Dr. Kelsey Tangel is a board certified acupuncturist and herbalist, and holds a licence to practice in New York State. She attended Bucknell University as an Arts Merit Scholar, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and Dance. Her belief in the mind-body connection, fascination with human biology, and love for serving others, lead her to become an acupuncturist and herbalist. She received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She specializes in  women’s health and fertility, acute and chronic pain management, digestive issues, headaches/migraines and anxiety.

Kelsey meets her patients where they’re at, providing evidence-based, compassionate care that aims to empower them to take ownership of their health and well-being. She constructs thoughtful treatment plans with clear goals for each patient that utilize life-style and dietary recommendations. She is passionate about integrative healthcare and works closely with Western Medical Doctors to manage patient cases. At Yinova, Kelsey combines her knowledge of Assisted Reproductive Technology with her expertise in treating gynecological issues using Chinese Medicine, to navigate complex fertility cases including, but not limited to, endometriosis, PCOS, premature menopause, recurrent miscarriage, amenorrhea, and IVF/IUI support.

Kelsey is also a yoga instructor and has taught in New York City, Chicago and Hong Kong. Her yoga practice informs how she cares for her patients, and her intention is to provide a safe space for healing. In her spare time, she enjoys riding her bike, exploring the restaurant scene with her husband, reading literary fiction, hiking, making soup and planning her next travel adventure.

Donna R. Hernández is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist. She is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine MSTOM program. She now works at their New York campus as the Herb Dispensary Clinic Coordinator and as a Teaching Assistant in various Acupuncture/Points theory classes.

In 2017, Donna joined on as a Fellow/Apprentice at the NYU Lutheran Medical Center in the Neurology department with a focus on Stroke and Pain management.  Over the last few years she has participated in community acupuncture clinics in Guatemala, Harlem, and Brooklyn.

In addition to her primary focus on neurological disorders, Donna also addresses fertility, women’s health, teenage health, orthopedics, weight management, as well as overall general wellness. She is also well versed in auricular and therapeutic Tui Na massage and scalp acupuncture.

As a practitioner of Puerto Rican decent, and fluent Spanish speaker, she is dedicated to providing access to health and wellness in all communities.

Dr. Jeremy V. Pulsifer has been licensed as a NYS acupuncturist since 2005. For the past 14 years he has run a very successful practice in Union Square, Manhattan and is quite excited to bring his expertise to Yinova. A good proportion of Dr. Pulsifer’s work has centered around fertility medicine.

Jeremy graduated at the top of his class from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York in December of 2005. After completing his studies at PCOM, ​​Dr. Pulsifer continued his training in Classical Chinese Medicine, studying classical needle techniques and a 3-year certification in Medical Qigong from the Institute of Classical Asian Studies, under the stealthy aegis of Dr. Steven Jackowicz, He is also a professor of Classical Chinese Medicine at PCOM-NY.

Jeremy has been a professor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City for the last 11 years, teaching research and statistics, esoteric acupuncture, Extraordinary Vessel theory and biophysics. It is work as a professor in the Biological Aspects of Physics and the neurophysiology of acupuncture that allowed him to engage in part with Dr. Jill Blakeway’s acclaimed book ​Energy Medicine: The Science and the Mystery.

When he is not busy teaching, treating and mentoring many in the Metropolitan New York City area, he is an accomplished pianist, writer and improvisational comedian with a long history of extemporaneous speaking. He shares his life with his husband of 23 years, Gerardo, and their canine son Beauregard the bully bassett.

Meghan Sultana is a licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist with a doctorate in Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Her clinical experience includes work in community health, Columbia University Health Services, and Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Integrative Oncology. She travelled to Beijing for advanced study at the International Acupuncture Training Center and completed clinical rounds at the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in the departments of gynecology, orthopedics, and gastroenterology.
Meghan continues to deepen her skills and knowledge in Chinese medicine and is currently studying five element acupuncture for emotional and spiritual wellness. She supports her patients wherever they are on their healing journey with compassionate listening and holistic care. She treats a variety of conditions, with special interests in gynecology, fertility, anxiety, pain, and digestion.
Beyond Chinese medicine, she enjoys studying meditation, energy work, and astrology to help others gain insight into their lives and experiences. Following the Chinese principle of shenming, “radiance of spirit,” her mission is to inspire others to practice self-care and awaken their own healing potential.

Aileen Moy is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a licensed massage therapist. She holds a BS in Business Administration from The Ohio State University Fischer College of Business where she started her medical journey working for the Clinical Cancer Genetics Program as a research assistant. 

Aileen is passionate about learning and education. Prior to Yinova, she was a teaching assistant and a clinical supervisor at her alma mater, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. She has trained in the Acusport Program, MeiZen Cosmetic Acupuncture and is currently training with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield in her Gold Standard Facial Acupuncture Certification Program. 

