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Melissa Handley, MSOM, L.Ac.

Melissa graduated with a four year Master of Science Degree in Chinese Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College in Santa Fe, NM and a B.A. in Sociology from San Francisco State University.  She is currently a licensed acupuncturist in the state of California.  She is also a California licensed esthetician specializing in organic skincare products and holistic facial treatments.

She has completed clinical student internships in the following specialties:

  • Nakano Style Japanese Acupuncture with Dr. Hiroki Takeda, Southwest Acupuncture College Clinic in Santa Fe, NM.
  • Pediatric Externship: The Dragonfly Preschool in Santa Fe, NM with Dr.Mary Ellen Marino, DOM., acupressure treatments on children ages 3-8.
  • Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation with Dr. Paulette Marin, DOM, anti-aging facial acupuncture at the Southwest Acupuncture College Clinic in Santa Fe, NM.
  • Community Clinic Addiction Specialty: Lifelink Organization with Dr. George Mandell, DOM.  A non-profit behavioral and mental health organization focusing on substance abuse and mental health.
  • Chinese Herbology: Dr. Yushu Cheng, DOM, specialty in clinical herbal prescriptions with raw Chinese herbs, granule and patent formulas customized for patients at the Southwest Acupuncture College Clinic in Santa Fe, NM.

Her other studies include: moxibustion, infrared heat therapy, cupping, detox auricular acupuncture, sound healing, shiatsu, reiki, flower essences, and aromatherapy.

© Melissa Handley Acupuncture 2017


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