We are all New York State licensed acupuncturists. You can see the same acupuncturist or book with a different practitioner each time. We will not be offended, and we all access the same charts and will be able to treat you. No two acupuncturists are alike and you may resonate with one practitioner more than another. What is important is that we all are in love with the practice of acupuncture and will do our best to help you regain and retain optimal health. Our goal is to provide quality, safe and non-judgmental care for our patients.
Ariel Deva de León licensed acupuncturist, clinic owner/director offering online consults only (beginning mid July)
Hailing from sunny San Diego, Ariel Deva de León received her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Community Studies with a focus on Resistance and Social Movements, and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan.
After graduation, Ariel worked at WorkSong Chinese Medicine in Greenpoint, where finding and working in the community model brought Ariel full circle in terms of incorporating the theories of social movement and social justice into the practice of acupuncture. She then opened Tigerlily Holistic in 2015, and has been so pleased to work with her own community of Bushwick.
Ariel's own practice is very active; incorporating a mix of Japanese hara (abdominal) palpation, "deep qi" and trigger point needling, KyoJung (a Korean physical manipulation therapy), Zero Balancing, craniosacral, and Arvigo bodywork as well as gua sha, cupping and/or moxa. This investigatory style encourages patients to engage with their own healing processes, and bear witness to their own transformative capability. Ariel habla español.
Mary Gagliardi licensed acupuncturist, herbalist offering online consults only
Mary is a New York State licensed acupuncturist and herbalist. A graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, Mary holds a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is currently in private practice in New York City while she pursues her doctorate degree in Chinese Medicine. Mary earned her Bachelors in Fashion Design from Drexel University in Philadelphia. Working in design for many years prepared her for work as an acupuncturist in unexpected ways– using the same sensitivity to create beauty as she now does to promote wellness. Mary believes that balance is being content in the present moment, regardless of circumstance. Acupuncture is a powerful tool that helps patients achieve their health goals.
“New York is a place where we are constantly stimulated by the outside world and acupuncture is a way to get back to an internal place of quiet– our bodies just need a reminder of how to get there. This is where healing happens.” While at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, her clinical rotations included the Veterans Medical Center, Housing Works, Kamwo’s Grand Meridian Clinic in Chinatown and The Institute for Family Health. These diverse clinical encounters gave her experience treating a wide range of health conditions. She specializes in treating psycho-emotional imbalances, pain management and digestive conditions. A resident of Bushwick, Mary is excited to engage with the Brooklyn community in pursuit of health and wellness.
Michael Kay licensed acupuncturist, herbalist offering online consults and appointments at Tigerlily
Though a native of California, Michael is more of a New Yorker, and a resident of Williamsburg since the late 1980’s. Having also lived in Argentina, he is happy to work with Spanish-speaking patients. Michael has a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College, and is nationally certified in Chinese Herbology. He specializes in orthopedic conditions and pain management, and with neurological and immunological disorders. Working with this holistic medicine, he effectively treats much more.
Michael has volunteered doing community acupuncture in Guatemala, and at a monthly recovery clinic in the Bronx. He has treated patients at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Manhattan and continues to work with stroke patients at NYU Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn. Previously as a user experience designer he helped to make websites more “user centered.” Now as a Chinese Medicine practitioner, Michael’s focus is on “patient-centered” medicine, passionate about providing healthcare that is accessible while empowering people to better manage their own well being.
In addition to herbology and acupuncture, Michael works with tui na bodywork, cupping, moxibustion, and electro-stimulation. He is an avid swimmer, and regularly practices Qigong. Si se pone más cómodo, le puede atender en español
Jessica Viola licensed acupuncturist offering appointments at Tigerlily
Jessica is a New York State licensed acupuncturist. She graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with honors where she was trained in three different styles of acupuncture. In her undergraduate studies, she studied microbiology, where her fascination with the human body began. Jessica integrates Japanese meridian style palpation and abdominal hara diagnosis with myofascial trigger point needling. Jessica believes that health is more than just the absence of disease and that it is a state of complete physical, mental, and social wellbeing. She is most interested in helping those who have struggled to find relief from their conditions elsewhere whether through western medicine or otherwise. These conditions include chronic pain, hormonal imbalances, autoimmune disorders, emotional disorders, and digestive disorders.
Maahwush Zahidi licensed acupuncturist offering online consults and appointments at Tigerlily
Maahwush (pronounced Mavish) is an NCCAOM certified and NY State Licensed Acupuncturist. She graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with honors and joined its faculty staff upon graduation. Her multi-approach acupuncture style integrates Chinese and Japanese-based techniques, trigger point release, facial acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion. She is currently teaching at Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine.