Who is Emily Grace?
I am a licensed acupuncturist in NY State with a practice based in Chinatown/Soho, NYC. I am nationally board certified in Chinese Herbs by the NCCAOM and received my Masters training at Pacific College in NY. I continue to study Classical Chinese Medicine and Medical Qi Gong with my teacher Dr. Stephen Jackowicz at the Institute of Classical Asian Studies.
Other certifications include:
Medical Qi Gong
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture
Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
Yoga Alliance Registered Pre-Natal Yoga Teacher
As a child and grandchild of immigrants living in the United States—my grandparents moved from China to the Philippines, where my parents were born, and they then moved to NY where I was born—having to identify myself has been unavoidable. Listening to the stories of where my family came from, what their journeys from place to place opened up for them, and what they carried with them through their experiences became a part of the piecing together of my identity. The more I searched for these stories the more I encountered ideas of holistic healing, and this piqued my understanding of Chinese culture.
My exploration continues with me today because this tradition of medicine is a deep part of me as it informs my understanding of how the world works, of our communities, of family and of the environment. Because Chinese Medicine is based on the nature of the universe, its teachings are directly applicable to our world, no matter how rapidly it may change. Modern lifestyles create complications and environmental stresses that adversely impact our health. Our bodies want to find balance. Acupuncture helps us to reconcile the imbalances that our lifestyles and world around us create.
Before studying Chinese Medicine, I received my BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design and worked as a designer for many years. I am a registered Yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and have been teaching yoga for over 15 years—specializing in alignment and posture, seniors, meditation and pre-natal yoga.
Emily Grace Acupuncture is a safe haven of healing for New Yorkers who want to find balance and community in self-care and Womxn empowerment