Nancy Grossman, Licensed Acupuncturist, has practiced acupuncture and East Asian medicine in the Pioneer Valley area of western Massachusetts for more than twenty-six years, treating a wide range of chronic and stress-related disorders, with a sub-specialty in sports medicine and orthopedics.
She received her acupuncture degree in 1986 from the New England School of Acupuncture in Watertown, MA (now located in Newton, MA). She is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
In the early 1990’s, she and several colleagues organized and staffed the first acupuncture-detoxification clinic for alcoholics and drug addicts in western Massachusetts, at Gandara Center in Springfield. She has also lectured and taught extensively on the subject of Chinese medicine.
Nancy has additional training and certification (when available) in acupressure, Chinese herbal medicine, pediatric medical massage (pediatric tuina), AcuQuitSM for smoking cessation, Toyo Hari Japanese-acupuncture techniques, hands-on energy healing techniques of Reiki (level 2 certification) and Reconnective Healing (level 3 certification), acupuncture facial rejuvenation, and Acutonics® (the use of tuning forks on acupuncture points). She has worked closely with the sports-medicine departments at Mt. Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, as well as maintaining her private practice at 12 Dickinson Street in downtown Amherst.
Originally from Miami, Florida, Nancy graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in economics. After early work as a community organizer, she began studying and practicing acupressure and then acupuncture beginning in the early 1980’s. She is the parent of a 9th-grader, a call firefighter and first responder, and an advocate for single-payer health-care reform and civic engagement. In her spare time, she enjoys running, biking, hiking, writing, and gardening as well as practicing yoga, Dragon and Tiger qigong, and Wu-style t’ai chi.