is to make your life
Delivering the benefits of acupuncture to the masses
20+ years creating sustainable & successful franchises
Designed on consumer wants & needs
Acupuncture like it's never been done before
The Modern Acupuncture® mission is: To Make Your Life Better. A mission we do not take lightly from our corporate offices to each clinic experience across the nation.
We have a 20+ year track record of creating sustainable brands backed by operating systems that result in loyal and successful franchisees. Our approach to acupuncture is simple and innovative.
We deliver affordable acupuncture in first-class high traffic retail shopping centers with convenient hours including nights and weekends.
Modern Acupuncture provides the perfect opportunity to combine an entrepreneurial spirit, proven franchise model and a passion to change lives.
We offer the consumer an unmatched acupuncture experience and value proposition that is superior to the competition. Modern Acupuncture was designed based on consumer wants and needs, and we proudly offer acupuncture treatments to the public.
Each nationwide location offers the natural health benefits of acupuncture in highly accessible locations. Our retreat-like setting allows you to relax and escape from your day, while experiencing the healing and well-being benefits of acupuncture. Our hours accommodate busy schedules and our affordable price plans keeps patients loyal to our clinics. Modern Acupuncture is a business model that appeals to everybody.
Turn-key build out and locations near grocery anchored, high foot traffic shopping centers (preferred 1200 to 1600 sq. ft.)
In 2016, Matt began his endeavor as Chief Executive Officer of ACU Development INC., franchisor of MA Modern Acupuncture. Prior to that time, Matt was both Vice President of Operations and a founding member of the management team at The Joint Chiropractic, with the likes of the founder of Massage Envy.
Matt’s leadership in the development of a strategic operational infrastructure played an integral part in growing the brand from eight units in 2010 to more than 340 open in 27 states in a six-year period. He was also a key member of the team that took the company public in 2014. Matt has also owned and operated his own franchise restaurant, giving him a deep understanding of franchising that he draws upon as CEO of MA Modern Acupuncture.
Chad became the Chief Development Officer for ACU Development INC., franchisor of MA Modern Acupuncture in September 2016. Prior to that time, Chad was Vice President of Development and a founding member of the management team at The Joint Chiropractic for six years, with the likes of the founder of Massage Envy.
Chad is the co-founder and co-owner of Noodles Management, the franchisor of the restaurant concept Nothing but Noodles, which currently has several franchise locations in the South-East region of the United States.
Dr. Gubernick has been with ACU Development INC., franchisor of MA Modern Acupuncture’s Chief Clinical Officer since September 2016. For the last five years, Dr. Gubernick has owned and operated a The Joint chiropractic franchise clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.
He has been a licensed chiropractor in the State of Arizona since January 2010 and has his certification in acupuncture. Prior to owning a The Joint chiropractic franchise, he owned his own chiropractic practice in Scottsdale, AZ.
Bob has been practicing Chinese medicine for 20 years and his clinic is the largest privately owned Chinese medical clinic in the U.S., routinely seeing 100 to 125 clients a day. He also teaches his methods to Chinese and Western doctors in 36 countries. He has been and continues to be the keynote speaker at the largest Chinese medical forum in the world, TCM World Kongress in Rothenburg, Germany.
He is creating the new hire training for the licensed acupuncturist, assisting in the development of ongoing consumer education as well as providing oversight of the ongoing training of the brand’s licensed acupuncturists. He also has a degree in Physics and Master in Chinese Medicine.
Mike has been the Chief Information Officer for ACU Development INC., franchisor of MA Modern Acupuncture since September 2016. Prior to that time, Mike was the Director of I.T. at The Joint Chiropractic since 2011 and was responsible for implementing technology infrastructure that could scale with The Joint's rapid growth.
His technical disciplines include programming, system design & architecture, project management, hardware, digital marketing and security. He brings over 15 years of experience working in I.T. and 8+ years of working in the franchise industry.
