Gail Mead, MS, LAc
Monday – Friday : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Gail Mead, MS, LAc, received a Master’s degree in Acupuncture from New York Chiropractic College and is currently a licensed acupuncturist in New York and is nationally certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Gail has clinical experience working with all age groups and with a variety of health issues including pain reduction, headaches, women’s health issues, digestive issues, stress, anxiety and depression.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, your overall health is determined by the quality of the Qi (energy) flow through the natural pathways of your body (meridians). During an acupuncture session, a variety of techniques are used including needling with very thin sterile needles to stimulate and improve your Qi flow. Most patients say they do not even feel the needles being inserted. Other techniques used include Tuina (Chinese medical massage), cupping, guasha, moxa, and qigong healing techniques. More information can be found on Gail’s website.
Marisa Maher, LAc
Marisa is passionate about the beauty and effectiveness found in the history, theory, and application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She uses the holistic approaches within this evidence-based system including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tui na, qi gong, and dietary therapy to provide personalized preventative and restorative health care. She is certified in Clean Needle Technique (CNT) by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is highly qualified to deliver this safe and effective method of stimulating the body’s healing processes.
Marisa graduated from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where she earned her Master’s Degree. She also graduated from New York Chiropractic College where she earned an additional Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition, with Honors. The graduate program for the Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a part of the New York Chiropractic College and is a 3,000-plus hour program that includes extensive clinical experiences.
To further enhance her understanding of Chinese Medicine, Marisa traveled abroad to study at the Zhejiang Hospital in Hangzhou, China where she participated in rotations focusing on pain, oncology, and gynecology. There, she learned advanced, contemporary techniques, gained insight into the latest acupuncture theories, and observed a functioning model of the integration of Western and Eastern medicine.
She has experience working with a wide range of individuals including athletes, geriatrics, veterans, and community members of all ages. Marisa believes in working with patients to give them comfort, hope, and empowerment by using TCM to discover and treat the root of their symptoms. Her goal is to go above and beyond to help patients achieve the quality of life that they desire.