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

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.

Oren “Ren” Pilinger, M.A.O.M., Lic.Ac., Dipl.OM (NCCAOM)

Ren earned his Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAOM)
degree from the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), now part of
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS)
University. He is licensed to practice both acupuncture and Chinese
herbal medicine in Massachusetts.

While in school, Ren studied Chinese acupuncture, Japanese
acupuncture, and Chinese herbal medicine and held internships at
Boston Medical Center and Malden Family Health Center, as well as the
NESA student clinic. Ren has continued his studies focusing on distal
treatment styles that can be easily used in a community acupuncture

Ren came to acupuncture as a patient who could not afford treatment
until he found a community acupuncture clinic. He is passionate about
making health care, including acupuncture and herbal medicine,
affordable and accessible to everyone.

He is an acu-punk member of the People’s Organization of Community
Acupuncture. In his spare time, he enjoys dancing and creating art.