Acupuncture, Boston, Back Bay, Copley, Copley Square, South End, Boylston St, Columbus Ave, MBTA, Fertility, Infertility, Allergies, Pain, Back, Neck, PCOS, Hormonal Imbalances, Autoimmune, 02116, Nutrition, Health, Wellness, Alternative Medicine, Chinese Herbs, Standard Process
Angela Noelle Martin, Lic.Ac.
525 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 5, Acton, MA 01720
Since a very young age, Angela can recall a very keen interest in the human body and it’s innate ability to heal itself. Though she probably didn’t know how to put it into words at the time, she recalls feeling dissatisfaction when at the Doctor’s office, and not having her long list of questions answered. Questions such as, ‘Why am I sick’?, and ‘What can I do to prevent it in the future?’ Instead, she remembers vague answers from the doctor and always leaving the office with a square little white sheet of paper with the letters ‘Rx’ on it. Doctors visits were often followed by trips to Friendly’s with her mom, so going to the doctor wasn’t always a bad thing, but there was always that underlying curiosity about how the body works and what, besides taking pills, can help the body get stronger.
A native of Upstate New York, Angela visited the Adirondacks on her Grandparents’ land with her family, and it is there that she feels is where her connection to being a lover of nature started. It seems like this love of the natural world is what fueled her fire to want to learn more about, not only biology and the natural sciences, but eventually lead to her curiosity about nutrition and alternative medicine. She attended and graduated from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and spent the first few years of her career educating others on topics varying from cave and forest ecology in the Ozarks, to the flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains. After a few years of teaching, Angela decided to pursue a dream of living in the Mountains. She decided to make Steamboat Springs, CO, home for four years, a period of time that Angela considers a highlight of her life. A lover of the winter season, Angela learned to snowboard, and being a little on the clumsy side, she feels that these years of snowboarding almost every day gave her a skill that she is forever grateful for. Snow to Angela is what summer is to most normal people. She attributes her love for snow and winter a major life skill to help her get through the long New England winters.
After the September 11 terrorist attacks, Angela decided to come back east to be closer to family, and has lived in MA, mostly the Boston area, since January of 2002. Even when riding through the fresh, champagne powder in Steamboat Springs, Angela dreamt of someday calling Boston home. After moving here, Angela felt a calling to change her career, and decided to go back to school for her Masters Degree, pursuing a career that she felt she was meant to have after all those years of questioning her doctor. In August 2007, Angela graduated from the New England School of Acupuncture with a dual concentration in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. In February 2008, Acupuncture of Boston at Healthy Channels was born. Coming from a family of entrepreneurs and business owners, being her own boss had always been a dream of Angela’s. Having it in her genes made the choice to open her own clinic a natural one, and in her favorite area of Boston, Copley Square. Over the next few years, Angela watched her business grow through a series of ups and downs during an unfavorable economy. In July, 2013, Angela moved her practice to the South End, with two other practitioners, Ann Marie Turo and Jessica Bradley. Being a practitioner and business owner in Boston has allowed Angela to really get to know the people of Boston, has given her an appreciation for all of Boston’s talented sports teams and a spirit of a city that is unique to Boston. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with all of these wonderful people, her patients, and, if you get a chance to work with her, you will see her passion for her work shine through.
In addition to snowboarding and everything snow, Angela enjoys hiking, camping, and just being outside in the woods. She also a fanatic about animals and volunteers at a local cat shelter, The Cat Connection. Angela admits to being a nerd when it comes to everything there is to know about the human body. If you ever are in Angela’s car, just a warning—you may be subjected to one of her favorite health guru’s voice blasting through the speakers. She is constantly learning about different aspects of health, and can’t wait to share what she learns with her patients. Her goal with her patients is to form a partnership with them, helping them achieve their goals to having a healthy life. She reads ferociously about diet and nutrition, and will work with patients to help them figure out their dietary needs. In addition, she is a Chinese Herbalist, and may even prescribe herbs or supplementation to the treatment plan.
Angela is licensed through the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, and is certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture.
Angela lives in the metrowest area with her husband, Grenville, and rescue cat, Natalie, and her rescue dog from Puerto Rico, Ayla.