Dan Poreda is nationally board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology, and licensed in New York state. He completed a 5 year masters program in Oriental Medicine at Touro College, Manhattan NYC. During his clinical training at the Touro College Acupuncture Clinic, he treated many patients suffering a wide variety of conditions with acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na massage, cupping, gua sha, dietetics, and Qi Gong exercise consultation. As an acupuncture intern at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn NYC, he treated patients in physical rehabilitation, labor and delivery, and oncology departments.
Post graduation, Dan traveled to Chengdu, China to continue his studies and deepen his clinical expertise at the Chengdu University of traditional Chinese Medicine. He completed rounds in the acupuncture departments and in herbal medicine departments for digestive disorders, diabetes, neurology, oncology, gynecology, cardiology, respiratory disease, and dermatology. The focus of his residency was with Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen, internationally recognized master Wen Bing practitioner; Wen Bing , ”warm disease”, is a specialty practice that tends to treat a range of upper respiratory illness and febrile (fever) disease. People would come to Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen for herbal prescriptions to treat conditions from the common cold to advanced pulmonary fibrosis. “Observing the practice of Dr. Zhang profoundly influenced my
understanding and formulation of Chinese herbal medicine. I have adopted his approach for my patients in the United States.” Daniel also served as a guest lecturer for Chinese graduate students in a Chinese-English medical translation course.
After returning to the States, Dan founded Center Acupuncture as a place to provide traditional Chinese medicine as personalized health care in New York City. His specialty is upper respiratory and digestive illness, as well as pain and stress management. He is also an associate professor in the herbal medicine department at the Eastern School of Acupuncture in Montclair, NJ.
Liza Uma Pollock
The program included acupuncture, herbal medicine, Qigong, nutrition, and therapeutic massage including adult and pediatric tui na and shiatsu. The master’s program also included in-depth anatomy and physiology, Western medical pathology and diagnosis.
Liza was recommended by her tui na professor to work at a successful clinic in Portland, OR where she treated over 1,000 patients, and including her year long clinical internships, she has treated close to 1,500 patients. Liza continued her studies of Qigong with the Ling Gui International Healing Qigong School and is a certified 1,000 Hands Buddha teacher. She has also studied Five-Element acupuncture with Awakening to the Soul of Our Medicine which mainly focuses on the mental/emotional aspects of health.
Although all acupuncturists receive education and training in a vast variety of conditions and disorders, Liza’s areas of focus and expertise include; anxiety and depression, stress management (as well as any mental/emotional imbalances), musculoskeletal pain and disorders, genitourinary disorders such as interstitial cystitis, and women’s health issues such as menstrual irregularities, menopause, infertility, and pregnancy and labor related issues including natural labor induction. Liza also has experience in facial rejuvenation.
Liza earned her B.A. in sociology and psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 1998 and worked in the social work and mental health fields for several years. She has been practicing yoga for 14 years and in 2002 began studying and teaching yoga with The Integral Yoga Institute, earning three teacher training certifications including one in prenatal/labor/postpartum yoga.
Liza believes healing is a process of exploration that the individual and practitioner can both engage in together and she hopes to be a guide along that path. With an intention on quality patient care, by treating using TCM and 5-element approaches, as well as incorporating her yoga background, she helps to bring patients into to their natural state of optimal physical, mental, and emotional health and happiness. Treatments are therapeutic, relaxing, and restorative.
She is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is currently licensed in Oregon and New York states.