Efrain Ruiz, L.Ac., L.M.T.
Efrain Ruiz is a professional Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist through New York University and the New York State Office of the Professions. After having worked as a Certified Personal Trainer for more than 10 years in the Caribbean and New York YMCA, he pursued studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Oriental Herbology and Medical Massage Therapy. He then went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Science as well as Associate’s Degree in Massage Therapy from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. He is trained in performing tissue manipulation through techniques such as Chinese Tui-Na as well as Thai and Swedish massage.
Combining the “Shan Han Lun”: Six Stages of Disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine, trigger point muscle therapy, meridian palpation, principles of kinesiology and postural assessment, Efrain achieves great results in comprehensive care for treating pain in the body due to trauma or due to long-term development.
Efrain combines the Eastern art of acupuncture and massage therapy to balance the patient’s energy pathways, known as meridians, and to move blood and other body fluids in the joints, body cavities, and circulation as to relax muscles, eliminate tissue swelling, eliminate cellular waste, reduce nerve irritation and inflammation; which results in tissue regeneration and/or pain relief.
At home, Efrain values his time with his wife and two daughters. He enjoys baseball and is a die hard Yankees fan. He also collects Yankees memorabilia.
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.
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.