Aimee’s Team

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Sarah Coles McKeown, MS, LAc, LMT is licensed to practice acupuncture and massage therapy in New York State, and certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

As a practitioner of Chinese medicine, Sarah has a holistic approach to healthcare – caring for every person as a whole – body, mind and spirit. She provides treatment for a wide variety of conditions, with a particular focus on emotional and psychological disorders, women’s health, and cosmetic acupuncture.

Sarah graduated valedictorian of her class from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City (PCOM) with a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM), and an Associate’s degree in Massage Therapy. She was awarded both the Baron Gold Award for Academic Excellence and the Kamwo Herbs Award for Academic Achievement in Traditional Chinese Medical Herbology for her studies at PCOM.

As part of her clinical education, Sarah had the unique opportunity to practice at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn where she gained experience providing acupuncture to women during childbirth, for pain reduction during labor, and to facilitate delivery. She also practiced at the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, Initiative for Women with Disabilities, a program providing medical care to women who suffer from physical disabilities and chronic illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

Before beginning her studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Sarah graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (BA) from Barnard College, Columbia University. She then joined the Peace Corps and lived in Mali, West Africa for two-and-a-half years.

It was in the Peace Corps that Sarah’s interest and experience in healthcare began. The focus of much of her work in Mali was improving the health and wellbeing of women and children. She headed a child and infant health project and held regular health education workshops for women.

Sarah integrates a variety of modalities, including: acupuncture, massage therapy, Chinese herbs, aromatherapy, and both Eastern and Western Nutrition into her treatments. She strongly supports the integration of Eastern and Western medicine in treating illness and maintaining the best health possible.

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Heather A. Kreutter

Licensed acupuncturist Heather A. Kreutter is a general practitioner whose focus areas include addiction, emotional and psychological disorders, reproductive health and gynecology, orthopedics and oncology.

Heather’s treatment approach incorporates several methods to restore and maintain health, including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Tui Na massage, gua sha, Eastern and Western nutrition and cupping. Her goal is to renew patients’ vitality and provide them with the tools necessary to achieve and maintain an optimal state of health.

Heather earned a Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, and is certified by the National Acupuncture Detox Association to treat smoking cessation. Heather also earned a certificate in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture.

Heather interned at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, Initiative for Women with Disabilities, a program providing medical care to women who have physical disabilities and chronic illnesses, and at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, New York, where she employed acupuncture for recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

She also had the unique opportunity to intern at Montefiore Family Heath Center as a part of clinical research training that evaluated acupuncture’s effect on chronic pain. She interned at The Fortune Society in Queens, New York, a non-profit organization that supports the successful re-entry of prisoners to society and promotes alternatives to incarceration. She also studied at Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China, where she worked in hospitals specializing in pediatrics, oncology and gynecology.

As a result of Heather’s extensive training, she has a fundamental understanding of the functional aspects of the human being and the imbalances created by disease.

Prior to acupuncture, Heather earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Peter’s University in Jersey City, New Jersey, and worked as a substance abuse counselor and mental health clinician.  Throughout her study of acupuncture, Heather served as assistant to her mentor, Aimee Raupp.