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Welcome.  I am so grateful you have found your way to my site.  I am Melissa Farran, a licensed and board certified Five Element Acupuncturist and Master Reiki Practitioner.

I have been in private practice since 2011 and create a confidential and safe space for healing to occur.


Having trained in Acupuncture, Reiki and Plant Spirit Medicine, I call on my intuition, guides and diagnostic skills to customize each session to meet the unique needs of the client I am working with.


When I work with Acupuncture, I am working with the needles and the spirits of the points (each point has a story and unique purpose).  When I work with Reiki, I am channeling the universal energy that is flowing through me and out through my hands. When I work with Plant Spirit Medicine, I am calling upon the plant kingdom and the healing power of a specific plant whose medicine can come to us through intention.


In a typical session, expect to sit and talk with me for about 15 minutes (longer if first visit) and then spend around 40 minutes on the table receiving the energy healing.  Frequency of treatment will vary by individual but I recommend weekly visits for the first 4-6 weeks and then treatment can typically be spaced out from there.  Energy healings are also available at a distance for those who are not able to see me in Chicago.


While most people know about the many physical benefits of Acupuncture, Five Element Acupuncture is especially effective at treating issues affecting the mind and spirit.  Combining the different modalities I work with is to merge Art and Science and the results are quite powerful and transformative.


Symptoms are our bodies signaling an imbalance to us and it is my job to listen and determine the root cause.  When we treat the source, deep and lasting change can occur.  I believe anyone can benefit from this work as everything and everyone is energy.  When in balance, we feel better overall and experience a sense of well-being.  Some of what I support clients with is: depression, anxiety, breast cancer, menopause, hormone balancing, sexual health, life transitions (career, break up,) grief, sleep, digestion, pain and much more.

I hope to have the opportunity to work with you.  Please email with questions or to schedule a session.  


Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist, NAACOM

Masters of Five Element Acupuncture, Institute of Taoist Education and Acupuncture (ITEA)

Master Reiki Practitioner

Plant Spirit Medicine Practitioner

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