Staff & Practitioners

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EnenSåaUas Rastrygina, B.A., Acupuncture Assistant Intern

Enensåauas strongly believes that integration of different modalities brings better results, for instance exercise and massage together with acupuncture and good diet. In order to be truly healthy and successful, one must be balanced on physical, emotional,  mental, and spiritual levels. She holds a degree in Pedagogical Science and minor in English at the University of Samara, Russia 2002; Associates degree in Visual Communication-Graphic Design. She earned a NASM certification as a personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. Continuing the exploration of the preventative and holistic healing modalities, she enrolled into the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, graduated from Massage Program and is currently pursuing a Masters of Classical Chinese Medicine (expected graduation date 2015).


Miguel Maya, L.Ac., MSTOM, Herbalist

Miguel is a seven year veteran of acupuncture and Chinese medicine. He is the founder and creator of several social media experiments namely and,  helping practitioners connect with potential clients and colleagues. He enthusiastically writes articles, blogs and creates media promoting Chinese medicine through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Through his personal website, he tries to clarify often misunderstood concepts about acupuncture. Miguel is passionate about helping people uncover the many benefits of traditional medicine. His mission is to help connect practitioners to one another though increased understanding of their profession


Yoshi Asada - L.Ac., Oriental Herbalist. M.S

Yoshi is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, which has a long history of accomplishment in Chinese medicine and the highest percentage pass rate for the National Board Exam in the United State. He is a New York state-licensed acupuncturist and a national board-certified Chinese herbalist. Yoshi is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). His style of acupuncture is strongly influenced by Japanese Acupuncture in particular Sawada-Taikyoku, and he incorporates TCM and western Physical medicine into acupuncture treatment. He Specializes in chronic pain management such as joints pain. back pain, shoulder/ neck pain, reproductive disorders and skin disorder.


Ameni Harris - Nutritionist & Yoga Instructor

Ameni’s education includes an MS degree in Human Nutrition Science from the University of Bridgeport, CT and a BS in chemistry and Business. He is a nutritional and enzyme therapist, a certified Hatha Yoga instructor, and has over 30 years experience as a Raja Yoga practitioner and instructor.


Jovanka Ciares - Wellness Coach

Jovanka is a Certified Holistic Wellness Counselor, Health Coach and Happiness-Seeker. I teach people to make choices and build habits that help them lose weight, have lots of energy and look their best.  She is living proof that this is totally possible.  See, about 10 years ago was diagnosed with ½ dozen chronic health conditions. Doctors couldn’t provide any answers so she went elsewhere looking for them. She read, searched, studied. and made big changes in her diet and lifestyle. Her my body, mind and soul started to heal. Jovanka became so passionate about what she learned that she became a Health Coach and now it is her mission to pass on this knowledge and experience to help her patients to look and feel their best.

Susy Seet, BS., – Acupuncture Assistant Intern

Susy is pursuing a Masters Degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (NY). Her clinical experiences include working at Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy, Omni Wellness and City Acupuncture. She has a B.S. in International Business and Economics from New York University. Susy has extensive experience as a instructor in dance and body movement studies, this grounded her in body kinetics and structural alignment. As a mandarin and cantonese speaker she is able to integrate various cultures acting as a bridge between the traditional Chinese Medicine and modern western bio medicine. Her motto is to educate and inform patients how to maintain a healthy stress free lifestyle.

Dumisani Kambi-Shamba – L.Ac., MS Oriental Medicine, Homeopath, Nutritional Advisor

Dumisani has mastered the integration of various global natural medical systems, Oriental medicine, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Ayurveda and Bio medicine.  He treat the person not the disease, this is the single most important principle of all these nature based systems. He completed a 3 year acupuncture apprenticeship and course with Dr.Hsi Liang Chang, Master Acupuncturist in Southern Africa.  He is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine completing the MS degree program in Oriental Medicine, which includes Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs and Tui na (massage). He also hold a BA in Political Science. Dumisani is license to practice acupuncture New York, Ohio, and Connecticut, board certified by the  National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is former board member of Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY), a member, of American Traditional Chinese Medicine Society (ATCMS),  American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AAAOM), as well as Acupuncturist Without Borders (AWB).


Wilton Valerio, L.Ac, MS Oriental Medicine 

Wilton is a licensed acupuncturist and TCM Herbalist in New York. He graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York with a Master’s of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2008. Wilton specializes in treatments for pain, anxiety, digestive problems, stress, sports injuries and many more physical, neurological and emotional problems.  He offers home visits for patients who are unable to come into the office and affordable rates for individuals with low income.


T. Cleo Austin, B.A., Acupuncture Assistant Intern

An undergraduate of the Media Arts from Bernard Baruch College and raised with an extended family of Doctors and Nurses, there was always the juxtaposition of both fields. Entering graduate studies in Oriental Medicine, gave me the opportunity to merge the two disciplines. It has proved to be a great marriage and allows me to seamlessly integrate both sides of the brain. The great benefit of the medicine not only for myself, but for our patients, is the ability to provide a cohesive integrative approach that affects a positive change in the quality of their lives; providing more choices, more understanding, with greater awareness.