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Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine infers that the knowledge of how qi flows and how to channel this flow can be used to diagnose, treat and prevent disease.

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Maria Gorens - Practitioner of Chinese Medicine in NYC

Maria Gorens
Practitioner of Chinese Medicine in NYC and nearby areas

25 years experience

Maria Gorens is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist in the State of New York and a Feng Shui Consultant with 25 years of experience. As a traditional Chinese medicine doctor, Maria’s main goal is to help her patients return to health and vitality.

From her journey through countries like China, Singapore, Japan, India, Cambodia, Peru, Mexico, Thailand, Ukraine, Viet Nam, she has perfected her craft in eastern medicine practices. This influenced Maria’s unique combination of Traditional Chinese and Japanese Acupuncture methods. She has since used these methods of natural medicine to improve the overall wellness of her patients.

  • Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York
  • Japanese Acupuncture Course with T.Koei Kuwahara in New York
  • Tung’s Acupuncture Therapeutic System with Dr. Wei-Chieh Young
  • BTB Professional School of Feng Shui in New York, three-year degree
  • Face and Body Reading Course in New York with Master Dr.Edgar Sung

Why Choose Us?

Firebird Acupuncture

Our office is located in the beautiful Hudson valley just one hour from New York on the grounds of Graymoor Franciscan friars atonement.
The bell from atonement sounds every hour filling the surroundings with enchanting sounds.

Research reveals that the environment can increase or reduce our stress, which impacts our bodies. what you are seeing. hearing, experiencing at the moment is changing not only your mood but also affects your immune system,

In our office you will enjoy the view of the old trees through big windows and hear birds. During treatment the patients experience total ambience and relaxation which provides a break for our overactive minds.

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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Chinese medicine (TCM) – is a medical system based on the belief that there’s a life force known as qi flowing through channels (meridians) of the body. Qi is made of two opposing qualities known as yin and yang. Maintaining the balance between these two forces can help promote a person’s spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health.

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Benefits of Chinese Medicine

Some of the benefits of TCM in NYC include:

  • Reducing Inflammation
  • Improve your muscle strength and flexibility
  • Protects and improves cognitive health
  • Help lower the body’s stress response
  • Regulates hormonal imbalances
  • Alleviates the effects of chronic pain and headaches
  • Boost liver health

Safety of Traditional Chinese Medicine

According to experts, Chinese medicine is completely safe if you go to professionals that come highly recommended. The holistic approach of procedures like acupuncture, cupping, and gua sha make them safe with little to no side effects.

Traditional Chinese Medicine in NYC - FAQ

Traditional Chinese medicine has a variety of treatment methods and techniques like cupping, heat therapy, Gua Sha, Feng Shui, herbology, For centuries it was used to help and heal many complicated health conditions. Unique assessment of the state of health and creating treatment plans based on the face and body reading, the five elements theory, the meridian system made Chinese Medicine the most effective medical system in the world.

The ancient Chinese described the flow of energy in the body as QI – the energy of life force: what would be called in the terms of Western science, a wave of electrical depolarisation spreading along nerves.
Traditional Chinese medicine explained acupuncture as a method for balancing the flow of energy or life force – known as Chi or Qi – which flows through a system of meridians – pathways – in our body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners balance the energy flow in the body.

There are generally no age restrictions for TCM treatments in NYC. But older patients should come for the session with someone who will help to get home in case of temporary dizziness.

In New York and New York state the patients do not need a medical doctor’s referral.

The appointment should be made before the first session of traditional Chinese medicine in New York City.

We use traditional Chinese medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions, including but not limited to pain management, stress and anxiety, digestive issues, respiratory conditions, skin problems, fertility issues, and chronic illnesses. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual’s specific needs and condition.

We proudly serve the areas of Philipstown, Garrison, Fort Montgomery, Highland Falls, and West Point, offering traditional Chinese medicine services to these communities.

What kind of Practices does TCM use

To know what TCM practices to use, some TCM physicians employ the ancient Chinese diagnosing method known as face and body reading to evaluate the patient’s physical constitution, condition, and medical history. The physician may recommend one or a combination of these practices; acupuncture, cupping therapy, moxibustion, feng shui, etc., depending on your TCM diagnosis.


Acupuncture is a TCM practice that involves the insertion of thin, sterile, disposable metal needles into the skin. This is done to specific points of the body so as to Stimulate the brain to release certain natural painkillers that help relieve pain. This TCM practice can help alleviate chronic pains and reduce the occurrence of tension headaches and migraine headaches, while cosmetic acupuncture can help say goodbye to wrinkles and improve complexion.

Cupping therapy

Cupping therapy is an ancient Chinese natural therapy that helps with pain management, blood flow, inflammation, relaxation, and general well-being. The practitioner places special cups on the skin to create negative pressure through suction. The idea is that the suction facilitates healing by improving the flow of energy in the body. 

Gua Sha

Gua Sha is a TCM practice where a practitioner (which could be an acupuncturist, a chiropractor or a masseuse) utilizes a smooth-edged tool like a Buffalo horn or a porcelain spoon to gently scrape and massage body parts. This tool-assisted massage is thought to promote healthy circulation of energy(qi) and blood to facilitate healing. 

Feng Shui

Feng shui is an ancient Chinese practice that subscribes to the notion that man is part of nature and, as such, ought to be in harmony with nature. Hence, it’s believed that if you arrange pieces in your living space to create a balance with the natural world, you’ll invite happiness, success, and good health into your life.


Shinrin-Yoku, or “Forest Bathing,” is the practice of spending time in nature to improve your well-being. Forest bathing has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and improve moods. It can also help boost your immune system and increase creativity. Shinrin-yoku is a great way to improve your mental health and well-being.

Firebird Chinese Medicine Testimonials

“Maria is amazing! I had sustained a foot injury which caused chronic pain and limited my physical activity, I had seen several orthopedic specialists with no improvement. After just a few visits with Maria I began to feel much better. She has also administered treatment to my young son and he felt safe and comfortable under her care as well. She listens to her patients and administers treatment with expertise and most importantly with care and compassion for the individual.”
Maura Dinardo
“Maria is more than an acupuncturist, she is a holistic healer – working not only on our physical bodies but also nourishing the underlying emotional and spiritual realms that guide our lives. With ancient Chinese medicinal techniques, acute sensitivities, and uncommon wisdom, Maria helped to heal the pain in my body in a way western medicine may fall short. Indeed, she is unique, skilled, and powerful.”
Monique Vogelsang

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Traditional Chinese Medicine at Firebird Acupuncture

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