Dr. Anna Piva, DACM, LAc

Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Licensed Acupuncturist

Board Certified Herbalist

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Education

Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), Pacific College of Health and Science, formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego, CA

Master of Science in Traditional East Asian Medicine (MSTOM), Pacific College of Health and Science, formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY

Bachelor of Science (BS), Pacific College of Health and Science, formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, New York, NY

Tuina Manual Therapy Diploma, MediCina Institute, Milan, Italy in collaboration with Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine Nanjing, China

Master of Art in Italian Studies (MA), Columbia University, New York, NY

Master of Art in Philosophy (MA) University of Milan, Italy

Bachelor of Philosophy (BA), major in Phenomenology, University of Milan, Italy

Certifications

NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine

Board Certified in Acupuncture

Board Certified Herbalist

 

Board Certified in Biomedicine

NY State Licensed Acupuncturist

 

FL State Licensed Acupuncturist
 

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Experience

Columbia Doctors, New York, NY: Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, supervision by Dr. C. Visco

China Medical University Hospital, Traditional Chinese Medicine Wing, Taichung, Taiwan: Departments of Acupuncture, Orthopedic, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatric, and Pharmacology

China Medical University Hospital, Western Medicine Wing, Taichung, Taiwan: Departments of Oncology, Pain Management, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital, Institute for Family Health, New York, NY

Pacific College of Health and Science Clinic, New York, NY

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Facts

Dr. Anna Piva holds a Doctorate as well as a Master Degree in East Asian Medicine. She is also Board Certified Herbalist.

Dr. Piva has been practicing in the field of Eastern Medicine since the late Nineties. She trained in Europe, United States, and Asia both in the private and hospital setting.

Dr. Piva currently sees patients in New York City

and Miami.

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My story

 

At five years old I wanted to travel to China and become a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor. At nineteen I met an acupuncturist for the first time. She became my medical provider and helped me with a condition no other Western doctor was able to resolve. In my late twenties I decided to enroll in the first Traditional Chinese Medicine Master Program in Milan, Italy. After graduating I moved to Miami, Florida. For ten years I followed a Traditional Chinese Medicine doctor originally from Vietnam. One day he told me: "It's time for you to take the US license." I am now a Doctor in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), Board Certified Herbalist and Licensed Acupuncturist (NCCAOM) practicing in New York City and Miami.

 

I regularly travel to China and Taiwan to intern in Chinese Medicine hospitals. It is fundamental for me to continue learning and deepening my skills. Mastering medicine is a process that never ends.

During this time, I also completed Bachelor and Master degrees in Philosophy in Italy, as well as a Master degree in Italian Studies at Columbia University, New York City. If one looks at knowledge as a whole, one discovers that all fields are related to each other. Keep your eyes open to new horizons. Never stop educating yourself.

Anna Piva