Laura Perry
I first became interested in acupuncture almost twenty years ago when facing chronic pain from an inflamed nerve. At the time, I was told that my options for treatment were repeated cortisone shots or surgery, neither of which appealed to me, despite my constant and severe pain.

A family friend and acupuncturist suggested I give acupuncture a try.  After a series of treatments I was pain free, and subsequently fascinated by this medicine.  Since then, I’ve had many experiences with acupuncture, and I’ve seen it impact my own health on a physical, mental and emotional level.  If one views a person’s body and mind as a unified totality, the mental and the physical are deeply intertwined, each affecting (and affected by) the other.   It is my belief that acupuncture can play a significant role in a more holistic concept of overall health, by helping the client to regulate qi, strengthen the nervous system, balance emotion, thereby encouraging physical and mental well-being.

I earned a Master of Science degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture, and I am a New York State licensed acupuncturist.  I am nationally board certified in Acupuncture (Diplomate in Acupuncture) by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). I have a broad multi-disciplinary background, which includes the study of art, psychology, nutrition and biology.  I earned a Bachelor of Science in studio art from Clark University, and a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.  After many years working in the visual arts, I decided to reconnect with my interest in health and well-being, through the study and practice of acupuncture.  I am fascinated by the theory behind this ancient modality, and continually inspired by the positive effects that acupuncture has in the lives of my clients.