Mei Wang, M.PH., M.S., L.Ac.
Mei Wang, M.PH., M.S., L.Ac., a native of China, received her Medical Degree from Tianjin Medical University in 1992. Her training also includes an internship at Nankai Hospital (the first hospital in China with an integrated program of eastern-western medicine), residency training in pediatric rehabilitation, a master’s degrees in food science at the University of Arkansas, a degree in public health from Columbia University, and additional acupuncture training at NYCTCM. She has also studied under renowned clinicians in disease pattern differentiation and unique acupuncture treatments. She has worked in the Radiation Oncology and Anesthesiology Departments of Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital and contributed to research in neuro-anesthesia and oncology.
Mei is a licensed acupuncturist in the states of New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Her former athletic participation has contributed to her awareness of bodily function. It was as a young athlete when she was first treated and realized the therapeutic value of oriental medicine.
Outside the office, Mei enjoys tennis, travel, photography, cooking, and spending time with family.
Junsik Kim, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac.
Junsik Kim, Dipl.O.M., L.Ac., believes that a healthy state of our physical body arises from a well-balanced mind and a daily-life pattern. He emphasizes the understanding of interaction between positive and negative inputs for our body to be maintained in healthy equilibrium.
Junsik is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York and California. He received his master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Emperor’s College in Santa Monica, CA. He completed his clinical externship at St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA where he provided acupuncture for patients being treated for cancer and during their rehabilitation. During and following his Master’s training, he has learned from many skilled teachers and brings to our practice extensive acupuncture experience and expertise in herbal medicine. He served as a technical supervisor at Emperor’s College and worked alongside medical doctors at the Freedom Arthritis and Osteoporosis Center.
Prior to his dedicated years in acupuncture training, Junsik majored in Plant Biology at the Ohio State University and has since conducted studies on herbal supplementation. Junsik was first impressed with the benefits of an integrative care model while working as a medic at Army Hospital in South Korea.
Outside of his practice, Junsik enjoys playing the piano, soccer, and spending time with family.
Willow E. Hammer, L.Ac.
Originally from New Mexico, Willow moved to NYC to pursue acting, but was ultimately drawn to the idea of helping people with acupuncture. She trained at New York College of Health Professions in both Manhattan and Long Island, and was subsequently licensed by the State of New York and accredited by the NCCAOM.
Willow combines traditional Chinese diagnostic methods and modalities with a gentle Japanese needling technique in order to provide an effective treatment unique to each patient.
Jessica began practicing yoga in order to bring peace of mind and balance to her own hectic work and school schedule. She has been practicing yoga along with meditation for several years. After graduating from Farmingdale State College with a Bachelor’s Degree, Jessica was able to devote more time to her yoga participation and experience. As she continued on her journey she began to realize the powerful impact yoga was having in her own life. This prompted Jessica to share the positive energy of yoga with others seeking similar change.
Jessica 200-RYT certified from Always-At-Aum in West Babylon, and is also CPR/AED certified. Her teaching style is known as Vinyasa. Vinyasa focuses on a flowing sequence of yoga poses in coordination with regulated breathing. This style offers a range techniques that are suitable at all levels of practice. Having worked in the medical field for the past several years, Jessica has realized the importance of incorporating yoga and meditation into patient’s treatment plans. Using the physical asanas or poses linked with breathing techniques, Jessica is able to guide students through a practice that strengthens, stretches, and opens the body and mind. Jessica will also be working in conjunction with our licensed acupuncturists and massage therapists in offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing.