Washington Heights



About Nan

Nan has been practicing bodywork for 30 years and has been a licensed Acupuncturist for 20. She studied music, dance, acquired a BS in Chemistry from Oberlin College and an MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences. She also has studied CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral/Neural Manipulation, Functional Medicine, Nutrition and Ideokinesis, all of which she integrates into her practice.

Nan is one of the few Acupuncturists who combine manual therapies with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs. Her practice is thoughtful and individually focused.

Disciplines Used

Traditional Chinese Medicine – (TCM) a style of medicine built on a foundation of more than 2,500 years of Chinese medical practice. It includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, exercise, and dietary therapy.

Craniosacral Therapy – (CST) a form of bodywork using touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A practitioner of craniosacral therapy may also apply light touches to a patient’s spine and pelvic bones. Practitioners believe that this manipulation regulates the flow of cerebrospinal fluid and aids in “primary respiration”.

Visceral/Neural Manipulation – (VM) a gentle manual therapy that focuses on the organs and helps to improve your body’s ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. Rather than focus on the site of the complication, VM is built upon an evaluation process that takes the entire body into account. A VM Therapist looks for a compensatory pattern beneath the site of the issue in order to reveal a source and treat the corresponding tissue.