Aaron is licensed by New York State to practice Acupuncture and its affiliated Chinese medical disciplines of Tuina, Chinese Patent Herbal formulas, Guasha, Cupping, Qigong, Moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, Medicinal Mushrooms Tonics and Five Element Nutrition.
Aaron has received his M.S. in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, his B.F.A in Acting from Wright State University, and his A.O.S. in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute of College of Health Sciences.
Aaron has taught on faculty at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Since 1998 Aaron has been practicing the Chinese internal martial arts of Yang Tai Chi Chuan, then eventually Liang Bagua Zhang, and Shanxi Xing Yi Quan. He is a senior Ba Gua Zhang instructor and associate instructor of Xing Yi Quan under Mr. Tom Bisio of New York Internal Arts. Aaron also has a long practice with various teachers in Tai Chi Chuan. He currently trains under Sifu H.Won Gim, a direct disciple of Sigong Chu Gin Soon within the authentic Yang Family lineage.
Aaron did his core energetic training in Zero Balancing, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Biodynamic Cranio-Sacral therapy. He has been trained by Dr. Lisa Van Ostrand of the International Institute of Medical Qigong to practice the medical qigong methods of the Xi Yuan Hospital (Beijing, China).
Aaron has completed training and a multi-year apprenticeship under Universal Healing Tao Senior Teacher/Council Member, Karin Sorvik. She certified him as a Universal Healing Tao Associate Instructor, a UHT Chi Nei Tsang I & II Practitioner and a UHT Chi Nei Tsang I & II Teacher. Grandmaster Mantak Chia also certified him as a full instructor. Within the Universal Healing Tao System, he is certified to teach Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2, Tao Basics, Iron Shirt Chi Kung, Tan Tien Chi Kung and the Taoist Healing Love practices.
Gayla is licensed by New York State to practice Acupuncture and its affiliated Chinese medical disciplines of Tuina, Chinese Patent Herbal formulas, Guasha, Cupping, Qigong, Moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, Medicinal Mushrooms Tonics and Five Element Nutrition.
She has training in the Tao of nutrition having taken many courses and foundational training of food combining/cooking and preparing with the Natural Gourmet Cooking Institute. Gayla has additional training and experience in Craniosacral Therapy with Michael Shea, Ph.D, as well as training with the Upledger Institute. Gayla is also certified to practice Chi Nei Tsang by Taoist minister, Karin Sorvik
After an international professional career as a modern dancer with some of the most influential choreographers, Gayla turned her head towards the arts within movement medicine. For over 10 years she has worked internationally with the Garrison Institute bringing Taoist Yoga, Qigong and mindful movement to survivors of trauma.
Gayla has worked as an acupuncture clinician at New York Presbyterian's pediatric and adult oncology departments where she took part in patient care and clinical trials using acupuncture, essential oils and Chi Nei Tsang at one of the foremost international hospitals in the U.S.. Not only does she see many oncology patients privately for treatment, she is also currently an acupuncturist in the FIT student health clinic treating a wide variety of concerns in the student population.
Our natural methods of healing are time-tested, effective, yet gentle. We look at your whole health picture to get you back to balance.
Not feeling quite yourself? Feeling a little "off"? Can't sleep? Always angry, anxious or tired? Eating too much but always hungry? How about trying a few one hour treatments to boost and balance your energy or soften your mind for the long haul?
This is where the holistic approach of Chinese medicine can help. Acupuncture affects our energy, Qi, which releases a cascade of many positive endorphines/chemical messengers while the herbs, being very strong whole foods, have a full spectrum effect on our Blood. So by balancing our energy, nourishing and cleaning the Blood, with the restful/reclined posture of receiving acupuncture therapy, this gives us a much better advantage to stay adaptable under stressful situations .
About 80% of the cases we treat have some pain component to which acupuncture can do wonders for. We take a three step approach:
But it's not just the acupuncture, it's knowing when and how to apply this art. We have many years of experience and a unique set of skills to blend which many in our profession don't have. Our medical skills have been successfully used on well over 10,000 patients bringing ease and comfort to almost any aching area.
Modern medicine is baffled by stress. This is because modern medicines aim to target specific chemicals in the body and have yet to understand a full-spectrum approach. Stress is beyond just the physical body, it's something much more complex than that because we are highly complex creatures. Our methods incorporate many factors to stimulate the belly brain so the upper brain can rest and consequently recharge. This brings a natural balance to our bioelectrical body systems and starts to turn the key of true preventative medical care.
Our patients report they may not feel "stressed" but yet their body's wisdom feels like it's saying something else. This feeling "off" might be inmeasurable by machines and numbers, but should be trusted and listened to. Acupuncture brings us into our body by being an active therapy received in a passive state. This combination approach allows the body to rest and recharge simultaneously.