Maureen Tetelman is a New York State licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM Diplomat and Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist. She received her Master’s In Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture. In addition, she is a Certified Massage Therapist and Nutritional Therapy Consultant. Maureen’s passion for the healing arts began in 1998, and by 1999 she became a Certified Massage Therapist from Health Options Institute in Pennsylvania. After moving back to New Jersey to join a Chiropractic Practice and Day Spa, she became well known for her skills, especially in treating pain conditions, using a combination of modalities such as deep tissue/sports massage and shiatsu.
After practicing a couple of years and mastering her skills, Maureen felt ready to go on to study acupuncture and headed back to New York (her birthplace) to attend Tri-State College of Acupuncture. This three-year intensive program in Acupuncture is known world-wide for its blend of Eastern and Western approaches to healing. Some of the methods employed are using needles to release trigger-points (tight bands of muscle fibers) to unblock holding patterns/constrictions in the body; Japanese-style diagnosis based on the holistic system of the Hara (abdominal palpation); and Traditional Chinese Medicine, the common style of acupuncture focusing on the meridians and their accompanying energetic organ systems. At the college, Maureen interned with world-renowned Acupuncturists from Asia, Europe and America. She also did an externship at Riverside Church serving the community with acupuncture.
Additionally, she continued post-graduate certifications at Lincoln Recovery Center in the South Bronx, learning the NADA protocol (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) and serving the drug and chemical dependency clientele. Maureen is also trained through AWB (Acupuncturists Without Borders), treating Community Trauma. She has done volunteer work and partnered with them after Super Sandy Storm for locals in Rockaway Beach. Also, Maureen served on AWB’s Board and led a team serving Veterans with PTSD using the NADA protocol.
Since graduating acupuncture school in 2004, Maureen has worked with many different people and conditions, including dancers, exercise enthusiasts, professionals — across the age spectrum. She has worked in movement studios, Integrative Medical practices, served on the Board of Acupuncturists Without Borders, and now manages her private practice, Acupuncture Bodywork PC, which she founded in 2006. Her practice is located in NYC and is a general acupuncture practice where she is able to treat successfully a range of conditions, including muscular and nerve related pain, respiratory (sinuses, allergies, colds, immunity) stress, fatigue, PMS, digestive issues, and more.
In 2016 she also became a Certified Nutritional Consultant from the Nutritional Therapy Association. Currently Maureen is focused on her private practice incorporating acupuncture, bodywork and nutrition and specializes in pain management and digestive issues. She is also working on her doctorate degree in acupuncture.