Ross's early interest in Chinese culture led to the study of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, where he earned his Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. Ross is Board Certified nationally by the NCCAOM in acupuncture, herbal medicine and Asian bodywork (Dipl. O.M.), as well as being state licensed in New York and New Jersey. In addition to his training and background in Chinese medicine, he is a member of the New York and New Jersey Bar.
Ross's passion for Chinese medicine lies in its diagnostic capability; specifically, determining the underlying causes of an illness and detecting the energetics of that illness in order to prevent disease. This is why Ross has dedicated years to the study of Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis (CCPD), Contemporary Oriental Medicine® (COM) and Chinese medical psychology and is one of only a few practitioners to be certified by and continue to receive hands on training with world renown Dr. Leon Hammer in these disciplines. Ross is a senior certified teacher and serves on the Board of Directors of Dragon Rises, Inc. as well as Contemporary Oriental Medicine Foundation and is a direct lineage holder and spokesman for CCPD and COM.
Ross has also spent years dedicated to the study and practice of Classical Chinese Medicine (including Classical pulse diagnosis) under 88th generation Daoist priest Jeffrey Yuen, both privately as well as through the American University of Complementary Medicine's PhD program. Ross has been granted permission to teach this material directly by Jeffrey Yuen. This foundation and the synthesis with CCPD and COM forms the basis of his clinical practice, ideology, paradigm and world-view.
Ross's passion for martial arts has been a constant throughout his life. He attained the rank of Fourth Degree Black Belt and Instructor in Shaolin Kempo in his early twenties. He currently practices Tai Ji Quan, Qi Gong and meditation.
Board Certified nationally by the NCCAOM in acupuncture, herbal medicine and Asian bodywork (Dipl. O.M.), Ann has used her expertise to treat a wide range of conditions, from infertility and pregnancy-related disorders, to high blood pressure, migraines, skin disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, diabetes, hypoglycemia, thyroid disorders and cancers, as well as pain and musculo-skeletal disorders of all varieties.
Ann earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City, but her interest in Oriental Medicine began in her mother's kitchen, where she was first introduced to eastern nutrition and Japanese folk medicine. She has a particular interest in addressing the emotional causes of physical maladies, and in applying alternative methods of healing to the treatment of the chronically and seriously ill. Ann is licensed to practice in both New York and New Jersey.
Jennifer has been working in the medical field for over twelve years. She graduated with her Bachelorís in Nursing from Misericordia College in 2000. She went on to receive her Masterís of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Jennifer is Board Certified nationally by the NCCAOM in acupuncture, herbal medicine and Asian bodywork (Dipl. O.M.) as well as being state licensed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Cheryl manages the overall running of the Center and is responsible for our patient scheduling, new patient orientation, and patient education. Cheryl earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at Rutgers University, and brings many years of corporate management experience to the center.
Prior to joining the Center, Cheryl worked as a general manager for a national media monitoring company. There she was responsible for supervising staff in sales, customer service and production as well as new business development, marketing, and department growth. Cheryl also volunteers at a county crisis center where she is available for emotional support and facilitates victim's rights. Cheryl has long been committed to fitness, conditioning and nutrition. She has competed successfully in the New York City and Boston Marathons. She currently runs regularly and practices yoga.