Meet the Owner and Acupuncturist:
Crystal Meyers, LAc., MAOM: Licensed Acupuncturist, Owner
-Licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
-Master’s of Acupuncture in Chinese and Japanese Styles of Acupuncture, New England School of Acupuncture
-Bachelors of Science in Food and Nutrition, Framingham State University
-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.
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my partner doing projects around the house, gardening, listening to podcasts in my chicken run and going to local shows and breweries. I have a number of tattoos and piercings. I love taking my cats out for backyard time and I have 20 bantam chickens (silkies/showgirls/sultans/olandsk dwarf/salmon faverolle and cochins varieties) that love to snuggle and play! I am the oldest of six children. I am half Cuban and can speak some Spanish and understand it well. I also love kids and worked as a nanny for many years as well as a supervisor in a pizza shop cooking up delicious pies!
Our Associate Acupuncturist:
Aaron Wickenheiser, LAc.
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.
Our Shamanic Energy Healer:
SHAMANIC ENERGY HEALING
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.
Our Intuitive Therapist/Seer:
Vanessa Ly comes from a long lineage of Peruvian seers. Her gift was passed down to her through her grandmother Valentina Mendoza, in honor of whom La Baronesa Valentina was named. Since the age of 14, Vanessa’s ancestors have spoken to her through the tarot. She incorporates her intuitive teachings during her therapy sessions to provide clarity to those who seek her.
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