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When I first began treatment with Melissa in the fall of 2012, I had been suffering from chronic tension headaches for 7 years.  There was rarely a week that went by that I didn’t experience unbearable pain at least 2 days a week. The changes I experienced with Five Element Acupuncture did not happen overnight but occurred gradually over time and one day I realized I hadn’t had a tension headache in quite awhile!  I have to keep up my therapy but it is worth it and I can confidently say with acupuncture we have cured my tension headaches!  Lisa

I had regular acupuncture with Melissa with both my pregnancies and I am a firm believer that the benefits it bestowed upon each baby is undeniable.  My infants slept well, rarely cried and never spit up.  Melissa always goes above and beyond to listen and takes an approach that includes not just the physical but also the emotional needs of the patient.  She really takes the time to get to know you and tailor each session to your specific needs and goals.  Each session is comfortable and peaceful.  I always leave feeling centered and grounded.  Maggie

I started acupuncture with Melissa about 3 years ago for help with increasing energy, improving mood and working on "classic"

depression  A little over a year ago, I got sober and acupuncture became a big part of my recovery.  Melissa is incredibly supportive,

compassionate, knowledgable and has such positive energy and a big heart.   Sara

I came to Five Element Acupuncture and Melissa when I needed to make major shifts in my work life.  I suffered from the kind of high-functioning deep-seated depression that comes mainly from not living life to its fullest.  Almost immediately – after a couple of treatments – I started to push through psychological blocks, and over a few months I experienced an energy shift that allowed me to rediscover my inner compass.  Since then I’ve made major changes in my work life and artistic practice.  I continue to draw on Five-Element treatment and Melissa’s enlightened guidance, to stay open and aware of all of my energies.  Five-Element Acupuncture is truly an exciting, challenging and beautiful process.  Laura

I have found Melissa to be a sensitive and thoughtful therapist. Not only has she helped me manage chronic pain, she has also been effective in alleviating symptoms I have had for years.  She has provided me with many tools that I draw upon to help manage my pain and keep my stress levels low inbetween our sessions.  I highly recommend her and her approach.   Jim, MD

My sessions with Melissa are an integral part of maintaining my health and renewing my energies.  Susan

Over these last 4 years, life has brought both gifts and heartbreak as one would expect...and Melissa has been there for me through these life changes and challenges with her passion, dedication, intuition, and energy.  She is truly the ultimate listener.  Rachel

I have been seeing Melissa on a regular basis for over 2 years. She has treated me for stress, constipation and tendinitis and has helped keep my energy high and stress low during a very challenging time in my life. Melissa has immensely improved my work/life balance and I highly recommend her for acupuncture.  Donna

I have been on antidepressants for over 20 years.  Since seeing Melissa, I have been able to work with my doctor to safely get off all of my medication.  This had been a goal of mine for some time.   Jessica

Melissa is very professional and creates a safe space for her clients.  She is very knowledgeable in her craft and gentle in her approach.  I always leave feeling better.  I highly recommend her.  She’s top notch!  Emma

Melissa’s gift of healing has helped balance my stress and hormone fluctuations while boosting my immune system which can be especially challenging over the fall and winter seasons.  Melissa is genuine, warm and wonderful! Her ability to diagnose what the body needs is a gift as her treatments are gentle, nurturing, supportive and skillfully guided. Melissa has thoughtfully unblocked stagnated energy, which led to an increase in energy, balancing moods & deeper sleep.  Her treatments allow me to sail through the stress of urban life and raising teens so I can be my optimal self.   I highly recommend her five element modality and am truly grateful for her and her gifts.  Kathryn

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