Our staff is small and personal. Each practitioner has completed four years of school in
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine as required under New York State law.
Jonathan Simon L.Ac, NCCAOM Certified Acupuncturist
Jon is fully licensed by the State of New York and the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists. He trained for four years at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York studying both Herbs and acupuncture. After graduation, he spent seven years working with Dr Charles Gerson at the Mind Body Digestive Center. His passion is “knotty” cases where the answer is not readily apparent. Jon prefers the light Japanese style of acupuncture which he learned from Hideo Takahashi. He uses a modified Dashin system on his most complex cases. He has performed almost 15,000 treatments since 2001. He has worked with patients with issues ranging from infertility to Crohn’s disease, to simple back pain. In his free time Jon competes in ultra and mud races and recently finished third out of 1100 runners at the MudmanX competition and 2nd at the NJ trail series 100K. His favorite race is the Bear mountain 50 miler. Jon also studied Tai Chi with Master Don Ahn.
Amy Woodstock L.Ac, NCCAOM Certified Acupuncturist
Amy holds a MS in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a MA in International Development and Public Health from George Washington University. She trained in the Classical Chinese Acupuncture style and has an interest in Esoteric Acupuncture and Reiki. She specializes in psycho-emotional health and the mind-body connection, as well as digestive and women’s health. Most recently Amy volunteered with the Integrative Health Project as part of a team of acupuncturists and integrative health practitioners providing access to healthcare to an underserved community in Panajachel, Guatemala. She has completed Trauma Training with Acupuncturists Without Borders, Abdominal Acupuncture Training with Dave Shipsey, and training in Fertility and Women’s Health. She has done internships at Mount Sinai -Beth Israel Continuum Cancer Center, The Institute for Family Health as well as Columbia University Student Health Center.
Amy has a keen sense of adventure and wanderlust that has brought her around the globe. She is a former Peace Corps Volunteer where she served as a Community Development Volunteer in Eastern Ukraine. She has both lived and worked in France and Peru and traveled extensively. She loves learning about and experiencing other cultures and speaks French, Spanish and Russian. In her free time, Amy likes to take mini-adventures in and around the city and enjoys long walks, hiking, yoga, the outdoors and is always planning her next adventure.
NYC Points is dedicated to its employees. In an industry where most acupuncturists are paid part time or 1099, we are the exception. Everyone is paid a salary (the highest in the profession), plus bonus, and given free platinum health insurance. We do not employ without fair compensation and we do not use interns or assistants.
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