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After graduating from the University of Michigan with a Communications and Chinese double degree, Deborah was living a busy corporate life in NYC until one day she decided to pack her bags to explore and travel in China. There, she encountered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which led her to extend her stay and study at one of the world’s most renowned and prestigious Eastern Medicine institutions, the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM).

During the five-year OMD program, Deborah studied Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Western Medicine and completed her residency at the China-Japan Friendship Hospital. She interned at prestigious hospitals in Beijing such as, Guo Yi Tang, Xi Yuan Hospital, Dong Zhi Men Hospital, Xuan Wu Hospital, the Emergency Department of Beijing United Family Hospital, and Kyunghee University Hospital in Korea.

Deborah had the privilege of apprenticing under distinguished masters from China, Korea, and the US. Dr. Feng Qiu Ju is one of the few living disciples of Dr. He Pu Ren, who is known as one of the top four TCM doctors in modern China. He was an expert in curing apoplexy, facial paralysis, and also specialized in weight loss and facial acupuncture, all in which Deborah’s focus is currently on as well.

Dr. Li Rui is a professor teaching clinical acupuncture and the Nei Jing at BUCM and a leading doctor at BUCM’s outpatient clinic Guo Yi Tang. He is an expert in gynecological disorders, sciatica, disc herniation, migraines, diabetes, hypertension, GI disorders, and pediatrics, and utilizes a combined method of acupuncture, moxibustion, and tui-na.

Master Wang Zheng Long is a classically trained doctor with an expertise in the TCM medical classics Shang Han Lun, Nei Jing, and Nan Jing. Experts in the field consider his theory both brilliant and accurate. His classical method of pulse reading and prescribing herbal medicine is considered peerless and remarkable. Deborah’s philosophy and approach in Chinese medicine, pulse reading and prescribing herbal formulas are heavily influenced by Master Wang’s teachings.

After returning to the US, Deborah has been specializing in pain management and sports injuries, which stems from her love of basketball. She does extensive work with basketball players and other athletes with traumatic and overuse injuries. Deborah also specializes in gynecology, in particular, menstrual disorders, menopause, fibroids, PCOS, infertility, post-partum care, and labor induction. Sub-health issues such as, chronic fatigue, depression, insomnia, hypertension, eating disorders, digestive issues, seasonal allergies, gastrointestinal issues, weight management, stroke (Bell’s Palsy), and plum pit qi (globus hystericus) are also areas of her expertise. Deborah has also worked with oncology patients and conducted research for acupuncture and cancer at the Beth Israel Comprehensive Cancer Center.

After running her own practice at NYC Acupuncture & Wellness PC, Deborah joined the Bliss Acupuncture Wellness Clinic family, and now serves at the Grand Central location in Manhattan.