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About Me

I am a licensed acupuncturist and a doctor of acupuncture (DA.c) I began my collegiate education at Stony Brook University where I studied biology and pre-medical sciences, feeding my love for both the natural world and medicine. I continued my medical training by completing my degree in Acupuncture in New York City, and it was soon after that I began working in community acupuncture on Manhattans's  Lower East side, providing affordable care to underserved communities. While practicing in this space, I treated a wide variety of conditions, such as chronic pain, stress and anxiety, and infertility. Having begun to hone my skills in acupuncture, I went on to receive my doctorate in Integrative Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science San Diego.

My history as a yoga teacher and fascination with anatomy lead me to specialize in orthopedic acupuncture, practicing a style that uses trigger point release and deep myofascial work. This type of acupuncture employs a combination of Western medical biomechanical techniques and traditional Chinese medicine to quickly relieve muscle tension and pain. Often referred to as "sport's medicine" this style is popular with those suffering from the muscular pain a dysfunction associated with running, weight lifting, and other competitive sports, but can effectively assist in pre and post surgical pain management as well. As a general practitioner, I have also treated many patients for fertility and have studied gynecological disorders and infertility extensively. As such, this has become a treasured speciality of mine, and a bulk of my practice.

 

I have studied directly under the internationally known pioneer of KM style acupuncture and author Kiiko Matsumoto and her distinguished team, as well as under the tutelage of many skilled practitioners of Acupuncture Physical Medicine. I bring to my practice a wealth of knowledge from some of the most practical and well-regarded modern styles of acupuncture. Along with this knowledge and years of practice, I am compassionate, and have a deep desire to help each and every one of my patient's not only to re-claim their health, but to reach their individual goals.

 


 

Education and Certifications

Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist in Massachusetts and New York

By the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

Doctorate in Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine

Pacific College of Health and Science, San Diego, California

Masters of Science in Acupuncture

Pacific College of Health and Science, New York, New York

Clean Needle Technique Certified

By the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM)

Bachelors Degree in Environmental Science and Biology

State University of New York at Stony Brook

My Philosophy

I believe strongly that our bodies work as a whole. Often times in modern medicine, we are broken down into our individual symptoms, many of which are cared for by different doctors in different offices, with little communication. It is my belief that many of these symptoms are in fact related to root imbalances that we all have, and that are as unique as we are as individuals. It is my goal to find these imbalances and treat the whole person. In this way, not only do I find that multiple symptoms begin to resolve at once, but our overall well-being improves. We begin to sleep better, have more energy, and more comfortably occupy our unique space in the world. Chinese Medicine empowers patients to understand their own individual constitution, and to feel connected to their process of  wellness. At Autumn Acupuncture & Apothecary, I strive to help each and every patient step into their best health and self, fully.

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