Hi my name is Ira. I am an acupuncturist treating patients in Mamaroneck, New York. The road that has brought me into the field of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine has been long and difficult one. As a teenager I suffered from debilitating anxiety. This anxiety effected my relationships with friends and family. My time in was school very difficult and my grades suffered. Through most of high school and college I was a nervous wreck. I tried counseling and I tried many types of medications. Neither offered me much relief.
During my senior year of college a friend suggested I visit an acupuncturist. After leaving my first acupuncture session I noticed a very tangible change in my anxiety. I was floored. I continued with treatment for a few months and because of all the changes I was noticing I decided I would not become a social studies teacher as I had planned prior. I knew I wanted to become an acupuncturist so that I can create the experience for others. Who would have thought a couple of needles inserted into the body could bring about such a profound change?
In the fall of 2004 I enrolled in a Chinese Medicine masters program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York city. From there my life changed again. A whole new world opened up to me. I found with the use of food, exercise, acupuncture, herbal medicine, etc. a person could take back control of their own health. I realized if people were not finding help with conventional medical treatments they did not need to accept being unhealthy or in pain. They have other options to gain health again. I felt extremely empowered.
After four years of study in a masters program, travelling to China a dozen times and treating many patients I realized something. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can have a profound effect on a persons physical as well as emotional health. Chinese medicine not only improves quality of life and improve overall health it can also treat serious illness.
In 2011 I became a formal disciple of a Chinese massage and Acupuncture master at Tong Ren Tang hospital in Beijing. From him I learned massage and acupuncture for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders as well as many internal medical complaints.
Aside from my studies in China I have studied with some world renowned acupuncture and herbal medicine masters. After thousands of patient visits I have found that I have been most effective in the treatment of acute and chronic pain, digestive disorders as well as women’s health concerns.
Styles of Acupuncture:
- Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
- Master Tung Acupuncture
- Dr. Tan’s Balance Method
- Auricular Acupuncture