About us

Dr Chirstopher Hollis

Christopher E. Hollis, ND, L.Ac, MSOM

Dr. Hollis received a Bachelor of Science in Psychophysiology from Pennsylvania State University. After college he completed a six-year nationally accredited medical program and received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Hollis treats acute and chronic illness utilizing western and Chinese herbs, acupuncture, homeopathy and nutrition. A specialist in complementary and alternative medicine, he addresses a wide range of conditions in his practice. He has studied homeopathy in India and Chinese Medical Theory and Qigong in China and frequently travels to further his skill and knowledge.  He also lectures internationally and is committed to bringing affordable acupuncture to central Vermont. He sees patients in Montpelier and in Randolph.

Lara Foy, L.Ac

Lara Foy received her training at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California.  She also studied medical Qi Gong at the International Institute for Medical Qi Gong and Swedish Massage at Twin Lakes College.  She worked in collaboration with UC Berkeley's athletic acupuncture program and has studied and practiced scalp acupuncture for paralysis.  She is a nine year Reiki II initiate and Healing Song practitioner.  Lara approaches the healing arts in a multi-disciplinary fashion, bridging western science, psychology, and spirituality.  She has also worked extensively in elementary education, anthropology, performance arts, and indigenous rights.  Lara speaks Spanish, French and Nepali.  Lara works at Montpelier Community Acupuncture and also sees private patients in Montpelier. 


Elise Bennett

Elise Bennett, L.Ac, MSOM

Elise Bennett is an acupuncturist and herbalist with training in the Chinese and Western herbal traditions. She takes an individualized approach to health, by taking extra time to listen to her patients and understand what is going on within the greater context of their environment and lifestyle. This enables her to address their symptoms, as well as the underlying root causes of their condition. She holds a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Southwest Acupuncture College. Her clinical interests include working with women’s health, fertility, digestive issues, stress and anxiety, insomnia and pain. Additionally, Elise completed a three-year clinical herbalism program at Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism. This program explored both traditional uses and modern research in plant medicine. Elise believes that the integration of traditional healing practices into modern health care settings enhances patients overall health. She is committed to offering compassionate, gentle and effective care to help her patients cultivate health and vitality in their lives

Cindy Butler & Deborah Durkee

Are the administrators extraordinaire.

They keep the office running smoothly and efficiently.