Anne comes to The YinOva Center with a breadth of experience that stems from a life-long pursuit of holistic wellness. Her background as an artist and yoga teacher, combined with a studied understanding of the relationship of mind, body and spirit, lends a unique depth to her approach as a healer.
Anne is an acupuncturist and Chinese herbal practitioner nationally certified and licensed in New York State. She received her Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from New York City’s Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, where she trained in multiple acupuncture modalities including traditional Chinese, Japanese and Five Element. She continued her training with master practitioners in Beijing, China at the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and completed a post-graduate program in Kanpo, a specialized Japanese practice in herbal prescription.
Anne’s particular interest is women’s health, believing that effective care comprises the full spectrum of menstrual life, from puberty through menopause. She addresses fertility concerns as well as various menstrual difficulties, and currently participates in a program treating women during labor and delivery at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She finds acupuncture and herbs to be especially successful in treating mood swings and other emotional symptoms relating to the disruption of hormonal transitions premenstrually and during menopause.
Her goal is to help women take charge of their own health, encouraging them not to accept their ailments as “normal”, and so aims to optimize their most basic experiences — menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Anne brings to each treatment the gifts of insight and compassion, to enhance the healing experience and strengthen the innate healing power within each of us.