136 N. Chestnut Street
New Paltz, New York 12561
I became interested in the concept of Chinese energy (qi) in my late
twenties when I first started studying Aikido and Karate. Over the
years I also studied Tai Chi, and lived in China to study Qi Gong under
Master Sun who had his own cancer clinic, helping people
overcome cancer with Qi Gong. Qi Gong is an ancient form of healing
through certain ways of moving, breathing and visualization.
I entered acupuncture college at 42 in New York City, and graduated
from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2001, and have practiced
as a licensed acupuncturist in New York State since July, 2001.
Since graduating from Acupuncure, I have co-authored a 230 page textbook
entitled "Natural Eye Care - A Comprehensive Manual for Practitioners
of Oriental Medicine" (Click Here for More Information), as well as publish a free monthly holistic newsletter (Click Here to Sign Up).
The most recent book I co-authored is "Natural Eye Care: Your Guide to Healthy Vision and Healing" (Click Here for More Information), a 799-page book covering over 40 eye conditions with over 2,000 peer review study citations on nutrition and vision. This book offers a broad range of self-help recommendations including: eye exercises, vision diets, antioxidants and the research behind them, essential oils, Chinese medicine and related foods, supplement recommendations and much more.
I love the concepts of Chinese medicine, as they approach health and
healing from a truly holistic perspective, viewing and treating each
person as unique from everyone else. With its rich 3,000 year old
tradition, there is a never ending wealth of healing knowledge to
In Chinese medicine, each person is veiwed uniquely.
Even those patients who come in for treatment for problems that
look the same symptomatically or from a western diagnostic perspective,
the underlying reason why dis-ease occurs in each person
differs from one to the other, therefore treatment has to be
tailored to the unique needs of each patient.
My personal mission as an acupuncturist and health care practitioner is to help my patients
overcome their health condition(s), and provide them with necessary tools and guidance to be able
to engage in their own healing process.
I believe in the natural healing process of the body, and that we ultimately have to rely
on this process to gain and maintain health. I believe that dis-ease typically takes a long
time to manifest, and is the result of a long term energy disturbance within the mind, body
and/or spirit. Dis-ease can result from excess stress (emotional and/or physical), poor diet,
lack of exercise, genetic disposition, exposure to chemicals or pesticides, excess repetitive
motions, or any combination of the above. There are also conditions that result from injury and
trauma, and these can be usually be helped as well through Chinese medicine.
I hope that I may be able to help assist you in achieving optimum health.