About Monique Rivera
Monique Rivera is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist. She received her MS degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York and graduated with NCCAOM Board Certification. During her time at Pacific College she discovered that the practice of Dahnhak (commonly known in the US as Qi Gong) was an excellent way for her to manage her health and well-being while enduring the rigors of graduate school and a full-time job. She was amazed to find herself experiencing the feeling of joy while doing simple mindful movements, and it quickly became one of her favorite things. Not long after graduation, her enthusiasm for Dahnhak led her to take a job in Seoul. South Korea teaching at an English academy which integrated the Qi Gong exercises and meditation as part of the daily curriculum. Spending 18 months steeped in East Asian culture was an invaluable experience for Monique to gain a deeper understanding of its ancient medical system. During her time there she developed a persistent cough upon returning from a weekend jaunt to Osaka, Japan and sought the help of an acupuncturist. Under the care of Master Jang, Monique not only made a quick and full recovery, but was left with a clear vision of the kind of acupuncturist she wanted to be, thanks to the excellent care she received. Elegant and effective treatments, with the gentlest needling, given by a practitioner who had cultivated a calm inner strength– this was the high standard she wanted to uphold as an acupuncturist. She apprenticed with Master Jang for two months before returning to New York to resume her acupuncture career. That was almost ten years ago.
Education and training
- Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Master’s in Acupuncture
Monique Rivera's office location
594 Broadway, Suite 905
Manhattan, NY 10012
Patient reviews for Monique Rivera, LAc
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My visit was extremely relaxing and healing. I feel such an immediate difference when the treatment is over. Monique is such a talented healer who makes sure I always feel comfortable. I am never rushed, and there is never a wait. The space itself is an oasis and very peaceful. I always look forward to my visits w/ Monique.
As a first timer, Monique made me feel comfortable, gradually introducing me to different techniques.
It was great! Always feel great after receiving treatment.
Monique is amazing. From the first visit she is thorough, caring and professional. If you are new to accupuncture, or had it before, Monique is truley gifted at what she does and with change your health.
I had a fantastic relaxing & healing treatment. I feel 100% better than when I came in.
I have been recieving acupunture for the last 30 years and Monique is by far the best experience I have ever had. She has been able to help me with all different ailments.
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