Open Space Community Acupuncture - Union Square

70 Union Square #102, Somerville, MA 02143    |     617-627-9700

Who We Are

Daphne Jochnick, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Daphne’s practice emphasizes a person’s whole health, including mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Daphne has her master’s degree from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute, Columbia MD (1997).

She supervised at the Tai-Sophia student faculty clinic in Maryland, and helped to initiate and direct the N St. Village acupuncture addiction recovery program in Washington, DC. She led a volunteer group of acupuncturists to treat in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and to Haiti after the January 2010 earthquake, with Acupuncturists Without Borders.

In 2008 she began practicing community acupuncture with the aim of making acupuncture affordable, using Dr Tan and Master Tung techniques. She worked at the Cape Cod Community Acupuncture Clinic in W.Dennis, directed Hyannis Community Acupuncture Clinic, and in May 2011 opened Open Space Community Acupuncture Clinic in Somerville, MA.   Daphne speaks Spanish and Swedish

Lani R. Wong,  M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)

LaniLani’s passion for acupuncture began with the treatment of her daughter for atopic dermatitis. In studying Traditional Chinese Medicine, she could see the relationships of all the body systems to create harmony within to resolve the outward manifestation. She believes consistent, affordable treatment is important to wellness and is happy to make it available via the community setting.

Lani holds a Master’s degree from The New England School of Acupuncture (2013) and has held internships at Pathways to Wellness, Boston Medical Center, and Elder Service Plan of the North Shore. She has experience treating patients as young as 10 and as old as 90 for conditions such as asthma, digestive issues, fibromyalgia, migraines, insomnia, addictions, PTSD and musculoskeletal pain.

Lani has a compassionate, comforting nature and is fluent in Spanish.

Andrew Cheever, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.(NCCAOM)

cheever02Andrew Cheever graduated with a Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2011. His education also included training in Qi Gong.

While in New York he volunteered as an acupuncturist at the Housing Works healthcare clinic and also worked with the Integrative Therapies Program in the pediatric oncology ward at New York Presbyterian Hospital. He currently works as a detox acupuncturist in the Behavioral Health department at Fenway Health in Boston.

Andrew has been practicing the traditional Korean martial art Soo Bahk Do since 1989 and instructing since 1996. In 2005 he was awarded his Sa Dan (Master) rank. He also has experience working with individuals with physical, cognitive and social handicaps.

Andrew has a B.A. in Religion from Temple University and is a worker-owner at the fair-trade food company Equal Exchange.