Holly Pelletier, L.Ac.
Holly Pelletier is a licensed acupuncturist practicing part-time at NESCA.
Holly Pelletier has been working with children of varying ages, in many different capacities since 2004. Prior to treating kids with acupuncture, she worked as a teacher, coach, and mentor. She exceptionally enjoys working with children and acupuncture because of their speedy response time and genuine excitement about this form of medicine. Acupuncture is a wonderful healing modality because children’s bodies are very adaptable, and, being so young and not yet deeply affected by the stresses of life, children generally show signs of response to acupuncture quickly.
Holly has a very gentle technique and has specific training in non-insertive acupuncture styles, which does not require needling directly into the skin. Acupuncture is great for many different concerns because it’s focus is that of bringing balance back to a body where this has been disrupted. Therefore, basically any form of imbalance can be helped with acupuncture. Common imbalances kids seek treatment for, are stress, anxiety, digestive issues, headaches, low energy/motivation, and fluctuations in mood.
In additions to working with children, Holly is also very passionate about working with issues involving women’s health, nutrition/herbs, neurological disease, and psychological challenges such as anxiety and depression.
Holly is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture at MCPHS University in Newton, MA where she studied Japanese and Chinese acupuncture styles, along with Chinese herbology.
Prior to her acupuncture studies, she obtained two degrees: an undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Maine at Farmington (2003), and a Master’s in Education at the University of New England (2007). In addition to these degrees, she also completed certifications in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is a 200 hr. certified Vinyasa Yoga instructor. She likes incorporating Chinese theory and acupuncture meridians into her yoga classes and plans to teach classes for teens and adults at NESCA.