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About Melissa J


I'm an NYC kid, born and raised. I hail from the Yankee Stadium side of the Bronx - I have called Washington Heights home since 2010. I spent a decade in dentistry using my background in art to make beautiful teeth. I developed chronic low back pain after having children. I tried every Western treatment to get rid it to no avail. It was my midwife that suggested I try acupuncture. It was a success, and the only treatment that relieved my pain without making me feel foggy like pain meds did. From that moment, I knew I had a different calling.

As a licensed acupuncturist practicing in New York, I specialize in addressing orthopedic and chronic pain conditions. My mission is to support the body in achieving its peak performance. Embracing a holistic approach to well-being, I advocate for diverse forms of movement. Beyond my professional pursuits, laughter and dancing hold significant roles in my life. Additionally, I find joy in crafting cozy baby blankets for infants and furry companions alike through crocheting. Exploring new culinary creations is another passion of mine, as I firmly believe in the healing potential of nourishing foods

Educational Credentialing

I started my journey at Pacific College of Allied Health in massage therapy, specializing in head and neck pain.  I continued my educational pursuits at the University of Bridgeport. I have been certified in East Asian Aesthetics by Dr. Stephan Jackowicz. I now continue in my pursuit of education and study for a doctoral in chinese medicinal herbs at Virginia University of Integrative Medicine.

Welcome to my practice!

About - Golden Dragon Wellness in New York, NY

Office Hours

    Tuesday & Wednesday:    9am - 5pm
353 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1205

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday:
10am - 6pm

98 Green St. Hudson, NY
12534, Suite 1

Closed Monday and Friday