Heather J. Lance

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Heather LanceLicensed Acupuncturist, Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine

Heather’s interest in China began early on and was fueled by her experience as a
high school exchange student in Beijing where she spent four months living with a Chinese family and studying at a Chinese high school. She attended Bard College
in Annandale, NY where she majored in Asian Studies with a focus on Mandarin Chinese Language and Chinese History. While attending Bard College she spent two semesters studying in Tianjin and Kunming, respectively.

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With her background in Asian Studies and an inherent curiosity about health, nutrition, the body and its inner workings, she was naturally drawn to the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She attended the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) and graduated with a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2007. While at NESA she interned at the Dimmock Community Health Center, the Boston Medical Center and the New England School of Acupuncture Student Clinic.

After graduating from NESA, Heather lived in China for nine months where she was able to study intensively with several renowned Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She interned at the Sino Japanese Friendship Hospital, the Tong Ren Tang Clinic, and the Hope Institute of Chinese Medicine. Heather also studied Medical Chinese at the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and took an intensive course on Tibetan Medicine at the Beijing Tibetan Hospital.

Heather is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She is Board Certified in Chinese Herbal Medicine and practices both Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture styles at her private practice in Watertown and at Harvard University’s Center for Wellness.

Lance Acupuncture
22 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472