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Dr. Michiko Yoshifuji DAc., Dipl. Ac., L.Ac. 

Doctor of Acupuncture
Diplomate of Acupuncture (NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NY and NJ
  • A Doctor of Acupuncture, Diplomate of Acupuncture, certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

  • Nationally board-certified licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York and New Jersey.

  • Received Doctor of Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health and Science and Master of Science from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC

  • Trained with three different styles of acupuncture:

    • Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

    • Acupuncture Physical Medicine with Trigger Point technique (developed by Mark Seem, Founder of Tri-State College of Acupuncture)

    • Japanese Style Acupuncture (Master Kiiko Matsumoto)

Dr. Michiko Yoshifuji
  • Certified in Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, trained by Virginia Doran MS, LAc, LMT.

  • Trained with Cosmetic Acupuncture by Shellie Goldstein, MS., A.P., LAc.

  • Trained with Neurofunctional Acupuncture by Dan Wunderlich Dip. OM., LAc., treating musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction with contemporary electroacupuncture technique.

  • Trained with the treatment of Pelvic Floor Disorders (Vulvodynia, Coccydynia, Levator Ani Syndrom, etc) with Jamie Hampton DAOM, LAc.

  • Trained with Gua Sha Jade Stone Facial Massage by Dr. Ping Zhang, LMT, L.Ac., Ph.D.

  • Certified in Clean Needle Technique

  • A Member of NJAS (New Jersey Acupuncture Society), ASNY (Acupuncture Society of New York), and ASA (American Society of Acupuncturists)

  • Apprenticed with very experienced practitioners like Moshe Heller and Diane Rooney

  • A Member of "Acupuncturists Without Borders" (AWB) - Completed Level 1 Training

  • Certified Holistic Health Counselor (The American Association of Drugless Practitioners)

  • Certified Japanese Calligraphy Instructor (Nihon Shuji, Japan)

  • Certified Jikiden Reiki Shoden Level 1 

  • Trained with Zero Balancing I and II level

  • Trained with Reiki I (Japanese Usui Style)

  • Trained for Tui Na and Anma massages

  • Native Japanese, fluent in Japanese​


Michiko was inspired by the healing power of acupuncture when she faced her own health issues and difficulties in her personal life. Acupuncture treatments along with yoga and meditation helped alleviate her condition tremendously and motivated her to help others in the same way. Mindful, patient-centered acupuncture is her philosophy, which allows her to integrate different modalities, including her primary method of Japanese-style acupuncture, in her painless and gentle treatment options.


Her special interest is care for pre- and post-menopausal women (and men) who undergo various changes in life that can result in negative symptoms, both physical and emotional. She also has a passion for helping underprivileged people in developing countries. She volunteered at a clinic in a rural village in Nepal (Bajrabarahi) via a nonprofit organization (Acupuncture Relief Project) in March-April 2023 to help extremely underprivileged patients.  She also has been volunteering at the Hope Lodge run by the American Cancer Society, Inc. and New York Harm Reduction Educators.


She received an M.A. in Media Studies and worked as a writer/journalist/translator for various media outlets in Japan and the U.S. before becoming a doctor of acupuncture and earning acupuncture licenses in NY and NJ States. 


Michiko continues her studies of medicine with a passion to increase the store of knowledge to better serve patients and produce positive results.  

Practitioner Izra Serrantes

Izra Serrantes

Assistant to Dr. Michiko Yoshifuji

Izra is responsible for administrative work at the clinic. Currently, she is studying at Pacific College of Health and Science and is working towards a Master’s degree in Acupuncture. Izra has been working as a figure skating coach in New York City since 2010 and is looking to specialize in pain management and sports injury for both the prevention and healing of injuries. In addition to working with athletes, she is interested in women’s health, especially in treating menstrual irregularities and PMS/PMDD. Before pursuing her acupuncture degree, she received a BFA in Fabric Styling and an AAS in Textile Development and Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2016. 

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