Melissa Morone Sommer, L.Ac. is the owner of The Healing Point, established in 2002.
Melissa is a licensed Acupuncturist in Fairfield, CT. She is dedicated to providing gentle, effective, and quality acupuncture to all of her patients. Her approach to healing is multi-dimensional - recognizing the human experience as one of body, mind, and spirit. She is passionate about sharing the healing art of Chinese Medicine within her community. As a licensed Acupuncturist with extensive training in Integrative Chinese Medicine, Melissa offers a full array of ICM treatments to help patients realize their full health potential.
Melissa Morone Sommer is licensed by the CT Department of Public Health and is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM. She holds a Master of Science in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services from the University of Connecticut.
Acupuncture is the main form of treatment at the Healing Point. This safe, painless and effective treatment has helped millions of people around the world.
Chinese herbal formulas are developed with a patient’s individual needs and constitution in mind. Herbs are used to address the root cause of a medical condition.
Moxibustion is a heat therapy that uses an herb called mugwort. It is burned in close proximity to specific acupuncture points to help the healing process.
Chinese Dietary Therapy applies the guiding principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine to a patient’s diet.
Cupping stimulates blood flow within superficial muscle layers through the use of suction. This treatment is useful in the treatment of pain and tension, particularly in the back, shoulders and neck.
Tui Na massage and acupressure are massage techniques used to increase energy and blood circulation in various regions of the body.
Gwa Sha treatments release muscle tension through the use of a special tool designed to gently scape and rub the skin.
Whether you're conceiving naturally or using assited reproductive technology, acupuncture can be an important part of fertility enhancement.
Acupuncture can help to increase fertility by:
*Reducing stress, anxiety and the hormones secreted during stress - including cortisol. Studies have shown that high stress levels decrease the likelihood of conceiving.
*Balancing the endocrine system and ovulation.
*Increasing blood flow to the uterus thus improving chances of ovum implantation.
*Normalizing dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (HPO) axis.
*Triggering the release of prostaglandins into the bloodstream.
“After several failed attempts to achieve a pregnancy through IVF, I sought out acupuncture with The Healing Point. I can happily report my son is now almost 2 years old and my husband and I both feel that acupuncture helped to make our dreams come true. I am now attempting to get pregnant again and can’t wait to start acupuncture treatments. She is professional and compassionate and it was a pleasure to work with her on achieving our goals.”
“I have met and worked with many acupuncturists in the past 15 years but really never found the right one. You by far have surpassed my needs. Your gentle manner, your expertise and your kindness pulls the entire physical and emotional process together. I always leave your table feeling like a new women and I look forward to our next session where you, open my meridians, make me feel balanced and clear my entire universe like no other practitioner has. You have introduced me to points that I never knew existed and I have learned what “a well being” treatment is.
Thank you for opening your practice in Fairfield for the settings are nurturing and comforting and I enjoy my time there. You are simply the best!”
Our office is conveniently located at 61 Sherman Street in the heart of Fairfield Center. The clinic is located on the first floor.