Natural Awakenings' Wellness Profiles for 2017 - Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess NY Edition

Create Your Own Wellness Dream Team

Take your health to the next level. Find the Ideal Local Wellness Professionals for Your Healing Journey.


Bambini Pediatrics

207 Washington St., Ste. 103, Poughkeepsie, NY

845.249.2510 • •

Bambini (meaning “children” in Italian) offers families the resources of a typical pediatric office—checkups, urgent visits and prescriptions with expanded hours—but they try to go a little further by recommending options such as herbs and homeopathic remedies, as circumstances and interest suggest. 

Services offered: Integrative pediatric care.

Areas of specialty: Lyme disease, ADHD, PANDAS, children on the autistic spectrum. 

Philosophical approach: The medical staff at Bambini Pediatrics say that the integration of traditional/allopathic pediatric care with complementary/holistic options puts Bambini Pediatrics on the cutting edge of a growing trend, and may give children a better chance of coping with the health challenges of the 21st century.



Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH

Hudson Valley Natural Health

@ the Center for Health and Healing

4 Smith Ave, 2nd Fl., Mount Kisco, NY

914.362.8315 • •

Dr. Kurt Beil uses a holistic, integrative approach to increase health and address illness. He merges the science of modern health care with the art of traditional healing to naturally optimize health and well-being.

Services offered: Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine, including botanicals, nutrition, homeopathy, mind-body medicine, ecotherapy, acupuncture, Moxa, cupping, qigong, stress reduction.

Areas of specialty: Acute infections, allergies, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, chronic disease, depression, digestive complaints, endocrine/hormone imbalance, environmental toxicity, fatigue, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, immune support, inflammation management, insomnia, musculoskeletal pain, men’s health, obesity, stress, tobacco dependence.

Philosophical approach: “There is an inherent healing force within each person that needs to be supported,” Beil says. “When the barriers to health and root causes of illness are addressed, optimal health and wellness can flourish.”



Deirdre Breen, The Dosha Coach

Katonah, NY

914.486.6480 • •

Dosha coaching is an integrated approach to wellness that combines the twin sciences of Ayurveda and yoga with the modern science of lifestyle medicine. “Individuals regain and maintain health by learning to balance their constitutional nature with their lifestyle,” says “the Dosha Coach,” Deirdre Breen.

Services offered: Dosha coaching includes personalized health planning, yoga, meditation, pranayama, and nutritional and seasonal guidelines and practices with a Duke-certified integrated health coach.

Areas of specialty: Dosha coaching addresses chronic illnesses associated with kapha, pitta and vata imbalances.

Philosophical approach: “Balance is a dynamic condition that demands self-awareness and physical, mental and spiritual resilience to maintain,” Breen says. “The coaching process cultivates balance in the elements of life that are reflected in the causal energy centers known as chakras, and influence all aspects of well-being.”   



Center for Aligned Healing

Bernadette Bloom, Medical Intuitive

Teacher, Facilitator, PT

175 King St., Chappaqua, NY

914.861.2105 • 239.289.3744 (c) • •

Center for Aligned Healing is a soul-based group of practitioners offering bioenergy medicine for body, mind and spirit. It offers classes, private appointments and wellness programs.

Services offered: Energy medicine, energetic osteopathy, children’s programs, meditation services, massage, holistic classes on self-healing and others. National and international long-distance sessions.

Areas of specialty: Stress management; post-traumatic stress; cancer; anxiety; children’s, women’s and men’s health; chronic pain; diabetes; chronic illness; fertility; migraines; autism; seizures; fibromyalgia.

Philosophical approach: “We ask for the highest and best good to happen for our clients at all times, and we bring that vibration through the mental, emotional and physical bodies to create peace, harmony and bliss,” says owner Bernadette Bloom.



The Center for Health and Healing

Holistic Health and Learning Center

4 Smith Ave., 2nd floor, Mount Kisco, NY 

914.864.0462 •

The Center for Health and Healing is a family-owned, boutique-style holistic health and learning center. Its mission is to integrate ancient healing with modern medicine, shifting the approach from symptom management to healing. It offers a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals trained to work with the whole being, the interconnected states of the mental, emotional, physical and energy systems.  

Services offered: Bodywork: acupuncture, body massage, positional release therapy, craniosacral therapy. Natural medicine: naturopathic medicine, Chinese herbs, classical homeopathy. Mental/emotional services: addiction therapy, CBT, couples counseling, EMDR, empowerment coaching, psychotherapy, spiritual counseling, hypnotherapy, health coaching, mindfulness meditation. Energy system services: Reiki energy healing, shamanic healing, intuitive counseling. Holistic learning: community healing circles, classes, workshops, retreats and professional trainings with international authors and speakers.

Areas of specialty: Holistic health, workshops, retreats and professional trainings.

Philosophical approach: “Like our ancestors and indigenous cultures, we believe in the human’s innate power to heal naturally,” says the center’s owner and cofounder, Melanie Ryan. “People heal when they are educated about health, connected to trust and faith in their abilities to heal, and provided personalized support and care.”



Nina Chaifetz, LCSW, CHHC

Psychotherapy & Wellness Counseling

White Plains, NY • NYC

917.553.0091 • •

Committed to helping people find greater happiness, balance and fulfillment, Nina Chaifetz works with adults who are in crisis or life transitions or who are seeking personal growth. She offers support and guidance to help create positive change and improve their quality of life. “I work holistically, treating each client as a whole person, working with the emotions, mind, body and spirit,” she says.

Services offered: Tailored sessions using insight-oriented psychotherapy, Gestalt psychotherapy, art therapy, mindfulness techniques and nutrition and lifestyle coaching.

Areas of specialty: Anxiety, relationships, depression, self-esteem, body image, parenting, loss, career changes, health challenges, life transitions, identity and purpose, spirituality, women’s issues.

