Risa Silverstein, MS, LAc, has expertise in acupuncture to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. She has practiced with the Hospital for Joint Diseases Institute for Women with Disabilities and Pacific Professional Health Services in New York City.
A former oncology social worker at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Ms. Silverstein saw first hand how strongly patients' emotions influence health and the outcome of illness. As a result, she studied the martial arts, Asian philosophy, and the healing arts as a means to mindful living and managing stress. Ms. Silverstein is particularly interested in using elements of Asian medicine to identify patterns of disharmony. She helps empower her patients to take responsibility for their health by making positive changes that can help reduce or eliminate stress.
Ms. Silverstein believes that Asian medicine has many benefits, including consideration for the patient as a whole. She notes, “My practice philosophy involves treating the mind, body, and spirit while partnering with my patients in their quest for emotional and physical health and well being.”