Why Karuna?

”Karuna” is a Sanskrit word which conveys the concept of compassionate action. Melanie believes compassionate action toward ourselves is the best place to begin when looking to make real changes in our lives and in the world.

At Karuna Acupuncture, our mission is to support you as you work to heal your body and mind, enabling you to realize your greatest potential.

We can help you address the following conditions, and many more:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • PMS, Painful Periods, and Menopause


"Melanie is a wonderful blend of East and West. She brings the knowledge and care of her nursing background to the ancient technique of acupuncture. It's a rare yet needed synthesis, ensuring that your care is thorough and holistic in the truest sense of the word. "

− K.S.

"Melanie of Karuna Acupuncture has enhanced our health and well being in ways we never imagined. After receiving her expert care, I now sleep better, longer and wake up more rested. I have less anxiety and my overall mental outlook has improved. More importantly, Melanie has greatly enhanced my wife's health. My wife had suffered with a combination of acid reflux and asthma for years -- with little to no relief from traditional, western medicine. After a few short sessions with Melanie, my wife's symptoms have nearly disappeared -- all thanks to Melanie's skilled use of acupuncture. We recommend anyone with any physical or mental health issues to seek out the care of this skilled professional. "

− J.Z.

"Melanie is a caring, effective practitioner with an intelligent and personalized approach to healing. I highly recommend her. "

− K.D.

"Melanie is very thorough. I appreciate the care she takes to make sure she really understands what is ailing you. "

− J.B.

"Melanie is a true healer and professional. She gives me relief physically and mentally. My life is is much better because of her acupuncture therapy. "

− M.D.