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Joan Boccino


Acupuncture Associates, PC / Herbs and Healing, Inc. 

About Joan Boccino

Joan Boccino, MS, L.Ac. is a specialist in integrative medicine. She has designed acupuncture protocols for clinical trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she was the first non-MD to be hired by the Center’s Department of Integrative Medicine. A faculty member at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, Joan has lectured internationally on the use of Chinese Medicine in an integrative medicine context. Joan is nationally certified in Oriental Medicine (which includes Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine), by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). A graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Joan has also studied in China including postgraduate work at the Yue Yang Integrative Medicine Hospital in Shanghai. She continues to seek out extensive postgraduate study with leading experts in Chinese Medicine here and abroad.

A student of martial arts since 1980, Joan holds a black belt and teaching certificates in Shotokan karate and currently studies Seidokan and Tai Chi. She is a professional member of The American Association of Oriental Medicine, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine and Resolve. A certified herb geek who loves to cook, Joan also blogs about Chinese Dietary Therapy.

Languages Spoken English

School Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Treatment Techniques

Acupuncture Herbology Massage Therapy

Areas of Expertise

Cosmetic Acupuncture Family Practice Hepatitis Immune Disorders Infertility Internal Medicine Menstrual Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Neurological Disorders Nutrition Oncology Support Orthopedics Pain Management Pediatrics Sports Medicine Stress/Anxiety Weight Reduction Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Eclectic Scalp Acupuncture Traditional Chinese Acupuncture


Additional Memberships

  • American Society of Reproductive Medicine
  • Resolve

The acupuncture office of Joan Boccino in New York, NY is within driving distance from the following cities:

Brooklyn Jersey City Edgewater Staten Island River Vale Westfield Manhattan Long Island City Castle Point Astoria Union City Bergenline

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