Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
Jennifer Oh, LAc, MSTOM
A graduate of Columbia University and Duke University, Jennifer Oh received her Master's of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from the renowned Pacific College of Health & Science in New York. Jennifer is also a dedicated and accomplished martial artist (black belt and gold medalist in Tae Kwon Do, advanced student of Wu Ming Taoist Qigong). She is a certified instructor of The Dragon's Way Qigong®, a Chinese medicine based weight loss, stress management, and wellness program created by and taught under the guidance of her spiritual teacher, Dr. Nan Lu, OMD, founder of Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation, the country's foremost TCM educational nonprofit.
She is also a Qigong Meridian Therapy (QMT) practitioner and is approved to demonstrate the Wu Ming Qigong Breast Health Program, as trained by Dr. Lu and TCMWF staff. Jennifer is nationally board certified through NCCAOM and is licensed to practice in New York. She is currently completing her doctoral studies (Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine) at Pacific College of Health & Science.
Jennifer is an experienced researcher and collaborative author of several published cancer research studies (including first author on a ground-breaking study on breast cancer), having worked at Duke University Medical Center and National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (National Institute of Health). She is also a national award-winning fiction writer.
"Studying cancer research and pre-medicine at Duke University opened my eyes early on to the importance of preventative medicine and self-care. I was particularly drawn to Traditional Chinese Medicine because of its long-standing tradition of preventative care in all areas of health. Educating patients on how they can use holistic medicine to ensure lifelong wellness—and, more importantly, happiness and fulfillment—is one of the most enjoyable and deeply rewarding aspects of being a practitioner. I enjoy their excitement at how easy and practical self-care can be."
"As a dedicated student of a traditional Taoist lineage, I believe self-cultivation is the true foundation of my role as a holistic practitioner. I regularly attend weekly Qigong classes, spiritual retreats and professional trainings on TCM to further my own spiritual development and self-healing under the guidance of Dr. Lu, my spiritual teacher, renowned Chinese medicine expert, and Qigong grandmaster. I also teach wellness classes in Manhattan as well as write and blog for an educational non-profit about my areas of interest, which include metabolic disorders, weight loss, stress and anxiety, cancer prevention, and women’s health. Some of my blogs can be found here."
Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist
Amy Pagliarini, LAc, MSTOM
Amy is a dedicated and compassionate practitioner who strives to serve as a guide and support for her patients on their individual path towards wellness. She provides them with resources and tools to help them on their personal healing journey. Amy is nationally board certified in acupuncture (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice in the State of New York. Amy earned a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM), studying acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at Pacific College of Health and Science in New York City (PCHS-NY). Her clinical Internships include NYU Langone's Initiative for Women with Disabilities, Veterans Hospital NY Harbor Healthcare Manhattan Hospital and The Fortune Society.
Amy is also certified to demonstrate the Wu Ming Qigong Breast Health Program, a wellness program for women's health and breast cancer prevention created and taught by Dr. Nan Lu, OMD, founder and president of the Breast Health Prevention Project (www.breastcancer.com) and Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation in New York City. Amy's other certifications include Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and she has studied the Dr. Tan method extensively under the guidance of Dr. Miriam Pineles, DACM. She continuously strives to advance the science and uses of oriental medicine; currently, she is collaborating with other integrative practitioners in a clinical trial which focuses on acupuncture and chronic pain management, as part of an ongoing integrative project between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and PCHS-NY.
She has extensive hands-on experience supporting fertility conditions (including IVF and IUI support), emotional conditions (stress, anxiety, depression), as well as digestive conditions, chronic illness, and pain management. Through listening, palpation, and observation, she creates a customized health plan for each patient with information regarding herbals therapy, dietary plans, and lifestyle choices. Amy also holds a bachelor's degree in English literature and served eight years with the Air Force.
Licensed Massage Therapist and Ortho-Biotomist
Andrew Smith, LMT
Andrew Smith is a licensed Massage Therapist based in New York City. He expanded his intuitive practice with formal training from the famed Swedish Institute of Health Science in 2010. Andrew continues to cultivate his practice while merging Eastern and Western approaches to healing the physical and spiritual body. His extended discipline combines ongoing teachings in ortho-bionomy, meditation, martial arts as well as the energetic art of Wu Ming Qigong. Ortho-bionomy is known as the homeopathy of body work; this is a gentle interaction with the client, stimulating proprioceptive (self-correcting) reflexes in the body’s nervous system, reminding the body how to find comfort, structural balance and heal from pain.
Andrew prides himself on creating a safe, nurturing space in which his clients can not only remedy bodily ailments but also cultivate inner peace. Coupled with his extensive training, Andrew is a healing practitioner of honorable mention with a deeply intuitive touch. Read more about Andrew at his website here.
We believe in compassionate, dedicated care that looks at all aspects of your health, mind-body-spirit. We approach health and wellness from the standpoint that every person is a unique being with a limitless self-healing capacity, fully supported by a deep connection to nature and the unconditional love of the Universe. Your happiness and fulfillment as a spiritual and a physical being is key to your existence -- all disease is but your body's way of reminding you of this fundamental truth. Symptoms, then eventually more serious conditions, appear as signals from your body only to encourage you to live the life you're meant to lead, to remind you that life is about the freedom to enjoy and love yourself, no matter what path you take. Well-being is your natural state; can you allow it in?
We play but a small part in your healing transformation. Our role is to give you a good energy tune-up, show you some effective, practical tools to take care of yourself on a daily basis, and educate you on holistic ways to think about diet, exercise, and the connection between emotional and physical well-being. We advise you on how to best re-balance your body and lifestyle to address symptoms so that you feel better in mind, body, and spirit; we do so mainly by encouraging you to remember the healing power of being true to yourself and your unique promise you came to this earth to fulfill.
However, these are but the first few steps towards true health. The real healing journey begins when you realize that every challenge that life presents is actually an opportunity for growth and change, a chance to find your unique Tao, your own sacred path for yourself, empowered by the knowledge that you truly create your own reality. Total health comes when you fully embrace your unique creativity, who you are and are meant to be, in this life, this particular time and space.