Pollock

​​LIcensed Acupuncturist &  Herbalist


After working in the mental health and social work fields and teaching yoga for several years, I felt a pull towards being able to address health care from a wider lens—to be able to talk to people, listen, and help shift imbalances in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.


This is what I love about Chinese medicine—that it integrates all these aspects of our being by looking deeply into the whole person using modalities that are not only harmless but incredibly helpful and transformative, to bring about better health. In working with others I also use all of myself—my physical body, intellectual capacities, emotional empathy and spiritual connections, and I love what I do!

In 2009, I completed a master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine where I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine. The program included acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic massage including tuina, shiatsu & foot reflexology, Qigong meditation, and nutritional therapy, as well as western medical anatomy, physiology, pathology and diagnosis. I also studied Five-Element acupuncture. Before settling in the Hudson Valley, I worked in clinics in Portland, Oregon, Brooklyn, and Manhattan.

Although all acupuncturists receive education and training in a vast variety of conditions and disorders, my areas of interest include musculoskeletal pain, anxiety and depression, fatigue, genitourinary disorders, digestive disorders, allergies and other respiratory issues, women’s health including menstrual irregularities, menopause, fertility, pregnancy, post partum and labor related issues including natural labor induction, cancer care and support, as well as wellness and health maintenance.

Having had Lyme disease twice myself as well as being a young cancer survivor, I have deep empathy of the challenges in the journey towards a return to health and an understanding that each person’s path and choices towards recovery are their own.

I believe healing is a process of exploration that the individual and practitioner can both engage in together. I hope to be a guide and support along that path. Chinese medicine helps awaken our own innate healing capacities within the body, mind, and heart to help bring about greater alignment with our natural and optimal state of health and happiness. With an intention on quality patient care, I take careful consideration to understand the whole person and treat accordingly. Treatments are therapeutic, relaxing, and restorative.

Being a part of the Stram Center is a great honor. It is everything I’ve looked for in my own health care. To be a part of a team of multi-disciplinary practitioners who love what they do and where they work is a dream come true for me.

Experience:
  • LIcensed acupuncturist by the New York State Medical Board
  • Certified Acupuncturist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
  • Program Coordinator, Breast Cancer Options, Kingston, NY
  • B.A. in Sociology & Psychology, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
  • Master's in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon
  • Certified Yoga Teacher with The Integral YOga Institute in HATHA I, II, and Prenatal/Postpartum
  • Certified Qigong teacher with LIng Gui International Qigong School in One Thousand Hands Buddha

Offering:
  • Acupuncture
    private and community
  • Tui Na Massage
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine consultations
  • Heat Therapy using Moxibustion
  • Cupping

Quote:

“If we give a treatment without addressing the cause of the disease, it would be like pouring water into a container with a leak at the bottom.” -Giovanni Maciocia



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