OUR PRACTITIONERS

Zach Parsons, M.Ac., Lic.Ac.

When Zach was 12 years old, his parents consulted a prominent acupuncturist from Taiwan, who recognized Zach’s potential and suggested a future career in acupuncture. At 15, Zach spontaneously developed an awareness of vital energy, or Qi, moving through his body and discovered an ability to control its movements through his hands. Since that age, he has been a lifelong student of Qigong, martial arts, and dance. He began his formal study of craniosacral therapy, acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine in 1996 at New England School of Acupuncture, and started his private practice in 1999 at the age of 26. Passionate about teaching, Zach been on faculty at New England School of Acupuncture and Boston School of Shiatsu and Complementary Therapies; he currently offers private classes and mentoring for acupuncturists in the Boston area and online. He also guest lectures and has served as an international advisor to Japanese acupuncture supply companies. In addition to his acupuncture and herbal degrees, Zach holds a B.A. in psychology from Wesleyan University and has completed masters-level study in anatomy and kinesiology.

Rachel Hartstein, B.Sc., Lic.Ac.

Rachel Hartstein is an acupuncturist licensed in both Massachusetts and New York, and has a B.Sc. in Holistic Health from Lesley University. In 1990, Rachel awakened to her path as a healer and began her studies in Energy Medicine, Western Herbology, and Nutrition. In 1993 she enrolled at Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, where she completed a Master’s level study of Acupuncture. Rachel was an intern at the largest public hospital in Guangzhou, China; has completed extensive post-graduate studies of Japanese acupuncture techniques in the U.S. and in Japan; and learned traditional Balinese healing from the balian (shaman) and acupuncturist Chokorda Rai. In addition to many years experience in dance and martial arts, Rachel draws a deep understanding of the body from her practice of yoga. A past faculty member in both the Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture departments at New England School of Acupuncture, she has for many years taught gentle, non-insertive acupuncture and pediatric acupuncture at the post-graduate level. Rachel currently works as the office manager at Acupuncture Partners, and is not taking new clients at this time.

Sarah E. Fuller, M.Ac., Lic.Ac.

Sarah is licensed to practice Acupuncture in the state of Massachusetts, and has a Master's in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA). While at NESA, she studied Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture, with an emphasis on gentle and non-insertive techniques. Sarah's internships included clinics at Shattuck Hospital and the pediatric unit at Boston Medical Center. In 2010 she began in-depth clinical studies with Zach Parsons and in September 2013 she joined Acupuncture Partners.

Sarah has a deep love for acupuncture and energy medicine.
A certified Level II Reiki practitioner, she incorporates Reiki healing into all of her acupuncture and craniosacral treatments, as well as offering separate Reiki sessions. Sarah received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State University, where her focus on working with those with Alzheimer's Disease allowed her to develop the patience and deep compassion she brings to every client interaction