Chris has been a Director for ACU Development INC., franchisor of MA Modern Acupuncture since September 2016. He is the owner of SurgCenter Development – the largest developer of ambulatory surgical centers in the United States, with more than 185 de novo centers developed to date in 26 states. He is a Regional Developer and Franchisee with The Joint Chiropractic and currently owns 54 franchise licenses and operates 27 The Joint Chiropractic franchises in five states. He is also the owner of Kynd Cannabis Company, the leading Nevada cannabis company for cultivation, production, and retail dispensaries. In addition, Mr. O’Neal has owned and operated three franchise locations for Famous Dave’s BBQ and Blackline Partners Inc., a regional bookkeeping and tax preparation business, with 32 locations in California.
After spending decades, training, teaching, researching, and caring for fragile babies as a Newborn ICU physician in some of the world’s premiere hospital systems, Dr. Anderson began to imagine a world where people had better access to high quality, high value, general health and wellness solutions. In 2011, after running business development and M&A for one of the largest healthcare systems in New England, Dr. Anderson formed a private equity firm allowing him to roll up his sleeves to acquire and scale health and wellness businesses. As the COO working with his team to build one of the largest Planet Fitness franchise groups (currently 75+ locations across North America), Dr. Anderson is excited to leverage his vast healthcare and multi-unit franchise experience as the Modern Acupuncture Regional Developer for MA, CT and RI.
Scott is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and currently founder/CEO of StrawberryFrog, the world’s first Movement Marketing, Advertising and Design company based in NYC. He is the author of the best-selling book ‘Uprising: how to build a brand and change the world by Sparking Cultural Movements’ through McGraw Hill. Scott has launched and accelerated the growth of numerous businesses such as Google, European Wax Center, Sabra Hummus, which grew to billion-dollar businesses. He led the strategic and creative efforts for some of the world’s most iconic brands such as Heineken, Jim Beam, Emirates Airline, Diet Coke, Smart Car and Pampers. Scott, his wife and his two sons live outside Manhattan.
Shannon became the Director of Operations for ACU Development INC., franchisor of MA Modern Acupuncture in September 2016. She opened her own Modern Acupuncture franchise in April of 2018. Prior to that time, Shannon was the Senior Manager of Training & Development with The Joint Chiropractic, working closely with the leadership team. Shannon also spent 18 years at Petsmart, Inc, where she held various operations and learning positions.
Shannon’s expertise in operations and developing learning solutions for growing national brands has been an integral part of the operational excellence and best practices for Modern Acupuncture.
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WHAT'S ACUPUNCTURE ALL ABOUT?
DEFINITION: Tiny needles (thinner than a human hair) are inserted carefully into key points on the body activating the body’s natural healing abilities.
HISTORY: Acupuncture is believed to have originated around 100 BC in China, around the time The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine (Huangdi Neijing) was published. Acupuncture is used all over the world. Modern Acupuncture is cultivating a movement to propel acupuncture into the 21st Century mindset.
PURPOSE: Acupuncture is used mainly to relieve discomfort associated with a variety of diseases and conditions. Acupuncture is proven to effectively help with pain relief, stress and relaxation. Today’s modern stressors may have debilitating effects on living life to the fullest. Acupuncture is used as part of a health routine to achieve ongoing wellness without prescriptions. Our mission is to revolutionize healthcare with affordable, approachable, convenient treatments in locations across the US.
TO THE POINT: Acupuncture is known to effectively treat pain and other ailments. However, we are impacting the multi-billion-dollar market spent on cosmetic products and treatments with all-natural facial acupuncture. Now it’s convenient and affordable to experience both health and facial acupuncture at the same time to glow from the inside out.
THE OPPORTUNITY IN FRONT OF US
It is estimated that over 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. It is difficult to reach the optimal health you deserve if you’re living with pain. We will treat you like an individual and work with you to address the source of your pain. Our licensed acupuncturists will help customize a plan for you to achieve relief in an all-natural, pill-free way.