Philosophical approach: “I believe that people have the inherent ability to transform their lives, especially with positive support and guidance,” Chaifetz says. “I create collaborative relationships that focus on strengths and awareness in order to shift thoughts, feelings and actions.”



David Connell, DC

15 Davis Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY

777 Ulster Ave., Kingston, NY

845.485.8582 • 845.338.3320 • •

Dr. David Connell uses homeopathic and whole-food supplements in giving relief to people suffering from Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, candida, stress, lack of energy and severe fatigue, as well as many chronic illnesses that have not responded to conventional medicine.

Services offered: Nutrition Response Testing, homeopathy, chiropractic, muscle therapy.

Areas of specialty: Lyme disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, stress, nutritional support and advice, food allergy testing, chronic illnesses, chronic headaches, back pain, muscle spasms.

Philosophical approach: “Most people are living an unhealthy, stressful life due to lack of energy,” Connell says. “This is often due to conditions that are not diagnosable with traditional tests. Examining people with the use of homeopathic products and applied kinesiology reveals underlying problems.”



Cortlandt Wellness

Marianne Messina, DC / Ferdinand Esser, DC  

2241 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor, NY

914.930.8800 • •

“At Cortlandt Wellness, we strive to make a connection with each patient,” says Dr. Marianne Messina, a chiropractor and wellness practitioner. “We create a working plan to optimize musculoskeletal health as well as overall wellness, integrating various chiropractic techniques, many of which are low- to non-force, as well as craniosacral therapy, nutrition and functional medicine.”

Services offered: Chiropractic evaluation and treatment (adjustments), orthotic evaluation and casting, craniosacral therapy, nutritional evaluation and coaching, detoxification and anti-inflammatory dietary approaches, therapeutic massage (licensed massage therapist).

Areas of specialty: Postural asymmetries associated with acute or chronic pain, headaches, immune support, work-life balance (stress-related issues that manifest in the body).

Philosophical approach: “The Cortlandt Wellness philosophy of healing is marked by the body being self-regulating,” Messina says. “Chiropractic and other natural means act as a conduit or vessel of healing from above, down and inside out.”



Leigh Damkohler, DC, PC

Sports Chiropractor & Licensed Massage Therapist

Yonkers/Scarsdale border

914.523.7947 • •

“Our patients benefit from receiving individualized care from Westchester’s only dually licensed practicing sports chiropractor and massage therapist,” says Dr. Leigh Damkohler. “For 20 years I have been helping people move, perform and feel better.”

Services offered: Chiropractic adjustments; therapeutic massage (medical, sports, deep-tissue, relaxation); Graston Technique; craniosacral therapy; postural corrections; therapeutic exercise; nutrition.

Areas of specialty: Sports injuries; strains/sprains; disc herniations; back, neck, arm, leg and foot pain or numbness; carpal tunnel syndrome; thoracic outlet syndrome; tennis or golf elbow; sciatica.

Philosophical approach: “Each person heals at their body’s own pace,” Damkohler says. “How we move, what we put into and onto our bodies, our emotions—all those factors affect healing.”



Alan M. Dattner, MD

Integrative Medicine and Dermatology

17 Rodman Oval, New Rochelle, NY 

914.637.0908 •

Dr. Alan Dattner sees skin conditions as symptoms of a deeper imbalance and treats them naturally by addressing the underlying digestive and inflammatory issues to create optimum health. “By rebalancing the function of the body, my patients experience so many positive side effects, including improved overall mood, metabolism and vitality,” he says.

Services offered: Board-certified dermatology, organic skin-care treatments, biochemical nutrition, herbal medicine, functional medicine, neuromuscular therapy, applied kinesiology, Ayurveda, anti-aging medicine, skin surgery, Asyra analysis, Scenar treatments, craniosacral adjustments.

Areas of specialty: Chronic and challenging skin diseases; all conditions of skin, hair and nails; acne; eczema; seborrhea; psoriasis; rosacea; pityriasis; contact dermatitis: digestive and metabolic issues; environmental sensitivities; food allergies; candida; chronic fatigue; Epstein-Barr virus; cytomegalovirus; lymphomatoid papulosis; aging; hidradenitis; alopecia; hair loss; perioral dermatitis.

Philosophical approach: “We help people from around the world who have not found natural, drug-free solutions to their skin and other inflammatory disorders,” Dattner says. “We treat you as unique and whole, peeling back the layers of disease so that your essence re-emerges, your beauty shines through and you feel great again.”



Lawrence Edwards, PhD, BCN, LMHC, Founder & Director

OPTIMAL MIND® and the Anam Cara Meditation Foundation

2 Byram Brook Pl. Ste. 2, Armonk, NY

914.219.8600 • •

Dr. Lawrence Edwards offers therapies designed to empower people to live the lives they are truly capable of living. “You can free your mind and body of patterns of dysregulation and reactivity that lead to stress, pain and suffering,” he says. Edwards is a licensed psychotherapist, board-certified neurofeedback provider and master meditation teacher.

Services offered: Psychotherapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback, meditation, mindfulness, peak performance training, Jungian dreamwork, hypnotherapy, non-dual Buddhist/yogic teachings, spiritual counseling, Kundalini awakening and spiritual emergence guidance.

Areas of specialty: Personal and spiritual growth, stress, anxiety, depression, migraines, chronic pain, hypertension, insomnia, focusing, ADHD, death and dying, trauma, addictions and emotional eating. 

Philosophy of healing: Edwards’ trademarked motto is “Transform your mind, transform your life.” “Everything we experience is shaped by the state of our mind-body,” he says. “You can empower your optimal mind through advanced technologies like neurofeedback and ancient methods like meditation, dream work and spiritual awakening to heal and expand your capabilities to realize your full potential.”



