Justine Lynch holds a masters degree in acupuncture from The Traditional Acupuncture Institute (Tai-Sophia) in Laurel, Maryland. Justine has been in private practice, in New York since 2003. She has also taught Chinese medicine, notably at Empire State University in New York and at The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture (AFEA) in Florida. Justine has done extensive study into the alchemical and shamanic roots of the ancient Taoist practice of Chinese medicine. She unites this work with the needs of the modern times, in service to this tradition.
Native to New York City, Justine Lynch is originally a modern dance artist. Kinesthetic and somatic awareness informs her practice. She incorporates movement techniques, qi gong, Zero Balancing, holistic nutritional recommendations, Eastern and Western herbs, and therapeutic grade essential oils into her practice.
Justine Lynch is a state licensed acupuncturist certified by the NCCAOM (National Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) and certified in Zero Balancing by the ZBHA (Zero Balancing Health Association).
Tom began his academic career in pre-med science, but quickly turned his attention toward arts ands letters. As an undergraduate he won awards for critical writing and graduated summa cum laude from Youngstown State University with a degree in English Literature. On fellowship, Tom entered the PhD program in English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, but left with a Master’s degree in order to focus on writing fiction. To pay his bills, he began a culinary career that took him into kitchens all over New York City. With a reverence for for food inherited from his mother and grandmother, Tom devoted 20 years to learning to cook, create menus and manage restaurants, and in 2001 became an owning partner of Miracle Grill on Bleecker Street in the West Village.
It was after a profound healing experience while in the care of an acupuncturist that Tom’s path turned again towards medicine. In 2005 Tom earned a Master’s degree in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine from the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Gainesville, Florida, and since then has had a private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Tom has taught Chinese Medicine at Empire State College and has been a graduate assistant to noted acupuncturist and teacher Lorie Dechar in her Alchemical Medicine practitioner mentorship program. Tom has studied Chinese Herbal Medicine with the Taoist master Jeffrey Yuen, and deepens his commitment to the oral tradition of classical Chinese medicine by studying closely with Laura Barnard, a master acupuncturist who continues to carry the Taoist Five Element tradition brought to the West by J. R. Worsley.