Who WE ARE
You could say that Hockessin Holistic Health was born out of the COVID-19 pandemic. Already having very clear ideas of how she could bring better care to her patients, the need to create a safe space where the best biosafety protocols were in place became of paramount concern to Dr. Kelly Brown.
As the center continues to grow, Dr. Brown is attracting like-minded individuals who are also passionate about treating patients holistically, helping them to achieve and maintain a state of wellness that includes a balanced body, mind, and spirit.
Dr. Kelly Brown
A native Delawarean, Dr. Kelly Brown is a chiropractor and a licensed acupuncturist, maintaining her certification with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is also a candidate for certification at the Institute of Functional Medicine. Both Chinese and functional medicines treat the whole patient and get to the root of a person’s complaint(s). This approach to care is what motivates Dr. Brown to help her patients improve and live their lives to the fullest. She realizes great joy witnessing acupuncture, chiropractic, and functional medicine help others the way she was helped with these modalities.
Dr. Brown originally majored in education at the University of Delaware. In her third year, she had a severe car accident mid-semester, which changed her life and direction. Chiropractic provided significant relief of pain that started after the car accident. Following this recovery, she went to Delaware Technical and Community College for the science courses needed to attend chiropractic school.
While attending New York Chiropractic College, clinicians encouraged her to try acupuncture that was available at the additional school on campus. She found great relief from many complaints with acupuncture. She attended Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine while completing her chiropractic coursework, graduating with a Doctor of Chiropractic in 2013 and a Master’s in Acupuncture in 2014. She also finished her bachelor’s degree while at New York Chiropractic College.
Over the years, Dr. Brown has treated a wide variety of conditions but is especially drawn to helping people with musculoskeletal issues and chronic pain problems, such as she herself experienced. She is also especially passionate about women’s wellness, assisting women with such ailments as irregular periods, hormonal imbalances, and fertility, and has helped many of her patients overcome their difficulties in achieving and maintaining pregnancy.
In her spare time, Dr. Brown enjoys spending time with family, cooking, and hiking and playing ball with her rescue dog, Winston.
Dr. Maureen Santucci
A licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, Maureen became drawn to Chinese medicine through a love of martial arts; she wanted to find a career that was congruent with a daily Tai Chi practice. While happy to treat any issues that come her way, Maureen took advanced training in Acupuncture Orthopedics and is particularly adept with musculoskeletal dysfunction, with a special interest in helping athletes – professional or casual – optimize their performance in their chosen activity. In addition, while the goal of all acupuncture is to treat more than the symptoms, one of the approaches she practices is especially apt at getting at the underlying root of problems, which can often have a psycho-emotional component or date back to childhood.
Maureen also has an interest in the hormonal issues that many women face transitioning from one phase of life to another, which has led her to additional study in that area, particularly in the challenges of menopause. This, and other endocrine imbalances in both men and women, can lead to problems that have more of a physiological component than is often realized. Among those conditions are weight loss and gain, anxiety, depression, and insomnia.
Maureen attended Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in Santa Monica, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in 2005, and becoming a Licensed Acupuncturist in California that same year. She opened her first practice than in Los Angeles, combining acupuncture, herbal medicine, craniosacral therapy, and bodywork, which she has practiced since 2001.
In 2008, she fell in love with the mountains of Peru while visiting as a tourist and decided to move there. There, she continued treating people, also offering low-cost community acupuncture and donating her time to a free/donation clinic. In 2019, she moved back to the Northeast where she grew up (she actually missed seasons!) and worked as a licensed acupuncturist in Connecticut before moving to Delaware. She is a licensed Eastern Medicine Practitioner in Delaware and Pennsylvania, as well as a National Diplomate in Oriental Medicine, and is currently completing a doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.
When not seeing patients, Maureen can be found hiking a trail someplace, so she is loving her new home state of Delaware and the gorgeous landscapes that can be found all around here, and is looking forward to starting up with a local Kung Fu school in the post-COVID future.
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Fax: (302) 232-3600
Hockessin, DE 19707