Jason Elias, LAc, DiplOM

Integral Health Associates

New Paltz, NY / Croton on Hudson, NY / NYC

845.255.2255 • 914.271.2966 •

Locally, Jason Elias has been in private practice as an acupuncturist and herbal medical practitioner for more than three decades. People are also familiar with him through his four books and his Integral Health Apothecary line of herbal formulations.

Services offered: Acupuncture and herbalism informed by Elias’s certification and experience in psychology, the Alexander Technique and medical massage therapy.

Areas of specialty: Lyme disease, women’s health, autoimmune disease, depression and anxiety, fertility and immune support.

Philosophical approach: “My new book, Kissing Joy as It Flies, reflects my healing journey across the globe to study healing modalities and study with many master teachers,” Elias says. “What I brought home was the integration of these various modalities to support the whole person—body, mind and spirit—to help them connect to their true potential.”



Dr. Aileen B. Epstein Family Chiropractor

2025 Crompond Rd.,Yorktown Heights, NY  

914.302.2760 (o) • 917.693.8990 (c) •  •

“Our mission is to provide a warm, caring, un-rushed environment that empowers the individual by providing a combination of holistic services, such as chiropractic care, nutrition and exercise, that promote physical, nutritional and emotional well-being,” says Dr. Aileen Epstein.

Services offered: Gentle chiropractic care; extremity adjustments (arms, legs, hands, feet); posture/foot balance analysis (orthotics); soft-tissue therapy; strengthening/stabilizing exercises; nutrition/supplementation; overall wellness.

Areas of specialty: Prescription-free pain relief from all musculoskeletal conditions (pain affecting the back, neck, joints, hand/wrist, foot, shoulder, etc.); headaches; posture; exercise; weight loss; senior and pediatric care.

Philosophical approach: “Chiropractic offers a safe, natural, drug-free approach that gets to the root of your problem,” Epstein says. “I am here to help you get out of pain fast and explore a new level of health, wellness and function.”



Expert Body Wellness

Liz Ingalls, Physiotherapist, Exercise Physiologist, Certified Craniosacral Therapist

1392 Albany Post Rd., Ste. 1B-3, Croton on Hudson, NY

914.261.1060 • •

“My mission is to optimize your well-being,” says Liz Ingalls, owner of Expert Body Wellness. “My craniosacral therapy sessions combine the most innovative complementary and alternative manipulative mind-body techniques and Pilates reformer exercise to promote strength and balance in all your body systems, prevent pain and help you achieve lifelong wellness.”  

Services offered: Orthopedic and osteopathic manipulation, neural mobilization, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, organ manipulation, energy medicine, manual thermal diagnosis, emotional integration/release, lymphatic drainage, pediatrics, massage, joint manipulation, zero balancing, Pilates reformer training, ergonomics, more.    

Areas of specialty: Neck/back/shoulder/hip/knee/foot pain, muscle strain, migraines/headaches, arthritis, pelvic pain syndromes, chronic pain, Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, lymphedema, ADHD, sensory dysfunction, more.

Philosophical approach: “My clients’ health is my highest priority,” Ingalls says. “They’ll get back to enjoying their lives and learn habits to maintain lifelong wellness with my whole-body approach, flexible scheduling and consistent care. Come see me and your body will thank you!” 



Flowing Rivers Acupuncture

Pam Todd Battle LAc, DiplOM (NCCAOM)

603 Warburton Ave. #3, Hastings on Hudson, NY

914.572.1559 • •

At Flowing Rivers Acupuncture, Pam Todd Battle offers relief, comfort, balance and overall well-being with Oriental Medicine. She personalizes her treatment approach to the concerns of the individual patient by establishing a foundation of trust, listening to and collaborating with him or her. Most insurance plans qualified for acupuncture treatment are accepted. Call for a free 20-minute consultation.

Services offered: Oriental Medicine (acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulas), functional medicine assessment, stress reduction, cupping, auricular therapy, detox and dietary support.

Areas of specialty: Headaches and body pain (back, shoulder, knee, elbow, etc.); reactions to stress, such as anxiety, depression and insomnia; women’s health concerns, such as painful or irregular periods, infertility and menopausal symptoms; other chronic health issues including addiction and digestive, sinus, respiratory and skin complaints. “In addition to treating these complaints, acupuncture provides a relaxing, restorative and refreshing time-out from daily routine and stress,” Battle says. 

Philosophical approach: Acupuncture’s effects have been compared to rebooting a computer, Battle says. “Acupuncture advances comfort and healing by tapping the body’s own internal ‘pharmacy’ to rebalance the action of neurotransmitters, endorphins and other biochemical agents to promote better blood flow, a reduction in pain and stress, hormonal balance, improved immunity and metabolism and more.”



Claudia Gukeisen, MA, AHC

Certified Ayurvedic Health & Nutrition Counselor Center for Health & Healing

4 Smith Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY

Izlind Integrative Wellness Center & Institute

6369 Mill St., Suite 101, Rhinebeck, NY

914.673.3313 • •

“I am committed to teaching clients how the ancient science of Ayurveda applies beautifully and easily in our busy modern world,” says Claudia Gukeisen. “Gentle and simple shifts can create deep healing and permanent changes.” In addition to being a certified Ayurvedic health and nutrition counselor, Gukeisen is an Ayurvedic culinary educator and a practitioner of Reiki and Divine Sleep yoga nidra.

Services offered: Ayurvedic health counseling sessions plus follow-ups; Ayurveda Immersion package; safe, simple seasonal cleanses; Ayurveda workshops and daylong retreats; Divine Sleep yoga nidra classes; private Reiki sessions with yoga nidra; MBSR mindfulness sessions for ages 6 through 18.

Areas of specialty: General health and well-being, stress, low energy/fatigue, sleep issues/insomnia, chronic pain, digestive problems, autoimmune issues, migraines.

Philosophical approach: “We are connected to the rhythms of nature on a daily, seasonal and stage-of-life basis,” Gukeisen says. “Applying this to food and exercise choices, stress management, sleep and relationships helps create lasting change and healing.”



