About Our Staff
Dalit Waller, Lic.Ac., OT.Lic.
Acupuncturist and Harvard Square Community Acupuncture Clinic Founder
Dalit first heard about community acupuncture while she was an acupuncture student and she knew that she wanted to practice this way to make acupuncture accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.
Dalit is a graduate of The New England School of Acupuncture, licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine, and nationally certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine(NCCAOM).
Dalit has studied both Chinese and Japanese styles of acupuncture. She has practiced community style acupuncture since 2010 at Roxbury Community Acupuncture (no longer open) and at Open Space Acupuncture in Somerville, MA.
Dalit has traveled to Mexico and Uganda with The Global Acupuncture Project to teach acupuncture. She continues to work with this international organization to increase access to acupuncture for those with limited access to health care.
Dalit worked with adults for 23 years as an Occupational Therapist. She worked at the West Roxbury VA Medical Center, McLean Hospital, Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, Youville Hospital, Neville Manor, The Cambridge VNA, the Cambridge Somerville Health Alliance, Mount Auburn Home Care, and the VNA of Boston.
When she is not sticking people with needles, Dalit loves to walk and walk some more, cook yummy food, hang out with friends, and howl at the moon. She is no stranger to downward facing dog.
Nate Langford, Lic.Ac. M.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Nate is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Nate is a graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture where he completed a Master’s in Chinese and Japanese acupuncture styles.
In addition to working in general practice at HSQCA, Nate sees adult and pediatric oncology patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. He also continues to pursue advanced training in acupuncture strategies for oncology patients through the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Nate served for a number of years as an acupuncture program faculty member and clinical supervisor at the New England School of Acupuncture, as well as providing treatment through Fenway Health's acupuncture detox program.
Nate is something of a rolling stone, so when not attending to patients, he’s usually walking around town or gallivanting through the countryside. On certain weekdays you might find him holed up in the Buddhist Temple Room at the MFA, chipping away at haiku.
Sandra Gray, Lic. Ac, MAOM
Sandy Gray is a licensed acupuncturist and NCCAOM board certified herbalist who has been practicing in Massachusetts and New Hampshire since 2002. She holds a Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine (MAOM) from New England School of Acupuncture and took additional post-graduate studies in herbology for Women’s Health with Sharon Weizenbaum. She also studied with Dr. Tao Xie, a preeminent Chinese herbalist in the Boston area.
In addition to her private practice, Sandy worked for twelve years at Pathways to Wellness, a clinic serving the HIV community, as acupuncture clinician, herbalist, and home care provider. She also worked at the New England School of Acupuncture clinic as a professional acupuncturist and herbalist. She is pleased to be a part of the team at HSQCA.
Sandy is committed to serving patient health needs with a calm presence and love that is an extension of her life long yoga meditation practice. She derives deep satisfaction from helping resolve disharmonies and imbalances due to our stressful modern life. She finds Chinese medicine, both acupuncture, and herbology, to be a brilliant solution to many health issues without side effects or invasive techniques. She encourages everyone to try Chinese medicine as a true alternative and complement to Western medicine.
Every year, since 2007, Sandy has traveled to India and has served in a medical camp offering free treatments to local citizens in the village of Dwarahat and other areas.
Erin McFrane, Lic.Ac.
Erin McFrane is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts and is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Erin graduated with a Masters from New England School of Acupuncture. Erin has studied Chinese, Japanese, and Classical acupuncture as well as medical Qi Gong. While going to acupuncture school, Erin interned at HSQCA with Dalit Waller as well as with HSQCA veteran Nate Langford at Mass General Hospital.
Erin has had many careers before coming to acupuncture- she could formally be found in the Attorney General’s office working as a victim advocate, fitting people for backpacks as an outdoor outfitter, and harvesting and weeding on an organic farm. Erin has always been inspired by the human body’s ability to heal itself and since she is also is allergic to office work, acupuncture was a natural fit.
In her free time, Erin enjoys a good nature documentary, live music, frothy coffee drinks, and taking her boxer and one-year-old kiddo for hikes in the woods.
Ethan Lu, Lic.Ac.
Ethan is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Massachusetts and certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture where he completed the Chinese acupuncture and herbal medicine tracks to earn a Masters in Oriental Medicine.
Originally on track to become a psychotherapist, Ethan dropped out of a clinical psychology phD program to enter acupuncture school after realizing that the knowledge he was picking up in his study of the internal martial arts could be used to heal. He has not regretted trading one healing profession for another and feels that he has grown, and continues to grow, exponentially for it.
When not treating patients at HSQCA, or in his private practice (Rising Bear Medicine), Ethan can likely be found outside somewhere in the grass and trees and sun practicing qigong and taijiquan. He also likes long walks and hikes, deep conversations, and craft beer.