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At Acupuncture Connections all of our Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists are licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. They are Nationally Board Certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). Each of our practitioners holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from an accredited school. Many of our practitioners additionally have a Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine which prepares them to treat patients with Herbal Formulas.

Who’s who?

Robert Yauckoes

Ashley Cameron

Stacey Fiutem

Kim Flaherty

Judy Kloc

Melissa Stein

Margo Voskanian

Janet Colantuono

Robert Yauckoes

Title: Founder and President of Acupuncture Connections

Location: Framingham, Northborough


Robert is an Acupuncturist and herbalist who earned his Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) at the New England School of Acupuncture.

Robert strongly believes that Chinese medicine can improve the health and well being of local communities. Robert founded Acupuncture Connections to provide the highest quality of acupuncture that is also affordable and accessible to those who seek treatment. Acupuncture Connections is a result of his belief in giving back to the community that has given so much to him and his family.  He practices in the Framingham office where his passion for providing affordable group acupuncture began.

Robert grew up in Stow, MA and after living overseas for many years, he returned to back to New England. During his spare time he enjoys being a dad and a husband and looking for adventure in the area. If not on a trail or practicing martial arts, you can find Robert in a local coffee shop or listening to music.

Ashley Cameron

Title:  Licensed Massage Therapist

Location:  Framingham


Ashley is a Massage Therapist and Reflexologist who earned her certifications at Acusage Academy.

Ashley believes that Massage Therapy should not only be referred to as a form of relaxation, but as a form of wellness. Ashley has treated patients in a variety of clinical and home settings which has afforded her to opportunity to learn multiple approaches to massage. She strives to educate patients with an alternative treatment, where wellness is the key to achieving a healthier lifestyle.

While earning her certification, and a few years following, she worked as a nanny full time. She currently lives in Shrewsbury with her husband. When she has spare time she enjoys scrapbooking and a little relaxation.

Stacey Fiutem

Title:  Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Location:  Framingham and Northborough


Stacey received her Bachelor of Science degree in 1993 from University of Massachusetts. After continued study of the relationship between the human body and mind, her interest was directed toward natural healing medicine. Stacey began her pathway toward holistic healing in 1996 and brought together the ideas of health through the integration of body, mind and spirit. She is now a Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner licensed by the Mass Board of Registration in Medicine as well as nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She also earned a dual Masters degree in Acupuncture/ Oriental Medicine and Herbal Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture, the countries oldest and most respected teaching institution of Oriental Medicine.

While keeping the ultimate Oriental goal of harmony in mind and seeing that no one person is exactly the same, Stacey tailors every treatment to the individual. Through this process, each individual is gently guided into their own recovery. Stacey’s goals are to restore physical and mental harmony or “natural balance” with an emphasis on holism and prevention. Stacey treats a wide variety of conditions with a specific focus on maintaining women’s health and prevention of illness. She has completed postgraduate training on a variety women’s health issues including fertility and is certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture (natural face lift).  Her methods of treatment include: Chinese and Japanese acupuncture, acupressure, Tu Nai (Chinese massage) and nutritional counseling.

Kim Flaherty

Title:  Clinic Manager

Location:  Framingham and Northborough


After graduating high school, Kim took an apprenticeship as a Floral Designer at her hometown florist and then entered the floral industry where she worked her way to Head Designer, Wedding Specialist, Manager, and eventually opened her own Flower Shop. She operated The Blossom Shop for 10 years before selling her business to be home more for her growing family.

Kim discovered acupuncture through a long medical journey. She knows firsthand how Traditional Chinese Medicine can heal the body, mind, and spirit. She is thrilled to be able to help others discover how TCM can help manage many health issues. She feels very strongly that people should be given all options available to them so they can make the best educated decisions for their health and wellness.

Kim grew up in Grafton and resides in Shrewsbury with her husband Kevin and their two sons. She can often be found cheering on her boys at their sporting events. She also enjoys entertaining friends and family, gardening, water fitness, Zumba, and Svaroopa Yoga.

 

Judy KlocJudy Kloc

Title: Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Location: Northborough


Judy received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2004. She is licensed in Massachusetts and is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). While at NESA, she studied Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture. Since then, she has continued to broaden her knowledge of many different styles of acupuncture. She is experienced in treating individuals of all ages with a variety of conditions including pain, anxiety, post-surgical recovery, women’s health issues and more. Judy believes that acupuncture is an important part of maintaining health and wellness. It is very helpful in combating the negative effects that daily emotional and physical stressors have on our bodies.

Judy holds Bachelors Degree in Business and spent her “pre-acupuncture” career in Human Resource Management in the High Technology Industry. She enjoys family and community activities, gardening, cooking, yoga, and meditation. She lives with her husband and two sons, all of whom receive acupuncture treatments!



MelissaMelissa Stein

Title:  Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Location:  Framingham


Melissa Stein is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist certified by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. She received her training from the New England School of Acupuncture where she graduated in 2006. Upon graduation, she co-founded Northampton Community Acupuncture where she worked for three years providing community acupuncture treatments in her office as well as in local behavioral and detoxification clinics. Since moving back to the Boston area, she has been working for the past four years in private practice and is excited to return to her true vision of providing affordable, accessible care through community acupuncture.

Melissa also has over ten years experience as a deep tissue massage therapist and certified yoga instructor, skills that she brings to her work as an acupuncturist. She has post-graduate training in Kiiko-style Japanese acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s balance method and advanced studies in the treatment of infertility through acupuncture and herbal medicine. Melissa has also been a teaching assistant at NESA for several years and loves the continued learning and inspiration that being in an academic setting provides.

When she is not busy caring for her three small children, Melissa can be found in her community garden caring for her veggies or hiking on the trails behind her home in Wayland.

Margo profileMargo Voskanian

Title:  Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Location:  Northborough


Margo holds a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). She is trained in Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Dipl. Ac. NCCAOM) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is licensed in the state of Massachusetts by the Board of Registration in Medicine.

Her clinical experience includes the NESA Clinic in Newton, and satellite clinics at the Shattuck Hospital, Jamaica Plain and Pathways For Wellness, Boston, where she treated veterans.

Margo was raised in Southborough, and she graduated from UMass Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  During her down time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling especially to the beach, and is involved in the Armenian Community. She is committed to balancing the body through integrative medicine.