Stress is linked to the 6 top causes of death. Acupuncture is an all-natural way to find stress relief. We make each treatment stress-free and want you to focus on relaxing and finding the Zen you deserve. Take 30 minutes to recharge so you can conquer the world! Your licensed acupuncturist will create a plan that will be the ultimate ticket to escape and recharge.
Acupuncture is a no-tox option to glow from the inside out. U.S. beauty is a $70 billion-dollar industry. Join our movement to ditch the chemicals, injections and harmful beauty regiments and embrace Modern Acupuncture’s 2,500 year-old practice for your skin health.
MindBody released a report, 2019 Integrative Wellness Index Report which indicated that Acupuncture is on the rise. This report focuses on how Americans engage in all seven dimensions of wellness services to improve their holistic health. Here is what the report says about Acupuncture.
All data was taken from the 2019 MindBody Report: 2019 Integrative Wellness Index Report
All data was taken from the 2019 MindBody Report: 2019 Integrative Wellness Index Report
Modern Acupuncture conducted a patient survey via email in March 2019 and we had nearly 1,000 patients respond. Here are the results:
*Survey was sent to the entire Modern Acupuncture patient base (current and past patients) with no incentive to participate. Nearly 1,000 patients responded, and results were analyzed by Modern Acupuncture corporate using data produced from survey monkey.>
You can count on our expertise to guide you through everything from choosing a prime location, negotiating your lease, to the entire build out process. We have one vendor to purchase all of your location’s equipment and millwork, which helps you open sooner.
The Marketing Team starts working with you months prior to opening to plan a comprehensive grand opening and continues support throughout the year with pre and post planning and evaluation tools. A national strategy is planned and presented each year in conjunction with our National Marketing Advisory Council comprised of Regional Developers, Franchisees and our National Marketing and PR partners. Each quarter you are guided with promotions, health education awareness, grassroots best practices, and referral and retention strategies.
Our national scale marketing provides consistency, operational standards and brand awareness for the first time in history for acupuncture in the US.
Vital to the operation of any Modern Acupuncture locations, our comprehensive franchise training includes: Hiring, client acquisition, marketing, business software, operations, financial modeling and key performance indicator tracking.
You'll leave our training well prepared and ready for ramp-up. We will also support your grand opening and provide on-boarding training you can offer all your employees, including Patient Health Information (PHI), OSHA required training, and position specific topics.
Our operations team serves as the central support to our franchise community. From answering day-to-day questions to the execution of on-going promotions, the operations team provides a wealth of knowledge and continuous support. Our step-by step Operations Manual includes information to open and operate a Modern Acupuncture franchised clinic.
CEO Matt Hale, created the Mission To Make Your Life Better and the company is based on that foundation.