Holistic Wellness Alternatives

Dan Court, CN, CBCP, CECP, CTFTP, Qigong Healer

2013 Crompond Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY

914.962.1155 • •

Clinical nutritionist Dan Court specializes in identifying the underlying root cause of obstacles to good health. “Our methods include the use of high-quality, whole-food nutritional supplements, herbal complexes and customized holistic modalities, thus enabling the body to heal naturally from within,” he says.

Services offered: Family wellness and preventive care, clinical nutrition, detoxification and weight management, allergy elimination, sports nutrition, emotional balancing using the Emotion Code, energetic balancing using the Body Code and qigong, Tuning Fork Therapy, EMF protection, distance sessions, thermography.

Areas of specialty: Effective, natural solutions for autoimmune conditions, asthma, autism, ADHD, allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, sleep disorders, thyroid problems, hormonal imbalances, headaches, migraines, chronic pain, digestive disorders, infertility, skin disorders, weight management and more.

Philosophical approach: “Balance is the key,” Court says. “The whole body must be balanced nutritionally, energetically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually in order to attain optimal health and wellness. Holistic Wellness Alternatives specializes in finding that perfect balance for each individual and then guiding them to unprecedented new levels of wellness and vitality.”



Lorraine Hughes, Registered Herbalist (AHG)

Empowered By Nature

1129 Main St., 2nd Floor, Fishkill, NY

845.416.4598 • •

As the sole proprietor of Empowered By Nature, Lorraine Hughes practices planetary herbalism, offering several wellness modalities at her private office on Main Street in Fishkill. Office hours are by appointment only. 

Services offered: Wellness consultations (a full clinical intake and interview in order to assess energetic imbalances and provide a protocol unique to each individual); reflexology sessions (a therapeutic hour of rest and relaxation); Reiki; qigong; and aromatherapy.

Areas of specialty: Preventive health approaches, aging well, gastrointestinal issues, chronic fatigue, insomnia, fertility, weight loss, adrenal insufficiency, low energy, blood-sugar regulation, support for cancer survivors, pre- and post-surgical support, autoimmune issues, stress, PTSD.

Philosophical approach: “I firmly believe that by supporting our life force by giving our bodies the appropriate nourishment—foods, herbs, self-love, movement and compassion—that suits our individual constitutional profile, vital health can be attained,” Hughes says.  



Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco, LLC

Michael Wald, MD, DC, PhD, Director of Longevity

86 Smith Ave., Mount Kisco, NY

914.242.8844 • •

Integrated Nutrition of Mount Kisco is the home of Dr. Michael Wald, “the Blood Detective,” who is also a double board-certified nutritionist. He provides personalized lifestyle and nutritional advice focused on the individual patient. Author of 10 books, including Frankenfoods and The Anti-Aging Encyclopedia, Wald also hosts Ask The Blood Detective Saturdays on He works as, and in partnership with, a health coach, as well as with Mark Leder, DC, a nutritionist who provides non-force chiropractic, and Sunny Seward, a certified clinical nutritionist. The center offers hyperbaric therapy, transdermal nutrition (bypassing the gut) and Wald’s original Blood Detective Technology for interpreting blood work and other tests. 

Services offered: Nutrition, laboratory, hyperbaric (ambient air) therapy, transdermal nutrition, non-force chiropractic, ultraviolet light, low-temperature sauna and more.

Areas of specialty: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, overweight/obesity, intestinal issues, neurologic problems, musculoskeletal issues, hormonal issues, toxicity, headaches, skin problems, cancer, malabsorption syndromes.

Philosophical approach: “You are unique,” Wald says. “Healing is a process, and with a focused, natural approach, most health issues can respond. Personalizing natural therapies is the key to improving one’s current health, maintaining health and managing disease—with the help of my team of natural healers.”



Integrity Chiropractic

Jodi Kennedy, DC, PAK, Owner 

11 Miller Rd., Mahopac, NY

845.628.7233 • •

Dr. Jodi Kennedy, a chiropractor and applied kinesiologist, says she’s committed to helping her patients restore and maintain a healthy, active, pain-free lifestyle naturally. “I combine the best of Eastern and Western medicine to address your health needs,” she says. “I practice a holistic approach that looks beyond the spine and chiropractic adjustment to get my patients well. My natural solution for pain is both unique and effective—a total-body approach that is customized to effectively treat each person’s specific problem.”

Services offered: Applied kinesiology; chiropractic adjustments (with safe, low-force alternatives for the young, pregnant, elderly and post-surgical patient); Nutritional Response Testing; craniosacral therapy; acupressure; massage; reflexology; physical therapy; home exercise instructions on self-massage, acupressure and joint mobilization techniques.

Areas of specialty: Back and neck injuries, disc herniations, sciatica, migraines, TMJ, scoliosis, tendonitis/bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, respiratory complaints, digestive complaints, allergies, migraines, menopause, chronic fatigue.

Philosophical approach: “We believe in the ‘triad of health,’” Kennedy says. “If you give the body the nutritional building blocks it needs to heal and remove the chemical, emotional and structural roadblocks to healing, then you can effectively restore and maintain a state of health and well-being.”



Thelma Jones, MD, Fellow, ACP; Fellow, AIM; Fellow, FNCCH APA (Hypnosis, Psychotherapy)

Options For Wellness

397 Grand Blvd., Scarsdale, NY

914.713.0789 • •

At Options For Wellness, Dr. Thelma Jones practices integrative medicine, oncology and hematology, combining 36-plus years of experience (48 years in practice) with complementary and holistic healing approaches, including nutritional counseling and energy psychology for physical and emotional issues.

Services offered: Medical and nutritional counseling; energy psychology (EFT), hypnosis and brief psychotherapy; stress management; Bemer therapy to enhance the body’s oxygen supply and strengthen cardiac function, concentration, mental acuity, strength and energy; stress reduction; relaxation; sleep management.

