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About Holly


Holly Shuman

MCPHS, Lic.Ac.

I learned Chinese Medicine and earned my Master's degree at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) in Newton, MA.  I am licensed by the MA Board of Registration in Medicine and the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  


I have a particular interest in Fertility & Women's Health.  Acupuncture has been proven in clinical trials to improve a woman's chance of conceiving and sustaining pregnancy.  If you are considering starting a family or having difficulty conceiving, acupuncture is an effective therapy in your journey to parenthood.

How I found acupuncture

20 years ago, I turned to acupuncture to cope with my miserable allergies.  When I moved out of the city to a woodsy town, I nearly fell apart.  Twelve months a year, I had severe asthma attacks and the occasional hospital stay.  I owned my own nebulizer, received twice weekly immunotherapy injections, lots of steroids, daily antihistimines, topical ointments for dermatitis and prescription eyedrops.  My health was truly suffering.


I began seeing an acupuncturist I met in yoga class.  I desperately needed help ~ I was cranky and anxious, and always felt lousy.  The treatments were profoundly effective in improving my symptoms and (bonus!) super relaxing. The allergies improved as did my immunity, energy, mood and sleep...all without more meds or unwelcome side effects. 


And that's what I'd like to share with you... some relief!

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness, you touch everything."

- Lao Tzu 

“Holly has treated both me and my 11 year old son for years now. I first went to see her hoping for a "quick fix" for knee discomfort and quickly learned the power of acupuncture and how it can ease stress, tension, shift energy and much more. When my son was experiencing terrible spring allergies and sleepless nights I took him to see Holly. Her ability to connect with him and soothe any fears of needles was amazing to watch. What we thought was going to be a consultation turned into a full session with him asking for more needles! He went home and slept all night. And in time, his allergies are so much better! 

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