With over 15 years of experience in acupuncture and traditional Asian medicines, we are here to support your overall well-being. Our methods are highly effective with very little to no side effects. We look forward to working together and bringing your health picture into better focus.
~ Aaron & Gayla
Gayla is state licensed acupuncturist and NCCAOM Diplomate. She is licensed to practice acupuncture and its affiliated Asian medical disciplines of tuina, patent herbal formulas, guasha, cupping, qigong, moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, medicinal mushrooms tonics and five element nutrition.
Gayla has received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, her B.F.A in Dance from Ohio University, and Yoga certification from Om Yoga.
Gayla has training in the Tao of Nutrition. She has 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 Universal Healing Tao Senior Teacher/Council Member, 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 13 years she has worked as an instructor and within curriculum development within the Garrison Institute. She has also taught and consulted internationally with the them, bringing Taoist yoga, qigong and mindful breath-centered movement to survivors of trauma.
For 3 years Gayla was an acupuncturist within the Integrative Oncology Department at New York Presbyterian Hospital. She saw patients for in and out patient care within pediatric and adult oncology. As a clinician, she has been professionally published and has taken part in patient care clinical trials using acupuncture, massage, and essential oils at one of the foremost international hospitals in the U.S..
Besides her private practice in whole health care and cancer support, Gayla has also worked as an acupuncturist in the New York's City University college system at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) student health clinic. She has treated a wide variety of concerns in an international, multi-ethnic student population.
Aaron is state licensed to practice acupuncture and its affiliated Asian medical disciplines of tuina, patent herbal formulas, guasha, cupping, qigong, moxbustion, Chi Nei Tsang, medicinal mushrooms tonics and five element nutrition.
Aaron has received his Masters of Science 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. He has taught on faculty at the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine as a professor of Shiatsu, Tuina, and Chinese Medicine.
Aaron began his internal martial arts journey in 1998 with Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan. Since then he has studied Aikido, Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan, Liang Style Bagua Zhang, and Shanxi Xing Yi Quan. He is a senior instructor of Ba Gua Zhang and an associate instructor of Xing Yi Quan under Mr. Tom Bisio of New York Internal Arts/Internal Arts International. He is also a student under Yang Family Tai Chi Chuan master, Sifu H. Won Gim.
For 5 years, Aaron worked as a clinician in Tom Bisio's 5th Street Acupuncture clinc in NYC where he was immersed in Chinese hit/fall (die da) trauma & rehabilitation medicine as well as zheng gu techniques. Since 2005, he has completed training in the core energetic protocols of Zero Balancing, Craniosacral Therapy and Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy. He has also been trained in medical qigong by Dr. Lisa Van Ostrand of the International Institute of Medical Qigong.
Aaron began Vipassanna meditation under S.N. Goenka in 2001 and his Daoist meditation training in 2012. He completed a multi-year apprenticeship under Universal Healing Tao senior teacher Karin Sorvik. She certified him as a UHT Associate Instructor, a UHT/HTIA Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2 Teacher. In 2019, Daoist Grandmaster Mantak Chia granted his certification as a Full Instructor within the UHT. He is certified to teach Chi Nei Tsang 1 & 2, Six Healing Sounds Qigong, Microcosmic Orbit Meditation, Cosmic Inner Smile Meditation, Iron Shirt Qigong, Tan Tien Qigong and Healing Love Qigong.