Areas of specialty: Cancer, autoimmune disease, thyroid dysfunction, heart disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, stress and mental/emotional health, depression, anxiety, brain injuries, trauma (PTSD), aging, women’s health, irritable bowel syndrome, gut health, chronic illness, immune dysfunction and primary prevention.

Philosophical approach: “Patients should have an individual, personalized program to improve their well-being; the right to be treated as a person, not just a test result; and encouraged to play an active role in their wellness,” Jones says.



Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic

Dr. Somesh Kaushik, ND, BAMS, MPH, E-RYT 500 Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Physician

Yellow Monkey Village, 792 Rte. 35, Cross River, NY

914.875.9088 (o) • 646.670.6725 (c) • •

Dr. Kaushik’s Ayurvedic and Naturopathic Clinic is a practice that combines the ancient art of Ayurvedic healing with the modern science-based principles of naturopathy to create a holistic path to wellness. “We treat the whole body, not just the disease,” Kaushik says. The clinic is open Monday through Wednesday.

Services offered: Panchakarma therapy, hydrotherapy, vitamins, herbal supplements, homeopathy, diet and nutritional counseling, lifestyle management, emotional well-being, detoxification, food sensitivity, parasite elimination, heavy metal detox, therapeutic yoga, anti-aging programs, pediatrics, pain management, women’s health.

Areas of specialty: ADD/ADHD, addictions, allergies, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, breathing/lung issues, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, colds, cough, flu, depression/anxiety, diabetes, digestion/intestinal problems, eating disorders, fibromyalgia, headaches/migraines, heart conditions/diseases, HIV/AIDS, immune disorders, infertility, kidney problems, sexual dysfunction, skin problems, sleep/insomnia, smoking, stress, urology, weight management, yeast/fungus.

Philosophical approach: “Healing takes place when the body is brought back into balance,” Kaushik says. “A body out of balance promotes disease. Bringing the body back into balance includes an individual, customized plan of diet, supplements and lifestyle changes.”



Kelly J. Keesey, MPT, CSCS, cert. MDT, YT

Old Post Physical Therapy

43 Old Post Rd. S.,Croton-on-Hudson, NY

914.271.2426 • •

“Old Post Physical Therapy is a unique, results-focused clinic,” says Kelly Keesey, one of two physical therapists on staff. “We offer private, one-on-one sessions customized to each client, incorporating various manual therapy techniques designed to reduce pain and restore function.”

Services offered: A diverse range of wellness services including private, one-on-one physical therapy, personal training, yoga and manual therapy techniques such as joint, soft-tissue and spinal mobilization, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and visceral manipulation.

Areas of specialty: Sports and orthopedic injuries, spine pain and dysfunction, headaches, scoliosis, chronic pain, women’s health issues, incontinence, nerve pain.

Philosophical approach: “We provide the most benefit to our clients by allowing sufficient time for us to work with the client to complete the specific manual techniques and exercises that will eliminate pain and improve function,” Keesey says.



David L. Lerner, DDS

The Center for Holistic Dentistry

2649 Strang Blvd., Ste. 201, Yorktown Heights, NY

914.214.9678 •

From offering mercury-free fillings to tackling the most complex dental problems, the team at the Center for Holistic Dentistry provides an innovative approach to the health care of the mouth, integrating the knowledge of natural healing with that of contemporary dental science and technology. The practice’s soothing amenities complement its approach to dentistry, says Dr. David Lerner. “We practice in a beautiful and spacious office environment designed to be relaxing and tranquil,” he says.

Services offered: Holistic/biological dentistry, cosmetic/bio-esthetic dentistry, dental implants and restoration.

Areas of specialty: Complex dental problems, advanced TMJ care, sleep apnea, safe mercury removal, periodontal wellness.

Philosophical approach: “Our philosophy is based on the natural laws that govern health and healing,” Lerner says. “When disease is present, it may be viewed as evidence of a disruption in our life force.” The Center for Holistic Dentistry, with 37 years of experience in biological dentistry, seeks to bridge the gap between modern dental technology and the ageless traditions of natural healing, he says. “This innovative approach to holistic dental care tends to the health of the mouth in relation to the whole person.”



Fred Lisanti, ND

Attending Doctor at Integrative Med Solutions

266 White Plains Rd., B-1, Eastchester, NY

914.337.2980 • •

Integrative Med Solutions is an advanced natural medicine clinic focused on restoring health, vitality and wholeness to its patients. IMS provides modern health care customized for each patient based on a synthesis of ancient healing arts and cutting-edge natural medicine. “Central to our technique are acupuncture and naturopathic medicine,” says Dr. Fred Lisanti. “These proven systems are transforming health care with empirically tested treatments for a wide range of health conditions.”

Services offered: Acupuncture, massage therapy, naturopathic medicine, nutritional counseling, clinical hypnosis, yoga.

Areas of specialty: Pain management; stress management; anxiety/depression; general, acute and chronic concerns; infertility; weight loss; smoking cessation; allergies.

Philosophical approach: “At IMS, we know you are unique and require tailor-made therapies,” Lisanti says. “We also know that the most valuable things we can offer you are time to listen to your concerns, compassion for the impact this issue has on your life, and expertise in designing a personalized plan for your condition. It’s through our deep commitment to understanding your unique set of health concerns that we create integrative solutions that are custom-fit, realistic and effective. Underneath it all, our work stems from a philosophy that heart-centered compassion is the source of all forms of healing. And we ensure that all our clients feel this gentle, nonjudgmental acceptance as soon as they enter our sacred space.”



