I established Acupuncture For Athletes in 2000 after learning the trigger point technique, otherwise known as dry needling, at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. I was first motivated to study acupuncture after it helped me recover from a few conditions in 1995. Not only did it help where other approaches had failed but I discovered that it could treat many other physical problems as well. As I practice today, I still marvel at the therapeutic power of acupuncture. I get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from working with clients and feel fortunate to have found something that I really love to do. After nearly twenty years of practice, it's still very rewarding to help people feel better and see them return to their normal activities, events and competitions after periods of injury and illness.
I first started getting acupuncture in 2009 and I decided to become an acupuncturist so that I could share the benefits of this wonderful healing system with those around me. I especially enjoy working with athletes as I’m really active myself. I’m a regular NYC league soccer player and I’ve been able to overcome my own injuries as well as prevent them through getting treatment. Acupuncture definitely helps me to recover faster from soreness and to keep me loose.
My work with clients is primarily focused on releasing the tight fibers in soft tissue to hasten the restoration of normal functioning. My goals when working with clients are mainly to eliminate pain and to get you back to doing the things you love as quickly as possible. I also use a few other techniques as needed such as Gua Sha.
As both a practitioner and a patient I've seen the amazing changes that can occur with acupuncture treatments. Whether it be supporting an athlete in getting back to the sport they love or in helping a client through a life change, I've been blessed to experience acupuncture's ability to trigger the body's own healing mechanisms on the physical, emotional, and spirit levels. Being in practice since 2009, I am still awed by acupuncture; I am honored to be able to help heal.
I'm a general practitioner and enjoy treating a wide range of issues. My professional interests and specialties include sports medicine, pain management, fertility, stress, and psycho- emotional disorders. I use trigger point style as well as Tuina, cupping, gua sha, TCM, Japanese Kiiko Matsumoto style, Dr. Tan & Master Tung style, facial acupuncture, moxibustion, nutrition and herbal medicine in my treatments as needed. My proficiency in numerous acupuncture styles and experience treating a wide range of health issues allows me to cater my treatments to each client's specific needs.