Kayla was introduced to acupuncture at ten years old to help treat migraines and digestive issues. Since then, she has been a regular patient, with acupuncture helping her “in countless ways.” Wanting to “work in a field where I could help people,” Kayla decided to pursue a degree in acupuncture “because of how it looks at the body holistically and can treat mind and body together.”
Kayla received her Master’s Degree in Acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions. Since graduating, she has practiced in New York City and Long Island and enjoys working with women’s health, mental health, migraines and headaches, insomnia, pediatrics, and pain management patients.
Kayla looks forward to working in Olo’s “warm and welcoming environment, with the option for both community and private rooms…. patients can have the type of treatment that feels comfortable for them.” Outside of acupuncture, Kayla is passionate about music–singing as well as playing the guitar and piano. She also loves animals, especially her cat Luna.
Kayla was introduced to acupuncture at ten years old to help treat migraines and digestive issues...
Julian Cho, L.Ac., decided to pursue a career in acupuncture as he was first coming out and exploring his gender identity in New York City. Witnessing the “dire need for accessible health care and support within the Queer and Trans community,” Julian says he wanted “to find a way to be of help to friends and community members.”
Julian graduated with a Master’s in Acupuncture (MSAc.) from Pacific College in New York City and has been practicing in private and community acupuncture settings since. Julian loves how acupuncture is a way to communicate with the body, saying that “it centers the patient as a source of healing rather than a site of illness.”
At Olo Acupuncture, Julian will see community acupuncture patients on Wednesdays and Saturdays. “Accessibility and agency are key to healing, and the community environment also tends to create a synergistic effect where individual healing becomes part of a larger whole.”
Julian works well with patients experiencing chronic pain or illness and post-traumatic stress. “Patients often come in with neck and shoulder pain, low back pain, stress, insomnia, and digestive issues, among other things—many of these symptoms have underlying emotional components. I like to help guide patients through these different layers of well-being.”
Julian Cho, L.Ac., decided to pursue a career in acupuncture as he was first coming out and explo...
As a professional dancer, Maggie first started receiving acupuncture to ease aches and pains and optimize her endurance for long days of rehearsals and touring. The first treatment “sparked so much curiosity for me and with a deep understanding already about moving with alignment and efficiency, I felt like I had bridged the gap between my previous experience of healthcare and the energetics of the body I had come to know through dance.”
The more Maggie learned about the medicine and its healing capabilities the more she knew it was needed in the world. “What I love about acupuncture is that it restores and reveals the body’s innate ability to heal itself. In this way, it’s a great preventative medicine. I wanted to provide personalized care that would help people help themselves.”
Maggie attended Tristate College and Pacific College of Health and Science in NYC. With training in three distinct styles of acupuncture, she customizes treatments by mixing and matching modalities to better suit individuals and their unique presentations. She enjoys treating all types of conditions including musculoskeletal pain, gastrointestinal disorders, immune imbalances, depression and anxiety, sleep disorders, menstrual issues, and overall stress management.
As a professional dancer, Maggie first started receiving acupuncture to ease aches and pains and ...
Tracey Byer first encountered the benefits of acupuncture when she injured her back and neck and could not find relief through Western medicine. After trying acupuncture, Tracey was amazed at the immediate results and she ultimately experienced a full recovery. After this Tracey made the commitment to study Chinese Medicine because as she says “I wanted to be able to provide that level of care to my clients.”
Tracey received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She is Certified in Acupuncture by the NCCAOM and licensed to practice acupuncture in New York State.
Tracey has over 10 years experience as a massage therapist and skin care expert. Her educational background includes The Swedish Institute as well the Lia Schorr Institute of Cosmetic Care. She is currently a teacher and supervisor at Atelier Esthetique in New York City.
Tracey is a great advocate of community acupuncture, saying, “I am passionate about healthcare being affordable and readily available. Community Acupuncture provides affordable care and allows the patient to receive the treatments they need, when they need it.”
Outside of acupuncture, Tracey is interested in Qi Gong, meditation, Tai Chi, and enjoys Native American/Tlingit art, dance and language. Her future plans include advocating for Native American rights and educating Native people about health and nutrition.
Tracey Byer first encountered the benefits of acupuncture when she injured her back and neck and ...
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yuka was exposed to healing arts as young girl when her mother, a shiatsu practitioner, taught her about meridian theory, and how to massage certain points to feel better. After graduating from Douglass College at Rutgers University, Yuka had a formative experience working with Tibetan Refugees in northern India. Seeing first hand how effective regular access to acupuncture could be, Yuka decided to formally study acupuncture and Chinese herbology upon her return to the states.
Yuka started her acupuncture training at the New York Campus of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM), and graduated from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, California. Her internships included St. Vincent’s HIV clinic in New York City, as well as the St. James Infirmary and ACTCM’s community ear clinic in San Francisco. She is licensed to practice in New York State, and is board certified in Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM. Her professional interests include community medicine, women’s health and pain management.
Outside of Olo Acupuncture, Yuka’s interests include spending her time with her daughter, travel and a life long love of photography.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yuka was exposed to healing arts as young girl when her mother, a shiatsu p...
Jane was introduced to alternative medicine at the age of 11 when she saw a chiropractor for her injuries after falling out of a tree. Her experience led her to look into studying chiropractic medicine but “after working for an acupuncturist and seeing the full range of conditions acupuncture and herbology could treat I was fully persuaded to study Traditional Chinese Medicine.”
After receiving her BA from Binghamton University, Jane attended Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego where she attained her MSTOM. During her 4 years in California she assisted Donna Keefe, L.Ac. a renowned fertility specialist. Her studies also included an internship at the San Diego Hospice and Palliative Care, Senior Clinic at First Lutheran Church, a free, community style mobile clinic for seniors, and Integrative Health Nights: Community Clinic, a donation based, mobile clinic for underserved populations.
Jane is drawn to community acupuncture because “it allows people to get acupuncture often and that’s how acupuncture works best.” Her specialties include fertility and sports medicine. Outside of her work as an acupuncturist Jane’s interest includes supporting the growth of happy and healthy communities, cross-training, obstacle racing, yoga and lots of music.
Jane was introduced to alternative medicine at the age of 11 when she saw a chiropractor for her ...