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It was a very sad day in August when I received an email from Emma Rombach of Dancing Dragonfly Acupuncture announcing that she was relocating to Lenox, MA.  I had grown to be very dependent on Emma’s expertise and genuine compassion she always demonstrated at each and every treatment I received.  Not only is she concerned about your health issues, but she truly cares for you as a person.

After several doctor’s appointments, with few answers and little to no relief from my symptoms, I was referred to Emma from a very close friend of mine that told me “I know just the person you need to see.”

At my first appointment I immediately knew I was going in the right direction.  Emma is so well versed with excellent credentials, so much knowledge; which includes the acupuncture treatments, great advice on herbs and supplements, and most of the time she was also my counselor!  There were times I had to remind myself that she wasn’t my physician since I felt more confident with her advice and direction over my doctors.  When I began my treatments I was suffering from severe menopause symptoms, high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, and severe stress and fatigue.  My body did not appear to be absorbing the many supplements I was taking.  With Emma’s treatments and direction, I changed and added some supplements.  I was already following a very nutritious diet; however, she did suggest a few changes and provided me with some additional advice which has proved invaluable to me.  Currently my blood levels are all where they should be!  When I was receiving the acupuncture treatment, I was never so relaxed in my life!  I found myself so looking forward to my next appointment!

I am still suffering from hormone imbalance, and of course the daily stressors of life, but I do hope to continue my therapy with Emma.  If she doesn’t come back to my area on occasion to see everyone who dearly misses her, I will be making road trips to Lenox, MA! Emma, I wish you much success in your transition to Lenox and I only hope the folks there know how lucky they are to have you!!

Trudy K.


My husband and I have been blessed to be clients of Emmajean for 1 ½ years. We can not say enough about the wonderful results we have gotten with Emmajean’s care. My husband has had severe migraines and depression for many years. All his medical doctor’s did were to increase his medication and add more. Under the care of Emmajean, he has been able to stop some medications and decrease the dosage of others. He also had problems with sleep which she has helped.

I have been helped also with extreme stress problems and sleep and thyroid issues. Emmajean has totally destressed me. Now things that upset me in the past don’t. I am sleeping much better. Since Emmajean has worked on my thyroid, the blood work is all normal and I am not as tired as I used to be.

We STRONGLY advise you to see Emmajean! She has helped us so much!

Vanessa and Tom J.
New York


I have always had a weak knee and a hip injury a few years ago added to my aches and pain. Since I sit at a desk all day at work, those joints get stiff and sometimes painful. Acupuncture has offered me relief and a way to manage the pain I experience from my knee and hip without relying on OTC pain relievers. With months of physical therapy, I didn’t feel as good as I do now. During my initial consult with Emma, she also uncovered that I was not handling the stress in my life well. With acupuncture treatments for stress and relaxation and tips from Emma on how to handle stress and food recommendations to balance my energy better, I feel happier and healthier than ever before. Additionally, sinus problems have plagued me all my life. Acupuncture treatments for sinus problems have cleared my sinus cavity and recommendations from Emma regarding foods to avoid have helped me steer clear of further problems.

Thanks to Emma, I have learned to recognize when my body is out of balance and how to remedy the situation either on my own or by visiting her for a little “tweaking” with the needles. Whenever I receive a treatment, regardless of the problem we are treating, I always feel 100% better and have a renewed sense of balance.

Lynn B.
New York


When I started seeing Emma Jean, I wasn’t feeling well at all.  I had severe GI issues (Colitis, Acid Reflux) severe allergies, menopause symptoms, and was under a great deal of stress.  I had severe stomach pains, weight loss, diarrhea, and my skin itched from the top of my head and literally down to my toes.  I was taking a tremendous amount of medications, for example: nose sprays, allergy medications, hormone replacement for hot flashes and moodiness, meds for my acid reflux, meds for my colitis, meds to help me sleep, meds to calm me down. Meds, Meds, Meds.

And then, along came Emma!  She spent a great deal of time with me, wanting to know everything about me and about my health or should I say “unhealthiness”. I instantly felt comfortable with her by her calming presence.   Unlike the way I felt at my doctors’ office!  You know!  Treating you like a number instead of a person, giving you about 2 minutes of their time, diagnosing you (supposedly) in that same amount of time and writing yet another script for you to add to the collection you’re already taking.

Emma started treating me with acupuncture and suggested a few natural herbs that I could take. WELL, I want all of you that are considering acupuncture to know, that I am now, totally medication free.  My allergies are cleared, my GI issues are under control, and stress levels (moodiness & grouchy- my husband had a different term to describe my temperament) are minimized.  (Trust me – my husband is VERY happy about that).

I highly recommend Emma Jean.  She is truly amazing!  So if you are ready to walk down the path to good health, she will be there to lead you on a wonderful journey.  Here’s to GOOD HEALTH!

Thank you Emma!!

Valerie P.
Queensbury, New York


I have been seeing Emma for acupuncture sessions for over a year now. I have stayed with Emma for this long because of the changes in the way I feel. I now have a more positive outlook on the way I live my life each day. After a few sessions of acupuncture, I felt an awakening throughout my body – the only way I can explain this is like a release of a lot of tension!

I’ve also learned a lot about my own body and what muscles and tendons controls what. I learned that I can take control myself to improve my overall health – and I talk to myself a lot for support (LOL!)

My future plans are to return to a balanced state of health and well-being with acupuncture, herbs, healthy natural foods, and daily exercise. All because I was lucky enough to be introduced to Emma!

Alisa R.
New York