About Traditional Chinese Medicine
Our body sends us messages all the time. When we experience the discomfort of pain and disease, it is our brain telling the body that we’re doing something it doesn’t appreciate. Often, our first instinct is to silence the pain but while taking pills or injections may quiet the brain’s messengers, it doesn’t make the root problem go away. In the long run, this doesn’t serve you.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views the body on a macrocosmic scale. Health problems can’t be isolated to one single issue. Often, it’s the product of an entire interplay of your lifestyle, biology, constitution, and psycho-emotional state. My goal as an acupuncturist is to address your discomfort and alleviate it. But it doesn’t stop there. We will work together to understand the relationship between how you’re feeling physically and emotionally and eke out the underlying root causes that tie it altogether. With awareness, along with acupuncture, herbs and other TCM modalities, we will take steps forward on the path to strengthening and stimulating your constitution and relieving your symptoms. I have seen acupuncture work time and time again, and I look forward to coming alongside you as you experience the life-changing practice of Chinese medicine for yourself.
Middle Village Acupuncture is situated at the cusp of the Middle Village and Ridgewood neighborhoods in Queens, New York. We are easily accessible from Maspeth, Glendale and Bushwick and cater to a population as diverse as the borough of Queens. We are committed to being a center of healing and a resource for Traditional Chinese Medicine in the community.
We offer a wide variety of Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities, including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, suction and fire cupping, acupressure massage, gua sha, moxabustion and dietary & lifestyle coaching.
About Middle Village Acupuncture
I am a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York and a board certified herbalist.
I hold a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine under the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
I studied at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, earning a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. During the course of training, I was immersed in various styles of acupuncture and needle techniques and am seasoned in the modalities of moxibustion, gua sha, Chinese medical massage and cupping.
I enjoy treating a vast range of ailments, including muscular discomfort, auto-immune disorders, cancer recovery and gastrointestinal irregularities, among others. It is an honor to come alongside my patients to support their health and well-being.
I was born in South Africa but have called New York City my home for over ten years. Alongside my acupuncture practice, I am an avid cook and enjoy experimenting with Chinese herbs through my food blog, The Herby Kitchen, which aims to turn the ancient wisdom of Chinese herbs into tasty dishes for the modern kitchen.