E. Shane Hoffman, DAOM, LAc

E. Shane Hoffman, DAOM, LAc

Clinical Director

Dr. Hoffman trained at the Oregon Oriental College of Medicine under the leading physicians of China, including Dr. Shizeng Yang, qigong therapist to the People's Republic of China Olympic Gymnastic team; and Dr. Gouhui Lui, author of TCM classics and male genito-urinary disorders including male infertility. While pursuing his studies, Shane was named to the national AIDS Activist Circle for his work in designing, creating and implementing an education, advocacy and peer support program for people living with HIV.

In Portland, Dr. Hoffman was part of the clinic team at The Institute for Traditional Medicine (ITM). The Institute is well known for its innovative work in developing protocols to apply Traditional Chinese Medicine to modern health issues such as HIV, CFS, MS, breast cancer, hepatitis, chronic pain and menopause. Shane also maintained a private practice in Oregon, treating everything from acne and allergies to shingles and tinnitus, with particular focus on athletic and performing arts related health. Since Dr. Hoffman joined Turning Point, over 16 years ago, he has taken doctoral specialty training with a double concentration in gynecology and geriatrics.

Having studied and practiced various traditions of Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Iyengar yoga and meditation for the past 25 years, Dr. Hoffman's work is deeply informed by these healing disciplines. Dr. Hofffman is board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed to practice by New York State. .

Theresa Palazzo, M.S., LAc

Theresa Palazzo, M.S., LAc

Theresa Palazzo found her way to Traditional Chinese Medicine by way of a dance injury and a dissatisfying career. Her initial course of acupuncture treatment resolved both these issues - soon after, she committed to a four-year program to become an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist herself. Theresa received her Masters Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at Pacific College in New York City. Theresa initially dedicated her practice to treating athletes and performers during and after injury, she believes that everyone can benefit from this medicine, whether as preventative care for well-being, the treatment of pain syndromes, or as complementary care during the treatment of disease.

In addition, Theresa also practices the Mei Zen system of cosmetic acupuncture - an elegant treatment protocol based entirely on classical Chinese medicine - which allows for individualized treatments that address aging gracefully, while bringing vitality to the appearance of the face and neck.

Theresa is licensed to practice in New York and Connecticut and is a Board Certified Chinese Herbalist by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Gilles Obermayer, LMT

Gilles Obermayer, LMT

Gilles Obermayer, LMT specializes in the treatment of musculo-skeletal imbalances using a holistic approach. He also has experience working with clients who have undiagnosed psycho-somatic issues induced by emotional imbalances. My Obermayer is an experienced bodyworker who has been affiliated with the Bates Dance Festival, the Florida Dance Assoication Festival, the College Activites Office at Barnard College, the NYC 2008 Triathlon, and the NYC 2008 Marathon.

Gilles Obermayer is a graduate of the Swedish Institute (SI) with an Associate Degree in Occupational Science. He is also a graduate of the Ohashi Institute and is a certified Ohashiatsu practitioner. My. Obermayer's continuing education includes certification in sports massage (SI) and host stone massage (SI). He has also completed advanced studies in tuina, othopedic qu gong and the "treatment of trauma with external herbal remedies" with the Zheng Gu Tui Na Chinese Medical Massage Program.

Linda Chiu Yuxia Qiu, LAc, MD

Linda Chiu Yuxia Qiu, LAc, MD

Chiu began practicing medical Qigong in 1990, followed by her study of biomedicine, acupuncture and herbal medicine, in 1991. She served as an MD in the BEijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine's hospital. From 2001 to 2010, she worked as an instructor, clinic supervisor, and later the director of Integral Studies Department at AOMA Graduate School of Integrated Medicine. She is currently an instructor at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Chiu is a licensed acupuncturist in Texas and New York, a Diplomate in Acupuncture (NCCAOM), Diplomate in Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM), a member of the World Academic Society of Medical Qigong, and a certified practitioner of American Organization for Bodywork Therapy of Asia. She co-founded Austin Chen Tai Chi Association in 2009.

Chiu has published many papers inseveral research fields, including Qigong acupuncture, acupuncture treatment of various diseases, and history of Chinese medicine. She was a compiling editor of the Dictionary of Acupuncture and Tuina, and conducted laboratory studies on stress-induced disorders, and gynecological disorders in both hospital and private clinical settings. Currently, she focuses on stress management and pain management with medical Qigong and Qigong acupuncture, aiming to help patients to gain control of their physical, mental and spiritual health.

Naomi Rabinowitz, MD

Naomi Rabinowitz, MD

Dr. Rabinowitz is a graduate of SUNY-Downstate Medical School. She did post graduate training at Beth Israel Hospital in New York. Training in Traditional Chinese Medicine was acquired by apprenticeship, including working six years at the world renowned acupuncture facility at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx. At Lincoln, she was one of the founding members of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association. She has been in private practice since 1986. Her credentials include: NYS license to practice Medicine and Surgery, NYS certification to practice acupuncture, and NCCA (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists) diplomate certification. Dr. Rabinowitz did pioneering work using Traditional Chinese Medicine in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Currently she is particularly interested in treating women's gynecological and fertility issues including menopause. Healthy Aging is a new area of focus. In her general practice she treats a wide variety of general medical problems that include, arthritis, sports injuries, asthma, stress-related syndromes, headaches, carpal tunnel, etc.

Dr. Rabinowitz is now practicing medicine and acupuncture in the state of Colorado at Longmont Acupuncture.