About Chanah

Who is Chanah Sheldon, LAc

Chanah Sheldon is a NY State Licensed Acupuncturist. She earned her Master of Science degree in Acupuncture at Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City where she trained with some of the leading masters in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Chanah is trained in several different styles of acupuncture including Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) and trigger points, Kiiko Matsumoto Style Acupuncture (KM), and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).  Chanah also spent some time learning about Classical Chinese Herbal Medicine. Her comprehensive training has prepared her to approach each patient as an individual, integrating multiple styles of acupuncture to bring each person back into balance in their own unique way.


Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been a large part of Chanah’s life since she was a a child. She was exposed to Chinese Medicine at a young age by her aunt who has been a practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine in California for decades. Chinese Medicine and Eastern philosophy have been a central part of her own personal health and healing for over 20 years and has taught her the importance of finding balance within one’s self, as well as within the community and in the world around us. She hopes that her passion and knowledge of Chinese Medicine can help make the lives of  her patients more comfortable and fulfilling.


During her studies, Chanah participated in several mentorships and received personalized training from some of the leading acupuncturists in the field. She interned privately with Diane Rooney, winner of the 2014 award for Worldwide Leader in Health Care, where Chanah gained in-depth knowledge of Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), trigger points and essential oils. During her internship in the APM Faculty clinic at Tri-state College of Acupuncture, Chanah further expanded her expertise of Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) and the complexities of the muscles and fascia in the body. 


Upon graduation, Chanah was chosen to intern with world-renowned scholar and acupuncturist, Kiiko Matsumoto (KM) who founded her own Kiiko Style of Acupuncture. Shortly after, Chanah went on to teach graduate students acupuncture at Tri-State College of Acupuncture.


Chanah has always been passionate about health, wellness, and prevention.  She especially enjoys helping people experiencing pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia, allergies, digestive distress, gynecological irregularities, and difficulties with fertility. This passion led her to Central America in 2016 with the Global Healthworks Foundation to provide acupuncture services as part of an integrative healthcare mission in Chichicastanengo, Guatemala.


In addition to her Masters of Science in Acupuncture, Chanah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Education from Portland State University. Before pursuing acupuncture, Chanah worked in several healthcare clinics in Portland, Oregon and New York City, owned a baking business, and worked on an organic farm. When she’s not practicing acupuncture, Chanah enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, cooking, baking, gardening, pilates, foosball, and traveling.

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