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Contributing writers



Eric Kerr

San Francisco, CA

Eric Kerr is an alternative medicine practitioner who believes that everyone should experience the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Eric guides his patients along the path to wellness with a practical, no-nonsense approach to health. He is a graduate of Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, CA and currently offers private and community-style acupuncture at The Blue Buddha in San Francisco. Read Eric’s latest article here.



Tom Williams

Eugene, OR

Tom Williams founded Turning Point Center in Eugene, OR in 1987, one of Oregon’s oldest and largest acupuncture clinics. Named one of Eugene Magazine‘s “Top Doctors” in 2009, he collaborates with specialists in pain management, rehabilitation medicine, orthopedics, and neurology to provide quality, integrative healthcare. Tom has lectured on treating chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines and smoking cessation at the Pain Society of Oregon, University of Oregon, Lane Community College, and Symantec Corporation. Read Tom’s latest article here.



Denise Cicuto

San Francisco, CA

Denise Cicuto is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist, specializing in women’s health and immunity. She has a private practice with offices in San Francisco and Alameda, California. In addition to her work for AcuTake, Denise writes for Acupuncture Today, offering practical advice to new acupuncturists. Read Denise’s latest article here.



Laura Drago

Los Angeles, CA

A born Midwesterner, acupuncturist Laura Drago was raised with a gift for practical straight-talk, which has informed her path into the secrets of ancient and modern medicine. She believes that healing starts in the treatment room but is sustained through what we learn during the process and how we incorporate that knowledge. Laura is passionate about acupuncture education and self-empowerment through writing and speaking. Read Laura’s latest article here.



Marisa Fanelli

Wayland, MA

Marisa Fanelli owns Healing Point Therapeutics in Wayland, MA. She is known for her unique hybrid treatments of acupuncture and hypnotherapy, which she calls “hypnoacupuncture.” When she’s not wielding needles, Marisa writes about her adventures in acupuncture on her blog. Read Marisa’s latest article here.



Stephanie Worth

Portland, OR

Stephanie Worth is a licensed acupuncturist at Acupuncture Northwest in Portland, Oregon. Her goal in practice is to help patients improve their quality of life by getting lasting results, as well as teach patients the benefits of acupuncture and Chinese medicine in a way that is practical and applicable to their lives. Read Stephanie’s latest article here.



Erika Prinz Freed

New York, NY

Erika Prinz Freed is a former ballet dancer with a lifelong passion for health, active living and inspiring positive change in her patients’ lives. She offers private acupuncture at Prinz Acupuncture NYC, which she founded after graduating from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Erika is certified in Advanced Constitutional Facial Renewal™ and has completed in-depth training at the Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center in China. Read Erika’s latest article here.



Ka Hang Leoungk

London, England

A collector of lost apostrophes, Ka Hang Leoungk discovered a passion for writing through helping others understand acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She takes a step back from the traditional concepts and explains the medicine in a fun and easy-to-grasp way—no abstract qi stuff here! Hong Kong-born and Greek-raised, Ka Hang is a member of the British Acupuncture Council and currently practices acupuncture in London. She blogs at The Happy Acupuncturist. Read Ka Hang’s latest article here.



Become an AcuTake Contributing Writer

Are you an acupuncturist who’s passionate about patient education? An acupuncture enthusiast who wants to tell the world about your experience with acupuncture? AcuTake is always on the look out for contributing writers with fresh ideas about how acupuncture works. If you’re interested in becoming a contributing writer for AcuTake, check out our submissions page to learn more about the process. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!