My own involvement with acupuncture came about as a result of years of trying different methods to address an often debilitating back problem that began in my teens. At that age, the pain was not only frustrating, but embarrassing. In those days, before ATMs, I could not even stand in line at the bank to cash my paycheck due to the intense pain. Although many therapies offered temporary relief, it was acupuncture that made the most significant impact on my health. It provided the deepest and most lasting relief for my back pain. With those amazing results, I knew I had to learn this great art and share it with as many people suffering with chronic pain as I possibly could. The silver lining of my experience with severe and debilitating back pain is that I have also learned many adjunctive modalities that I can offer to my patients to help them relieve their own pain more quickly.
Helping people move beyond the pain and suffering that is the unfortunate lot of so many of us human beings is my passion and my reason for living. I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of helping countless people do just that in over twenty years as an acupuncturist.
I graduated from the Tri-State Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1991. Later, I held the position of Clinic Director at the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, New Jersey. I am licensed to practice acupuncture in both New Jersey and New York. For seventeen years, I worked at the Acupuncture Center of New Jersey in Morristown. I also worked for ten years at Saint Clare’s Center For Complementary Medicine in Dover, New Jersey where I continue to hold privileges. In addition to treating most conditions, for the past eleven years I have great success in the treatment of allergies (environmental, food, animal, etc.) and hormonal imbalances utilizing the NAET system.
My study of Asian medicine began in the early 1970s at the Ohashi Institute where I pursued a degree in Shiatsu massage and continued private instruction with other renowned teachers. At the same time, I began a lifelong study Tai Chi, Qi Gong and other Asian martial art and healing systems. One of my Tai Chi masters introduced me to acupuncture in 1975. The rest, as they say, is history.
I also travelled extensively throughout Southeast Asia in the 1980s studying both meditation and healing techniques. Because true, deep and lasting healing requires more than just outside intervention, I am always more than happy to share these time-honored teachings with my patients for the benefit of their health, happiness and longevity.