In addition, Andrea has experience working in the fields of Infertility with world-renowned Dr. Lifang Liang, and Stroke Recovery through an Internship at the California Pacific Medical Center Stroke Project in San Francisco. She was fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Acupuncturist Barbara Bernie, a well-respected pioneer in the field, at the American Foundation for Traditional Chinese Medicine. While attending graduate school, Andrea was a Teaching Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine, Daniel Jiao. She taught classes in TCM Materia Medica and TCM Formulary.
To obtain optimal health Andrea believes in integrating Eastern and Western philosophies. She enjoys working as a team with MDs and other health care providers to offer the highest quality health care to her patients. As the founder of Scarsdale Acupuncture in Scarsdale, New York, Andrea treats a wide range of disorders caused by emotional and physical imbalances (see ‘Conditions Treated with Acupuncture‘).
Erin’s interest in women’s health started while, in the midst of her career in horticulture, she trained as a doula to support her sister during childbirth. She realized her passion for nurturing life extended far beyond plants, and she began to look for more ways to help people thrive. After studying Western Herbal Medicine, she discovered the rich history of Chinese Herbal Medicine and was captivated by the complex theory and holistic system associated with traditional acupuncture. She studied at Pacific College of Health and Science where she earned her Masters of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
She’s passionate about restoring balance and vitality to her patients through the myriad modalities of Chinese Medicine including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Tui Na massage and manual therapies, nutritional guidance, and meditation. She has personally experienced the power of acupuncture in healing from physical and emotional trauma in the process of growing her family. Whether treating pain, fertility, physical or emotional trauma, or acute or chronic illness, Erin loves to educate and empower patients to take control of their health so they can achieve their goals and enjoy life without suffering.
Lisa Smith, M.S., L.Ac.Licensed Acupuncturist
Lisa has a National Certification and a New York state license to practice acupuncture along with currently pursuing a license for the state of New Jersey. She completed her coursework at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. Her undergraduate training includes a biology and international studies degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. There she focused on flora, ecosystems, and south American culture and politics. Her foray into human health issues started in 2008, with the awareness that human health and environmental health go hand in hand. Lisa has the good fortune of continued guidance and apprenticeship through Moshe Heller, L.Ac., who focuses on pediatrics.
She treats adults with various conditions and health concerns, but focuses on pediatrics as well. Lisa is immersed in practicing qi-gong that thoroughly supports her treatment practice. She is also practicing Tui-Na skills for pediatric massage, and heavy into eastern nutrition for supporting good mental/emotional health and vitality. Her intention with the work of acupuncture is to celebrate our individual expression of life and to smoothe out the challenges that happen with our transitions in living daily life. She shares a toolbox of eastern nutritional counseling with her patients, breathwork, meditation, and qi-gong advisement.