Kristina Sclafani, Lic. Ac., Dipl. MAOM
Kristina Sclafani received her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest college of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in the United States. She is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, and holds a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Also certified as a Tong Ren practitioner after working extensively with Tom Tam, the founder of Tong Ren Healing Therapy.
Kristina has always had a strong passion in Chinese medicine and homeopathic healing. She learned through her family to address illnesses with both eastern and western treatments and healing practices. Medicine was always administered with complementary and alternative methods to restore the body to health. Kristina’s grandmother taught her how to cook with the seasons and instilled in her the belief that nutritious food is often the best way to achieve and maintain good health. Kristina has long viewed pain as a signal that disharmony exists in the body and has always sought alternative or complimentary ways to restore well-being.
Kristina’s passion toward pursuing a career in acupuncture and Chinese medicine stems from her personal experience with the benefits of these practices. She has personally benefitted from acupuncture and herbal formulas as treatments for various illnesses and maladies; sometimes in the case where conventional treatments were unavailable or unable to provide symptom relief. Receiving such simple and non-invasive treatments that lead to complete symptom abatement caused Kristina to want to learn more about acupuncture and to share it with others. She always strives to remedy illness and physical maladies in the most natural, non-invasive way possible, with fewest side effects and with maximum physical benefits.
A professional figure skating coach and past competitor for over 20 year, Kristina has always had an interest in sports and sports medicine. With her understanding of conditioning the body both on and off the field in order to maintain peak performance, she is excited to be able to put her skills to use with athletes of all kinds.