Practice type: Private
Specialties: Back pain, digestive conditions, general wellness, headaches / migraines, sports injuries
Styles: Auricular (ear) acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Why did you become an acupuncturist?
I became interested in acupuncture after a friend introduced me to the subject. I was drawn to the field because it takes a holistic body, mind, and spirit approach to health and wellness. I have always had a passion for helping people, and through the practice of acupuncture, I am able to help many people. An honors graduate from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, the country’s largest oriental medical college, I am board certified by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), the State of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. I also hold a master of arts in counseling and a certificate in alcoholism studies from The College of New Jersey. I am the founder and president of Knoll Acupuncture.
What distinguishes you from other acupuncturists?
The Knoll Method of Pain-free Acupuncture has evolved over years of full-time private practice combined with more than 3,000 hours of training (supported by continuous re-training), including clinical experience and consistent positive results in the treatment of chronic and acute pain conditions, gynecological disorders, dermatological (skin) conditions, common cold symptoms, fatigue, weight loss, negative stress, and emotional dysfunction. We also continue to incorporate best practices and state-of-the-art technology, including the Acugraph, which provides graphic reports of findings.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
My greatest passion is helping people achieve optimal health and wellness. Nothing makes me happier than a happy, healthy, pain-free client.
What is the biggest misconception you hear about acupuncture?
People are so afraid of the needles—they have no frame of reference for a needle that does not hurt. If you’ve never seen an acupuncture needle up close, you’re in for a surprise. They are much thinner and more flexible than you probably imagined. They’re so fine, in fact, that the reason you don’t feel them being inserted is because they actually slide through the pores in your skin, and the depth to which they are inserted is very close to the surface. They are much smaller than the width of the opening of a standard hypodermic needle. The needles used with the Knoll Method of Pain-free Acupuncture are sterile, one-time-use disposables.
How do you stay healthy in your own life?
I am a big believer in “practice what you preach,” so I eat well, exercise, read, rest, pray, and get acupuncture on a regular basis. I try to live my life with integrity, gratitude, and respect for myself and others.
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