“One good thing I have noticed about the pandemic is that it is bringing more awareness to people’s health. Making the shift to be proactive in staying healthy instead of fighting against sickness is becoming the new norm, and acupuncture is such a great modality for it!” - Haley DeMarco, Licensed Acupuncturist
Haley DeMarco is a board certified licensed practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. She started her East Asian medical education on the east coast at New England School of Acupuncture (Worcester, MA), and completed her training at Bastyr University (Seattle, WA) where she graduated receiving her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Prior to Chinese medical school, she received her BA in Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont (Burlington, VT), minoring in Psychology and Music.
Haley grew up in a family of holistic health practitioners, with her mother being a Certified Classical Homeopath, and grandfather who is the founder of Thought Field Therapy (TFT). Being raised in a family that prioritized emotional and physical well being, Haley has a unique perspective on viewing imbalances in the body, acknowledging the root of where they come from, and the property modality to address it. Haley enjoys working with all populations and has a special interest in pediatrics, geriatrics and women’s health.
Her specialties include sports medicine, acute and chronic pain management and balancing emotions. While trained in traditional Chinese acupuncture, she also applies Japanese style treatment which uses minimal needles in a very gentle and effective manner. This style is great for children, the elderly and anyone who may be sensitive to needles. Besides utilizing both Chinese and Japanese acupuncture styles, Haley also incorporates Chinese herbalism, energy medicine, tui na massage, acupressure, electroacupuncture and cupping in her treatments when appropriate.
“As a child, I had severe GI issues. After several tests and doctors visits with no relief, I began seeing an acupuncturist. Not only was my acupuncturist the only one who helped relieve my symptoms, she also became a mentor during my tricky teenage years. She helped me understand how stress manifests in my body, which brought my awareness to how the emotional and physical bodies are connected. In traditional chinese medicine (TCM), there is no separation between the two. I am grateful for what my GI issues helped teach me at a young age, and sharing what I have learned brings me incredible joy.”