wanted to help other people who are suffering and have nowhere left to turn. I have always had a passion for helping people, and finding out about holistic medicine and later on acupuncture and the amazing impact it can have on people’s lives gave me an avenue in which to accomplish my goals.
Why a Judgement Free Clinic is Important to Me:
Having been looked down upon for my style of dress, my tattoos and my piercings for a better part of my life, I want to provide a judgment-free space where anyone can come in and not be afraid to be themselves. I want to provide a platform for people to come and increase their quality of life while fostering the growth of both body and spirit as they pursue an individual path of healing.
Crystal has a strong passion for treating both the body and spirit which is what has drawn her to practice acupuncture and incorporate different treatment modalities into her sessions including essential oils and gemstones.
In her free time she enjoys doing projects around the house and yard with her husband, gardening, listening to podcasts and live music and spending time with her 6 cats and 14 bantum silkie chickens.
She is the oldest of six children, half Cuban and can speak Spanish and understands it well. She has multiple tattoos and piercings and believes in fostering a safe space for all walks of life regardless of their tattoos, piercings, body modifications, appearances, colors, shapes, sizes, genders, sexualities, fetishes, religions and backgrounds. Crystal has always loved working with kids and prior to becoming an acupuncturist she worked as a nanny for many years as well as a supervisor in a pizza shop cooking up delicious pies!
Our Wellness Instructor:
Angela Cote, Reiki Master Teacher and Yoga, Meditation & Wellness Instructor, E-RYT 500
Angela loves nature. It is in nature where she has discovered her own spirit, the spirit of all life around her and the spirit of the divine. She feels that finding balance is a key to a happy and healthy life. Angela’s teachings are to empower the individual to discover the true essence of who you are! Angela is excited to share sacred space and be a part of Franklin AcupUNKture. She will be offering Reiki which is a Japanese form of energy healing. Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the practitioner can channel universal life force energy to the client which activates the natural healing processes of the person’s body and restores physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Reiki offerings include private Reiki sessions, Reiki Certifications, Reiki Shares and Reiki Meditations.
Additionally, she will be offering metaphysical workshops. Metaphysical translates to beyond the physical. These classes will teach how to navigate and discern our environment energetically. It will be exciting and fun to explore together.
Learn about Angela, the creator of Sacred Tree Yoga and Wellness at http://www.sacredtreeyoga.net
Reiki Level II Practioner and E-RYT 200:
Danielle is very excited to join Franklin AcuPUNKture as a Reiki Practitioner! She has received her Reiki level I certification through the wonderful spirit medium and Reiki master Sheila Marie (Medway, MA) in January 2020 and Reiki level II with Erica Nunnally (August 2020). She also received her Yoga E-RYT 200 under the instruction of Daniel Orlansky, Jennifer Harvey and Andrea Fotopoulos (May 2020).
After suffering from postpartum depression after the birth of her youngest son, she struggled to cope with the demands of life and motherhood which left her lost and hopeless. After six months postpartum, Danielle tried her first yoga class and was instantly in love. It was her journey through yoga and teacher training that she found Reiki and its amazing benefits. After receiving her first session, she knew she had to learn more! Danielle hopes to be a healing guide for those who struggle with depression and anxiety with Reiki, meditation, breathing exercises and yoga. She has great interest in holistic healing modalities and hopes to continue learning new methods of healing to incorporate in her life and practice.
In her free time Danielle enjoys baking/cooking, exploring in nature or by the water, and spending time with her husband, two boys, her dog and cat.
To set up a Reiki session with Danielle, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Reiki II Practioner:
Susan is a Reiki ll practitioner who received her Reiki l Hospice and Reiki ll from Sandy Power at Living Your Soul’s Dream. After a lot of hard work on her own journey healing from trauma, she learned to work with Somatic Healing and Sound Healing for the Vagus Nerve. She is currently in the process of becoming a certified Trauma Coach.
To schedule a session with Susan please email email@example.com or call 508-440-9441!
