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I am a nationally board certified, New York State licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner with 9 years of clinical practice, and a certified Qi Gong teacher with Lotus Nei Gong, trained under the tutelage of Damo Mitchell.

In my acupuncture and Chinese medicine practice, I practice an integrative approach to medicine to help resolve both acute and chronic issues of the body, mind, and spirit, and to put your health back in your hands.

I have studied many traditions and styles of acupuncture, and I incorporate all of them as necessary to help you to achieve the results you are seeking. Among the many modalities I employ besides acupuncture, here are some of the ones I utilize most frequently:

Medical Qi Gong: This is one of my key modalities next to acupuncture. I use this method of energy-work extensively for treating both pain and internal medical conditions.

Rehabilitative Movement: this involves teaching exercises customized for you based on movement assessments, to correct physical imbalances and stay out of pain. 

Tui Na: I also use both traditional Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), and Zang Fu Tui Na (medical organ massage) to assist treatment when necessary.

 

I received my Master’s of Science in Acupuncture with honors at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City, and my undergraduate degree in Comparative Religion from the Macaulay Honors College, at the City University of New York. I am also an ordained interfaith minister, through the One Spirit Interfaith Seminary, and trained as a Spiritual Director through the organization Still Harbor, where I was trained to help address the spiritual challenges of people from diverse spiritual traditions, including those who do not subscribe to any particular path.

 

In my private life, I am a practitioner of the Daoist internal arts and Tibetan Buddhist and Bön spiritual traditions.

 

My aim, through the various modalities I provide, is to support people with their unfolding.

 

I do this through my in-person Chinese medicine & acupuncture sessions; virtual Chinese medicine therapeutic support and coaching services; as well as through teaching Nei Gong and Qi Gong.

 

Feel free to contact me to discuss what services might best meet your needs.

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Relevant Training

  • Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner:

    • Masters of Science in Acupuncture, MSAc, L.Ac., with 9 years of continuous clinical practice in NYC.

  • Interfaith Minister:

    • Trained and ordained through One Spirit Interfaith Seminary's 2-year program.

  • Spiritual Director:

    • Trained by Still Harbor, through their 9-month Spiritual Direction Practicum.

  • B.A. in Comparative Religion:

    • Summa Cum Laude, with a focus on "Techniques of Transformation."

  • Certified Nei Gong and Qi Gong teacher:

    • Trained under the tutelage and guidance of Damo Mitchell of Lotus Nei Gong International.

  • Study, training, and practice in diverse spiritual systems for the past ~15 years:

    • My study has involved most major (and many less prominent) spiritual traditions, and my personal spiritual practices have primarily been focused within Tibetan Buddhist/Bön, Daoist, and Indian yogic traditions.

  • Former Certified Hypnotherapist:

    • This was my training before I studied Chinese medicine. These practices have contributed many tools of personal transformation that I have adapted and integrated into my work over the years.​

  • Co-founder of the Brooklyn Center for Sacred Activism:

    • A community center dedicated to helping people to bridge their spirituality with their desire for social change.

  • Co-author of Purpose to the People:

    • Written in partnership with the Global Purpose Movement, this was a manual for helping people to take the first steps to live their sense of purpose in alignment with their spiritual and social/collective values.

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