Arlen Crocker McClellan began her journey into holistic healthcare as a child, spending endless hours helping her mother, an Acupressurist and Herbalist, forage and process local edibles and herbs in Western Massachusetts. From a young age she was fascinated by the physiological processes of the human body and the role that plants and nutrition play in health. She continued to be inspired while studying Microbiology under the Pre-Med track at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, falling in love with lab sciences. After a few years of working, Arlen realized that she wanted to be on the frontline of healthcare, making a direct impact on people’s lives. This is what brought her to the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute (UBAI) where she received her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, graduating magna cum laude.
She furthered her studies at UBAI and completed her Doctorate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (DTCM) focusing on Integrative care and pain management. Arlen’s special interests are in using a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat sports injuries, acute and chronic pain, and post-surgical recovery. When Arlen is not in the office, or studying, she enjoys running, hiking with her dog, delicious food, and a good book.