Karen Ortiz, LAc
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Qualifications and Experience
Karen Ortiz found her way to Traditional Chinese Medicine by way of an injury while working as a Respiratory Therapist. Her initial course of treatment allowed her to learn the benefits of acupuncture. This experience piqued her curiosity, and she decided to further explore the realm of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Through her studies and clinical training, Karen has recognized that Chinese medical theory coupled with her background in western medicine allows her to provide an expanded treatment model for her patients which results in more comprehensive care. Karen received her Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (M.S.T.O.M) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. With more than a decade in practice, Karen has treated many ailments, but her main focus has been on fertility for men and women, treatment for cancer and HIV patients, mental and emotional disorders and pain management. She believes that Acupuncture can be used as a form of preventive care for well-being and as complementary care during the treatment of disease. Karen is licensed to practice in New York and is Board Certified both in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbalist as a Dipl. of Oriental Medicine by the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine). She is also certified in Reiki healing technique. During her spare time, Karen maintains a healthy lifestyle by practicing yoga and meditation.
Verified Patient Reviews
Karen is a fabulous accupuncturist. She listens to her patients, and applies the right treatment. She gives me the attention, time and care I need. I’m a regular customer for more than a year and love coming to be treated by Karen. I have musculo-skeletal problems for years, and accupuncture has been my best relief. Karen has definitely controbuted tremendously.
I was a little nervous my first time about getting cupping done because I had no idea what to expect. Dr. Karen Ortiz was super friendly and answered all my questions about the process and what to expect. It’s one of those really pleasant, stress-relieving therapies that I looked forward to. The hot stones were the best, it relaxed me and helped so much with pain. I love the ambiance of the office, the place is so modern and clean. Front Desk is so polite and informative. Highly Recommend
The experience with Karen at Wall Street Pain Relief was amazing from start to finish. The office is so modern and clean and I was greeted from the moment I stepped into the office. Everyone was so kind and truly made me feel like I was at home. Karen was a great listener and you can tell she genuinely cares about her patients and the reasons that they are coming in. She implemented hot stones and cupping during my treatment which truly was the icing on top of the cake ! I absolutely recommend Acupuncture with Karen, I will definitely be coming back for additional treatments = )
Awesome acupuncturist!! She is really caring and takes her time to explain everything and she is extremely gentle in her technique. Will definitely go back and I recommend her to anyone seeking an acupuncturist.
This was my first time getting acupuncture. Karen was extremely professional and thorough in taking my (very complex) medical history. She took her time and explained everything I’d feel with the needles. She was very gentle and yet efficient in her treatment. My neck pain has MUCH improved in only one session! Oh, and she relaxed me so much that I got the best nap I’ve had in years!
Dr. Karen is a very respectful, and compassionate young professional. She listens to the patient's concerns and addresses them imediatly & accordingly. Ms. Ortiz listens to all issues you may have from physical and emotional; giving you the time you feel you need. Before leaving you to heal w/ your needles she makes sure your comfortable, warm and provides you w/ music (or not) for your relaxation. The results of her healing hands are always positive <3.