Angela is an Herbalist whose mission is to bridge the gap between old medicine and modern medicine. Opening V. V. Alchemy she is able to provide Medicinal Products to stimulate the body’s own healing process. V. V. Alchemy was established in 2021 with one mission: to source the highest quality herbs and create medicine that allows us to all become more involved with our own well-being.
She seeks to assist you with customized remedies to balance Mind, Body, & Spirit while using nothing but the best All Natural, Organic, & Sustainable sources to cultivate optimum health. She combines the health benefits of Yoga, Herbalism, Reiki & Meditation to support optimum wellness.
Before devoting herself full time to V. V. Alchemy, Angela spent 15 years working in Emergency Rooms from California to Massachusetts. This unique skill set has allowed Angela the opportunity to have full integration into the understanding of both modern and alternative medicine practices.
In addition to herbalism, Angela has taken a deep dive study into Reiki and Energetic healing techniques. Things to look out for in the near future here at AcuPunkture Clinic include but are not limited to:
- Chakra Alignment and cleansing.
- Crystal Healing Sessions
- Crystal Light Therapy Bed
- Reiki Healing
- Children’s Yoga
- Prenatal Yoga/Herbalism Per Trimester in small group sessions
Angela is currently becoming certified as a Doula, having delivered babies in a hospital setting, she is enthusiastic about assisting mothers with each phase of their pregnancy including the 4th trimester, postpartum phase.
Outside of healing work, Angela is a very busy mother of two to a 10-year-old and a toddler. She enjoys taking her children on nature walks and discovering all that Mother Nature has to share. Angela loves spending time with her husband and they are currently working on the launch of a small family run C.S.A, Forget me Knot Farm!
Offering Appointments in person and via Telehealth
firstname.lastname@example.org (508) 964-3888 www.vvalchemy.com
Follow for more info and upcoming Services: Instagram @vvalchemy Facebook @vvalchemy
Our Shamanic Energy Healer:
SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALING & WORKSHOPS
A shamanic energy healing works to clear blocks in your chakras (energy centers) and fills them with healing, positive energy. Throughout life we hold on to emotions/traumas/limiting beliefs and push them aside without acknowledging or releasing them. These traumas/emotions/limiting beliefs stay within our energy bodies and continue to present themselves until healed. They can resurface as a physical aliment, fatigue, despondency, or many other forms. A shamanic energy healing can aid in clearing blocks from childhood, the present, past lives, and blocks passed down through the lineage all while you lay down and relax.
While healing I am in connection with mine and your spirit guides. I use my intuition and their guidance to feel and move through your energy. At times I may also receive messages or information from the Divine, Archangels, and/or ancestors. Each person is unique and ever changing, therefore, each healing will be unique to the person and their energy. If your energy is calling for it I may incorporate different tools (crystals, oils, reiki, etc) into a healing. This can be done in person or from a distance. Contact me and we can set up an appointment.
Spirit Baby Communication:
Justine Cohen, MBA
First…what’s a spirit baby? A spirit baby is the soul of your child before conception, before they are born. Meaning, we can connect through mediumship to your spirit baby to help with conception. It’s a transformational, healing, and expansive experience.
Justine, aka Spirit Baby Lady connects you with your spirit baby through mediumship to help you make important choices about conception, allowing you to conceive with ease. Working with Justine through spirit baby spiritual and energetic coaching is a great partner to other IVF treatments.
Justine grew up in Easton, MA, and quickly left the nest to explore the country (and world!) After 5 years working in tech in San Francisco, she found herself in Los Angeles, where she’s been the past 2+ years working as a medium and coach.
Justine’s mediumship abilities showed up first in 2013, after the death of a friend. They then continued to intensify and expand, hitting a crescendo in 2020, prompting her to take a class and get certified. Since then, she’s continued to deepen her understanding of the other side while also sharpening her skills and abilities.
Working with spirit babies is a beautiful calling that allows her to teach women & people with wombs how to heal themselves, be open, receptive vessels, and become fertile so that more spirit babies can enter the world.
