With an extensive background in fitness, herbalism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kelly has been a force for positive change and healing in the lives of hundreds of clients seeking solutions for pain management, weight loss, breast cancer, neurological issues, digestive disorders, autoimmune diseases, dermatological issues, and more.
Kelly is endlessly inspired by helping others find balance and implement small changes that have a big impact on the quality of their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. She developed a keen interest in Chinese language and culture during her undergraduate studies at Whitman College, and went on to earn her master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She speaks Mandarin, and is a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist in Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and California. From 2004 to 2007, Kelly lived in Suzhou and Shanghai, China, where she received advanced clinical training in internal medicine, fertility and gynecology, dermatology, neurology, and Chinese herbal medicine.
Kelly is a certified instructor of a unique form of qigong called The Dragon’s Way®, which is particularly helpful for people suffering from low energy, stress, and excess weight. Besides using acupuncture, herbs, and therapeutic qigong, she helps her patients explore underlying stressors and lifestyle and dietary habits that contribute to imbalances, to encourage them to become fully involved in their own healing process.
A founding member of Pittsfield Community Acupuncture, Kelly has worked in several locations throughout Berkshire County. She is also a prolific writer, with numerous articles appearing in both American and Chinese publications, including The Berkshire Times (formerly Our Berkshire Green), for which she is a regular contributor.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Kelly is a former gymnast and Pilates instructor. She has lived in the Berkshires for a decade, and enjoys hiking, biking, martial arts, cooking, writing, taking arts and culture day trips to Manhattan, watching her husband create art and garden, and playing chess and cards with her son. A self-identified “bunny person,” she has taken in nearly a dozen rescue rabbits over the years.