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Marie spent a year volunteering as a case worker for Meals on Wheels in San Antonio, TX, an organization that remains close to her heart.

Marie Amato  MS, LAc.

Founder of Westchester Acupuncture, PLLC


Marie is a New York licensed acupuncturist and a National Board Certified Chinese herbalist.   She earned her Master’s in Oriental Medicine from Touro College’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine.   Marie has had the good fortune to work alongside some of the most gifted and accomplished acupuncturists at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY.   During this time, she worked in Neurologic & Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Oncology, and Labor & Delivery where she treated women during labor to assist in delivery and reducing pain.

Before focusing her studies on Chinese medicine, Marie earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology from Fordham University and her first Master’s degree in Molecular Biology from Northeastern University.  Her research focused on the viability of preimplantation embryos.  This unique research experience allows Marie to blend her biomedical research background in infertility and assisted reproductive technologies with her traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture practice.  This east meets west approach has proven to be a valuable asset in assisting couples trying to conceive.

It is Marie’s desire to share her great admiration for Chinese medicine by providing the best possible healthcare to her patients.  Marie encourages all her patients to take an active role in their healing process and to work toward achieving optimal health through preventative care.  She readily consults with her patient’s various healthcare professionals to discuss their comprehensive biomedical and alternative medicine treatment plans.

Christie Gabriel MS, LAc.

 

Christie is licensed in NY and Board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).  She is trained in several styles of acupuncture, including Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese acupuncture , and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (developed by Dr. Mark Seem, Founding Director of Tri-State College of Acupuncture).  Her approach to acupuncture is to incorporate Traditional Chinese dietary food theories to maintain health, prevent illness and to help the management of diseases or conditions.  She obtained her Master of Science in Acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture, New York.  Christie also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Pace University and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.