Welcome. I’m Jonathan Klate. Please allow me to introduce myself.

I first studied traditional acupuncture at the College of Chinese Acupuncture at Oxford in England and began practicing in Cambridge and Lincoln, Massachusetts, in 1975. I moved to Amherst in 1978, introducing the contemporary application of this ancient system of medicine to this region. Prior to this there had never been an acupuncture practitioner here nor in the states of Vermont, New Hampshire or Connecticut and the only practitioner in New York State north of New York City was my father, Dr. Reuben H. Klate, who pioneered this practice in that region as well. Some would travel hundreds of miles for treatment here. To this day some still do.

I have always approached this healing art from a broad holistic perspective with sensitivity to the unique history, circumstances and needs of each patient. I strive to provide the most effective care I can in close cooperation with any other treatment one may be receiving. I have long and mutually respectful collegial relationships with many fine physicians and allied health professionals in the region so each patient can be assured of their care proceeding cooperatively and collaboratively. Also, with extensive training and long clinical experience in a variety of approaches to this diverse system of medicine, I strive to meet the individual needs of each person according to their unique conditions and interests rather than applying the same systemic approach in every case.

While close to the center of Amherst, the office is a serene refuge inside and out, its welcoming, accessible, contemplative interior surrounded by private and elegant meditative gardens.

Due to my professional seniority in this part of the country, there is sometimes a wait for initial appointments. But this varies, and we are always happy to discuss your situation and do all we can to ensure that your needs are met as soon and as appropriately as possible. Please don’t hesitate to contact the office with any question. We are happy to respond.