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I have been seeing Melissa for over 3 years.  She is a true healer and the impact she has had on my life is immeasurable.  She has supported me through major life stress, managing anxiety, job transitions and moves, navigating relationship dynamics, supporting my physical health as I trained for 2 marathons, processing grief, and helping me live as more myself with less pain and more freedom and peace.  Melissa creates a safe space to show up exactly as I am and responds with empathy and wisdom to whatever I share.  I leave my appointments feeling more balanced, calmer, clearer and stronger.  I am grateful for her support in my life and cannot recommend her more highly.  

Melissa is an exceptionally talented healer. She has been working with me throughout many months of Breast Cancer treatment to assuage the nerve damage, liver function issues, and fatigue that go hand in hand with chemotherapy. When I walk out of a session with her, I feel clearer, lighter, and a little more like myself again. I don’t know what I would do without my weekly acupuncture appointments and I credit much of my endurance on this journey to Melissa’s help and care. 

For over a decade, Melissa has been essential to my journey of self-care and wellness. Her unique approach to Five Element Acupuncture and Reiki has become indispensable to my life, nurturing me through various stages and challenges.

For me, acupuncture isn't just about fixing isolated problems; it is about approaching our physical, mental, and energetic health with a holistic mindset, addressing the symptoms and the underlying causes. Melissa's approach honors the interconnectedness of body, mind, and spirit,  and through life's many stages and transitions, her approach has been a constant source of support and transformation for me. 

Melissa is a masterful practitioner of Reiki and acupuncture. She is also a compassionate listener, and she combines her natural empathy with her wisdom and years of experience to restore a sense of well-being to her clients – rejuvenating the body as well as the soul. 


On my first visit, I realized how special Melissa is. Her patience, understanding, and proven results keep me coming back week after week. She has the healing gift!  Six hours after one of my visits, my pain was completely alleviated.

As a recent cancer survivor, she has become the best healer I have encountered. I was worried about my neuropathy not going away after Chemo but that too has left me. I have been feeling so much better mentally and physically and I owe so much of it to Melissa. I can't believe I was so blessed to have found her. I hope you are as lucky. 


I have been a client of Melissa Farran for almost two years. I now believe, if possible, I want to work with Melissa for the rest of my life!


Melissa is a true healer.  She is a wonderful listener who heals and treats the whole person through acupuncture and reiki.  Melissa has been invaluable to my experience navigating breast cancer, healing from surgeries, and managing cancer medication side effects as well as thyroid disease.  She is compassionate and incredibly intuitive.  I consider Melissa an invaluable part of my cancer care team and am truly grateful to have her in my life. 

I have been a client of Melissa's for over ten years and started working with her after going through IVF and receiving Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM).  After IVF, I noticed my body changed. I felt imbalanced. I wanted to get rid of the toxins in my body.  My energy level was depleted, I was bloated from fibroids, and I didn't want to take any prescription medications. A girlfriend recommended Melissa and I never left. After a session with her, I feel and sleep better, have more energy, and feel less stressed. The ups and downs of peri-menopause are under control. My digestive system is more regular. My body responds well to her technique. She has made a positive impact on my life. 

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!  

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.   

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. 

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.   

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.  

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.  

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.  

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