Thu Yen Mac earned her Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at the New England School of Acupuncture (NESA), the country's first and oldest acupuncture school. It is a 3.3 year program that consists of over 3000 hours of academic training and clinical practice. In the last 1.5 years of the program, she did 925 hours in patient care clinic rotations at NESA, Boston Medical Center, Winchester Hospital, and Boston's Pathways to Wellness Center.
Thu Yen is also a Tong Ren Therapy practitioner and has been certified by the Oriental Culture Institute. Developed by Tom Tam, and an integral part of the Tom Tam Healing System, Tong Ren is a form of energy therapy for restoring health and vitality. Tong Ren is based on a belief that disease is related to interruptions, or blockages, in the body’s natural flow of chi, neural bioelectricity, blood, or hormones. Tong Ren seeks to remove these blockages, restoring the body’s natural ability to heal itself, even when illnesses are chronic, debilitating, or otherwise untreatable. Tong Ren combines western knowledge of anatomy and physiology with the ancient principle of “chi,” or life force energy, to create what many consider to be a powerful new healing modality.”
“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
– Robert Urich
Thu Yen Mac is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Hawaii by the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine is a practitioner who is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®) and has met the certification requirements for both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. It is a considerable professional achievement to earn the designation Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. NCCAOM certification indicates to employers, patients, and peers that one has met national standards for the safe and competent practice of acupuncture and Chinese herbology as defined by the acupuncture and Oriental medicine (AOM) profession. For additional information, about the Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, please visit the NCCAOM Website.
Hello, my name is Zyre. I’m of Creole blood, born in New Orleans and raised in suburban Connecticut. I attended the graduate program of the World Medicine Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii. One of the first Acupuncture Schools in the United States. My sessions are more of an experience. The teacher/student, student/teacher role. We both learn from each other and in turn, help each other to grow into the people we strive to be. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Specialization in Mental Health, attending Southern Connecticut State University on a track scholarship. I’m a lifelong athlete with 25+ years experience in sports training, nutrition and health management.
I transferred schools, from Phoenix, Arizona to Oahu in September 2013 to attend a traditional Taoist school. My foundation in Phoenix was great, but on Oahu I was able to obtain the spiritual component I desired to explore at my own pace. I learned to put the philosophy into action. Living and breathing Chinese Medicine. Deciphering the nuances and making connections between thoughts and actions and how they affect the body and spirit. After seven years of study, I’ve ‘come out the other side’ and ready to share the wisdom I’ve acquired through all the resources, people and technology this age has to offer. I hold a License to practice Acupuncture in the state of Hawaii, with a Master’s in Oriental Medicine. I’m one of the kindest people you could meet. I love to serve, whether it be working at a restaurant or running up the stairs to grab a sweater because you’re cold. In my personal time, I love to run, catch sunrises or sunsets, jam out at the gym (hoping no one notices), the euphoria of dance, pure silence and stimulating conversation with strangers. I look forward to the opportunity in helping you find your balance, as well as the stories we’ll share along the way.
Massage Therapy Team
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