Acupuncture and Chinese medicine have a holistic approach, taking into account not just a disease. People are viewed as a complex matrix of energy in which the mind and body are unified.  Acupuncture is the placement of tiny needles along meridians in the body where Qi Chi, or life force travels.  The points are chosen in accordance to a tailored diagnosis that may be revised at each visit.  The points have been mapped out by the Chinese over a period of 2,000 years.  The goal of the therapy is to restore the free flow of Qi.  When the flow of Qi is blocked, the body may experience pain, or fatigue, or other forms of malfunction.

Acupuncture can be useful in treating a variety of conditions, including:

    • Vertigo
    • Poor circulation
    • Rashes
    • Tooth ache
    • Colitis
    • Arthritis
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Insomnia
    • Pain
    • Allergies
    • Infertility

To schedule an appointment: 347-610-9672 or email.

Our Practitioners:

Nicholas Isabella

Nicholas V. Isabella III, L.Ac., was trained in Classical Chinese Acupuncture at the Swedish Institute, one of the nation’s oldest schools of bodywork. There, he studied under the guidance of Jeffrey C. Yuen, a Taoist priest known world-wide as a master in Chinese Medicine who has helped to popularize the use of acupuncture to treat psycho-emotional complaints.

Training in Classical Chinese Acupuncture gives Nicholas the perspective of several schools of thought in the treatment of an ailment. Besides the 12 Primary Channels, which are commonly taught in acupuncture schools, he is knowledgeable in the treatment of the Secondary Vessels, which specifically target the sinews, the constitution, and toxins and disease that are being held in latency within the capillaries, bones and joints.

Nicholas was introduced to meditation and Eastern philosophy by his father as a young boy. Captivated by Taoist Internal Alchemy, which views the body as a vehicle for spiritual and psychological liberation, he was driven to study acupuncture to better understand the role Qi has in
animating the body and keeping it in vibrant health.

Nicholas specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury, stress and depression, facial rejuvenation, insomnia, allergies, and addiction. He’s also knowledgeable in the application of alchemical acupuncture, which improves both the circulation and quality of Qi in the body.
In addition to his private practice, Nicholas is a clinic supervisor and teaches several classes at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, one of the nation’s top acupuncture schools.

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Terri Ma

Terri is a 4th generation practitioner of the art of Chinese Medicine. Her training began at home with her mother and grandmother teaching her herbal medicine, gua sha, and the energetics of food.

After graduating from the Swedish Institute School of Massage Therapy in 2001, Terri started her career as an LMT, and quickly built up her practice. In 2002, she enrolled in the acupuncture program at the Swedish Institute, graduating in 2005 after three years of rigorous study with Taoist master Jeffrey C. Yuen.

In the past 15 years, Terri has worked in a variety of environments—from chiropractor offices to senior centers to luxury hotels—in order to hone her skills. She is very good with her hands in finding and relieving muscular tension through tui na and acupuncture. She specializes in the treatment of women’s health and practices Mehta Face Therapy, a form of Indian facial massage that has immediate and profound effects, bringing out one’s inner radiance through the complexion.

Terri believes that optimum health can be achieved through proper diet and exercise, balanced emotions, and regular body work.


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