Book a session by contacting Justine at email@example.com
More info here: https://linktr.ee/justinedream
Senior Citizen Support: Seniors Strong
Annette Scannapieco, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Chair Yoga Instructor, Exercise Specialist, First Aid/CPR certified
Support your senior with this is a unique service celebrating the spirit, mind, and body of seniors! Annette is a wellness professional serving a vast population by enhancing senior wellbeing through exercise, massage and nutrition.
One-on-one customized attention and programs including Exercise Plans: walking, seated bike, boxing, bands and weights; Balance work, memory games, art projects; stress reduction through massage therapy, meditation/breathing techniques; Nutrition Counseling, and Seated Chair Yoga.
Please call 508-541-8466 or email Annette for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Assisted Living Resources: MA and other states
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They have a dedicated section that provides extremely well-detailed and thorough information for families and senior citizens in Massachusetts. You can read their MA-specific articles here:
Retirement Resources: MA and other states
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Chiropractic Care: Franklin Area
Absolute Health Chiropractic: Dr. Brian McKenna and Dr. Chris McKenna
Absolute Health Chiropractic is committed to providing the best chiropractic care to anyone in need. We also work in conjunction with various local health care providers including medical doctors, personal trainers, physical therapists, and massage therapists to make sure that each individual receives the care that he or she needs and deserves in order to reach optimal health and maximum potential.
Our goal is to get you as well as possible as quickly as possible. To that end we provide all patients the flexibility to choose which type of care they are comfortable with based on our recommendation. Patients may choose from programs structured for pain relief, spinal correction, and/or the improvement of their total body health and wellness.
46 South Street Wrentham, MA 02093
P: 508.384.0944 F :508-384-0977
Chiropractic Care: Boston Area
Dr. Mercurio Jamaica Plain Chiropractic (617) 522-0546
Licensed Social Worker: Liz Eanniello, LICSW.
Within each of us is the innate ability to heal; to feel at ease in our minds and bodies and connected with our truest selves. But often throughout our lives the relationship with this part of ourselves becomes strained or may feel out of reach.
My role, as a human centered clinician, is to help reconnect you with that part of yourself. I practice from a lens that recognizes the variety of ways in which emotions can manifest in our lives and bodies and offer expertise in mindfulness-based skill building, cognitive behavioral therapy, somatic and experiential learning, and internal family systems.
My hope is to offer all clients a safe and supportive space for exploration and self-discovery, an opportunity to be fully seen and heard, to build new skills, grow, and reconnect with the peace within.
(857) 353-6973 or 617-297-8642
ACUPUNCTURE: Jamaica Plain, MA
REFUGE ACUPUNCTURE AND WELLNESS: Aaron Wickenheiser, LAc.
Email Boston.Refugeacuwellness@gmail.com or call 617-942-1537 for appointments!
Aaron received his acupuncture License from the Board of Registry in Medicine here in the state of Massachusetts. He is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) as a Diplomat in Acupuncture.
His academic studies and clinical training in the field of East Asian Medicine was completed at the New England School of Acupuncture. With focuses being Traditional Chinese methods, more subtle Japanese methods and Traditional Chinese Herbology.
He enjoys treating a wide range of ailments including orthopedic musculo-skeletal pain, pediatric complaints, internal organ derived problems and infertility. In addition, he has done further training focusing on pregnancy health and easy labor. He treats his patients with many modalities which may including tuina (style of Chinese body work), electro-acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, gua sha and Chinese nutritional counseling.
He comes to the practice of acupuncture from a life-long practice of contemplative study. He has been a long time Buddhist mediator and practitioner of energy movement arts such as Tai Chi and Qi Gong. The study of how to find harmony between the mind, body and energy has been a constant drive.
When not treating in the clinic Aaron enjoys spending time with this wife and baby daughter, exploring natural and wild areas and building and making things with his hands.
