Earth Mama Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine PLLC Olga Mardach-Duclerc M.Sc. Lic.Ac. Diplomate Oriental Medicine
Board Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine. As a NCCAOM-certified professional, I can help you transform your vitality and your life for the better. Your health belongs to you and finding a personal balance is important. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment that fosters awareness, healing, pain relief and a true sense of balance.
Acupuncture is a component of the health care system of China that can be traced back over 4,000 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease. Acupuncture can correct imbalances of flow at identifiable points close to the skin.
The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and liniments.
Acupuncture is safe and effective for a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions, especially during pregnancy. Known as 'Earth Mama', Olga is an alumnus of the New York College of Health Professions Graduate School of Oriental Medicine. She holds a Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is Board Certified through the NCCAOM as a Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology).
Continuing her training in Acupuncture in Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and Gynecologic clinical rotations with a focus on treating Endometriosis, Fibroids, Menstrual and Menopause imbalances, infertility and PCOS.
Olga also received training and certification from NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist with a focus on pain relief and recovery from addiction. Currently, she is continuing training for trigger point techniques for chronic pain and acute injuries. She uses integrative herbalism which combines Chinese and Western herbs, with a focus on locally sourced materials.
Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Olga was an EMT/Paramedic in NYC, a Birth Worker (Doula/Lactation Counselor,) Community Health Educator and studied Africana Diaspora Studies and Biology at the City College of New York. Her practice focuses on an Integrative approach of Biomedical Science with Acupuncture and herbal based medicines.