Eliza has a passion for helping people achieve their highest healing purpose. Her goal is to help you achieve an, emotionally balanced, harmonious, and physically thriving life.
Eliza received a BA in Medical Anthropology and Sociology from Earlham College, and a Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from The New England School of Acupuncture in 2001. Eliza is licensed by the Board of Registration in Medicine of Massachusetts, and is a board-certified Diplomate of the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has done extensive post-graduate clinical training with Kiiko Matsumoto, founder of the acupuncture program at Harvard Medical School. She also studied extensively with the (late) Dr. Richard Tan (Shifu).
Eliza is trained in Traditional Chinese, Japanese, 5 element, Dr. Tan Style, Scalp, Auricular, Kiiko, Korean, and LASER styles of acupuncture. She is committed to the integration of Traditional medicine and Western medicine. To that end she combines the latest technology and research with traditional wisdom to form a coherent, safe and optimally effective clinical style.
Eliza is one of very few certified practitioners of LASER Acupuncture in Massachusetts.
Eliza has 20+ years of clinical and research experience and success in the area of Women’s health and infertility. She considers it an honor to share in the fertility, conception, gestation, and birth journeys of so many women and families over the last two+ decades of practice.
Eliza has worked for over twenty years with Olympic Athletes, marathoners, triathletes, professional athletes and laypeople in the area of Sports medicine, and acute and chronic pain. She studied extensively with the official Acupuncturist of the US rowing team as a post-graduate to further her understanding of Sports Medicine and Musculo-skeletal Pain and injury.
Eliza regularly participates in advanced study and research in Alternative Medicine, Supplements and herbs, Acupuncture and Nutrition to better offer her patients the most advanced and effective therapies. Eliza incorporates all of these things to create coherent treatment plans for her patients.
Eliza also draws on her years of experience as a gourmet nutritional Chef to offer her patients practical solutions and dietary counseling to supplement their treatment plans.
Eliza Mellen-Smith is a natural teacher and considers education to be an essential dimension of the healing process. She enjoys public speaking and giving workshops and has written a number of articles on alternative health and nutrition for various publications.
Eliza is a mother of three beautiful children. And a couple of rambunctious pets.