Welcome to LifeinDC Acupuncture!
Hello! My name is Esther, and I am a passionate and dedicated acupuncturist committed to helping you achieve optimal health and well-being. With years of experience in the field, I have witnessed the profound healing effects of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, and I am excited to share this ancient practice with you.
My journey in the field of acupuncture began when I personally experienced the transformative power of this holistic approach to healing. Struggling with chronic pain and seeking alternatives to conventional medicine, I discovered acupuncture and was amazed by its positive impact on my health. This experience ignited my passion for acupuncture and inspired me to pursue a career in helping others through this ancient practice.
Qualifications and Expertise
I hold a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine -NY (Now Pacific College of Health and Science), where I received comprehensive training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other traditional healing modalities. I also received additional training in facial rejuvenation acupuncture, NYU Langone Hospital/Acupuncture for Labor and Delivery, and Veterans Administration Hospital/Pain Management Center in New York City. I am a licensed acupuncturist in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and New York State. I am also accredited by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), and I continually update my knowledge and skills through ongoing professional development and continuing education programs.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of working with a diverse range of patients, each with their unique health challenges. Through this experience, I have developed expertise in treating various conditions, including but not limited to:
Pain management (back pain, migraines, arthritis)
Stress and anxiety
Women's health (menstrual irregularities, fertility support)
Respiratory conditions (asthma, allergies)
Insomnia and sleep disorders
My Training and Certifications
Licensed acupuncturist in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and New York State
Doctor of Acupuncture with a Chinese Herbal Medicine Specialization, Pacific College of Health and Science - San Diego, CA, Current Doctorate Candidate
Master of Science in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) - New York, August 2018
Microneedling For Acupuncturists Certification, AcuMicro, Jan 2022
Stroke-Acupuncture and Bodywork for Acute & Chronic Post-stroke Care Certification – Pacific College of Health and Science, Dr. Claudia Citkovitz, Ph.D., LAc, Sep. 2021
Acupuncture for Labor and Delivery, NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn, NY, August 2018
Acupuncture at the Veterans Administration Hospital/Pain Management Center, April 2018
Facial Acupuncture Techniques Certification, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine – DR. CHRYSSO NEOPHYTOU-TSIMIS, LAC, DACM, New York, April 2017
Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management, Baruch College Zicklin School of Business, New York
Other Professional Associations
I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellness, focusing on treating the root cause of the problem rather than just the symptoms. In my practice, I combine the principles of traditional Chinese medicine with modern scientific understanding to develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. I work closely with you to understand your health goals and provide comprehensive care that addresses your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.