Our staff is small and personal. Each practitioner has completed four years of school in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine as required under New York State law.
Jon is fully licensed by the State of New York and the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. He trained for four years at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York studying both Herbs and acupuncture. After graduation, he spent seven years working with Dr Charles Gerson at the Mind Body Digestive Center. His passion is "knotty" cases where the answer is not readily apparent. Jon prefers the light Japanese style of acupuncture which he learned from Hideo Takahashi. He uses a modified Dashin system on his most complex cases. He has performed almost 15,000 treatments since 2001. He has worked with patients with issues ranging from infertility to Crohn's disease, to simple back pain. In his free time Jon competes in ultra and mud races and recently finished third out of 1100 runners at the MudmanX competition and 2nd at the NJ trail series 100K. His favorite race is the Bear mountain 50 miler. Jon also studied Tai Chi with Master Don Ahn.
Imani Cummings completed her Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College in San Diego. She is licensed by the State of New York and nationally by the NCCAOM. With a Baccalaureate degree in Environmental Science and Chemisty, Imani used her path as an environmental consultant to open the door to the wonders of eastern medicine. She is fascinated by the way Traditional Chinese Medicine mirrors the natural world.Imani practices Chinese style acupuncture with an emphasis on 5-element balancing. She works wih a level II Reiki attunement and enjoys including aspects of energy healing and meditation in her treatments. She believes that mental-emotional balance plays a key role in most physical ailments and uses these eastern modalities to help facilitate the patient’s own healing process. As a general practitioner, she has experience treating a wide variety of conditions. Imani is a native New Yorker, but has lived in Florida, California and worked internationally as she has a great zest for travel. She is an avid yogi and enjoys playing classical and jazz flute in her spare time.
Li Ting's life mission is to find the best and fastest way to heal patients. She learned both western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the ChinaMedical University of Taiwan, earning the prestigious "Specialist in Acupuncture" in 2006. This degree is only awarded after extensive exams or 7 years of deep clinical experience. She then worked at the Taipei Veteran General Hospital where her patient load emphasized oncology, neurology, post surgical chemotherapy--and was so respected by the Neurology department that they sent her their most complicated cases. She also taught western physicians about the integrated approach. Li Ting believes in "whole person wellness." Her technique goes after the deeper cause of disease according to TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her feeling is that life, illness and other medicine can put the body out of balance, and a good practitioner can re balance the body and create the optimum environment for healing. Much of her training emphasized this integrated approach relating to women's health issues, including fertility, PMS and menopause related issues. Li Ting has a vast range of experience working with many forms of Western defined diseases. But is not afraid to tell a patient when acupuncture can't help them as well. She believes that there is no "right" way to be healed, just healing. Lately she has been researching energy healing and meditation in an effort to find yet another modality to help her patients. She speaks four languages and even does a little ballroom dancing in her spare time.