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When I graduated Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 1991, the big question people asked was, "Does acupuncture really work?" Well, things have changed a lot since then. Acupuncture has become a science based healing method which still maintains its' intrinsic connection to body/mind/spirit. It is the fastest growing Complementary Medicine in the USA. Why? Because it works! Acupuncture/Oriental Medicine is the most fulfilling life work I could have ever imagined. I often say "I get to do magic everyday", and no one is more thrilled for a patient's recovery than I (except maybe the patient).

Having been a public school teacher for many years, patient education is a big part of my practice. I am not a silent acupuncturist. Teaching you the reasons why something is done or why you are asked to moderate your diet will help you have an easier time complying with your personal program. We also offer evening public education classes at our new facility. Please contact us for a schedule.

After completing Acupuncture College, I undertook extensive study in Chinese Herbology under master herbalist Arthur Shaddock. There are increasing numbers of Americans seeking safer ways to handle their health issues, while trying to avoid drugs and their side effects. So, herbs have become a big part of my practice. I am very particular about the supplements I use. They are all American made, standardized and tested for quality.

My Nutrition Response Testing™ and Kinesiology specialty came as a direct outcome of my own healing using this extraordinary healing method. I received my NRT and Designed Clinical Nutrition certification under the direct tutelage of nutritional healing guru Dr. Fred Ulan. I find that organic food supplementation can be a "stand alone" healing method for some patients. Or, when combined with acupuncture, increases the healing process exponentially.

I was proud to be a part of the first Conn. Acupuncture Assoc. (1988-1995) which worked to get licensure laws for acupuncture in our state. As an acupuncture community it was and still is, very important, for us to ensure that the public get the very best and most qualified acupuncturists to fulfill their health care needs.

As a founder of the CSAOM (CT Society of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), we formed this organization to maintain high professional standards and to PROTECT YOU. A current concern regarding educational standards has arisen. An L.Ac, like me, is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the state of Connecticut, with over 3000 hours in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine education. Recently amendments to these laws have allowed other health care providers in other fields to become "certified" with as little as 100 hours. They are NOT licensed acupuncturists and have NOT passed national board exams. In order to receive top quality care, please seek out practitioners that have an LAc, or DOM and are NCCAOM certified.

Please let us help you get to optimal health and pain free living. Just give us a call for a free phone consultation

Copyright 2018, Holly G. Hollister BS., MS.,LAc., Diplt. NCCAOM, All rights reserved
451 New Britain Ave Suite A, Newington, CT 06111, 860-667-1637, hollyhlac@cox.net

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