October Newsletter: Exciting Changes at Holden Acupuncture!

Hello and happy Fall! It’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, but with some exciting changes happening at Holden Acupuncture, you should be hearing from us more often (don’t worry, not enough to be annoying!). I am excited to tell you about these great changes and thrilled to be getting back to sending you seasonal health tips and recipes. As always, if there is a topic you would like to hear more about, please let us know.

1. We are gradually moving to an online scheduling system. This means that you will be receiving a confirmation e-mail when your appointment is entered into the system, as well as 48 hours before your scheduled appointment time. If you have not provided us with your e-mail address, and you would like to receive these confirmations, please let us know! If you have any feedback about the reminders, we are eager to hear as we are still in “testing it out” mode.

2. Our treatment fees will be increasing slightly. Initial visits for acupuncture will be $95, and all follow up visits will be $80. This increase will take effect immediately for new patients (something to note if you are referring someone!), and November 1, 2017 for current patients. We would also like to offer established patients the opportunity to purchase a treatment package of either 5 or 10 visits at the old price of $75 each, prior to November 1st. These pre-paid treatments will be good for one year from the date of purchase.

3. If you’ve been in recently, you’ve probably met my new administrative assistant, Jill. She has been working hard for several weeks now getting me organized (many of you know what a task that is!), and is now working on setting up systems to keep me that way and help run the practice more efficiently. Check out the picture of my desk! Can you believe it?? She will also be working on marketing, updating Facebook and the website and other kinds of great things!



Below is a little background about Jill. Bottom line: she is awesome. Definitely say hi when you see her and congratulate her for putting up with me!

Meet Jill!

Jill has a lot of experience working in healthcare. Most recently, she worked as a receptionist for a dermatology office. She’s currently pursuing a certificate in medical coding at Mount Wachusett Community College.

Before she started down the healthcare road, Jill worked as a wildlife care assistant at a local wildlife sanctuary (she has a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation from UMass Amherst). And very early on, Jill had a lot of fun working as a cast member at Walt Disney World.

Today, Jill lives with her family in Rutland, Mass. She has two kittens named Brady and Gronk (clearly, she loves football!). She’s also a horror movie buff and enjoys skydiving!

We are hoping that these positive changes will allow us to continue to provide exceptional care to our current patients, as well as help more people in need of treatment.


In case you missed our recent blog posts with tips about how to stay healthy this fall and the yummy chicken soup recipe, check them out!