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 Oriental Medicine, is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, and is nationally certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
While her clinical work is geared towards chronic pain, auto immune disorder and stress management, Daryl is especially interested in tapping into the mind/body connection. Her goal is to facilitate healing based on individualized treatment of physical injuries along with emotional stressors. Treatments often include acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine combinations to ensure optimal results.
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 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.