Greetings! My name is Emily. I am a mom, acupuncturist, Chinese herbalist, nutritious and mindful cook and yoga practitioner.
The first time my mother in law came to visit, she opened my refrigerator and said, “Wow! It looks like a rainforest in here.” I grew up in a vegetarian home and I consider food a primary tool for wellness in caring for my family. Although I believe in a plant-based diet, in my house we eat everything in moderation. I bring all these aspects of my life to my work with clients.
As a young adult in college, I became very sick after months of travel abroad. I traveled back and forth across the country consulting various medical experts only to be told no one could find any cause of my symptoms. On paper, my body looked fine but I felt terrible. I was exhausted, had chronic headaches and various digestive issues.
After a few years of losing weight and continuing to be symptomatic, I hit a low point. I consulted with an acupuncturist and herbalist and immediately started treatment. Within a short time, my body and mind had returned to feeling well and healthy again.
That experience deeply impacted me. It became a major turning point in my life. I applied to acupuncture school and received my Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from MCPHS (formerly New England School of Acupuncture).
Since then, I have studied both Chinese and Japanese styles of practice. In addition, I have completed all three levels of study at the Kushi Institute and have an in depth understanding of macrobiotics, medicinal cooking and shiatsu. I have also spent some time studying cranio-sacral work.
Currently, I am certified by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Many of us know we need to change our lifestyle in order to return to that feeling of wholeness and balance. But the stress and business of our daily life can be obstacles in finding a balanced, relaxed life. We may not know how to reduce the stress or how to start making necessary changes on our own. Even if we know what we need to do, figuring it out on our own can feel overwhelming.
We all need help in periodically resetting our lives. I look forward to beginning our work together.
— Emily Greenstein