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Iyanna Betaudier, LAc., LMT

Greetings and welcome to Ancestral Traditions. I'm a New York state licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. My sessions often combine needle therapy, other modalities of East Asian Medicine, and body work to reconnect the body's ability to heal itself. This is a safe place so I ask that you come open. Massage therapy is my core foundation and introduction into the healing arts so naturally, my acupuncture practice heavily attracts pain management clients. l treat pain cases stemming from muscular imbalances, overuse, spinal disc injuries, and sports injuries integrative of western neuroanatomy and Chinese Medicine channel theory. However, my passion for educating women and menstruating individuals about their womb wellness and helping them to balance their reproductive hormones are my concentration in my practice. Balanced hormones lead to healthier menstrual cycles that improve aggravating symptoms in issues like endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovary syndrome, painful periods and infertility to name a few. Within this framework, I support pregnant individuals during pregnancy whether it's anxiety, morning sickness, pain, holding the baby in, breech babies or to promote natural progression of labour; the goal is to help women and pregnant folks experience optimal and the most deserving pregnancy, birthing and postpartum experience.  


What qualifies an Acupuncturist to practice?

The titles "Acupuncturist"and "Traditional Asian/Chinese Medicine Practitioner" are used interchangeably by those of us who study this medicine, and it's really a matter of personal preference. That said, all Traditional Asian Medicine practitioners achieve a Master's degree in Acupuncture and East Asian Medicine (MSAC). Some have additional training in Chinese Herbalism  (MSTOM), and will offer herbal prescriptions to supplement Acupuncture treatments when needed. The Master's degree program involves 4000 hours of classroom teaching, needling labs, supervised clinic rotations at school clinics, hospitals and social agencies which total to 4 years of rigorous study and training. A license to practice is obtained from a state when the student has completed all courses of study and passes national board exams administered through the National Commission Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). These exams include Acupuncture and needle point locations, Clean Needle Technique and Safety, East Asian Medicine, Bio-medicine and Chinese Herbalism. I obtained my Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture (MSAC) and my Associate degree of Occupational Professions (Massage Therapy) from Pacific College of Health and Science-NY; a longstanding educational pillar of Asian Medicine based in San Diego, California.

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