Acupuncture & Herbs
Heather Bluemel, DACM, Lac
Acupuncturist & Herbalist
Dr. Heather Bluemel is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist who grew up on the East End of Long Island. She went to undergrad at Boston University with the idea of continuing onto law school. Instead, after graduating, Heather moved into NYC, where she began working for a major law firm and then in the Compliance department of Pfizer. While immersed in learning about Pfizer’s different pharmaceuticals, she became interested in different forms of healing.
While working at Pfizer, she completed the year-long program at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. While she found it interesting, she wanted to pursue a more comprehensive education in alternative health. So in 2012, she decided to leave her position and take the opportunity to travel throughout New Zealand, Australia, and Southeast Asia, where she learned about the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. After graduation from her Master’s Program in 2017, including internships at the VA Hospital, NYU Hospital, and MT Sinai Cancer Center, she began a private practice in Manhattan. In 2019 Heather completed her doctoral program and later in the year became a mom, which prompted her to decide to move back out to the East End to be close to her family.