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Christina L. LeBoeuf, 36
Light Touch Acupuncture

Hometown:  Massena
Professional position: Owner and founder
Family: Father, Bob LeBoeuf; mother, Debbie LeBoeuf, and stepfather, Mike Kormanyos
Education: Associate’s degree, Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica; bachelor’s degree, SUNY Plattsburgh; master’s degree, Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Community involvement: Contributes to local organizations, such as  food banks.
Last book read: “Desperation Medicine” by Dr. Ritchie C. Shoemaker

A Massena native who returned home in 2008 and opened her own practice says she’s proud to contribute to her community however she can.

Christina L. LeBoeuf, owner and founder of Light Touch Acupuncture, 172 Main St., Massena, offers the only non-invasive digital infrared thermal imaging service in the area.

The clinical imaging procedure helps detect and monitor a number of diseases and injuries, by showing thermal abnormalities present in the body.

“There’s no radiation,” she said. “I feel there’s a need in the community for a natural, non-invasive service. The Hippocratic Oath says do no harm.”

It’s one way that Ms. LeBoeuf said she’s helping the community after returning home in 2008 following her studies at Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, SUNY Plattsburgh and the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“There’s so many things I take for granted because it’s just what I do,” she said. “I give a substantial discount to people who are poor. I know what it’s like to struggle. It’s not fun.”

She attempts to help people in whatever ways she possibly can, even if it’s to her own detriment.

“I’ve given away treatment. I’ve discounted supplements, and sometimes I give it away. The things I do are because that’s who I am. I never really thought about saying no,” Ms. LeBoeuf said.

-Bob Beckstead
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