Staff Bios

All acupuncturists at Acupuncture Together are licensed to practice acupuncture in Massachusetts, hold Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degrees and are Diplomates of the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Justine Deutsch Myers, Lic. Ac.

Justine-HeadshotJustine earned a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in August of 2007 and is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Her graduate studies focused on Chinese style acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and she has done post-graduate coursework in distal point treatments for acute and chronic pain as well as the treatment of infertility, pregnancy conditions and various internal medicine conditions.  Justine has extensive clinical experience successfully treating a wide range of conditions.

Justine was a board member of the Community Acupuncture Network in 2010 and 2011, and now serves as a volunteer for POCA, the People’s Organization of Community Acupuncture. She has taught courses on distal point treatments and Chinese herbal medicine at community acupuncture workshops.  Justine’s work in the community acupuncture setting began at Manchester Acupuncture Studio in New Hampshire in September of 2007, where she practiced until opening Acupuncture Together in May of 2008.

Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Justine obtained a B.A. in mathematics with a minor in psychology from the University of Rochester.  When she’s not working, Justine is usually busy taking care of her two young children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running and walking outside, gardening and cooking.

Eric Brooks, Lic. Ac.

Eric graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture in 2017 with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM).  He is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. He has practiced at several hospitals and clinics in the Boston area including Boston Medical Center and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital.

Before attending acupuncture school, Eric received his B.A. in philosophy with a Certificate in Buddhist studies from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. During his undergraduate time, he decided to further his interest in Buddhist philosophy by going on a 2-year retreat at the Odiyan Buddhist Retreat Center & Monastery in Northern California. While living at the Monastery he studied the Tibetan Language, Tibetan style Yoga, and various other Buddhist Meditation practices.  Shortly after returning to school and graduating, Eric began his yoga teacher training with Triyoga Boston where he earned a 200-hour Yoga-Alliance-Certification, becoming a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).

Eric has a passion for health and wellness and is excited about working in a community acupuncture clinic.

Laura Balducci, Lic. Ac.

Laura graduated in 2018 from the New England School of Acupuncture at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM) in Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture. She has practiced in many different settings including Massachusetts General Hospital and Cambridge Health Alliance Primary Care in Malden. Her interests in post-graduate studies include allergies, fertility, oncology and mental/emotional conditions.

Before studying Chinese medicine, Laura earned a Bachelors of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy NY.  Her undergraduate studies include engineering, brand design and marketing. She is passionate about learning and helping people. Her fee time is devoted to music and creative events, and other healing arts such as yoga, qi gong and reiki.

Desk Staff

Trista Charron

TristaTrista has been working at Acupuncture Together since the spring of 2014.  She’s a Massachusetts native who has spent much of her time traveling around the world.  Since returning from her travels, Trista has been living in the Boston area and recently finished her undergraduate degree in Humanities at the Harvard Extension school while also taking care of young children.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, drawing, playing guitar, riding her bike and yoga.

Betsy Roper

Betsy joined the front desk staff at Acupuncture Together in August of 2018.  Born in Kansas City MO, Betsy’s family moved to Maine when she was 11.  She first came to the Boston area to study painting at the Museum School of Fine Arts.  She went on to earn her BA, focusing in Digital and Media Arts, at UMass Boston, minoring in Psychology.  In 2012 she entered the Bookbinding program at the North Bennet St. School.  She now combines all her art training – drawing, painting, image manipulation, design layout, and bookbinding – to craft fine artist books.  She is a Quaker, a mom, and an avid sci-fi fantasy reader.

Will Carper

Will started at Acupuncture Together in December 2018. He grew up in Roslindale and currently lives in Belmont. In 2012, he graduated from Hampshire College, where he studied creative writing. He likes to blend sci-fi, horror, and crime in his fiction. In January 2019, he and his wife welcomed their first child, a girl, into their family. Will is primarily a stay-at-home dad, although he enjoys the opportunity front desk work at Acupuncture Together gives him to get out of the house and interact with other adults a few times a week.