Who We Are

The Wellness House Northampton is pleased to offer the expertise of Dr. Dan Garfield, D.C. and Amy Mager DACM, Lic.Ac., Diplomate Oriental Medicine, NCCAOM (Fellow American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine), Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM) to the regional community. Based in Northampton, MA, the Wellness House Northampton is a Complementary Care practice serving patients in the Pioneer Valley and neighboring Connecticut. Please use the tabs below to learn more about each of our current providers.

Amy Mager DACM, Licensed Acupuncturist

Vice Chair ASA, American Society of Acupuncturists and Immediate past President of the ASM, the Acupuncture Society of Massachusetts

Amy Mager DACM, Lic.Ac., Diplomate Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), FABORM, Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine is a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine who has been working with women, mothers and children, and men with acute and chronic diseases for over 23 years. Amy was first licensed in CA, where acupuncturists are licensed as primary care providers. She spent two plus years in apprenticeship with Raven Lang, homebirth midwife and L.Ac.

Amy Mager was recruited to practice Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Cradle Maternal Wellness Center from its inception until the day it was sold. She has been practicing since 1990 and recently completed her FPD, first professional doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Amy is a trained birth educator, birth assistant she was a Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor for the Hampshire County WIC for 11 years and through this program became a Certified Lactation Counselor. Amy has birthed six children and nursed for a total of 16 years.

Listen to Amy’s Radio Segment on WHMP
You can hear Amy on her radio segment with Bob Flaherty on WHMP AM 1240, 1400, 1600 and FM 96.9. Every other Wednesday from 8:35-8:47 “Healing Outside the Box, Inside the Heart”. You can find archived podcasts at WHMP.com  

Our office is joyfully open to see private patients, the women’s community clinic is on hold during Covid. 

Amy studied outside of school for two years with Dr. Miriam Lee, respected acupuncturist and author. Amy has been published in the books Parenting from the Heart aand Round the Circle as well as the journals “Natural Jewish Parenting”, “The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine”, “JASA” and The Huffington Post.

Amy’s nine years of professional education includes a four-year Master of Science program at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine; with Master Herbalist Dr. Yat-Ki Lai and studies at the Post-Graduate Institute of Oriental Medicine in Hong Kong. She continues to expand her knowledge through classes, including an advanced certificate program in Chinese Herbal Medicine and women’s health issues and gynecology, becoming a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine. In 2019/2020 she is a guest lecturer as part of the Debra Betts, PhD, MAMPS year long program: maternity acupuncture, mentoring and peer support.

Since 2013 Amy has been involved with MA acupuncture politics, working to get bills passed to guarantee coverage for all residents of the Commonwealth for acupuncture as part of the non-pharmacological treatment for pain. She also been involved in working to affect the acupuncture scope of practice, and bills on the safe practice of acupuncture in MA. Amy has served on the Board of the American Society of Acupuncturists since 2016 and serves as their Vice Chair. She has participated in acupuncture demonstrations on Capitol Hill and organized the acupuncture demonstrations on Capitol Hill which provided over 150 acupuncture demonstrations on ASA lobby day June 3, 2019.

The heart of Amy’s practice is her faith in the body’s ability to heal itself. While symptoms provide feedback, Amy’s work is based on healing the whole person. Working to bring the meridian system into the dynamic balance that generates healing.

Dr. Daniel Garfield, D.C.
Certified in the Webster Technique for Pregnancy and Post-Partum

Dr. Dan Garfield, D. C. has been studying alternative healing methods since an automobile crash nearly took his life in 1985. He began practicing Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) after being a patient of and spending time with the founder and developer of NSA, Donald Epstein, while still a student at New York Chiropractic College. He has been fine-tuning his craft for over 23 years. With 19 years of experience in NSA, Dr. Dan has achieved the highest level certification in Network Spinal Analysis, a low force technique that cues the brain to connect and work more effectively with the body, reducing pain and dropping tension.

For the last eighteen years, Dan has developed his own specialty, focusing on increasing awareness of how the body is holding tension and teaching the use of breath and movement to shift pain and postural patterns. For the last five years, Dr. Dan has used his expertise in a pain management clinic in Springfield, working extensively with patients in acute pain after automobile accidents.

Dr. Dan is committed to his and his patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual growth, and is privileged to often see miracles in his practice. Patients experience increased energy, centeredness and feelings of well-being.