With David’s background in real estate and his wife Anne’s experience running successful Massage Envy franchises, they were the natural choice of the founder of Massage Envy to become the first regional developers for his new venture, The Joint Chiropractic. Since 2011, they have opened 62 Joint units in Texas, with many more under development. They were recognized as Regional Developer of the Year in 2013. With over 20 years in commercial real estate, David is uniquely positioned to advise franchisees in their real estate selection and construction projects. Request Info.Rating:
Anne’s background includes banking and real estate ventures, as well as many community and social leadership positions. She was the operating partner of the Glovers’ Massage Envy and Joint Chiropractic units, handling all customer service and employee development aspects and driving the clinics’ performance to the top of their class. She and her team are the go-to advisors for franchisees in all things operations. The Glovers are extremely excited about Modern Acupuncture, another game-changer in the alternative healthcare/wellness sector. Request Info.Rating:
He brings to Modern Acupuncture a breadth of knowledge in the franchise sector, getting his start as the youngest franchisee in the Subway Sandwiches system at age 21. Over the next 22 years, Shane franchised more than two-dozen Subway locations in Los Angeles and Arizona, winning numerous awards for customer service, sales increases and overall cleanliness. Today, Shane and his wife, Sheri, own and operate nine Subway franchises in the Phoenix metro area. Request Info.Rating:
With 25 years of experience as a restaurant franchisee under her belt, Sheri brings first-hand knowledge and enthusiasm to Modern Acupuncture. Sheri graduated from the University of Southern California with a prestigious Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. After a brief stint at Deloitte and Touche, Sheri ventured into an industry she felt passionate about: food. Working under a seasoned Subway Sandwiches franchisee, Sheri learned the ins and outs of business before becoming an entrepreneur herself. Today, she and her husband, Shane, own and operate nine Subway franchises in the Phoenix metro area. Request Info.Rating:
In 2012, L.S. and his wife Elizabeth joined a fledgling new franchise, The Joint Chiropractic, as franchisees in Charleston, SC when there were just 26 locations nationally. Over the next 3 years, they purchased the Augusta, GA market and opened 6 clinics in Charleston and Augusta. With multiple The Joint clinics in the Top 40 nationally out of 360+ locations and winner of Franchisee of The Year for 2016, they have a passion for the power of the franchise model in delivering superior complementary health care services. Request Info.Rating:
Elizabeth and her husband L.S. have been successful franchisees of The Joint Chiropractic since 2012 and is a major contributor to their achievements including Franchisee of The Year in 2016. Prior to The Joint, Elizabeth founded the Health Care practice in the Executive Search firm they began and worked with Acute Care Hospitals nationally to staff their senior clinical leadership positions. Her clients included the largest hospital systems in the country and her detailed understanding of the health care provider market was solidified. Request Info.Rating:
Achieving and maintaining excellent fitness comes easy for Mici, creator of the “Stretch-A-Minute” core exerciser. He graduated from “Berufsgenossenschaftliche Akademie” for the Government Division of Workers Compensation in 1991 with a Bachelors Degree in Public Administration. He worked in his profession one year before he decided to follow his true passion, health and fitness, moving from Germany to Florida in 1993. Mici started in franchising in 2008 with 2 Massage Envy clinics in South Carolina. He added the first of 4 Joint Chiropractic clinics in 2011 and in 2012 Mici partnered with the Glover’s to acquire the Regional Developer territory for South Carolina and NE Georgia, which he sold out in less than 2 years, and has grown to 21 operating clinics. Throughout his 9-year franchise career, Mici has built a member base of over 4500 active members in his personally owned locations. Request Info.Rating:
Leah is a native of South Carolina and received her Bachelors in Science in Biology from the University of South Carolina Upstate. She received her Medical Technology Diploma from Tampa General School of Medical Technology and then worked for Tampa General for 12 years in multiple capacities, including managing research teams involved with grant research for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Leah has been with Roche Diagnostics since 2005 as a Technical Service Representative. Being from a traditional medical background and believing very strongly in promoting integrated medicine, Leah and her husband, Mici, search for business models they can advocate to the community as something wholesome and healthy and are very excited to be part of Modern Acupuncture. Request Info.Rating:
