Community Acupuncture is a worldwide movement of clinics that make acupuncture treatment affordable and remove the barrier of cost from healing. These clinics offer acupuncture treatment in a group setting. By seeing multiple people per hour, in a group setting, costs can be kept low. Fees for treatment are on a sliding scale, no proof of income is required. Clinics must meet certain guidelines to be a part of The People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture (POCA). Harvard Square Community Acupuncture is a POCA member clinic.
Dalit first heard about community acupuncture while she was an acupuncture student and she knew that she wanted to practice this way to make acupuncture accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.
Dalit is a graduate of The New England School of Acupuncture, '09, licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine, and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM).
Dalit has studied both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture. She has practiced community style acupuncture since 2010 first at Roxbury Community Acupuncture (no longer open) and then at Open Space Acupuncture in Somerville, MA.
Dalit has traveled to Mexico and Uganda with The Global Acupuncture Project to teach acupuncture. This international organization worked to increase access to acupuncture for those with limited access to health care.
Dalit worked with adults for 23 years as an Occupational Therapist. She worked at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center, McLean Hospital, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Youville Hospital, Neville Manor, The Cambridge VNA, the Cambridge Somerville Health Alliance, Mount Auburn Home Care, and the VNA of Boston.
When she is not sticking people with needles, Dalit loves to walk and walk some more, cook yummy food, hang out with friends, read and watch all sorts of things, and make stuff.
Nate is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Nate is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture where he completed a Master’s in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture styles.
In addition to working in general practice at HSQCA, Nate sees adult and pediatric oncology patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. He also continues to pursue advanced training in acupuncture strategies for oncology patients through the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Nate served for a number of years as an acupuncture program faculty member and clinical supervisor at the New England School of Acupuncture, as well as providing treatment through Fenway Health's acupuncture detox program.
Nate is something of a rolling stone, so when not attending to patients, he’s usually walking around town or gallivanting through the countryside. On certain weekdays you might find him holed up in the Buddhist Temple Room at the MFA, chipping away at haiku.
Erin McFrane is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Erin graduated with a Masters from New England School of Acupuncture. Erin has studied Chinese, Japanese, and Classical acupuncture as well as medical Qi Gong. While going to acupuncture school, Erin interned at HSQCA with Dalit Waller as well as with HSQCA veteran Nate Langford at Mass General Hospital.
Erin is a graduate of The New England School of Acupuncture, licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine, and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM).
Erin has had many careers before coming to acupuncture- she could formally be found in the Attorney General’s office working as a victim advocate, fitting people for backpacks as an outdoor outfitter, and harvesting and weeding on an organic farm. Erin has always been inspired by the human body’s ability to heal itself and since she is also is allergic to office work, acupuncture was a natural fit.
In her free time, Erin enjoys a good nature documentary, live music, frothy coffee drinks, and taking her boxer and kiddo for hikes in the woods.
Unbelievable! Instant anxiety relief that lasts. Also, pain relief. I was struggling for years with these issues and they got resolved after the first visit. I keep going there in order to make the effect more sustainable plus I enjoy this relaxation and am not ready to let go :) Don't delay, this will change your life! Thank you, Dalit!
-JJ, Somerville, MA