"Monica has a soothing quality that makes it easy for her patients to relax and to trust her as a practitioner." 

Who I Am

I became an acupuncturist because my own experiences with acupuncture taught me that acupuncture offers a real option for people looking for gentle and effective care without the side effects of medication or the recovery time required by surgery.


I have two decades of experience in what it’s like to live in a body with an autoimmune illness, and I have more than ten years of experience in receiving amazingly effective, empowering, and sometimes magical acupuncture treatments.


As an acupuncture practitioner, I have helped hundreds of people seeking to ease their pain and live in alignment with their values. I specialize in working with women struggling with ongoing health issues such as digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, and mental-emotional health concerns like anxiety and depression.


I practice Five Element Acupuncture (sometimes called “Traditional Acupuncture”) in the tradition of J.R. Worsley. Five Element Acupuncture is a system of medicine that addresses the body, mind, and spirit as components of an integrated whole.


I know firsthand how isolating and confusing it can be to navigate the healthcare system, and how frustrating it is when you try prescribed treatments but don’t get the results you expect.


My experiences in Western and Eastern medicine, and my continued study of Japanese Soto Zen Buddhism, which began in 2006, taught me that so much unnecessary suffering comes from feeling isolated or misunderstood. I have thereby built my practice around the foundations of deep listening and individualized care. 


I offer a free 20-minute consultation to anyone who wants to learn more about acupuncture and how it might be helpful for their particular situation. I love Chinese Medicine and would be happy to answer any questions you might have.


In 2020, I joined the faculty at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies, where I teach future acupuncturists in their Masters of Acupuncture degree program.

Want to read more about my approach? I write about acupuncture and emotional health as  a contributor for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington's health and wellness site

If you're ready to get going, let's be in touch.


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From 2016-2019, I was named one of the top 20 Philadelphia acupuncturists by Expertise.