ACUPUNCTURE: Framingham, MA
HARVMIT ACUPUNCTURE: Harvmit Huang, Licensed in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Harvmit Huang graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture and is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Massachusetts. As a student, he was an intern in an Orthopedic Specialty clinic at NESA, at the Pathways to Wellness Clinic in Boston, as well as the Adult Day Health Center in Lynn. In 2012, he received a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice from the Liaoning Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. In 2012, Harvmit spent three months in Nepal volunteering as an Acupuncturist for an organization called Mindful Medicine Worldwide. While in Nepal he became a Level 1 Healing Touch Practitioner. Harvmit is passionate about helping people and through community acupuncture hopes to provide affordable alternative medicine.
In his free time, Harvmit teaches swimming and is in his fourth year of managing his own team. He loves the water and has been a swim instructor for over 10 years.
Insurance accepted: We accept Fallon, Senior Whole Health, BMC HealthNet, Tufts Health Plan, Allways Health, CIGNA, United, Aetna Insurance Plans
ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE: Somerville, MA
Save Point Acupuncture and Massage Clinic is owned and operated by our good friends Ashley Ledford and John Finn. Recently married, they have ventured out and opened their own wellness clinic! Crystal has received many treatments from both of these amazing practitioners and highly recommends them both for your acupuncture and massage needs! They also accept many insurance plans for acupuncture treatment!
Ashley Ledford, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
Hello! Those abbreviations just mean I hold a Masters in Acupuncture (from The New England School of Acupuncture), that I am certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Committee for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and that I am licensed by the Board of Medicine to practice in MA. My education also encompassed training in various forms of body/energy work, including Tui na, Sotai, and certifications in Reiki and Tong Ren Therapy.
I’ve worked in hospitals, community clinics, and private practice.
When I’m not doing this job that I love, I enjoy picking weights up and putting them down in the exact same place, hiking with my dog, and wandering the wasteland in a video game like Fallout 4 (also with my dog).
John Finn, LMT, OMT
I‘m a licensed massage therapist (from the Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in 2014) with certifications in orthopedic massage therapy and Reiki II. I worked at Harvard University’s “Center for Wellness” until 2017 when I left to start my own independent practice.
I like feeling strong and want to continue moving well until I’m old and gray, so my goal is to enable others along the way do the same. I’ve made it a mission to never stop learning and cover every angle of approach to bodywork. I have a very mechanical view of the body, lengthening the steel cables with too much tension while ratcheting up the ones with too much slack, so that the structure stands fully upright and balanced.
The energetic aspect to my work is much like a heartfelt hug given to someone in need. I try to bring that energy into how I interact with people and share positivity. Reiki harnesses a person’s energy to help a person heal themselves. I, as a massage therapist, let this energy guide where I’ll focus most of my deep work to restore the body back to a neutral position. Balance the muscles, the rest of the body will follow.
Yvonne Alers, Holistic Practitioner/Spiritual Life Coach
Yvonne Alers loves connecting with you in a deep, gentle and healing way. She is a reader of the Akashic Records, Hypnotherapist, Holistic Practitioner and Spiritual Life Coach. Her abilities as a soul communicator assists you to access the infinite sources of wisdom from the Akashic Records. These sessions provide insight or healing. You gain a better understanding of yourself and a renewed sense of purpose.
Yvonne is a gifted, heartfelt intuitive, sensitive to your needs and concerns. As a hypnotherapist, she guides you to this natural, yet deeply relaxed state of mind. In this state, you use your subconscious mind to change behavioral patterns or ways of thinking. Hypnotherapy helps improve relationships, increase your self-confidence, stress management and so much more! She is a passionate and dedicated spiritual life coach.
Yvonne assists you to develop a personal and meaningful relationship with yourself. Her commitment is to provide you with the tools to make the best out of this “thing called life” and live it to your fullest. In her free time, she loves all things purple and Prince! She is an avid reader and enjoys trying new vegan recipes!
Reach out to Yvonne for a loving, healing and empowering session! You can reach her at email@example.com or (617) 701-7781.