I am a graduate of Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) in Tricia Smith, M.S., L.Ac. NCCAOM Board-Certified AcupuncturistNew York City, where I earned my clinical Master's Degree in Acupuncture. I have over 3,000 hours of clinical training in trad … show more
I am a graduate of Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) in Tricia Smith, M.S., L.Ac. NCCAOM Board-Certified AcupuncturistNew York City, where I earned my clinical Master's Degree in Acupuncture. I have over 3,000 hours of clinical training in traditional Chinese Acupuncture, as well as Acupuncture Physical Medicine, which integrates classical acupuncture with modern myofascial trigger point therapies. While at TSCA, I was also honored to study Japanese acupuncture under Kiiko Matsumoto, and Motor Point Acupuncture with Matt Callison.
I hold a Diplomate in Acupuncture from the NCCAOM, earning my national board certification in 2007, and I currently hold a state license to practice acupuncture in Pennsylvania. I am a member in good standing of the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM) as well as the Association for Professional Acupuncture (APA).
Before setting up my practice in Pittsburgh, I was in private practice in New York, and over the last few years I have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to work in community clinics in New York City and Beijing, China. These clinics afforded me a chance to work with a wide patient population, including patients with complex issues such as fibromyalgia, severe pain conditions, autoimmune disorders, and addiction recovery. In 2005, I was certified by the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), and in 2006, I studied in Beijing, China as part of a World Health Organization (WHO) sponsored program at the Beijing Traditional Medicine Training Center of WFAS. During my time in Beijing, I completed a portion of my practical training in the acupuncture wards of two community hospitals.
I've been affiliated with the Neuropsychiatry Center in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania since 2008. There I have an opportunity to work closely with doctors and nurse practitioners to provide complimentary acupuncture treatments for patients suffering from chronic pain, head injuries...