Laurie R. Mallis, MD, LAc

SearchLight Medical

2424 Rte. 52 Ste. 1A, Hopewell Junction, NY

845.592.4310 • •

After more than 25 years in traditional Western medicine, Dr. Laurie R. Mallis formed SearchLight Medical to provide a better way to deliver care to her patients. “SearchLight Medical is a private practice that focuses on holistic healing to help my patients overcome acute and chronic medical conditions without relying on pharmaceutical treatments,” she says. “I work very closely with my patients to plan treatments that are individualized to help them achieve a better state of health. The energy treatments I utilize in my practice tap into the body’s natural ability to heal itself.”

Services offered: Medical acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, AcuGraph Qi Analysis, ONDAMED Biofeedback Therapy, Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture System for face and neck, Mei Zen abdominal acupuncture for fertility or weight loss, and Reiki.

Areas of specialty: Acute and chronic medical conditions, neurological diseases, sports injuries, pain management, allergies, stress/anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, women’s health issues, weight loss, fertility, facial rejuvenation.

Philosophical approach: “I treat the entire patient—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual—as all these areas are interconnected and must be balanced in order for the body to achieve a healthy state,” Mallis says. “It is important not to focus only on the presenting symptoms, but to look for the root cause of any condition. When this is accomplished, the body is able to heal on a deeper and longer-lasting level.”



NuSpecies Corporation

427 Main St., Beacon, NY

866.261.8886 • •

NuSpecies Health Centers provide free health consultations and custom recommendations of its raw, organic, liquid, whole-food nutritional formulas. “We have integrated medical staff with our nutritional staff, all providing nutritional consultations,” says Aston Farquharson, president of NuSpecies Corporation and NuSpecies Foundation. “Our experienced NPs and RNs also provide counseling on medication, medical reports and diagnosis, as well as guidance to our clients’ medical practitioners. We work with our clients until they achieve their health goals.”

Services offered: Ongoing guidance and support from nutritionists and medical practitioners, powerful nutritional formulas, detoxifying and weight-loss programs.

Areas of specialty: More than 15 years’ experience supporting the health of clients with hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer, autoimmune diseases, fibroids/cysts, menstrual problems, fertility, prostate enlargement, constipation, sickle cell, and many other health issues resulting from toxins, hormonal imbalance and insufficient nutrition.

Philosophical approach: “The body rebuilds itself using the nucleotides that compose genes,” Farquharson says. “Phytonutrients and chemicals existing in nature in their complete structures with enzymes furnish the tools for the body to rebuild or replenish damaged cells. Our formulas are designed to provide these tools. Our client health management services build the ongoing relationship to support the rebuilding process.”



Eileen O’Hare

Current Shamanism Practitioner and Teacher

845.831.5790 • •

Spiritual healer Eileen O’Hare tracks places of pain that keep people trapped in self-destructive, self-defeating patterns. “My process is ‘Reveal it, feel it, heal it,’” she says. “I help people find, face and free up energy stuck in wounds from the past. Together we rewire the brain for resiliency in response to whatever life brings.” 

Services offered: O’Hare offers “a safe and powerfully loving sacred space in which to heal the hurt.” Services include soul retrieval; power retrieval; transmissions from saints and angels, stars and ancestors; entity extraction; cleansing, clearing, balancing and illuminating the energetic field; traumatic stress release; recharging the meridian system. Her yearlong shamanic intensive, beginning every September, involves “teachings and transmissions (that) pull students out of cultural malaise and into a life worth living.”

Areas of specialty: Soul loss (“that ‘something’s missing’ feeling”); depression; confusion; anxiety; sexual dysfunction; chronic fatigue; family and financial issues; spiritual crises; sleep disturbances; relationship issues; self-loathing; low self-esteem; anger; feeling stuck; loss of vitality; freeing creative blocks. 

Philosophical approach: “Life is like a game of hide-and-seek,” O’Hare says. “Things happen that frighten us, so we hide who we truly are as a well-learned defense, and that saps our vital energy. Healing is finding and reclaiming those lost or hidden parts, which empowers us, creating health and happiness.” 



Omega Institute for Holistic Studies

150 Lake Dr., Rhinebeck, NY

800.944.1001 • •

Omega is a premiere travel destination and leading nonprofit organization in NY’s Hudson Valley. It is an internationally recognized leader in health and wellness and lifelong learning—offering workshops, professional training, retreats and online learning.

Services offered: In addition to taking workshops, guests have the option to book appointments at the Omega Wellness Center. From acupuncture to life coaching, and facials to massage, they have more than 45 services to choose from.

Coming up in 2017: Among the highlights are Yoga Service Conference, May 19-21; Super Qi Summit, May 26-29; Sufi Chant Festival, June 2-4;  Ecological Literacy Immersion Program (4-week permaculture certification), July 2-28; Women & Power, October 6-8; Being Fearless, October 13-15.

Philosophy: Omega was founded in 1977, on the holistic worldview that the well-being of each of us is deeply connected to the well-being of all living things.



Osteopathic Wellness Center, LLC

David Johnston, DO

158 Danbury Rd, Ste 8, Ridgefield, CT

203.438.9915 • •

Dr. David Johnston provides gentle, intuitive, hands-on osteopathic and craniosacral treatment to release restrictions in fascia, muscles and joints and restore circulation and balance of the nervous system. He is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine, a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and Nutrition, and an associate faculty member for the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation and Osteopathic Cranial Academy.

Services offered: Hands-on osteopathic and craniosacral treatment; detoxification, nutrition and specialized blood work; complementary wellness consultations for newborns, children and adults.

Areas of specialty: Osteopathy is effective for inflammation and pain caused by any disease condition, concussions, birth trauma, sports injuries, stress/anxiety, headaches and fibromyalgia.  

Philosophical approach: Health and wellness is not just about the absence of disease and treating the patient’s symptoms. To experience true health and wholeness, a person must be empowered on their life journey to care for and nurture their body, mind and spirit.