Judy was in the education field for over 24 years. During that tenure, she taught elementary school, computer science, and was a senior technology supervisor for the administration. Along with her educational background, Judy has consulted with large corporations on technology needs and administration issues. In addition, she has been a regional developer and owner for another nationwide franchise. Judy has various hobbies which include family time and physical fitness activities. She resides with her husband and family in Northeast Louisiana. Judy believes in natural, preventative medicine, and is excited to work with Modern Acupuncture to make it more approachable. Request Info.Rating:
Dr. Dallas Humble earned his Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from Palmer University in 1982 and has received multiple certifications in the health care field. Over his career he served as president of the Chiropractic Association of Louisiana, founded one of the nation’s premiere consulting firms for health care providers and owned one of the largest chiropractic multiple clinic organizations in the country providing clinical oversight to doctors and staff members across 5 different states. He is a past regional developer and present franchise owner of The Joint Chiropractic and served as the company’s senior consultant for over 7 years. Request Info.Rating:
Lance, a Baylor University graduate, has 11 years experience with top-of-category franchise organizations. Lance cut his teeth in the franchise sector as a partner in a Regional Developer team that developed 63 franchise locations in the Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston markets. Lance provided support in all aspects of site selection, build out, marketing and operations. Prior to his franchise experience Lance served in various leadership roles with Frito-Lay North America. More recently, Lance is a multi-unit franchisee with Sola Salon Studios. Both Massage Envy and Sola have been honored by Forbes magazine with #1 ranking as “nation’s best franchises to buy.” Request Info.Rating:
Todd has been active in franchising for more than twenty years. He was the youngest franchisee ever of Marble Slab Creamery and became its largest four years later. Coming from modest means, Todd had to develop a plan for financing, management and growth. Still in his twenties, and still growing his number of Marble Slab Creamery locations, Todd completed a leveraged buyout of 14, money losing, Subway Sandwich shops, turned them around and sold them three years later at a substantial profit. In his early thirties he founded, developed and franchised Nothing but Noodles, a fast-casual restaurant concept still going strong today. In 2009, Todd was approached by John Leonesio, founder of Massage Envy, to establish a team of franchise veterans to launch a chiropractic franchise, The Joint Chiropractic. Todd was instrumental in the founding of the concept. He hired the team, built the financial and membership models, designed the retail sites and spearheaded the growth of the concept. Request Info.Rating:
Mr. Meisinger is the Chief Executive Officer of Over The Top (“OTT”) Marketing, which he founded in 2006. OTT Marketing provides multi-location businesses and franchises with large scale, inbound digital customer acquisition services that are delivered through their proprietary software platform. In addition, Mr. Meisinger co-founded Thinique Medical Weight Loss in 2013 and built it to over 200 franchised units within a year before selling ownership interests to one of his co-founders. Mr. Meisinger also had the regional development rights for The Joint Corp. between 2011 and 2014, where he was developing more than 80 chiropractic clinics throughout Los Angeles and Northern California. Prior to founding OTT, Mr. Meisinger served as Head of Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Google Radio from 2006 to 2009. He joined Google Radio after serving as a key investor and Chief Marketing Officer of dMarc Broadcasting, which was acquired by Google Radio in February of 2006. Mr. Meisinger also served as co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First MediaWorks from 1999 to 2005, which provided the radio industry with a proprietary software platform and marketing services to help increase ratings and revenue. Request Info.Rating:
Born and raised in El Paso, TX and graduated in 2008 with a Business Marketing Degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. Soon after meeting and marrying my husband, Mark Elias in 2010, of El Paso, TX, we decided to move to Phoenix, AZ to venture into new business opportunities.
I was first introduced to franchising when I was presented The Joint Chiropractic business model. Being a long time chiropractic patient, knowing and understanding the importance of routine maintenance care and not to mention how affordable and convenient, The Joint was a business venture I wanted to invest in. We opened one of the first locations in the system nearly 7 years ago. Today, we own and operate one of the top performing clinics in the country. We are also the Regional Developers for The Joint in Las Vegas. We now oversee 9 successful clinics there. After seeing how we are able to change peoples lives, I’ve truly developed a passion for helping others through alternative medicine.
Becoming close friends with the founders of Modern Acupuncture at The Joint, when presented the new concept, we knew it was something we wanted to be apart of. Again, changing the industry by being able to provide acupuncture at an affordable price at a convenience to the customer. Excited about this new endeavor and looking forward with working with the Modern Acupuncture team. Request Info.
