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Down to Earth Acupuncture

Down to Earth Acupuncture is an Acupuncture practice in Worcester, MA.

Please note, as of November 1, the office is moving to 31 Harvard St., Suite 3, Worcester MA 01609. There will be several changes during this time and this website may not be up-to-date. We will be updating the website as soon as possible. Please contact us for the most current information. The online scheduler is current.

Our mission is to make acupuncture affordable so that more people can experience its many health benefits.

At Down to Earth Acupuncture we treat a wide variety of conditions and a diverse group of patients. We welcome people of all races, national origins, ages, religions, abilities or disabilities, shapes and sizes, incomes, marital statuses, sexual orientations, sexes, and gender identities.


Latest News from the Office

  • We’re Moving and Other Big Changes! (10/2/2023)

    We’re moving! As of November 1, all in-person treatments will take place at 31 Harvard St. in Worcester. Please read this newsletter for a full update, including pricing changes.

  • Hypnosis Survey Questions (5/5/2023)

    Thanks to everyone who took my survey about group hypnosis classes.  I received a lot of helpful feedback, and I am very excited by the enthusiastic response!

    There were some great questions that came up, and I thought I would share the answers here for anyone else who had similar questions.  Hopefully this will clear up any questions, and if not, please let me know!

    Will the sessions be in-person or online?
    For the foreseeable future, all of my group hypnosis sessions will be done online.  To participate, you will need reliable internet access, a camera on your device (so that I can check in on how everyone is doing), and a comfortable, quiet place to rest.

    This also means that you won’t have to worry about parking or rush-hour traffic! 🙂

    If you are interested in one-on-one hypnosis sessions, those will be offered both in-person and online.

    Can we work on eating disorders or childhood trauma?
    Hypnosis can absolutely work on both things.  Private sessions would probably be more appropriate than group settings for these issues.  Also, it is important to note that I am not a licensed mental health professional.  I highly encourage anyone dealing with these issues to work with a therapist as well.  And if there is anything that could potentially be triggered during a hypnosis session, I would likely want to touch base with your therapist before starting sessions.

    Can we work on sugar cravings?
    Yes!  This is something I am really looking forward to helping people with.  Sugar cravings will be addressed in the weight-loss sessions, but they can also be a topic of their own, regardless of if you want to lose weight.

    A note about weight-loss hypnosis.
    Weight-loss hypnosis was by far the topic that received the most interest in my survey.

    I truly believe in health at any size, and I reject the notion that there is one specific ideal body type that we should all strive for.  At the same time, I respect my patients’ individual goals, and I know that there are many positive aspects that can come along with a weight-loss journey, such as healthier food choices and adding in more movement.

    Please know that my weight-loss groups will be completely non-judgmental and positively focused.  I plan to keep these groups small, so that individual goals can be addressed, and so that we can all support one another.

    Smoking cessation.
    It was surprising to me that not a single person mentioned quitting smoking as a goal in the survey.  This is an issue that can respond very well to hypnosis, as long as the person is really ready to quit.  If you have a smoker in your life who is ready to quit smoking, please let them know about this resource.  I also plan to offer some free smoking cessation groups in November, as part of the Great American Smokeout.

    If you didn’t get a chance to take the survey, which is now closed, please feel free to contact me directly with questions and comments.

    I will be done with my hypnosis course at the end of May, and hopefully certified soon after that.  Please stay tuned for announcements of upcoming sessions!

  • Why Take Somatics Classes? (4/6/2022)

    Many of you know that I have been an Essential Somatics Movement Teacher in Training (ESMTT) since September.  I admit that even the name is a mouthful, and I know that most people don’t have prior familiarity with Somatic movement.  

    So, why should you be interested in Somatic movement? 

    You should try Somatics classes if you want:
    – A reduction in pain and chronic muscle tension
    – Improved range of motion and more ease in your daily activities
    – Better balance and coordination
    – A relaxing, meditative experience rooted in mindful movement
    – A system that allows YOU to be the expert on your own body and be in control of your health
    – The ability to improve function as you age

    Somatic movements are very gentle and can be modified for *anyone.*

    Sign up here:

Office Hours

9:30pm – 1:30pm
2:00pm – 6:00pm

By Appointment Only.
Hours subject to change

Emily is friendly and professional. First and foremost, she listens and remembers. The treatments themselves are almost completely painless and during them I find myself more relaxed and breathing more deeply than I thought possible. Since beginning treatments with Emily, the frequency and severity of my migraines has lessened to the point that I’ve been able to resume more normal activities and she has completely eliminated the accompanying facial pain, which had previously been a daily problem. Overall I have more energy and look forward to the sessions and the relief and sense of well-being that I leave the office with.

I suffered a low back strain and tried for three days to manage the pain and muscle spasms on my own. After just one acupuncture treatment with Emily, my pain was dramatically reduced and my mobility was restored by 80 percent. As a health care professional of 19 years and a business owner, I have experienced a good deal of physical ailments ranging from the common cold to whiplash, as well as stress, anxiety and insomnia. Over the years I have depended on acupuncture as a consistently effective treatment that leaves me feeling relaxed, pain-free and energized.T.S.

I had experienced chronic pain for almost a year when I began acupuncture therapy with Emily. After just a few visits, my pain became more manageable and I found myself becoming more active again. I am now able to go up to a week at a time without any pain. With each visit to Emily, I continue to improve.M.S.

Emily is amazing and has a terrific ‘bedside manner.’ I always feel relaxed and refreshed after my treatments.S.M.

Emily took the time to listen to me and was very caring. She was very thorough in her diagnosis and helped with the digestion problems I’d been having.J.B.

In the summer of ’07, I began to experience severe pain, weakness and numbness in my right hand and forearm. My doctor recommended surgery. I decided to try acupuncture since I wanted to avoid surgery. After 4 or 5 acupuncture treatments with Emily, there was significant improvement in my arm. The pain and numbness decreased and the strength returned. I most highly recommend acupuncture therapy!M.I.

Emily’s sessions have allowed me to approach work and life with renewed energy and vitality.L.K.

After trying so many medical and alternative options I feel acupuncture finally eliminated my migraines. Thank you Emily! I continue to get a treatment anytime I have a cold, allergies, or pains and I think it always helps.A.C.

In an effort to reduce daily stress, I have tried many different modalities…..and acupuncture works the best! I am able to have sessions regularly and as a result I feel very calm and centered on both emotional and physical levels. Emily is extremely knowledgeable. She has a kind, gentle, healing touch and she is an amazing gift to us all! Thank you, Emily for making community acupuncture accessible and affordable for everyone in the Worcester area !

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