Amanda Sutter-Francis, LicAc, Dipl.OM, MAOM, FABORM
Amanda is the owner and operator of Nashua Acupuncture Center (formerly Acupoint of New Hampshire and Nashua Acupuncture). She is a New Hampshire licensed acupuncturist, board-certified Chinese Medicine herbalist, a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. She holds two graduate degrees; a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), the oldest acupuncture school in the country, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. While pursuing her degree at NESA, Amanda furthered her Chinese herbal medicine knowledge through additional clinical experience based on the teachings of Dr. Tao Xie, MD (China), a master herbalist. She learned Chinese herbal formulas to treat chronic and acute conditions, with extensive focus on women’s health, including infertility and menopause, and gastrointestinal disorders. In 2017, Amanda earned the distinction of Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM), which involves extensive study in female/male reproductive health, endocrinology and assisted reproductive technology, including intra-uterine insemination (IUI) and invitro-fertilization. Amanda is one of only two licensed acupuncturists in New Hampshire with this distinction. Amanda is a member of the New Hampshire Acupuncture and Asian Medicine Association.
Amanda’s goals when opening Nashua Acupuncture Center were multi-faceted. She wanted to create a practice where patient’s clinical needs could be addressed as effectively and comprehensively as possible. Hence, Nashua Acupuncture Center is a hybrid acupuncture practice – incorporating both community and private acupuncture treatments. As a patient and practitioner, she sees the value in both styles of acupuncture treatment when it comes to clinical care and believes that patients do as well. Secondly, Amanda brings her background in counseling psychology to the acupuncture setting. She knows the importance of building rapport with patients and puts this as a pillar of the practice, alongside delivering the highest level of clinical care that we can.
Amanda’s acupuncture and herbal medicine areas of interests include women’s health, female and male infertility, pain management, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma and allergies.
Kara M. Bonner, LicAc, Dipl.Ac, MAc
Kara is a New Hampshire licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and a Diplomat of Acupuncture. Her interest in acupuncture was piqued while studying biology at Wheaton College. That led her to a summer internship at Xi'an, China where she learned about the art, science and culture of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. After graduating, Kara lived in Thailand and traveled throughout South East Asia before attending the New School of Acupuncture. In addition to the coursework at NESA, Kara took Master's courses at Tufts Medical School in Pain Research, Education and Policy and worked on the administrative side of pain at the Institutional Pain Management Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
Kara's acupuncture areas of interest include acute and chronic pain management, orthopedic acupuncture, autoimmune diseases, allergies, stress and sleep disorders. Kara is also interested in nutrition from the prospective of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kara joined Nashua Acupuncture Center, formerly Acupoint of New Hampshire, in March 2014.
Judith Kloc, LicAc, Dipl.Ac., MAc
Judy Kloc has been practicing acupuncture for 13 years and joined Nashua Acupuncture Center in September 2017. Her experience includes treating patients of all ages in private practice and clinics where patients were seen in a community setting, including on-site in retirement communities.
She received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA) in 2004. She holds licenses in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and is nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). While at NESA, she studied Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture. Since then, she has continued to broaden her knowledge of many different styles of acupuncture.
She is experienced in treating a variety of conditions including pain, chronic illness, stress/anxiety, post-surgical recovery, women’s health, digestive, respiratory issues and more. Judy believes that acupuncture is not only helpful in addressing health problems, but also an important part of maintaining health and wellness. It is very helpful in combating the negative effects that daily emotional and physical stressors have on our bodies and works well with conventional medical treatment.
Judy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and spent her “pre-acupuncture” career in Human Resource Management in the High Technology Industry. She enjoys family and community activities, gardening, cooking, yoga and meditation.