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Activecare Physical Therapy’s Resident Acupuncturist: Dr. Michael Kay, DACM, LAc

Dr. Michael Kay, DACM, LAc
Acupuncturist & Chinese Medicine Practitioner

dr-Michael-Kay-acupuncturistMichael Kay is a native of Los Angeles, California, and is a licensed acupuncturist in New York State. He graduated with a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Michael practices at ActiveCare Physical Therapy in midtown Manhattan and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His practice includes orthopedic conditions, digestive, respiratory, metabolic and immunological disorders and women’s health issues. He has expertise in treating patients who suffer from Lyme Disease and other complex conditions

Michael’s approach is to consider each patient individually, so that treatments are not generic but tailored to his client’s presentation. He often includes body work like tui na or craniosacral therapy into his acupuncture sessions. Cupping and electro-stimulation are also used for enhanced results. Michael’s training includes Chinese herbs which complement the holistic aspect of his practice.

Beyond caring for his patients, Michael finds joy in giving back to the community. He has treated patients at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, at NYU Langone Brooklyn, and at Housing Works in Brooklyn. He volunteers annually at a clinic in Guatemala, and monthly at a clinic in the Bronx supporting people recovering from addiction.

In his spare time, Michael practices Qi Gong and swims.  He lived in Argentina for 10 years and is fluent in Spanish – and grilling on the barbecue, Argentine-style!

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