James D. Moran
LicAc (Massachusetts), DAc (Rhode Island)
James D. Moran is a Licensed Acupuncturist (MA), Doctor of Acupuncture (RI), and Certified Addiction Specialist. He holds diplomas in integrative orthopedic medicine and addiction medicine. He is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture and has been in practice since 1985. James’s practice incorporates acupuncture, herbal and functional medicine. He was for twenty-six years a member of the Baystate Medical Center Pain Management Program and for thirty-five years a member of the Baystate MaryLane Hospital Allied Healthcare Team. He is a past president of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and has served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
James has twice received the honor of Acupuncturist of the Year and the Pioneer in Leadership Award from the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He served on the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference Development Committee on Acupuncture. He consulted on a Harvard University study on back pain and co-authored two studies at Baystate Medical Center: a bio-magnetic study with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and a Study with the Regional Cancer Program to modify the effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer survivors.
James has lectured and taught nationally and has written for national publications. He is president of Holistic Healthcare Services and Coordinator of Clinical Services at the Belchertown Wellness Center, Belchertown, MA, where he maintains a private practice.
LicAc (Massachusetts), LMT
Christy O’Donnell is a nationally board-certified licensed Acupuncturist and massage therapist. She holds a Masters degree from New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS University in both Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and is a Licensed Acupuncturist under the MA Board of Registration in Medicine. She is trained in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Japanese, and Orthopedic styles of acupuncture. Her clinical rotations included Boston Medical Center in the Pediatric pain department and at MCPHS University. She has been practicing therapeutic bodywork since 2007 and has worked in a variety of clinical settings with chiropractors, osteopathic doctors, and physical therapists. She has furthered her clinical training into visceral manipulation therapy, lymphatic drainage, and craniosacral therapy. Christy’s undergraduate degree was in biocultural anthropology where she studied the process at which ones environment and culture impacts an individual’s biology. Her specialties and interests are in acute and chronic pain conditions, injury prevention, headache/migraines, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological complaints, sleep, stress, and mental health.
Nora Kennedy is a nationally board-certified Acupuncturist licensed to practice in the state of MA. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS University with a Masters in both Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. During her 3 years of training she completed clinical internships at Boston Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance and MCPHS University. Her academic and clinical interests include acute and chronic pain, menstrual irregularities, pediatric and adult general medicine, immunity and Chinese dietary therapy. Nora is particularly interested in the intersection between traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine.
Nora’s passion for healing stems from a lifelong belief in the power and value of listening: to the body and to self, promoting self-care, connectedness and widening the net of modalities available to her patients. She is a dedicated student of Chinese Medicine, Tuina, Acupuncture and Qigong.
Grace Chang is a Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) and a Certified Diplomate by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS), where she completed an internship at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, MA. Currently, she serves on the Alumni Advisory Committee at NESA. Grace graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and has a PH.D. in French literature from Yale University and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. In one of her earliest experiences with acupuncture, she was fortunate enough to be treated by Jim Moran of Holistic Healthcare Services. Inspired by the positive results, she enrolled in acupuncture school several years later. And several years after that, she is honored to be of service as a staff acupuncturist at Holistic Health. As a generalist, she treats a variety of conditions, with additional interests in pain management, trauma-informed care, and building immunity. For the past ten years, Grace has been studying and practicing Daoist medical quigong, an ancient Chinese system of internal energy development. She found that this practice strengthened her sensitivity and skills as an acupuncturist as well as her own immune system. She wishes to apply both her analytical and intuitive skills to help restore patients to healthy functioning.