Susanne Saltzman, MD

250 E. Hartsdale Ave. St. 22, Hartsdale, NY

914.472.0666 •

Dr. Susanne Saltzman has 24 years of clinical family practice experience treating acute and chronic illness in children and adults. “My emphasis is on homeopathic and functional medicine to decrease dependency on pharmaceutical drugs,” she says. Saltzman has successfully treated thousands of patients for a wide variety of diseases and conditions.

Services offered: Classical homeopathy and functional medicine.

Areas of specialty: ADD and ADHD; autism; allergies; anxiety disorders; asthma; depression; diabetes; migraines; chronic fatigue syndrome; fibromyalgia; Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; high cholesterol; interstitial cystitis; Lyme disease; menopause; polycystic ovarian disease; multiple sclerosis; premenstrual syndrome (PMS); thyroid disorders; autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma; weight loss.

Philosophical approach: “The human body is innately brilliant,” Saltzman says. “We all have the capacity to heal. Functional and homeopathic medicine provide that catalyst by treating the whole person and recognizing that someone’s mental and emotional states are just as important as the physical symptoms in facilitating the healing process.”



Scarsdale Dental Spa & Wellness

700 White Plains Road, Ste. 20, Scarsdale, NY

914.260.9166 • •

Scarsdale Dental Spa & Wellness offers dental care in a spa-like environment. The practice was designed to enable patients to experience dentistry in a whole new way, combining compassion with careful attention to any special needs.

Services offered: General and cosmetic dentistry, 24-hour emergency dentistry, implants, pediatric dentistry, endodontistry, periodontistry and orthodontistry, as well as energy medicine such as Reiki and the BEMER.

Areas of specialty: Toothache; gum disease; missing, loose or broken teeth; cavities; abscesses. TMJ, crooked teeth, snoring.

Philosophy of healing: “We believe that supporting the whole patient is essential to overall health. Our unique approach to dental health begins with patient wellness and prevention first, in a comfortable, spa-like setting.”



Tina Sferra, MSPT

Elite Performance Physical Therapy of Westchester PC

Manual PT Practice & Pilates Studio

41 Main St. @ Katonah Yoga, Bedford Hills, NY

917.476.2164 • •

As an integrative MSPT/Pilates instructor, Tina Sferra uses a functional manual, hands-on approach to source problems and create effective solutions. “To treat locally,” she says, “one must look globally to the weakest links in the human kinetic chain and reengineer the body with a highly filtered lens.”

Services offered: Physical therapy: one patient, one therapist, one hour; dance medicine PT; sports medicine PT; functional manual therapy; general orthopedics; Pilates privates: Reformer, Tower, Chair, Physioball and Tye4 apparatus; Pilates mat class; Pilates w/a PT (accessible to all levels).

Areas of specialty: Neck, back, spine, SI joint pain, spondylolisthesis, hips, knees, shoulders, dance medicine PT and more.

Philosophical approach: “You are only as strong as the weakest link in the chain,” Sferra says. “A hands-on approach reduces musculoskeletal restrictions, allowing for a neuromuscular reeducation of a new, precise skeletal alignment to educate efficient movement patterns by making deeper connections in the core.”


Samantha Slotnick, OD, FAAO, FCOVD Behavioral Optometrist

495 Central Park Ave., Ste. 301, Scarsdale, NY

914.874.1177 •

As a behavioral optometrist, Dr. Samantha Slotnick takes a holistic approach to vision care, for all ages. She specializes in vision therapy and rehabilitation for vision problems that interfere with reading, learning, attention, performance and efficiency.

Services offered: Holistic vision care for children and adults; behavioral optometry; vision development; comprehensive eye/vision evaluation; vision therapy and rehabilitation; infant vision (InfantSEE provider); and educational workshops and seminars on vision, learning and attention (check website for events).

Areas of specialty: Learning-related vision problems, strabismus (eye turns), amblyopia (lazy eye), focusing, eye-teaming, eye-tracking, convergence insufficiency and visual problems that interfere with attention (mimic ADD/ADHD and dyslexia). Children and adults, all ages.

Philosophy of healing: “Vision is our means of touching what lies beyond our grasp,” Slotnick says. “Who we are shapes our view of the world, our use of our vision and our outlook for the future. Behavioral optometry provides each individual with a personalized opportunity for self-evaluation, growth and change, with impacts extending far beyond the visual process. You can indeed envision your world!”



Dr. Lawrence G. Stern, DC      

Stern Wellness Center

20 North Salem Rd., Cross River, NY

914.763.8000 • •

Focused on the healing of body, mind and soul, Dr. Lawrence Stern is trained in chiropractic, sports medicine, Network Spinal Analysis, personal development and leadership skills and training. “My training offers a unique integration of abilities, which are embodied in the foundation of Stern Wellness Center,” he says. “Our goal is to facilitate your journey to unlock the healing potential within you.”

Services offered: Wellness chiropractic, Network Spinal Analysis, transformational coaching, nutritional coaching, massage therapy, Reiki healing.

Areas of specialty: Chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Lyme disease, chronic stress, chronic musculoskeletal aches and pains, addictions.

Philosophical approach: “Optimal wellness requires a healthy, flexible and adaptable nervous system,” Stern says. “Humans have a unique and innate ability to self-heal and reorganize at higher levels of complexity than commonly known utilizing Network Spinal Analysis care.”



SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine

501 Guard Hill Rd., Bedford, NY

914.218.3113 • •

SunRaven: The Home of Slow Medicine, a center for integrative medicine and wellness, is owned by life partners Robin Queen Finkelstein and Dr. Michael Finkelstein. It houses their private consultative practices and holds workshops, special events and talks. The center is dedicated to teaching people about holistic living as a lifestyle, and nurturing their health on the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical levels.

Services offered: Integrative medicine, counseling for individuals and couples, family lifestyle counseling, cooking workshops and classes, financial abundance coaching, astrology readings and coaching, Jungian-oriented dream work, Garden Co-Op CSA, addiction counseling (12-step support), community building, grief counseling, trauma healing, yoga and other movement classes.

