Elizabeth is interested in community acupuncture because it’s a practice of people getting needs met by sharing resources, because it creates space for people to determine how acupuncture benefits them and use it accordingly, and because it supports a diverse and evolving practice that prioritizes relevance, efficacy, and experience. Elizabeth received a master's degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in 2008 and has been treating in Brooklyn since.
Rocio De La Rosa
Rocio is a NCCAOM-certified acupuncturist licensed in New York State. She received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from TriState College of Acupuncture. Rocio practices three different acupuncture styles: Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Kiiko Matsumoto (KM) Style Japanese Acupuncture, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) with myofascial trigger point release. Rocio has also received training in sports medicine acupuncture by Matt Callison.
Rocio believes in the body’s capacity for self-healing and regeneration and how acupuncture can be used as a tool to help in the healing process. She is very passionate about acupuncture and other alternative and complementary therapies, and she continues to cultivate her skills as a healer in new methods to help her patients.
Mona is an acupuncturist and birth doula. She incorporates acupuncture with manual techniques and, when necessary, cupping, moxa, and gua sha to affect internal imbalances through musculoskeletal alignment. Just as our internal and emotional issues tend to show up in our posture, our musculoskeletal issues can affect our internal health. The goal in treatment is to help your body carry itself with ease and more effective at healing itself. Mona also offers herbal formulas, which can be helpful with internal and musculoskeletal conditions.
Mona studied acupuncture, herbal medicine and manual techniques at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She studies ortho-bionomy, a gentle postural realignment technique, with the Society of Ortho-bionomy. In addition to her clinical training in perinatal health at PCOM and Lutheran Medical Center, Mona received clinical training in pediatric care, weight management, and HIV/AIDS. Mona entered healthcare after a long career as a community organizer and popular educator. She believes that quality, affordable healthcare can empower communities.
Geleni is an acupuncturist and former registered nurse, crisis counselor, and anti-violence educator excited to share healing in community space. They studied Classical Chinese Medicine with Jeffrey Yuen in the Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Program at the Swedish Institute in New York City, and graduated in 2008. Geleni's practice focuses on the individual recognizing their wholeness and nurturing resilience.
As a clinician Geleni has worked extensively treating anxiety, depression, trauma, and all kinds of acute and chronic pain. They are a lifelong Brooklynite, co-owner / cooperative member of Third Root Community Health Center, and a passionate believer in radical access to care, respect, and healing as justice.
Selina holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is a New York State Licensed Acupuncture, and a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Continuing her clinical training in pain management for chronic diseases and integrative therapies for oncology, she also works with children on a range of issues. Selina treats many conditions, and specializes in emotional well-being, pain management and women's health.
Before entering the world of integrative healthcare, Selina focused on social justice issues of food safety, literacy and citizenship rights in the not-for-profit world and academia. She believes that everyone has the right to affordable, safe healthcare, and community acupuncture is one of the best ways to access it.
Like many acupuncture patients, Jenny was introduced to acupuncture in her search to find relief for back pain and anxiety. But it wasn’t until acupuncture gave her the desperately needed help with complications after giving birth to her son that she was convinced she wanted to study acupuncture and share its healing powers with others. Jenny received a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where she is currently a faculty member teaching clinical skills to first-year students. Besides working at Brooklyn Open Acupuncture, she also has a private practice in the borough.
Adrianne discovered acupuncture and herbalism to be the thing that not only greatly improved her health and well being but also the thing that left her feeling empowered in her own body. These are intentions she has set forth to help others with while holding a strong belief in the body’s abilities to heal itself. She believes the community acupuncture setting to be an outstanding way to experience the powers and efficacy behind this medicine by offering acupuncture and herbal consults in an affordable and accessible setting allowing for consistency with treatments. She also believes in non-judgmental care meeting the person where they are at in their own journey of health and well being. While she treats a wide variety of conditions, her specialties are pain management, hormonal balance, and emotional health.
Adrianne is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and California State licensed acupuncturist. She received a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. She also has a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
After experiencing the helpfulness of acupuncture after a work-related accident as a bicycle messenger, Rebecca started studying East Asian medicine in Hawaii at World Medicine Institute. She received her master's degree from Tri-State College in 2008 and went on to do post-graduate studies in TCM and Kampo herbal medicine. Before co-founding BOA, she worked at Philadelphia Community Acupuncture and Worksong Community Acupuncture. She loves the community acupuncture model because it syncs with her vision of empowering, practical, and accessible healthcare. Her greatest joy in her practice is using East Asian medicine to help people get pregnant.
Jules Sonntag received her Masters In Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM)-New York. She trained at PCOM-NY and PCOM-Chicago, where she studied the management of chronic depression/anxiety, treatments for autism and PDD, as well as approaches for treating women's health, reproductive/sexual health, and weight management.
Jules believes acupuncture is amazing medicine that should be both affordable and readily accessible. She also maintains a private practice in Manhattan, is a proud member of ManhattanAlternative, and writes a blog about the benefits of acupuncture.