Acupuncture is a medical practice that is over 2,000 years old and effective for acute and chronic conditions but is at its best when used to maintain optimal health.
Cupping / Gua Sha / Aromatherapy
During your treatment, a variety of other treatment techniques/modalities may be used such as cupping, gua sha, electro-stimulation, shiatsu, tui-na, aromatherapy or qi gong
Herbal medicine may be recommended in conjunction with acupuncture to optimally support your health.
30 and 60 minute phone counseling sessions are available to patients between treatments or for anyone looking to learn ways they can support their health from an eastern medical perspective. Counseling sessions may include lifestyle and nutritional advice.
Initial Acupuncture Consultation and Treatment:
While we do not accept insurance, a superbill can be provided to patients who wish to submit to their insurance company for reimbursement if they have out-of-network acupuncture coverage.
Kelly Drury, LAc, MAcOM
Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Teacher, Writer
Kelly Drury is a NJ licensed acupuncturist and nationally board-certified herbalist with a private practice in Montclair, NJ. Kelly brings over 15+ years of experience in natural health and provides patients with a lot of perspective due to her history as a yoga teacher, holistic health counselor and as a wellness director in a global bank.
She loves to introduce acupuncture and Eastern Medicine to her patients and educate them on ways to better integrate eastern medical philosophy into their lifestyles. She tends to work with patients during major transitions in their life and supports them to live more in sync with nature and aligned with their dreams. She educates the public through holding pop-up acupuncture events, speaking and writing and was the co-founder of the podcast, “Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times” with the Circle of Messengers. She is an avid hiker and loves time in nature.
- Treasurer and Board Member, New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine - 2020
~New Jersey Licensed Acupuncturist, NJ Examining Board - 2017
~Master Healer Training with Tiffany Carole Pollard - 2017
~NCCAOM Diplomat of Chinese Medicine- 2014
~ Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, OR - 2014
~1000 Hands Buddha QiGong Teaching Certification, Portland, OR- 2013
~Yoga Teacher; 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training; The Birchwood Center, Nyack, NY - 2006
~Holistic Health Counselor/Health Coach; The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, NY, NY - 2003
~Bachelor of Science; Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ - 2000
What Patients Can Expect
WellEssence, LLC has made some changes to our appointment and visit process to enhance the comfort and safety of patients and staff during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Please read carefully prior to your appointment and alert me, Kelly Drury, L.Ac, to any questions or concerns:
~ 24 hours before your appointment you will be contacted via e-mail with a Mandatory COVID-19 Pre-Screening survey about your recent travel history as well as any flu-like symptoms you or any members of your household have experienced in the past two weeks. This Mandatory COVID-19 Pre-Screening survey will need to be completed and submitted prior to each of your visits.
~ Prior to entering the office, all patients must remain in their cars or outside of the building until notified to enter. Patients will have their temperature taken via touchless thermometer, be screened for COVID-19 symptoms, and must wash/sanitize their hands prior to entering the treatment space.
~ Patients and staff must wear a facemask (cloth is fine) upon arrival to be able to enter the building and throughout the entire duration of their visit. They must also practice social distancing until closer contact is required to carry out the purpose of the visit/treatment.
~ Due to the size of the office space, friends and family should not accompany patients to visits unless it is absolutely necessary. This is to reinforce the practice of social distancing. Please notify me if you have any questions about this.
~ Unless an in-person visit is necessary, I will continue to provide services via telehealth for herbal and nutritional consultations as well as for general counseling. All new patient initial appointments may be split into two appointments: an Initial Virtual Consultation and an Initial Acupuncture Treatment to reduce the amount of time required in the office. The Initial Virtual Consultation should be scheduled prior to the Initial Acupuncture Treatment appointment, so that intake, patient concerns, goals and treatment plans can be discussed.
~ Keeping you and our community healthy is my top priority. To further minimize exposure risk, I will be limiting the time I am in the treatment room with you during your treatment. I will be staggering patient appointments with thirty minute intervals to allow for additional cleaning, disinfection and ventilation time in the treatment rooms. I will also be reducing my work hours to restrict daily patient traffic. I will keep windows open when possible, provide hand sanitizer, and use contactless payment procedures. Table warmers will also no longer be utilized, until further notice. As always, any linens used are changed between EVERY patient, sealed in a bag in a closed hamper and laundered after every use.
Although I am taking many steps to reduce potential exposure to COVID-19, it is important that you know that any in-person interaction, including at a medical/acupuncture office, may increase potential exposure to COVID-19.
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults (65 and older) and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. If you or a member of your household is at higher risk, you may wish to postpone some routine and/or elective medical care. Please discuss with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.
Although some aspects of your visit may be different than we are all used to, my dedication to providing you with excellent care remains the same. I look forward to seeing you!