Minya DeJohnette L.Ac. LMT
Minya DeJohnette is a NY State licensed acupuncturist and graduated from a three year Master Degree program at the Swedish Institute of Acupuncture (now part of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY) in 2007 and studied previously for one year at the International College of Oriental Medicine in the United Kingdom. Her training at the Swedish Institute was focused on Classical Chinese Medicine which was implemented and taught under the guidance of Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th Generation Daoist Priest.
She has continued her acupuncture education in the field of pain management, sports injury recovery, and Chinese Dietary therapy. She has also studied Chinese Medicine for breast cancer support as well as taken the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center course in Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient.
Currently, Minya is continuing her acupuncture studies in advanced pain management, auto-immune disorders, anxiety and depression.
She is a NY State licensed massage therapist and studied at the Cayce-Reilly School of Massage Therapy.
Liza Pollock L.Ac., M.Ac.O.M.
Liza Pollock received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009 where she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM.) The program included acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage including adult and pediatric tuina and shiatsu, Qigong meditation, and nutritional therapy. She has worked in clinics in Portland, Oregon and New York City and has also studied Five-Element acupuncture under David Ford and David Berkshire with Awakening to the Soul of Our Medicine which mainly focuses on the mental and emotional aspects of health.
Liza earned her B.A. in sociology and psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1998 and worked in the social work and mental health fields for several years. She has been practicing yoga for over 15 years and in 2002 began studying and teaching yoga with The Integral Yoga Institute, completing three teacher training certifications and is also certified with the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School to teach the ‘1,000 Hands Buddha’ form.
Although all acupuncturists receive education and training in a vast variety of conditions and disorders, Liza’s areas of focus include anxiety and depression, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, genitourinary disorders such as interstitial cystitis, digestive disorders, and women’s health including menstrual irregularities, menopause, fertility, pregnancy, post partum and labor related issues including natural labor induction. She believes healing is a process of exploration that the individual and practitioner can both engage in together and she hopes to be a guide along that path. With an intention on quality patient care, she hopes to bring patients into their natural state of optimal physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness.
Bootsy: Office Assistant to Andrea Choinsky
Bootsy was found wandering the streets of Brooklyn when she was 6 mos old and sent to a Shelter. There she made her way to Minya and Ben’s hearts when they saw her at a shelter in Manhattan. She assists us by offering free belly rubs and calming people down when they’ve had a rough day. She also accepts snacks.
Unfortunately, we lost Bootsy unexpectedly to cancer this past January and are heartbroken to lose such a great office assistant.