Emily R. Cohen, Lic. Ac.

Professional Education, Training and Licensure

I am licensed as an acupuncturist by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  

I received my master’s degree in Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture, where I trained in both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, as well as Chinese herbal medicine.  I have completed a 2 year post-graduate mentorship program with Sharon Weizenbaum of White Pine Healing Arts, with a focus on classical Chinese formulas.

I traveled to Nanjing, China, in October of 2007, for three weeks of intensive study and clinical observation with Dr. Huang Huang, a teacher with a unique and effective approach to working with the classical Chinese herbal formulas. 

My Western herbal training began in 1993.  I have trained with a number of herbalists including Rosemary Gladstar and Commonwealth School of Holistic Herbalism.  I created and ran a local, certified organic herb farm and herbal products business  for five years. 


“Emily has that rare combination of intellectual brilliance, with depth of heart and empathy. She is extremely nurturing, yet with appropriate boundaries, and combines this with extremely elegant and effective treatments involving any combination required of herbs, acupuncture, bodywork, moxibustion and lifestyle advice.”  
- Mary 


My Background 

I am a graduate of Wesleyan University and have a background in Western herbal medicine and organic farming.  I live with my family on a large homestead/small farm called Hummingbird Farm, where we raise vegetables, fruits, medicinal herbs, garlic, goats, chickens and honey bees.  

I have worked as an acupuncturist in a variety of clinical settings, and have been in private practice in the Pioneer Valley since 2005. 


My Approach

My love of plants and of living a life close to the earth infuse my work as a healer.  

My approach is nurturing, supportive, and thorough.  Integrating knowledge and intuition, I work together with each patient to help them move towards vibrant health.  

I embrace the multidimensional nature of healing that is the core of Chinese medicine.