Monika Gajiwala, L.Ac.
Monika is a Licensed Acupuncturist in New York and New Jersey as well as an Acu-Detox Specialist. She has received her masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (“PCOM”) in New York City. She is certified in Clean Needle Technique from the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and is National Board Certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She has also advanced her knowledge of acupuncture by learning Sujoke Korean Acu-Therapy.
Monika worked in a hospital as a lab technician for many years. After being introduced to holistic medicine, she became an Acu-Detox Specialist in ear acupuncture, which sparked her passion for the field of Acupuncture.
A major contributor to her growing love for holistic medicine was seeing a tremendous amount of patients being benefited by holistic medicine treatments while working under Dr. Michael Smith at Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, NY.
Monika’s clinical experience includes an internship at the New York University Langone Medical Center’s initiative for women’s disabilities as well as pediatric clinics at PCOM. Working in hospitals and with various doctors, she was exposed to many acute and chronic conditions, and witnessed miraculous results by acupuncture treatment.
Her educational experience helps her to treat patients on many different levels. In addition to Acupuncture, she is excellent in the related therapies of Tui na (Chinese massage), Cupping, Moxibustion, Scalp Massage, Therapeutic Facials, Electric Stimulation, and Hand and Ear Seed Therapy to enhance the treatment of her patients. Acupuncture helps patients achieve greater health and is very effective in treating a plethora of medical conditions, from common sores and pains to more unique diseases.
Monika’s goal is to provide and maintain better health for all of her patients in their paths to healthy living.