I discovered Acupuncture during my career as a professional dancer when I began treatments for an injury incurred during a performance. Not only did I make a complete recovery, I experienced the side effects of acupuncture treatment - a steady mind, a healthy body, and a better quality of life. I was inspired by the power of Chinese Medicine and its ability to transform injury and pain into opportunities for positive change.
When I returned to dance, I was a stronger performer than I ever had been. While continuing to dance professionally, I began to study Chinese medicine and eventually decided to devote myself to its practice full time.
Ayla is a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Touro College’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine (GPOM) where she trained in Chinese Medicine while also earning a Master’s degree in Western Health Science. She completed a two-year internship at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, training in the Labor & Delivery, Oncology, and Orthopedic Rehabilitation units. She also completed a two-year clinical internship focusing on internal medicine, women’s health, infertility, and orthopedic medicine. Ayla is trained as a Birth Doula, and has over a decade of experience as a yoga instructor.