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Meet Our Team

James D. Moran

Licensed Acupuncturist (MA), Doctor of Acupuncture (RI), Diplomate in Addiction Medicine, Certified Addiction Specialist



  • Diplomats in integrative orthopedic medicine and addiction medicine 
  • New England School of Acupuncture 
  • Practicing professional for over 25 years.


Professional Service

  • Member of the Baystate Medical Center Pain Management Program and the Baystate Mary Lane Hospital Allied Healthcare Team
  • Past President of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 
  • Served on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Served on the National Institutes of Health Consensus Conference Development Committee on Acupuncture
  • Consulted on a Harvard University Study on back pain 


Publications and Scholarly Work

  • Co-authored two studies at Baystate Medical Center;
    •  a bio-magnetic study with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 
    • a study with the Regional Cancer Program to modify the effects of chemotherapy for breast cancer survivors.
  • Lectured and taught nationally and has written for national publications.


Honors & Awards

  • Acupuncturist of the Year (twice)
  • Pioneer in Leadership award from the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.


John S. Varner

Licensed Acupuncturist



  • New England School of Acupuncture (1985)
  • Three-year program in Chinese Herbal Medicine (1993)
  • Degree in chemistry


Professional Service

  • He served on the board of the Massachusetts Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 
  • Faculty member at Holyoke Community College


Publications and Scholarly Work

  • Lectures on acupuncture and chinese herbal medicine
  • Published articles on acupuncture and on the safety and regulation of herbal medicine.