Although “modern medicine” has long been skeptical of acupuncture’s place in Western health care, a growing base of clinical research and solid science points toward the many benefits of acupuncture. Statements made by some of the most trusted medical groups in this country — including the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Pain Society — support the use of acupuncture as part of a treatment plan for patients with chronic pain, and the World Health Organization has long recommended acupuncture for dozens of conditions and diseases.


Robert Branch, MSTOM, Dipl OM, L.Ac.

Robert is a board certified, Licensed Acupuncturist with over 20 years of experience treating a variety of health conditions. He received his training at the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in both acupuncture and medical herbs. His professional experience includes providing acupuncture treatments at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital in New York and Englewood Hospital in New Jersey. Robert specializes in sports injuries, as well as pain and stress management and he is a certified Qi Gong instructor incorporating this very special medical technique in his practice. Robert places emphasis on treating the “whole” person to restore more complete balance and harmony, addressing specific patient concerns, as well as lifestyle choices, including diet and exercise. Robert lives in New York City with his family, enjoys daily running, tai chi and Qi Gong, and looks forward to contributing to a healthier, happier community.