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  • Masters of Science  (M.S.) degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the School of Acupuncture and Oriental Studies at Swedish Institute of New York 

  • Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Swedish Institute of New York 

  • Associate Degree in Occupational Studies (A.O.S.) from the Swedish Institute: College of Health Sciences

  • Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) in Biology from the University of Connecticut 


Vanessa has been developing her skills as a holistic healer for many years thru her past and present life experiences such as her work with animals, studying Qi Gong and Tai Chi, exploring Emotional Freedom Technique and Constellation Therapy, advancing her studies in nutritional counseling,  and having a daily meditation and yoga practice. Additionally, traveling and studying alternative medicine in countries such as India, Thailand, Indonesia, and Peru have expanded her practice and has brought together an understanding of universal energy; the concept that we are all one and all share the universal field.  Vanessa has been influenced by this universal concept and by Taoism and that  has inspired her to live in harmony with nature and obtain the basic principles of kindness and compassion to all. 


  • Certified as a Diplomat of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

  • Certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Technique.

  • Certified as a licensed massage therapist by the New York Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association