Practitioners

Michelle Davidson, MPS, LAc is a graduate of the Mercy College Master in Professional Studies Program in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She trained in an environment that fostered high-level skills in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Massge (tui-na), and included a solid base of Western medical bioscience. Ms. Davidson completed her clinical training at the Oriental Medicine Clinic at the Sound Shore Medical Center of Westchester. At this fully accredited teaching hospital she gained significant experience in treating patients with complex medical histories, chronically and terminally ill patients, and pediatric and geriatric patients in need of rehabilitation services.

Ms. Davidson’s Master’s thesis explored new acupuncture protocols for the treatment of women experiencing menopausal syndrome. Her work substantiated the efficacy of acupuncture in relieving the hot flushes and night sweats that are hallmarks of the “change of life.”

As a student at Mercy College, Ms. Davidson helped develop and teach a Human Anatomy course specifically tailored for Masters in Acupuncture students. Post-graduation, Ms. Davidson continued her relationship with Mercy College as an associated faculty member of the Health Sciences and Biology programs where she taught Medical Spanish and co-taught Human Anatomy. Her years of experience in the anatomy lab have provided her with exceptional skills and a unique perspective in treating musculoskeletal problems including sports strains and sprains, osteoarthritis, and low back pain.

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Dan Weicher is a Certified Teacher of Integral Qi Gong and Tai Chi Easy. These practices draw upon movement, meditation, massage and breathing techniques for health optimization. Dan is a student of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical Qi Gong Practitioner, and Vice President of The Healer Within Foundation.

Dan works with patients one-on-one or in concert with an Acupuncturist where unique benefits come from the qualities that Qi Gong brings to other modalities. Through Qi healing techniques Dan can reach locations in the body that are not readily palpable or that have not responded effectively to other therapies. His sensitivity, ability to move energies, knowledge of Chinese medicine, and sincere desire to heal have empowered him to help people access and activate the innate wellness that resides within.

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Sherry A. Downie, PhD is an Associate Professor of Anatomy. She has taught human anatomy and kinesiology to medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant and acupuncture students for more than 15 years. In addition, Dr. Downie develops graduate medical education programs for residents and specialists in neurology and rehabilitation medicine. She is a reviewer for several medical journals, a past editor for the journal Clinical Anatomy, and an active member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists.

Dr. Downie’s familiarity with Traditional Chinese Medicine along with her extensive knowledge of Western physical medicine and biosciences enables her to interface with Western medical practitioners and Oriental Medicine practitioners to provide patients with a better understanding of their injury or disease and to facilitate the development of individualized treatments and therapies.

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susan-wardSusan Ward I am a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, in practice since 1994. My love for the healing arts and helping people feel better has fueled the desire to continuously increase my knowledge and expertise. In 1999, I expanded my career to include massage instruction at the prestiguous Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences in New York City. I provided massage for patients and staff at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Bendheim Integrative Medicine Center from 2007-2011. In 2012, I began providing massage services for Phelps Memorial Hospital Hospice Care in Westchester, NY. In 2013 I became certified in Lymphatic Drainage by the International Vodder School.

Currently I am  practicing Lymph Massage in Westchester at Bushen Healing and Life Arts and teaching an introduction to Lymphatic Drainage technique in NYC.

Please come and experience the many benefits of a Lymph Massage.

Here’s a list of all the conditions that benefit from this wonderful treatment :

  • Pre-plastic surgery and post-plastic surgery
  • Sports injuries
  • STRESS
  • Chronic pain
  • Venous insufficiency / varicose veins
  • Non-infected inflammatory conditions (e.g. sprains and strains)
  • Lymphedema
  • Dermatological conditions
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
  • Burns