Angela Barbara is licensed to practice acupuncture in New York and New Jersey. She earned her Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College in New York City. She is board certified by the NCCAOM, and holds a certification in Clean Needle Technique as well as Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture. Though she started her career in private practice, Angela truly sharpened her clinical skills as an acupuncturist when she joined a community-style acupuncture team in the Financial District of New York City for two years. As a top-rated practitioner with a high patient volume, she logged thousands of treatments and had a unique opportunity to treat a very diverse population with a wide range of health concerns.
She enjoys working closely with each patient and specializes in focused, compassionate care. She customizes each treatment plan to the unique needs of individuals and may combine modalities like acupuncture, motor and trigger point dry needling, manual therapy, massage, herbal medicine, and dietary guidance. Always working to refine her skills and knowledge, Angela has done extensive post-graduate study in Dr. Richard Tan and Master Tung Distal Acupuncture, Motor Point and Trigger Point Orthopedic Acupuncture, Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture and Skin Care, and Five Element Functional Medicine (a Chinese Medical approach to Hormone-Related health issues).
Angela found her calling to Traditional Chinese Medicine through her study and practice of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts. She has been training with Sifu Henry Moy since 2006, and is proud to be a Disciple (#52) and Senior Instructor of Ving Tsun Kung Fu and Taichichuan at Moy Yee San Jong in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Originally trained as a visual artist and designer, Angela found a special connection to the philosophy behind this elegant medicine with its diagnostic and treatment theories and methods based on universal patterns of the natural world.
Angela is committed to making the ideas of acupuncture and nurturing one's well-being more accessible and familiar to a wider audience. She worked for several years as a consultant for the oldest Chinese Herbal Pharmacy on the East Coast, Kamwo Merdian Herbs, where she did product research, social media outreach, and public relations events. She recently closed her practice in Manhattan and is now committed to serving patients full-time in Hackettstown, NJ,