Meet Our Acupuncturists

Teodora Karaivanova

Teodora Karaivanova is a licensed acupuncturist (LAc.) and nationally certified herbalist and certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

She attained her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) and her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York.

Teodora completed post-graduate courses in pediatric acupuncture and Shonishin (Japanese techinique). She
interned for four years at a busy NY acupuncture practice focusing on women’s health and pain management. She was a Teaching Assistant at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.

She volunteers in Central America treating underserved populations (Integrative Health Project, IHP volunteer
organization)

Marcia Song

Marcia Song L.Ac., is a second generation acupuncturist. She grew up in Shanghai China in a oriental medicine household. She was exposed to and healed by Chinese herbs and acupuncture whenever she fell ill as a young child, her mother is also a Chinese medicine doctor. Marcia is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese. Marcia obtained her Masters degree in acupuncture from New England School of Acupuncture, the oldest accredited institution for Chinese Medicine in the United States. She received training in TCM style acupuncture as well as Japanese style acupuncture.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Infertility
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Pain Management

Chandan Debnath

Chandan is on a mission to holistically and effectively rehabilitate patients who are suffering from chronic pain, fatigue, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders and other illnesses through acupuncture. He is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and is a graduate of New York School of Health Professions.
Before completing his license in acupuncture, Chandan worked as a full-time medical assistant in MSM Wellness. His years of experience in the company and its day-to-day operation makes him a very valuable provider in the team.
Chandan has a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of pain. In addition to acupuncture and herbology, he uses his extensive knowledge on nutrition and exercise from his years of experience as an authorized nutritionist and personal trainer. He also works closely with the company’s team of chiropractors, physical therapists, pain doctors and the resident podiatrist. He believes that the integral approach of utilizing Eastern and Western medicine in tandem can yield the best possible outcome in rehabilitation.

Simone Weiss

Simone has been practicing neuromuscular therapy for over 15 years. She is a passionate acupuncturist, dedicated to helping her patients find alignment and ease of mobility, utilizing integrated techniques in the most efficient and effective ways for each individual. Simone strives to create a judgement-free space so that patients feel free to decompress and reconnect with their bodies. As a graduate of Tristate College of Acupuncture and Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, she is well-trained in myology, kinesiology, acupuncture physical medicine (APM), trigger point therapy, electro acupuncture with additional certifications in craniosacral therapy and Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture. On the weekends she enjoys creating fine art, hiking, and hearing live music.