Meet the
Scottsdale Acupuncture & Alternative Medicine Team!


Monica Behling Anghel, L.Ac.,  MSOM., CFMP., graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture in 2003 where she studied Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and Tui-na. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Oregon State University.

Monica grew up with natural medicine and as a result developed a passion for helping people heal naturally. Growing up with a grandfather and a mother, who were very knowledgeable herbalists, was the catalyst to her career in natural healing.

Monica is Nationally Board Certified and licensed to practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in the state of Arizona. She’s been in private practice over 18 years and became certified in Functional Medicine in 2017. Monica loves to treat a wide variety of issues including low back pain, joint pain, anxiety, digestive disorders, allergies, insomnia, infertility and many other ailments.

Because of Monica’s belief that health is not merely the absence of a physical disease, her approach to health and wellness encompasses all aspects of a person’s being, including the mental and emotional aspects as well as the physical manifestation.

Monica’s treatment goal is to help facilitate balance and harmony within all of these compartments and find the root cause of ailments. She utilizes a combination of acupuncture, herbal medicinals and nutritional therapy to help in this process.


• Licensed Acupuncturist in Arizona
• Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
• Nationally Board Certified in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)
• Masters of Science degree from Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture
• National Clean Needle Technique Certification in Acupuncture
• Certified in Functional Medicine from Functional Medicine University
• Honors graduate from Western Oregon State University

Please call 480-415-5536 to schedule an appointment or click HERE to schedule online.


Allison Carmody,  Massage Therapist and recent transplant from Washington D.C. area, has been specializing in deep tissue massage and sports massage since 2015. She loves working with clients who want to address specific conditions or chronic complaints and those who just love a good deep-pressure massage.  Her massages are very effective in relieving restrictions that interfere with range of motion.                                                                 

Allison is licensed in the state of Arizona, and is board certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).  Her training includes Swedish, deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy.  Allison is also certified in Active Isolated StretchingACE Massage Cupping and Myoskeletal Alignment Technique .

“I believe my talent is my ability to “listen” to your tissue and address restrictions in a way that works with your nervous system, rather than one that bulldozes over your pain threshold.  More importantly, I don’t ignore what my hands are telling me–if I’m on a knot, I’ll stay with it until I affect it.”

A long-time weekend warrior, Allison has trained at various times in martial arts, figure skating,  ballet, and recreational running.

For more information or to book a massage with Allison Carmody, please call (480) 744-6471 to schedule an appointment.


Dan Klausner, Massage Therapist,  is a stellar athlete himself having completed many marathons, including the Boston Marathon.

He is well versed in many sports related injuries and can customize treatments to fit individual needs.

He works with professional athletes as well as weekend warriors and anything in-between.

He is well trained in many different modalities including Traditional Thai massage and Shiatsu.

For a complete list of Dan’s specialities or to make an appointment, please visit his web site or call 602-369-6139.


Abby Nickerson, Clairvoyant Reiki Master. The intuitive energy healing and wellness coaching I provide creates a connection between you and Divine Universal Intelligence.

I create and hold a sacred  space for you, facilitate the healing process and offer intuited recommendations to support you on your life path.

I have been given a gift in this life, allowing me to easily connect with human beings, support them with their healing and bring greater love to their life journey.

As a child, I recall feeling very connected to people on an emotional level. I would feel their happiness, love, sadness, anger and hurt, as if it were my own. I seemed to have this innate ability to “read” people and recognize when their bodies were not in alignment with their words, particularly with regard to health.

As an adult I learned what it meant to be an empath and clairsentient, and it became clear to me that these were some of the innate abilities I had felt for so many years.

I have held a long-time interest in health, wellness, alternative healing, and the belief that we have more control over our health than we are taught.

For more information or to book a session with Abby Nickerson, please visit her website HERE or call (928) 255-7390 to schedule an appointment.