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37 West 17th Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10011
212.533.2255
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Christa Wroblewski is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Chinese Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She graduated as valedictorian of her Masters Program at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York. Additionally, she holds a B.A. from Muhlenberg College where she studied Theatre and Sociology. 

Christa excels at treating women’s health, stress and emotional regulation, pain management, digestive concerns, and neurological disorders. She aims to assist each patient to balance their body, mind, and spirit comprehensively.

Alongside practicing Chinese medicine, Christa is a registered yoga teacher (RYT) and meditation instructor. She has over 5 years of experience teaching throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn. Her teaching has an emphasis on restorative yoga and yoga nidra. On a cellular level, these practices help to shift the body out of a state of chronic stress and into one of deep relaxation and healing. 

Currently, Christa is completing her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) through the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She also plans to deepen her understanding of Western medicine and integrative care by becoming certified in Functional Medicine within the next few years. 

Prior to studying Chinese medicine, she worked as an actress and teaching artist. She is an avid advocate for the arts and enjoys working with artists and creators of all types. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their many named houseplants.

Alli Urbanik Kimmel is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and clinical herbalist. She graduated as valedictorian from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM).

Alli is passionate about exploring the synergistic relationship between acupuncture and modern biomedicine: her clinical training included work with NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital, and Housing Works’ Downtown Brooklyn Health Center. She has a particular interest in the areas of women’s health, autoimmune conditions, and mood disorders.

She strongly believes that healing should be accessible and achievable for all people, and that by better understanding our bodies, we can empower ourselves to take charge of our own health.

When not in clinic, you can find Alli in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and their dog.

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.

Determined, compassionate, and perceptive, Sarah Heslip is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist. She holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

Sarah is focused on providing her patients with thorough, individualized, and comprehensive care and has extensive experience treating individuals of all ages to help regulate their menstrual cycle, relieve symptoms of PMS, balance moods, digestion and emotions, regulate and stabilize hormone levels, and support the fertility process as well as provide pregnancy support.

Sarah seeks to empower her patients to achieve their optimal life and health goals through natural medicine practices, nutrition, lifestyle management, and personalized mind-body programs.

Sarah’s Traditional Chinese Medicine background has a strong focus on cultivating homeostasis in the body which is the key in the maintenance of good health despite the many demands and challenges of a busy lifestyle.

Sarah graduated Bard College with a degree in Art History.  She loves exploring galleries and exhibitions in NYC and hiking the Berkshires for her regular dose of nature.

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.

Elizabeth So is an acupuncturist and herbalist who earned her masters and doctorate degrees in the practice of Chinese medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She considers this profession to be her life’s vocation and is wholeheartedly dedicated to the lifelong cultivation of knowledge, wisdom, and experience. Through the building of sincere relationships and the sharing of knowledge, Elizabeth is always aiming to provide a thorough and immersive healing experience. Through the use of acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal remedies, nutritional advice, and meditation guidance she hopes to empower all of her patients to become masters of their own physical and mental well-being.

After training in the Labor and Delivery department at NYU Langone Brooklyn, she has developed a special passion for fertility, birthwork, and women’s health. She has a strong passion for the harmonious integration between eastern and western medical modalities and has had the opportunity to experience the benefits of integration through time spent training at NYU Langone Brooklyn Hospital and China Medical University Hospital in Taichung, Taiwan.

Her multi-faceted approach to healing makes her a compatible practitioner for those looking to forge a mindful, enriching, and empowering path to wellness.

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. 

Dr. Stephanie Dixon is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a licensed massage therapist. She received both her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, and has received outside training in Five Element style acupuncture and Reiki.

Her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Eastern Religions at St. John’s University piqued her interest in the mind-body-spirit connection, shaping her treatment style to be one of whole person care. While Stephanie has treated a wide variety of conditions during her time as a community practitioner, her specialties are psychoemotional well-being, digestive disorders, women’s health, and autoimmune conditions. Stephanie especially loves working with people during times of transition, and thus has a breadth of knowledge about conditions seen in pediatrics and in the elderly. She is also a certified provider of hospice and palliative care acupuncture, and has recently begun end of life doula training.

In her spare time, Stephanie loves to travel, do puzzles, and is forever building her home library. A born-and-raised New Yorker, she also likes to explore our ever-changing city through taking long bike rides and sampling the best food each borough has to offer.

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.

Kate Reil is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and herbalist. After completing her B.A. in Chinese History at Wesleyan University, she received her Master’s in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and completed her Doctorate at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Kate was also an Acupuncture Fellow at NYU Langone Hospital focusing in neurological rehabilitation and labor & delivery. She has also studied Aroma Acupoint Therapy with Peter Holmes and loves the subtle, profound shifts essential oils offer to deepen treatment. Additionally, Kate has been teaching yoga for over 12 years and is currently developing a course in women’s health at the intersections of yoga and Chinese Medicine.

Kate has always been in awe of the body’s intelligence for as long as she can remember. She is drawn to the inclusive practices of Chinese Medicine because it invites her to deeply listen to her patients, empathize with their experiences, and facilitate their healing.

She has traveled to nearly 40 countries but still loves coming home to Brooklyn best, where she lives with her husband and their (perfect!) dog.

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