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Originally from Western Maryland, Rachel is a DiaspoRican acupuncturist living in Brooklyn. Before her training in acupuncture, she worked as a health educator and patient navigator in HIV services at a community health clinic and did outreach on a mobile testing van. Primarily serving queer and trans sex workers and transient people, this experience solidified her view that centering the health needs of the most marginalized people means better care for everyone.
She learned about acupuncture while volunteering with syringe exchange programs in upper Manhattan and the Bronx and seeing how acupuncture was used for detox, PTSD, and stress. The history of radical/collective uses of acupuncture, harm reduction philosophy, and her witness to the opioid epidemic in her hometown inspired her to pursue learning acupuncture. All these influences continue to guide her practice. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture and classical Chinese herbal medicine from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and has worked in various community acupuncture settings since then.
Rachel’s practice involves a combination of Chinese and Japanese points and styles, as well as trigger point release. Rachel habla español.
Originally from Western Maryland, Rachel is a DiaspoRican acupuncturist living in Brooklyn. Befor... Read More
Ariel de Leon
Hailing from sunny San Diego, Ariel Deva de León received her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Community Studies with a focus on Resistance and Social Movements, and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan.
After graduation, Ariel worked at WorkSong Chinese Medicine in Greenpoint, where finding and working in the community model brought Ariel full circle in terms of incorporating the theories of social movement and social justice into the practice of acupuncture. She then opened Tigerlily Holistic in 2015, and has been so pleased to work with her own community of Bushwick.
Ariel’s practice is very active; incorporating a mix of Japanese hara (abdominal) palpation, “deep qi” and trigger point needling, KyoJung (a Korean physical manipulation therapy), Zero Balancing, craniosacral, bodywork as well as gua sha, cupping and/or moxa. This investigatory style encourages patients to engage with their own healing processes, and participate in their own transformative experience. Ariel habla español.
Hailing from sunny San Diego, Ariel Deva de León received her BA from University of California, S... Read More
Eloise de Leon
Eloise DeLeon has been a Reiki Master and teacher for 15 years. She now offers Reiki-Acu sessions which is a blend of acupressure with Reiki energy. For more info, see her website at www.wildrosereiki.com Questions? Text Eloise directly at (917) 892-6425.
Eloise DeLeon has been a Reiki Master and teacher for 15 years. She now offers Reiki-Acu session... Read More
Michael Kay DACM, LAc
Specializes in orthopedics and complex conditions like Lyme and Parkinson’s. Te puede atender en español.
In addition to acupuncture he practices advanced tuina medical massage, cupping, medical qigong, and herbal medicine. Moreover, he pays attention to the whole person, providing compassionate holistic care.
Though a native of California, Michael is more of a New Yorker, and a resident of Williamsburg since the late 1980’s. Having also lived in Argentina, he is happy to work with Spanish-speaking patients. Michael has a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College, and is nationally certified in Chinese Herbology. He specializes in orthopedic conditions and pain management, and with neurological and immunological disorders. Working with this holistic medicine, he effectively treats much more.
Michael has volunteered doing community acupuncture in Guatemala, and at a monthly recovery clinic in the Bronx. He has treated patients at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Manhattan and continues to work with stroke patients at NYU Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn. Previously as a user experience designer he helped to make websites more “user centered.” Now as a Chinese Medicine practitioner, Michael’s focus is on “patient-centered” medicine, passionate about providing healthcare that is accessible while empowering people to better manage their own well being.
He is an avid swimmer, and regularly practices Qigong. Si se pone más cómodo, le puede atender en español.
Specializes in orthopedics and complex conditions like Lyme and Parkinson’s. Te puede atender en ... Read More
Lacey Korb is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Sciences and a Bachelor’s of design. She is currently pursuing her doctorate of Chinese medicine. She is further certified in Facial Rejuvenation and Gua Sha Facial techniques.
Lacey became interested in East Asian Medicine after studying the energetic body for 15 years through Mysore Ashtanga Yoga System. Through her practice she witnessed the effect energetic cultivation had on the mind and body. She is a certified yoga instructor. Lacey hopes to help patients be their best selves. She believes that aging is natural, but should and can be successful, especially when assisted by Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.
Lacey Korb is a Licensed Acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Master’s of Science in Traditio... Read More
Patchi, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil received her Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. As an avid surfer, she naturally found herself studying sports medicine and pain management for self care. It also led her to a two-year apprenticeship in a clinic specializing in pain and orthopedic conditions where she learned to combine Tui Na (Chinese Medical Massage) with Acupuncture to address all patient’s conditions. Outside of school she also completed extensive workshops and courses focusing on Tui Na and sports medicine.
During her time at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Patchi completed clinical rounds at Housing Works, Institute for Family Health and NYU Langone Hospital for the Initiative for Women with Disabilities. While treating at the clinical rounds Patchi noticed a pattern in patients; that emotional and physical health are deeply intertwined and should always be treated together. In doing so, patients always feel better as they leave their appointments. This experience led her to be interested in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia and pain management. Patchi fala português.
Patchi, originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil received her Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture ... Read More
Kanako is an experienced acupuncturist with a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She was trained in various acupuncture styles, with a specialized focus in Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese style acupuncture, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine which places an emphasis on trigger point therapy.
Kanako is a second generation acupuncturist, deeply influenced by her upbringing in both China and Japan as well as her mother who was an acupuncturist herself. Acupuncture and other treatments such as “Gua Sha”, Cupping, Herbal medicine have always been part of her life and have made her who she was today. By nature, she is a very loving and compassionate person so she feels that this medicine is her calling in life - “I always wanted to help people in any way I can. When I first moved to NYC 7 years ago from Tokyo, what I found in my encounters is that many people suffer from side effects attributed to environmental pollution, pharmaceuticals and/or complications from a variety of operations. This created a desire to help others with so much more than just their living arrangements, it made me want to follow in my mother’s footsteps and study acupuncture and East Asian medicine. “
Kanako places a priority on making an emotional connection with patients when diagnosing their conditions and formulating a treatment plan. Empathy and understanding are her biggest strengths when making a patient feel comfortable and open to healing.
Outside of the clinic, Kanako spends her time golfing, hiking, mushroom foraging, and connecting with nature.
Kanako is an experienced acupuncturist with a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Tr... Read More
Jessica Viola LAc
Jessica is a New York State licensed acupuncturist. She graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with honors where she was trained in three different styles of acupuncture. In her undergraduate studies, she studied microbiology, where her fascination with the human body began. Jessica integrates Japanese meridian style palpation and abdominal hara diagnosis with myofascial trigger point needling. Jessica believes that health is more than just the absence of disease and that it is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing. She is most interested in helping those who have struggled to find relief from their conditions elsewhere whether through western medicine or otherwise. These conditions include chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, emotional disorders, and digestive disorders.
Jessica is a New York State licensed acupuncturist. She graduated from Tri-State College of Acupu... Read More
Maahwush Zahidi L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
Maahwush (pronounced Mavish) is an NCCAOM, NY and NJ Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with honors and joined its faculty staff upon graduation. She is currently an Instructor and Clinical Supervisor at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in NJ. Her multi-faceted acupuncture style integrates Traditional Chinese and Japanese-based techniques, sports medicine trigger point release, facial acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion.
Maahwush (pronounced Mavish) is an NCCAOM, NY and NJ Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She ... Read More
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