Hello, my name is Anita Curry. I am a licensed and Board Certified Acupuncturist, licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Lactation Counselor, and a Certified Birth Doula (DONA) with 22 years of experience in prenatal, postpartum care and Japanese style Acupuncture. I am grateful to have been able to help hundreds of women feel more comfortable emotionally and physically during and after their pregnancies.
Since 1997 my extensive training in prenatal care has encompassed both Acupuncture and Prenatal Massage. My work in Prenatal Acupuncture is especially helpful in relieving nausea and morning sickness, fatigue, anxiety, heartburn, body pains and swelling in hands and feet. For self-care between sessions, I enjoy teaching women gentle exercises and other pearls of wisdom to use at home for better sleep, pain relief and discomfort.
Over the past 18 years I have had the honor to study with some of the world’s most renowned teachers in fertility, Prenatal Acupuncture, labor and delivery, Japanese style Acupuncture and Prenatal/Postpartum Massage.
In 2010 I completed a two year Sport Medicine course at The New England School of Acupuncture in Boston. This unique orthopedic approach deepened my understanding and treatment of various pain conditions including back and joint pain during pregnancy. As an Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist I find that combining acupuncture with massage works best to rebalance muscles, reduce pain and inflammation and keep you comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
As a Birth Doula, I am excited to to work with moms in striving to have a fun, safe and beautiful birthing experience. This includes providing moms with any information and research they need in order to best prepare for their birth. I also work closely with husbands and birth partners offering emotional support and useful tools so that they feel more confidant and relaxed while supporting you during labor either in a hospital, birthing center or at home.
I earned my Masters of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the New York College for Wholistic Health, Education and Research in December 2001. This three-year program consists of over 2,835 hours of education including 1,000 hours of clinical practice. In March 2002 I became board certified as a Diplomat in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). This includes certification in Clean Needle Technique.
Following my graduation I moved to the other side of the Atlantic to study Herbal Medicine at the Kanpo Institute of Medicine in London, England. After returning to New York City, I taught Japanese Acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and also served there as an Acupuncture Clinic Supervisor. For three years I also enjoyed working as an assistant teacher for Zen Shiatsu at Tri-State College of Acupuncture.
In 1997 I graduated from The School of Massage Therapy at the New York College for Wholistic Health, Education and Research and also received my Prenatal and Postpartum Medical Massage Certification.