COVID-19 Update:  Alchemy Healing Center is now open for both in-person and telemedicine appointments. 
We are continuing to offer our virtual, long-distance energetic, self-care, and herbal consultations via online Zoom and our new online app. 
Click below to schedule your in-person or virtual healing session.

Acupuncture · Acupressure
Herbal Medicine · Nutrition · MASSAGe

COVID-19 Update: 
Telemedicine has arrived at Alchemy Healing Center. 
We are now offering virtual, long-distance energetic treatments 
with self-care, plus herbal consultations via Zoom (or FaceTime.) 
Click below to schedule your virtual healing session!

Alchemy Healing Center
alchemy · Acupuncture · Acupressure · Herbal Medicine · Nutrition · MASSAGe
Our Address
17 New South Street, Suite #108
Northampton, MA 01060
Clinic Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday
Contact Us
(413) 213-0303


"Alchemy can take you on a journey of self-cultivation with the goal of helping you truly fly in your life and live your full potential."
What Is Alchemy?
Alchemy can mean many things to many different people. But the Chinese Daoist masters believed that people are like gold—that their spirits can never tarnish and disintegrate like other base metals, such as silver. Even though most people believe we all will eventually grow old, decrepit, and die, these Chinese masters believed humans could become physically immortal!
What Are The Nine Stages Of Alchemy?
The Nine Stages of Alchemy is a map created created by the ancient Chinese Alchemists. The stages are a set of directions… telling you to go left here, right here, etc. I learned them from Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest, and then practiced them on myself and with others for many years in my clinic.
I like to think of the Nine Stages as a spiritual evolution roadmap to a destination with specific directions that say… “Turn right here. Turn left here.” It’s not the only way to get to the destination, but it works. It’s a proven way to get there. The ancient Chinese Alchemists put out all the signposts for us, so why not follow those signs instead of create our own? Buddha created his own path. And that’s fine. It’s not easy or everyone would have done it by now. But if Buddha did it, anyone can theoretically do it that way.

Me? I like the signposts. I like a little linearity. “First do this. Then next do this. Third do this.” These steps can be done in any order theoretically, but in this particular order, everything goes very smoothly.

The Stages of Alchemy have changed my life completely. It’s hard to explain without describing the whole process, but it’s an evolutionary process. It asks you to walk through doors fearlessly—doors that open up new worlds to you, but are difficult to explain or describe to anyone. Read more...
This Is Where The Magic Happens...
At The Alchemy Healing Center clinic you’ll find a peaceful healing atmosphere that nurtures your spirit from the Zen-like ambiance, to the smell of ancient moxibustion wafting in the air, to the organic tea in the waiting room. 

We truly embrace a whole body/whole mind/whole spirit philosophy, and we’re committed to helping our clients find their true authentic selves.

Every client has a team of professionals and practitioners working with them. We embody the ancient philosophy of healing illness at the source point with support for your personal cultivation and development in life, no matter where you are on your journey. 

Our core mission at the Alchemy Healing Center is with one goal in mind – to help our clients find their true potential and to fly in their lives. 

We hope your Alchemical, transformational journey starts here...
Insurance: Some insurance policies cover acupuncture or massage for certain conditions. Although we don’t process insurance in our office, we are able to provide you with a receipt that has the correct billing codes on it, which will help you to be reimbursed for your treatment. You can also use an HSA or FSA card.
Workshops, Online Courses, And Practitioner Trainings
The Alchemy Learning Center is a hub for learning! Whether you're a client, practitioner, or simply curious about Alchemy and Chinese Medicine we have something that you can get involved in. 

Take a workshop at our clinic in Northampton MA, start one of our many online courses, or apply for a practitioner training. Everything we offer through the Alchemy Learning Center is done with care and a personal touch. Our goal is to help you learn everything there is to know about Alchemy and Chinese Medicine, no matter what phase of learning you're at.
Chinese Medicine Teaching Clinic
focused on Alchemical Healing
At The Alchemy Healing Center, we provide more than just standard TCM acupuncture that focuses on getting the worker back to work as soon as possible. We believe getting to the root or source of the cause of problem is the key to greater healing and long lasting success. 
Every practitioner at Alchemy Healing Center is trained in our unique form of energetic acupressure healing that is needle-less Chinese Medicine. You have the choice of getting acupuncture or energetic acupressure in your treatments. This form of medicine is one of the oldest in history.
Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine evaluates your whole system and creates a formula that is unique to your particular situation. Chinese Herbal Medicine will help you get to the source of the health challenge.
We offer a unique massage experience that blends Eastern and Western modalities. We combine our Alchemical focus with the healing aspects of massage, making our sessions the perfect accompaniment to any treatment.
Nutrition is a critical component of your healing process. Our practitioners rely on thousands of years of understanding and knowledge of food groups to create a nutrition plan that is unique to your situation. 
We've grown to Better Serve You!

For nearly 20 years Leta Herman provided the very best in effective Chinese Medicine care to clients from around the world. 

We've realized that we can do even more to help our clients by adopting a new Alchemical Healing model.
We have created the new Alchemy Healing Center to help our local community as well as people who travel from around the world to work with us.
We are a team of dedicated and highly skilled practitioners and professionals providing our clients with the very best in Chinese Medicine.

What Others Are Saying About Us...
Jessica Payne,
“Leta is an outstanding practitioner. She is able to diagnose and treat complex physical, emotional, spiritual issues through both short and long term measures. She draws from a range of treatment modalities to address individual concerns and is creative, engaging, positive, and life affirming in her approach.”

Julia Frankel,
Integrative Coach
“Leta’s exceptional blend of processes, wisdom, and expertise have been instrumental in guiding me through specific healing crises as well as up leveling my radiant health and wellbeing and expansion of consciousness... Leta is a gift to those who are fortunate enough to make contact with her. I look forward to an on-going relationship!”

Rosie Pearson, 
Master Reiki Practitioner
“Leta Herman has many years of experience in her areas of healing expertise. As a long time client and colleague, I highly recommend her as a Chinese Five Element practitioner.”

Sarah Salem, 
Zen Shiatsu Student
“I came to the office with a certain sense of defeat, and it was Raili’s trust in both my ability to heal and the integrity of the medicine she offered that served as an anchor in the beginning of our time together. I understand now how vital it is for a practitioner to be able to see a path towards healing for their patients, and to hold up that hope when the patients can’t see it themselves. ” - All Rights Reserved