Fred began his franchising career in 2006, as a multi-unit operator with Massage Envy in suburban Chicago and also opened a clinic in Downtown Minneapolis. With operating a network wide Top 10 Massage Envy location, this gave him the experience and expertise to take on other brands as an operator and Regional Developer. Fred became part of a Regional Developer team for Amazing Lash Studio in IL and IN in late 2014. Prior to starting his franchising career, Fred graduated from Bradley University, and had a long career selling software to community owned banks and credit unions throughout the United States. As a hockey dad, Fred has seen first hand the healing and pain relief benefits of his son receiving acupuncture treatments and is very excited to be involved with Modern Acupuncture at this early stage. Request Info.Rating:
Pierre Machalany is a Regional Developer for Modern Acupuncture in PA, DE, VA, MD, and Washington D.C. with business partners Judd Miller III and Gordon D. Miller. Pierre is also a co-founder of Full Psycle Franchising, an indoor cycling concept, since the company’s inception in May 2015. He is responsible for store development and operations support, as well as support for the regional development program. Since 2009, Pierre with Judd Miller, III has been a multistate regional developer with European Wax Center, with development rights in 6 states. Pierre and Judd currently own and operate 6 European Wax Center franchises in Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and Northern Virginia. Pierre also owns and operates 2 Massage Envy franchises in San Antonio, Texas, which opened in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Request Info.Rating:
Judd Miller III is Regional Developer for Modern Acupuncture in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland with business partners Pierre Machalany and Gordon D Miller. Judd is also the co-founder and Chief Development Officer for Full Psycle Franchising and all of its affiliates, a position he has held since its inception. Judd also owns the Full Psycle regional development rights in the Houston, DFW, Greater Philly and New Jersey markets with Partners Gordon D Miller and Pierre Machalany. Judd is the Managing partner for Full Psycle – Market Street, a Studio location that recently opened in The Woodlands, Texas. Judd is also the co-founder and Chief Development officer for Backyard Pitmasters, LLC and all it related affiliates. Judd additionally is the Chief Executive Officer of The Miller Family Holding Company LLC (MFH) in Houston, Texas. Judd is also the Regional Developer for European Wax Center in Texas, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Delaware, South New Jersey, Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia. He currently owns and operates 6 European Wax Center franchises in Greater Philadelphia Pennsylvania; Southern New Jersey; and North Virginia. Judd also owns 6 European Wax Center franchises in Houston, Texas. Judd further owns and operates 2 Massage Envy franchises in Pearland, Texas, which opened in 2005 and 2015, respectively. Request Info.Rating:
Tammy is native to Indiana and has her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s in Healthcare Administration. She brings to her region the experience in healthcare along with the knowledge of managing complex clinical operations. She created and implemented a Wellness Clinic to serve the Geriatric population of Northern Indiana with the goal of meeting the patient needs while achieving the quality metrics of Medicare bundled/value based care payments. With the traditional healthcare background Tammy has the desire to serve her community through a different avenue. Tammy and her husband, Jeffrey, searched for a business model outside of traditional medicine and embraced the Modern Acupuncture model and philosophy. They are very excited to bring alternative options of wellness to communities across all of Indiana. Request Info.Rating:
Jeffrey brings to the partnership with his wife, Tammy, the financial expertise. His experience in banking as business strategy and risk assessment officer completes the Indiana Regional Developer duo. Jeffrey’s passion is to assist others in controlling their own financial destiny through work in a passionate/supportive environment that allows them to have a positive impact on their communities. He embraces the integrative options of wellness and is excited to provide an avenue to those interested in financial independence. Together, Jeffrey and Tammy will be supporting their franchisee’s with knowledge from both the financial and healthcare perspectives. Request Info.Rating:
"Helping people and making their lives better is more rewarding than you can imagine. Our franchisees witness patients coming into their clinics every day with an ailment they have suffered from chronically. The feeling they have when that patient walks out with drastic improvement is priceless. We are all in business to put food on the table and send our kids to college, but when you can do that and impact the quality of life for hundreds of people in your community; nothing compares. We combine passion and purpose with the mission to make lives better."
Chad Everts, Co-Founder & Chief Development Officer