Paige Bourassa - NYC Acupuncturist - Shen Medicine

Paige Bourassa

MSTOM L.Ac., R.H.N., C.A.S.


Paige Bourassa is Nationally Board Certified in Acupuncture and licensed to practice in the state of New York. She studied Psychology at the University of Colorado and holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (M.S.T.O.M) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is also certified in Clean Needle Technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM). In accompaniment to her Traditional Chinese Medicine training she also holds a diploma in Holistic Nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has training in Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Massage.


Paige grew up in Vancouver, Canada and became passionate about Alternative Medicine after having several remarkable experiences with it at a young age. After High School she enrolled in Canada’s first Holistic Nutrition program and graduated a Registered Holistic Nutritionist. From there she traveled extensively through Asia where her passion blossomed into studies as she began taking an interest in Ayurveda, ancient East Indian medicine. After living in India for several months she moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico to pursue her Ayurvedic training further studying alongside the famous Dr. Vasant Lad at his Ayurvedic Institute. Following Ayurveda, Paige studied Psychology at the University of Colorado and began to assimilate what she had learned of Eastern Medicine with Western Psychology. Understanding that disease in the body is most often attributed to disharmony within the psyche/emotions, a concept called “Psychosomatic Illness”, Paige was drawn to the integrative philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine where everything is believed to be connected. She started the rigorous 4-year Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine degree at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s San Diego campus and finished at their New York City campus, her new found love and home.

Meet the Team

Dr. Anca Marinescu


Dr. Anca Marinescu completed her Master’s Degree at the renowned Tri-State College of Acupuncture with extensive hands-on training under master practitioners of several acupuncture styles. After graduating with honors, she interned at the International Acupuncture Training Institute in Beijing, China with rounds in hospital acupuncture clinics, and later earned the Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego.

She was selected by the Chinese Medical Science Foundation and St. Vincent’s Hospital in NYC for one of the first hospital-based Acupuncture Fellowships to serve inpatients here in the US. The year-long integrative program served the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, hospital staff as well as outpatients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular complaints. Dr. Marinescu is an NCCAOM National Board-Certified Acupuncturist licensed in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, belongs to the Acupuncture Society of NY, the NJ Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, the American Academy of Pain Medicine and Mensa. She is passionate about effective natural care for relief from pain and common symptoms, repair from injuries and surgery, and prevention. Dr. Anca believes there is a lot we can do to promote, maintain and restore health and prevent disease with the use of traditional Chinese medicine and her knowledge of functional medicine. Whether you’re looking for an occasional treatment or on-going support, she is dedicated to partner together to help you achieve your goals because she believes we should all feel and function better!