Candice Paragano, L.Ac., holds a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), the oldest acupuncture school in the nation. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Connecticut, and has passed the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) exams for acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Licensed Acupuncturists like Candice, have the most rigorous educational standards for the study of oriental medicine, requiring more than 2500 hours of training and education.

Her passion is to provide effective and affordable healthcare to local communities and help patients achieve optimal wellness through their body’s natural ability to heal.

During her 3 year course of study at NESA, she trained extensively in both Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.  Outside of school, she studied with Kiiko Matsumoto, a world renowned Japanese Acupuncturist.  ”Kiiko style” is unique from other forms of acupuncture in that it uses palpation of the abdomen and distal points to diagnose root imbalances in the body.  Candice uses a mixture of classical training and her apprenticeship with Kiiko in order to help her patients achieve wellness.

Candice has extensive clinical training as both an acupuncturist and herbalist.  She has trained in hospitals, clinics, and private practices.   She trained at the NESA intern clinic, Roxbury Comprehensive Community Health Center in Roxbury, MA, and the Pathways to Wellness clinic in Boston, MA.

Candice holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences  from Rutgers University.