"The greatest gift we can give ourselves, our families, and our planet is our good health."

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

(Pacific College of Oriental Medicine)

Cranial Sacral Therapy 1

Master Reiki 

Lic. Ac. Massachusetts 

Acupuncturist New Jersey 

L.Ac. Florida 

Diplomate of Oriental Medicine NCCAOM 

(National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine)


  • 1998: Graduated Summa cum laude from the Academy of Chinese Healing Arts, Sarasota, Florida,
  • 1998: Private practice, Clearwater, FL
  • 2005: Private practice, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2006: Designed Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine treatment options for smoking cessation classes at Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2007: Offered general health and wellness treatments to the faculty of Monument Valley Regional High School, Great Barrington , MA
  • 2008: Started the acupuncture clinic at Volunteers in Medicine, Great Barrington, MA
  • 2013: Began writing feature articles on health and wellness for Berkshire Record's Health section
  • 2018: Completed advanced studies in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine



I am inspired by my relationships with my grandparents. Each, in their own way, taught me the importance of being healthy. They valued the natural order of things and believed that the body’s inherent desire for a healthful life was to be nurtured, supported and strengthened.


I acknowledge all my professors who have contributed to the body of knowledge that I draw from and am able to pass on to everyone I meet. I have learned that life, like medicine, is an art and though interpretations of how to live may differ, the desire to create a meaningful existence unifies us all. 

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Michelle Manto

Berkshire Acupuncture and Wellness

291 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230