History of Mystic River Acupuncture
In 1989, Kathleen Poole received her degree in acupuncture, bought a box of needles and a portable massage table and founded Mystic River Acupuncture. She made house calls in the Mystic area before subletting office space from Chris Mooradian, D.C. at 3175 Gold Star Highway in Old Mystic Plaza, Old Mystic, CT.
Seven years later, needing larger accommodations, Kathleen rented her own office suite from Steven Grob, D.C. at 1057 Poquonnock Rd. The Groton office allowed her to offer massage and reflexology, and carry a limited inventory of Chinese herbal medicines. At this location she was able to expand her hours, and there was room for acupuncture students to fulfill their observation requirements with her.
During this time period, Kathleen returned to school to continue her study of Chinese Herbal Medicine. Mystic River Acupuncture thrived in Groton and in 2006 moved to its current location at 167 Broad Street in City of Groton.
The Broad Street location has ample space to share with holistic practitioners, provide a community clinic, and establish a full Asian Apothecary on its premises. The building is a ranch-style structure converted into a doctor’s office. The previous owner, James Hollister, M.D. maintained a general practice there for 30 years. It is easily accessible from local roads and I-95, and is close to area shopping districts. There is a small parking lot and on-street parking in front of the office.
We are happy in our present home. The surroundings are pleasant and the layout is conducive to collaboration and coordination of patient care.
Kathleen is grateful to family, friends, and colleagues who have supported the growth of Mystic River Acupuncture over the years. In particular, she thanks Drs. Mooradian and Grob for the years she was associated with them, and remains appreciative of these professional relationships.