Call Us: 845-339-5653
Kingston NY 12401 16 Lucas ave Suite 101

About Us

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Minya DeJohnette


Minya DeJohnette is a NY State licensed acupuncturist who earned her Master of Health Sciences Degree from the Swedish Institute of Acupuncture (now part of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY) in 2007.

Her continuing education training includes: Completing the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center course in Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient.  She is also continuing her training in advanced pain management, auto-immune disorders, anxiety, depression, inflammatory and digestive disorders. The lineage she trains under is the Taiwanese Balance and Ba Gua Method as taught by the late Dr. Richard Tan and his students.

She is certified in Kampo Herbal Medicine by the NYC Kampo Institute. Kampo is the herbal medicine practiced by primary care physicians in Japan. It is used as primary and adjunctive therapy within Japan’s national health care system.

She is a NY State licensed massage therapist and studied at the Cayce-Reilly School of Massage Therapy.

Carla Waldron

Carla Waldron


Carla C. Waldron is a physician certified to practice acupuncture. She completed her  training at the Helms Medical Institute and has been treating patients since 2003. Carla’s clinical experience has been cultivated in settings ranging from large urban areas to isolated villages in Asia. She owned and operated a medical acupuncture clinic in New York City for many years.

Please Note: As we rebuild from the shutdown Carla Will not be covering shifts in the clinic


Andrea Shelton

Office Manager

Andrea! What would we do without Andrea? Andrea has been with the clinic since 2014 and is an integral part of KA&W. Her warm and welcoming smile is only second to Otis’ tail waggles when you arrive at the clinic.

She finds coming to work each day ultra relaxing while also feeling like a benefit to the patients in terms of facilitating a smooth flow to the schedule of the day.

Having Otis by her side is definitely an added perk (even if he gets more yummy snacks from the patients than she does!) and also having Minya’s acupuncture expertise helping with her migraines, is invaluable.

Her passions include movies, sightseeing and CrossFit with her husband, laughing with family and friends, and pet sitting as a side job the past 25 years…if you happen to be in need of an excellent and experienced pet sitter, please do inquire.

Please Note: Andrea will not be in the clinic for the time being while we recover from the shutdown.



Office Assistant

Otis originally hails from South Carolina and made his way up to Kingston to assist clinic patients with anxiety, stress and the benefits of giving him belly rubs. His excellent job as a greeter means he will most likely meet you at the elevator and immediately escort you to the area where his snacks are kept in hopes that you will dispense them to him. He enjoys naps, chew toys and squeaky, fluffy toys. Given his unusual markings and features we have come to the conclusion that he is most likely a cross between a Red Heeler, Catahoula, hyena and tiger..

PLEASE NOTE: With full respect to those of you who are AFRAID of or ALLERGIC to dogs we can tether him while you are here. You can call us in advance and we will make a note in your file to do this anytime you come in.

Unfortunately until it is determined whether domestic animals can be vectors of transmission, Otis will not be working in the office.