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.
Elana is a New York and California licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist. She studied at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, California where she received her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine.
While earning her undergraduate degree, Elana experienced firsthand the profound and unparalleled benefits that acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can have on women’s hormonal health. The ability of TCM to effectively address hormonal health through balancing the endocrine system while keeping in mind the emotional experience of the individual is a delicate and significant quality that is often missing in modern healthcare. Prior to in NYC, she practiced in San Francisco where she worked at an integrative women’s health clinic focused on fertility, pregnancy, postnatal and women’s general wellness. She’s had hands on experience in supporting those suffering from PMS, PMDD, facing pre-conception concerns, helping to prep the body for pregnancy, dealing with the physical and emotional stressors of hormonal & fertility challenges and providing regular acupuncture & lifestyle support throughout IUI and IVF treatments.
Elana has also worked in a number of community acupuncture clinics where she’s had the opportunity to expand her focus to pain management, general emotional health, LGBTQ+ health & wellness and in the collective treatment and recovery of eating disorders.
She is a gentle and mindful practitioner and aims to educate and inspire her patients to take the lead in their own healing process, making small steps each day towards taking control of their health and feeling good in their bodies.