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About Daniel


Welcome! As an acupuncturist for 25 years, people are often surprised that I’m as passionate about it now as when I began. Why is that important? It’s my belief that a truly effective healer is always learning, always striving to be more effective.  In my case, I was successfully treated for insomnia and anxiety with acupuncture. Soon after that, I left behind a career in music and dove into a four-year graduate program in Chinese medicine. In 1995 I graduated and began work at an integrative pain management clinic. In 2005, having added hypnosis to my protocol I began to focus on sleep-related issues including PTSD, and anxiety and insomnia.

Along with acupuncture, I routinely utilize herbs, hypnosis and hormonal balancing to address the stressors that are everywhere around us. The goal is always to diminish the impact of heavy metals, immune suppressants, toxic chemicals and food allergies. 

I’ve done a good deal of post-graduate studies, taught at university, opened an HIV clinic, worked with hedge-fund managers and in halfway houses with women who had been damaged by drugs (I far preferred the latter!). As a specialist in sleep disorders, I often lecture on the diverse ways people heal from insomnia.

Oh, and I still play my old Gibson guitar. 

Licenses and Certifications:

• BS from University of Wisconsin
• 1995 Graduated College Traditional Chinese Health-Care as Acupuncture Physician
• Nationally Board Licensed (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, New York State
• Graduate (New York NLP Center) in Level I & II Ericksonian Hypnosis.
• Member of National Guild Of Hypnotists (CH)
• Director of Blue Phoenix Wellness since 2000.

• Fluent In: Spanish, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Nutrition Testing and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

Dan is an incredible healer, I started going to see him in 2016 for stress related pain and found the combination of his acupuncture and herbal suggestions to dramatically improve my shoulder and back pain. Highly recommend his services!
Mandana M. 

Our Philosophy

When you’ve been at one career for twenty-four years, there’s a tendency to get stale. In my case, the opposite has been true. The more I delve into Chinese medicine, and the psyche via hypnotherapy, the more I love the work. Certainly, people are endlessly fascinating, but couple that with the depth of 3,000 year-old Chinese medicine, and a good practitioner never never stops learning. I liken it diving into the ocean and imagining one knows water: the medicine is vast, constantly unfolding, and alive with beauty and mystery.

When a new patient shares with me the reason for their visit, they too are a mystery. My training gives me a template for how I will work to unravel that mystery. Luckily Chinese medicine provides us with a deep and powerful foundation from which to work. And often, as I follow the clues, the patient’s issues tend to resolve. 

The Blue Phoenix philosophy is simple:

I believe that a practitioner’s ability to help another person is defined by the tools at their disposal. For that reason, I use acupuncture, herbs, hypnosis (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and hormonal balancing. We all know  that today’s stressors are everywhere and require new methods of treatment. Among the tools we use are targeted supplements that help with detoxification from Heavy Metals, chemical, food allergies and immune-suppressants.  The next step is to find the way that will most help the person heal.

This is our pledge to you: It is our job to be there for you. And you will always in control of your treatment process. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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