Laura iis a New York state Licensed Acupuncturist and is board certified by the NCCAOM. Laura earned a Master of Science degree in acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York. Her clinical training included the study of Japanese acupuncture (Meridian and Kiiko Matsumoto styles), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM). APM is the fusion of Classical Chinese, French, and Japanese meridian styles of acupuncture with the western approach of myofascial trigger point release which is effective in reducing pain and releasing held-tension in the body. Additionally, Laura studied at the Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center and the Nanjing International Acupuncture Training Center in China. She studied Master Tung’s clinical method with Susan Johnson, and Esoteric Acupuncture with Mikio Sankey. Laura treats a wide variety of patients’ concerns, but especially enjoys working with mental/emotional issues, musculoskeletal conditions, and working with women to support fertility, through all stages of pregnancy and labor induction. Prior to her work with acupuncture, Laura earned her MFA in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston.