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Acupuncturist Joins Merchantville Wellness Center

Oct 30, 2020 02:09PM ● By Shae Marcus

Merchantville Medical Wellness Center (MMWC) welcomes Kristen Otto, LAc. Otto is a board-certified acupuncturist who earned her master’s degree from The Won Institute, in Glenside, Pennsylvania. She utilizes Oriental medicine modalities including acupuncture, trigger-point needling, cupping, gua sha, breathing exercises, meditation and massage techniques. This holistic approach to medicine treats the whole person to initiate healing, regeneration and rejuvenation. 

Otto treats a variety of issues including neck and back pain, headaches, migraines, sports injuries, gastrointestinal problems, women’s and men’s health, stress, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, addiction and others. 

Her background in skin care and aesthetics also allows her to offer a unique form of facial rejuvenation acupuncture, combining Eastern and Western philosophies, providing a cutting-edge approach to skin health and overall wellness. 

She is in network with some insurance plans including Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, AmeriHealth, Independence Blue Cross and soon Optum.

“I am really excited to be part of this team of wonderful health professionals,” says Otto. “I truly look forward to the cohesiveness of this wellness center and the healing that we will generate with this approach. Each provider offers something different, and with the combination of services I feel like our approach is unmatched.”

Location: 5 W. Chestnut Ave. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 856-488-7067 or visit