Aileen has developed a unique treatment style where she tailors her skills towards each individual. She is known for her intuitive approach and grounding presence. During her spare time, Aileen can be found cozied up on a chair reading, knitting or watching one of the many health summits she virtually attends. 

Mary Kalil Hamawy came to Chinese medicine through her own journey of fertility and the birth of her daughter. After becoming a mom, she chose to leave the world of finance to focus on health and wellness, believing that Chinese medicine has important tools to help other women.

As a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), Mary has been mentored by medical experts from China, Taiwan, Europe and the Americas, and is skilled in all primary modalities of the field: acupuncture, moxibustion, herbal formulas, cupping, gua sha, tui na, and qi gong.  She has served as a complimentary medicine extern at NYU Lutheran Hospital’s Department of Labor & Delivery, where she gained additional insight on how Chinese medicine can support expectant and new mothers. Mary has a particular passion for postpartum care, and the need to protect the health of the whole family by caring for mothers first.

Mary’s goal is to offer a safe space for all her patients to listen to their bodies and to find their own best path to wellness.

Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Mary received a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Musicology.  She remains interested in traditions of resonance and how they might be used to treat chronic illness.  She is licensed in acupuncture by the State of New York and is recognized as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine by NCCAOM.

Mary grew up outside of Boston, MA and now lives with her family in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Patricia Botet is a licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM board-certified herbalist, and certified Sports Medicine Acupuncture Specialist. She holds her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, a BS in Finance and International Business, and is the Clinic Director of our East Side location.

Dr. Botet has undergone a multitude of post-graduate studies in Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Physical Medicine and Neurology. She completed an intensive internal medicine externship at an integrated East/West hospital in Liaoning, China and is experienced in providing Acupuncture in hospitals throughout New York City. She has participated in research focusing on the effects of Acupuncture in stroke recovery at NYU Lutheran Medical Center conducted by Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, and at Montefiore Hospital treating chronic pain and osteoarthritis with Acupuncture and Acupuncture-related interventions. She is currently involved in a new pilot study involving the treatment of chronic pain patients with Acupuncture and yoga.

Patricia’s passion for Chinese medicine began 20 years ago when she discovered the benefits of Acupuncture with Chinese herbal and nutrition therapy. Her personal experience was the genesis for integrating her career in hospitality management with her healthcare profession. Through her extensive studies and practice, Patricia learned that the most profound improvements are made when the body, mind and spirit are in alignment. The focus of her treatments is to help individuals regain their sense of balance with themselves and their environment. Whether addressing physical injury or internal disharmony, Patricia provides individualized acupuncture and herbal treatments while also incorporating her advanced training in tui na medical massage, gua sha, integrative nutrition, and essential oils. In addition to her expertise in orthopedic and neurological rehabilitation, Patricia loves working with women’s health! She has worked with countless women to address their unique gynecological and reproductive issues, as well as helping them through the myriad of hormonal phases and changes throughout their lives.

When not treating patients, Patricia loves spending time in the beautiful mountains of upstate NY and cooking for friends and family! As the former Director of Food and Beverage for Canyon Ranch Miami Beach and Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach, she collaborates with a local NYC chef to prepare herbal bone stocks and medicinal soups made from local organic sources for her New York clientele. She also manages AcuSport Education, the top Sports Medicine Acupuncture certification program in the country. Patricia is super excited to join the Yinova Center team and share her unique experience and expertise.

Dr. Christopher Peacock is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist & herbalist as well as the Clinic Director of our Brooklyn Heights location. He is knowledgable when it comes to reproductive disorders and has an extensive background in treating digestive issues, respiratory issues, pain and psycho-emotional issues especially when they impact reproductive health.  Patients tell us they appreciate his warmth and kindness as well as his judgement as a practitioner.

Christopher cares deeply about public health policy and has supervised outreach teams across the country which provide support and resources for homeless and at-risk LGBTQ youth. He maintains a general practice at Yinova and treats a broad range of conditions, but one particular focus is health and wellness within the LGBTQ community. You can get to know Christopher a little better by listening to the clip below where he speaks about how practitioners can meet the medical needs of transgender patients.

In his spare time you can find Christopher “flexing his green thumb” and searching the city for the perfect dill pickle.

Dr. Daryl Nicole Thuroff has spent the last 13 years honing her skills as a health care facilitator and educator. She has a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, and is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Chinese Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine.

Daryl’s goal is to facilitate healing based on individualized treatment for physical conditions along with emotional stressors. Treatments often include acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine combinations to ensure optimal results. The focus of her work has evolved into the emotional origins of pain, stress management, women’s health, fertility, and pediatrics.

Her massage work has grown into a patient-based blend of Eastern and Western modalities making her sessions the perfect accompaniment to any acupuncture appointment. She regularly incorporates Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point and Myofacial Release work. For Daryl, reducing everyday stress is a high priority and an important precursor to addressing additional musculoskeletal and emotional imbalance in the body. With attention to breathing and relaxation techniques, Daryl works to ensure that you are an integral part of your own healing process.

