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Ioana Boambes MS, L.Ac,  NCCAOM board certified  acupuncturist and herbologist, has been practicing acupuncture in New York City since 2009.  She received her Masters degree from Daoist master's Jeffrey Yuen's  Classical Acupuncture Program at the Swedish Institute.  She completed her graduate Chinese Herbology studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  Before her acupuncture studies, Ioana practiced Medical Massage and Ayurvedic Medicine. 

Her acupuncture training included a full year of clinical rotations at Montefiore Hospital,  and post-graduate training in the Memorial Sloan Kettering programs for palliative oncological care. She has assisted Max Kalkstein in the Orthopedic Acupuncture Program at Pacific College.  She was invited to join the faculy of Pacific College in the Acupuncture Master's program. She  continues her studies with Jeffrey Yuen and other senior acupuncturists.  

In her practice, Ioana specializes in musculo-skeletal conditions and chronic pain, fertility and IVF support.   She has also addresses chronic digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, chronic stress  insomnia, and general women's health and balance.  She also collaborates  with addiction specialist Dr. Stuart Kloda, bringing the knowledge of chinese medicine and holistic health to support patients with addiction treatment. 

It is her observation that in treating the surface manifestation and physical discomfort,  the practitioner and patient discover deeper causes of imbalance.  These may be more complex and rooted in past patterns and experiences.    Creating a shift in the patient's lifestyle  and perception by addressing these deeper issues  leads to a progressive and lasting state of  health.

She enjoys dialogue among all  health practitioners and believes the future will show more an more correlation between eastern and western approaches.  Some of her most successful cases have included in depth dialogue with a patient's physicians and other medical specialists.  

In her spare time, Ioana enjoys creating digital art, photographing odd things, ashtanga yoga, surfing, and meditation.