This is an incredibly challenging time. 

Stress is high, and that negatively impacts sleep, energy, mental health, and makes chronic pain feel even worse.

You CAN feel better,

     and WE CAN HELP!


Our office is open, and meeting or exceeding the safety standards set forth by the state of Massachusetts and the Centers for Disease Control.




By the time you consider acupuncture, you may have been to many specialists and received multiple diagnoses. You may wonder what there is to gain by visiting yet another practitioner.

We get it. We've been there ourselves.

Our practitioners excel in diagnosing complex cases and tailoring protocols to fit your needs.

We respect your individuality by listening carefully, observing thoughtfully, and utilizing our extensive clinical experience to help you quickly regain optimum health.

Acupuncture is our main practice, and it's usually all you'll need to feel good again. But we also offer herbal remedies, craniosacral therapy, or reiki treatments when your situation requires something more.

Acupuncture is a complementary medical practice that entails stimulating certain points on the body with hair-thin needles to alleviate pain or to help with symptoms of a wide range of health conditions. 

With Herbal Medicine, our practitioners use  combinations of medicinal substances into formulae that are tailored specifically to the individual according to the complex principles of Traditional East Asian medicine. 

Craniosacral therapy uses  gentle, focused touch to release constriction in the soft tissues and resolve tension and pain.

Reiki Healing uses light or no touch to engage your body's own healing mechanism and promote deep relaxation.



Our unique approach combines elements of acupuncture lineages from China, Japan, and America into a clinically-proven model that works for modern clients. Utilizing expertly delivered, relaxing therapies in soothing, private rooms, our practitioners have successfully treated back and joint pain; headaches; digestive and gut pain; gynecological pain, and many other conditions. Even anxiety and emotional pain can be eased with a series of calming and centering treatments.


Health isn't simply the absence of disease. Maintaining health relies on wellness, which is cultivated through lifestyle choices like diet, exercise, and rest. At Acupuncture Partners, we focus on holistic solutions that deliver comprehensive wellness as well as relief of symptoms. Our treatments, combined with advice to support wellbeing, can help reduce stress and anxiety; improve sleep and energy; and become part of your integrated maintenance plan. 


Better than Botox! An extension of traditional acupuncture, needles are gently inserted in the face to stimulate collagen production and reduce the tension that causes deep lines. Your skin will look younger, smoother, and all-around healthier. Unlike injection procedures, facial acupuncture addresses the skin’s overall health, rather than just the signs of aging. And you'll experience acupuncture's relaxing, anti-inflammatory effect throughout your whole body.



Children love acupuncture! Our pediatric practitioners use specific diagnostics and tools that deliver results without causing fear or discomfort. Different from acupressure, we use specially designed, blunt-ended acupuncture equipment from Japan to provide a safe and painless experience that powerfully improves your child’s health. Our pediatric treatments are gentle, friendly, and fun while also being incredibly effective. And sensitive or anxious adults can benefit from this type of acupuncture as well.



Does the thought of needles make you feel faint? When skillfully applied, acupuncture shouldn't cause pain or fear, but if you are highly sensitive or phobic, we've got options:

Craniosacral Therapy supports nervous system regulation and healing from stress and traumatic injury. Especially useful for accidents, concussions, and other trauma, practitioners use non-invasive touch to coax soft tissue into returning to its original state.

Herbal Medicine is a foundation of East Asian medicine, and is practiced very differently than simple supplementation. Using traditional and modern diagnostics, a formulation is prescribed based on your unique presentation pattern and symptoms.


Reiki is a Japanese technique which invites healing to one's whole body and being. It can be offered either with light touch or completely touchless. Reiki offers deep relaxation, pain relief, and restructuring of old patterns, which can bring joy, fulfillment, and a new perspective into your life.


Dedicated athletes and devoted exercisers can be prone to injury, especially soft tissue and ligament damage. Our treatments can minimize recovery time and help you achieve (and even exceed!) your athletic and fitness goals. We use acupuncture and related modalities to speed healing, relieve pain and stiffness, and increase muscle strength and stamina.



In 1999, founding partners Rachel Hartstein and Zachary Parsons were already practicing acupuncturists when they met in Aikido class. Despite having worked as a healer for almost a decade, Rachel was struggling with dizziness and fatigue that lingered after a severe case of vertigo. And, after a debilitating back injury in college, Zach was never far from pain, and couldn't move the way he wanted.


Both had sought expert conventional and alternative medical care, which helped, but didn't heal. Over time, and many hours-long conversations and collaborative treatments, Zach cured Rachel’s chronic exhaustion, and Rachel fixed Zach’s back. That was how they learned the power of problem-solving in partnership, and began working as a team on difficult clinical cases. They've been supporting the local community together in their East Lexington location since 2003.





62 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA  02420

Our office entrance is in the back of the building.

Please park in our Sylvia Street lot, then take the path from there to the back door.

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