Daryl developed Yinova’s Reproductive Health Bodywork Program, alongside Yinova founder Jill Blakeway. This comprehensive approach to bodywork was designed to help our patients build a good reproductive foundation which can improve fertility and treat conditions such as irregular cycles, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, PCOS, endometriosis and more. Daryl has additional certifications in Pre/Postnatal massage.

Before moving to Yinova, Daryl held multiple positions at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Manhattan including Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Offsite Clinic Coordinator, Professor of both acupuncture and massage, and Clinic Supervisor.

Daryl has also participated in various clinical settings such as a National Institute of Health research study for chronic pain management (Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY), U.C. San Diego’s RIMAC center for student athletes and Seniors Clinic at Lutheran Church in San Diego. She does volunteer healing work in NYC community style treatment settings as well as internationally for the indigenous communities in Quiche, Guatemala and Guayaquil, Ecuador.

In her spare time, Daryl enjoys practicing Taekwondo, reading tarot cards and frequenting the beach with her rescue dog, Jake.

Katy Hogan is an experienced practitioner of Chinese medicine who draws on her extensive training in several styles of East Asian Medicine to craft a treatment plan tailored to the needs of each patient. Her focus is women’s reproductive medicine, and she is particularly adept at supporting patients emotionally as they deal with challenging fertility issues.

As well as her OB/GYN specialty, Katy is experienced in the treatment of male reproductive complaints, and addressing a variety of painful conditions from migraines to musculoskeletal disorders. Her training also makes her a good choice if you are seeking help with anxiety and depression.

Katy is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the State of New York and is board-certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). After graduating with a BA in Anthropology from Columbia University, Katy completed an MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine at Pacific College.

In addition to the training required for licensure, Katy has completed  rigorous postgraduate training. This has included study in both Vietnam and Shanghai, where she treated patients under supervision at the Shuguang Hospital for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Katy has also been trained in cosmetic acupuncture by Dr. Martha Lucas and is qualified to deliver “Mei Zen” facial rejuvenation treatments. She spent two years studying Five Element acupuncture with renowned teacher Lonny Jarrett and draws on this training when appropriate to provide an advanced level of care.

Before coming to Yinova, Katy was in private practice and also has worked as an acupuncturist in the inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification & rehabilitation center at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY and at NYU’s Langone Hospital for Joint Diseases, in the Initiative for Women with Disabilities.

In her spare time, Katy enjoys playing the piano (again, after a 20 year hiatus; it’s never too late to pursue something you love) and dancing every chance she can get – even if that means in the living room!

Anne Brunn is a nationally certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbal practitioner with a license to practice in New York State. She came to the Yinova Center over ten years ago, bringing a breadth of experience stemming 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.
She is particularly interested in women’s health; she believes that effective care comprises the full spectrum of menstrual life, from puberty through menopause. Fertility concerns, menstrual difficulties, pregnancy and postnatal symptoms, breech presentations, and labor prep are just a few of Anne’s specialties. She also finds that acupuncture and herbs are especially successful in treating mood swings and other emotional symptoms related to the disruption of hormonal transitions.
Anne 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, as well as Chinese herbs. 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. Throughout more than a decade of practice, Anne has maintained the tradition of study with esteemed teachers and has been a teacher of women’s health and fertility at New York City’s Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
Her goal is to help women take charge of their own health by 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.

You can learn more about Anne’s approach, here!

Noah Rubinstein has a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, and is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. He is a New York State Paramedic with certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Neonatal Resuscitation.

Noah is the chief clinic director of the Yinova Center, overlooking their Flatiron, East Side, and Brooklyn Heights clinics. He uses his experience as a former teacher of Chinese medicine to ensure that the clinic runs smoothly, that the acupuncture team is up-to-date on the Yinova Method, and that patients get the care that they need.

Noah received his Doctorate of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. He has also trained in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and The Nan Cheng University Hospital.

Noah has been in private practice since 1997. He has been a faculty member at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has taught at Mercy College’s Asian Medicine Program. He has been a clinical supervisor at both schools as well as at Yonkers General Hospital and Sound Shore Medical Center.

At Yinova, Noah draws on a wealth of experience to treat everything from male and female reproductive health to respiratory conditions such as asthma and allergies. He also addresses emotional problems such as anxiety and depression, where his calm empathetic style of treatment is particularly helpful. Noah has a phenomenal reputation within the Broadway community as he has developed effective treatments for chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

With a Western medical background, as well extensive training in Eastern medicine, Noah recognizes and uses the benefits of each to effectively treat his patients. Noah has been featured in numerous magazines and publications including Elle, Time Out NY, and was named one of the “Leading Acupuncturists” in New York City by the New York Times.

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