Carol Braverman and Tom Messina are passionate about helping you lead a balanced, joyful and productive life.
Carol Braverman, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – I was introduced to acupuncture at the peak of my health: it simply made me feel even better. As a perk, it also eliminated what I considered at the time to be inconsequential and unrelated health problems, such as chronic, life-long insomnia, headaches, and occasional problems with digestion. What I didn’t know then, and understand now, is that most of us are walking around with “something,” but we accept it as part of daily living, often because we don’t know there’s a different perspective available to us.
I am a licensed Acupuncturist Physician in Colorado and New York, and have a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have an M.S. and B.S. from Touro College’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, and a B.A. from Union College. I am a volunteer acupuncturist with the Medical Reserve Corps, a federal pilot program for disaster relief.
I treat a spectrum of issues with a focus on fertility and women’s health issues, headaches and other neurological disorders, stress and anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive problems, and as an adjunct to chemotherapy.
Tom Messina, LMT, LAc, MS, Diplomate in Oriental Medicine – I have been a licensed massage therapist for 30 years, and have integrated many styles and techniques over that time. I attribute my longevity in the practice of massage therapy to daily practice of either qi gong, tai chi, or yoga, taking sufficient renewal time, and eating correctly, for my body.
I decided to become an acupuncturist long ago, after receiving treatment for a sudden, debilitating episode: my lower back muscles seized up, making me unable to stand up straight or walk any distance. At the end of that first treatment, I could stand up tall, and followed up with maintenance visits for several months after that. I also got rolfed in that period and would recommend it as a treatment method in a heartbeat. It’s painful, but it really alters one’s alignment.
I am a Colorado and New York state licensed Acupuncture Physician and massage therapist, and a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have a M.S. of Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, a degree in Massage Therapy from the Swedish Institute, and a certification in CranioSacral Therapy from the Upledger Institute. I am a volunteer acupuncturist with the Medical Reserve Corps, a federal pilot program for disaster relief.
I treat a spectrum of issues with a focus on physical injury and overuse syndromes, using a combination of techniques from massage, Chinese medicine, Trigger Point therapy, and Cranio-Sacral therapy.