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.
Li Ting Lin L.Ac.
Li Ting’s life mission is to find the best and fastest way to heal patients. She learned both western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the ChinaMedical University of Taiwan, earning the prestigious “Specialist in Acupuncture” in 2006. This degree is only awarded after extensive exams or 7 years of deep clinical experience. She then worked at the Taipei Veteran General Hospital where her patient load emphasized oncology, neurology, post surgical chemotherapy–and was so respected by the Neurology department that they sent her their most complicated cases. She also taught western physicians about the integrated approach. Li Ting believes in “whole person wellness.” Her technique goes after the deeper cause of disease according to TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her feeling is that life, illness and other medicine can put the body out of balance, and a good practitioner can re balance the body and create the optimum environment for healing. Much of her training emphasized this integrated approach relating to women’s health issues, including fertility, PMS and menopause related issues. Li Ting has a vast range of experience working with many forms of Western defined diseases. But is not afraid to tell a patient when acupuncture can’t help them as well. She believes that there is no “right” way to be healed, just healing. Lately she has been researching energy healing and meditation in an effort to find yet another modality to help her patients. She speaks four languages and even does a little ballroom dancing in her spare time.
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.