About us

We’re health professionals trained in Chinese medicine, functional movement and behavior management. Over the course of our careers we’ve learned that there’s a foundational set of principles for health—which we call the Basics. We built Common Point to help you learn to listen to your body and take steps towards improving your health every single day.

 

 
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Liz Carlson • founder
DACM & L.AC.

 

I believe that you know yourself better than anyone knows you. You know your health goals and you want a clear plan on how to achieve them. That's where I come in.

After 10 years in practice, I wake up every day passionate about helping you achieve optimal health, whatever that means to you. My goal is to demystify Traditional Chinese Medicine and translate the perspective and philosophy into something usable and understandable. I am deeply rooted in logic and rich in experience.

At Common Point, I provide education and a warm, healing environment—as well as supportive communication outside the treatment room. I strongly believe in integrating all types of medicine. If I am not the right practitioner for you, we will find what you need.

And to you, momma-to-be...

Wherever you are in this process, whether you are lightheartedly preparing for pregnancy, struggling to conceive, or experiencing more frustration and heartbreak than you could have ever imagined, I will meet you there.

I don’t dramatize your preparation or diminish your struggle. I share the information and support that is right for you and help determine the right next step. 

Whether you live for pizza or you don't touch gluten, you envision a home-birth or you'll plan a c-section—this is your journey to a baby. Not your friend's, not your doc's, not your mom's. Just remember: Getting pregnant and giving birth is a natural response to enough of the right circumstances.  

See you soon,
Liz

 

 
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Holly Crafts
L.Ac. & board certified herbalist

 

I’m a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. I earned my Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. After graduating, I maintained a private practice while also working in a thriving and high-volume practice, City Acupuncture of New York. There I was able to see and treat many and varied conditions, while refining my skills and treatment strategies.

I put a pause on my clinical practice to focus on family while my kids were still little. I’m thrilled to return to regular practice at Common Point.

I love what I do because, in every treatment, there’s a possibility for healing. I particularly enjoy working with new parents. I also have a passion for dermatological cases, as they are often very challenging.

As a parent, woman, and human, I consider it a privilege to practice greater empathy and humanity with every individual treat.

I live in Brooklyn with my husband and two boys, Clark and Fox.

 

 
 
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Jake Tipane

 
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Elizabeth Bachrad