Areas of specialty: Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, cancer, heart and gastrointestinal disorders, anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, chronic fatigue, migraines and neurological conditions, infertility, nutrition, addiction.

Philosophical approach: Dr. Michael Finkelstein founded Slow Medicine and its philosophy, which teaches us that in this fast-paced world which promotes a constant “fight or flight” reaction, we must learn to slow down and rebalance, connecting with ourselves, nature and other people. “The Slow Medicine principles of Reflect, Honor and Love teach us how to live in the present instead of reacting to the past, how to own feelings instead of projecting them, how to attain a healthy balance between I and we, and how to communicate lovingly,” he says.



The Temperance Center

Merrill Black, Founder/Owner, LCSW, Reiki Master, Hypnotherapist

453 White Plains Rd., Ste. 201/203, Eastchester, NY

914.793.2600 • •

The Temperance Center is a team of practitioners offering services for children, teens and adults in a nurturing and calming environment. They offer an array of modalities to help heal the mind, body and soul.

Services offered: Psychotherapy, Reiki, hypnosis, cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, systematic desensitization, exposure and response-prevention therapy, massage, acupuncture, intuitive healings/readings, intuitive health and wellness coaching, bimonthly adult guided channeling meditation group, monthly BFRB (Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors) support group and yoga classes. 

Areas of specialty: Panic disorder, fears and phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, relationship issues, stress management/reduction, past-life regression, weight loss, insomnia, smoking cessation, sports injuries, pain management, irritable bowel syndrome, supporting IVF treatment.

Philosophical approach: “It is our goal to treat the whole person in very individualized ways,” says founder and owner Merrill Black. “The various modalities that we offer can enable the person to reach optimal health.”



Tomorrow Medicine

1133 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY

37 Moore Ave., Mt. Kisco, NY

914.615.900 • •

Tomorrow medicine is an integrative medical practice combining traditional medicine with holistic means of healing.

Services offered: Holistic medicine, cutting-edge testing, weight loss, bio-identical hormone therapy and IV therapy.

Areas of specialty: Weight loss, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, menopause and andropause symptoms, fatigue, hair loss, generalized anti-aging therapy.

Philosophical approach: “The body has an ability to heal itself, given the opportunity,” says Dr. Timothy Morley, owner of Tomorrow Medicine. “We offer the most advanced testing to detect any deficiencies that are barriers to optimal health, and we remove those barriers.”



The Weiss Institute

Addiction-Free Naturally

Briarcliff, NY, and Midtown Manhattan

914.705.1805 • •

The Weiss Method helps people lose weight and overcome sugar addiction, nicotine addiction, alcohol addiction, overeating and other unwanted habits. It is simple and painless, with a success rate of over 80 percent.

Services offered: The Weiss Method calms down the stimulus of the particular addiction so that afterward a person feels indifferent to or repulsed by the addictive substance. Generally a one-time treatment is sufficient, apart from treatment for alcohol or overweight. 

Areas of specialty: Weight loss through quitting sugar and white flour, quitting alcohol, quitting smoking, quitting drugs and overcoming obesity. The Weiss Institute has an 80 percent success rate and more than 30 years of experience. Treatment is painless, with no medication, hypnosis, needles or negative side effects.

Philosophical approach: The Weiss Institute’s healing approach is to produce tangible, sustainable results without the usual struggle. After treatment, people report feeling “less stressed, with far more vitality and well-being and a wonderful new freedom from their previous situation.”



Willow Wisp Wellness

Lauren Awerdick, Owner

100 S. Highland Ave., Ossining, NY

200 S. Broadway, Tarrytown, NY

914.534.1294 •

Lauren Awerdick—a massage therapist, healing artist and practitioner of Woman Rising Flower Essence—is the owner and lead practitioner at Willow Wisp Wellness, a boutique studio/apothecary. “Willow Wisp is a space to unfold, reconnect and begin to innately heal your whole self,” she says. Awerdick also offers in-home or on-site sessions upon request.

Services offered: Flower essence sessions; therapeutic massage (prenatal, jade hot stone, deep-tissue, sports, neuromuscular therapy, connective tissue therapy, hydrotherapy, reflexology, more); energy healing; ear candling; northern lights aromassage; meditation; breath work; intuitive readings; sacred space (Munay-Ki rites).

Areas of specialty: Chronic pain management, frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, sports injuries, stress reduction, chakra balancing, vertigo relief, headache/migraine relief, PMS/cramp relief. Experience with clients who have Harrington rods, kidney failure, diabetes, neuropathy, Alzheimer’s, dropped head syndrome, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, more.

Philosophical approach: Each body is its own universe, with its own ecology, Awerdick says. “It is our responsibility to maintain its balance, nurture its growth and give it unconditional love.”



Yorktown Animal Hospital

271 Veterans Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY

914.962.3111 • • •

The staff of Yorktown Animal Hospital is committed to caring for people’s pets as they would their own. They offer preventive health care and treat the sick and the chronically ill (e.g., renal disease, arthritis). They take an integrative approach, practicing both conventional and holistic medicine and often combining them to achieve the best results. They also provide boarding in a caring environment.

Services offered: Preventive health care, nutritional counseling, comprehensive physical exams, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, dentistry, digital radiology, surgery, laboratory diagnostics, euthanasia (when necessary), ultrasound, endoscopy, and cardiology and orthopedic surgery (by visiting specialists). Also full-service boarding and grooming.

Areas of specialty: Arthritis, dental disease, gastrointestinal problems, skin and allergy diseases, kidney disease, urinary tract disorders, endocrine conditions (including diabetes, thyroid problems and adrenal gland disease), obesity, Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, infectious diseases.

Philosophical approach: “We take a compassionate and holistic approach, using multiple modalities from both Eastern and Western medicine to provide the best possible care for the healthy and the best outcome for the sick and chronically ill that we can provide.”



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