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Meet Robin Chapman of Holden Acupuncture in Worcester County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Robin Chapman.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I became interested in health and more holistic and preventative approaches to healthcare when I was an undergrad at the University of Vermont. I connected with a group of folks who were eating macrobiotically and I began to learn more about the Asian view of health in regards to balancing energies in the body by choosing certain foods. I was also an Anthropology major and was therefore inclined to look at cultural worldviews and how they influenced aspects of life including health and medicine. This all led me to seek out acupuncture for myself for the first time and to learn more about Chinese medicine in particular and I fell in love. It all made so much sense to me! It took me a few years to decide what direction to go with this new passion but within a couple of years of graduating college I was accepted to the New England School of Acupuncture. That was about 16 years ago. I love being immersed everyday in this medicine and way of thinking, as well as working one on one with people on their personal and health journeys. I can’t imagine doing any other job!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
We certainly all have our struggles and bumps along the way, but I have to say it has been relatively smooth. It’s a struggle at times, of course, running my own business and being a single mom to a fabulous kiddo. My current challenge is figuring out how I would like to grow and expand my business a little bit and carving out the time and energy to do that. My goal is to eventually run an integrative clinic with some other like-minded practitioners.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Holden Acupuncture – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
At Holden Acupuncture we specialize in giving very personalized, attentive care to each patient who walks through our door. Each person is an individual and their diagnosis or their symptoms are only part of the picture. We strive to really listen to each person’s struggles, needs and successes and put together individualized treatment plans that not only treat symptoms but treat the underlying imbalances and create better all-around health. We spend more time both talking with and treating patients than is typical and also tend to develop trusting relationships that last many years.

As far as areas of expertise, we treat a wide range of ailments. We do a lot of fertility work and women’s health. We love to work closely with couples struggling with infertility diagnoses to get to the root of the problem and support them through the process of getting their bodies ready for successful conception, pregnancy and childbirth. We also do a lot of work with “weird” symptoms and conditions that are difficult to diagnose and treat in Western medicine.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
We hope to begin utilizing our connections with other wonderful holistic healthcare practitioners to build an integrative practice where people can have access to different modalities from a team of healthcare providers and to be a warm, community based health and wellness resource.


  • The initial visit is a 2 hour long visit with a thorough intake, discussion of treatment plan and initial treatment. The cost is $95.
  • Follow up treatments last between 1 – 1 1/2 hours. The cost is $80.
  • We also do mini ear treatments, cupping sessions and herbal medicine consults.

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