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Dr. Lily & Dr. Michael Gillespie

Dr. Michael P. Gillespie, D.C.

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I am a doctor of chiropractic practicing in New York City.  I am also a professor of biomedical sciences in the Department of Health Professions at CUNY York College.  I have been in practice since 2001.

 

Education


Bachelors Degree in Special Education – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Bachelors Degree in Human Biology – Logan College of Chiropractic.

Doctorate of Chiropractic – Logan College of Chiropractic

I am trained in the following techniques:  Diversified, Activator, Thompson, Logan Basic, Gonstead, Applied Kinesiology, Active Release Technique (ART), Myofascial Release Therapy, Receptor Tonus Technique (NIMMO), Positional Release Therapy, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Protocols.

I espouse a functional approach towards chiropractic care, which involves the integration of passive and active forms of care.  I teach patients how to strengthen and stabilize their spine.  I help them to restore muscle balance to the body so that they do not become dependent upon passive care administered by the doctor.

I provide complimentary nutritional counseling for all of my patients to address the biochemical aspects of disease and dysfunction.

I have studied the field of psychoneuroimmunology extensively and understand the intricate nature of the mind-body connection.  I teach my patients basic mediation techniques to help them address the mental component of disease and dysfunction in the human body.

I have a strong referral network of practitioners in the mind-body-spirit realm here in New York City.

I am currently teaching biomedical sciences to Occupational Therapy Students at York College – CUNY and Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture students at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.  I teach the following subject areas:  Anatomy, Physiology, Orthopedic and Neurologic Evaluation, Biology, Nutrition, Biomedical Pathology, Myology, and Biochemistry.

My intricate understanding of the human body and my training and experience in education help me to effectively communicate difficult health concepts to patients.

Part of my mission as a practitioner and one of the driving missions of this website, is to educate my patients and the world about fundamental holistic health care concepts.

 

Dr. Lily Gillespie, LAc, DAOM

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I am a licensed acupuncturist with my doctorate in acupuncture and oriental medicine.

 

Education

 

Bachelors Degree in Dance Education – East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina

Master of Fine Art in Dance Choreography – University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine

 

Bio

I was born and raised in Taiwan. I came to the United States when I was fifteen years old. Growing up in Taiwan, consuming medicinal herbal soups and herbal dishes were part of everyday life.

After I immigrated to the United States, I started to train and pursue a career in dance. I gained a perspective of how the human body functions and operates biomechanically.

When I returned to school for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, I returned to my roots. I deepened my understanding of how the human body functions biomechanically, emotionally, and spiritually.

I believe in treating the human body as a whole. In order to relieve symptoms I incorporate meditation stories, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), cupping, acupuncture and other treatment modalities into my practice.