About Norva

When I was 30, I left my previous career because I wanted to help people and make a lasting change in the world.  I was drawn to Chinese Medicine primarily because it seeks to heal ailments, not symptoms, and I simply fell in love with the beauty of the medicine. 

I began a journey that changed my life forever.  

After four years of studying acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, Shiatsu massage and Tui Na at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York, I received my Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. While at PCOM, I had the opportunity to work in the neurology department at the Veteran’s Hospital, St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, and The Grand Meridian Clinic. 

Since graduating, I have continued my education, studying Five Element acupuncture with Lonny Jarret, Whole Heart Connection with Thea Elija, the Pulse System and Classical Pulse System with Ross Rosen, Neurofunctional-Electro acupuncture with Dan Wunderlich, Facial Rejuvenation and the Classical Acupuncture system with Jeffery Yuen. I have also volunteered at home at community clinic in Brooklyn as well abroad, training local healthcare practitioners in auricular acupuncture and treating over 1050 indigenous people at the Centrode Paz Barbara Ford Clinic in Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Today, I am a licensed acupuncturist in the State of New York, a national certified diplomat in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York and the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Specialties include fertility, woman’s health, orthopedic conditions, and stress and emotional management. 

Above all, it is important to me to live the medicine; I believe that the pursuit of balance, health and healing is a continual journey for both patient and practitioner. That is why I founded Shen Shu Acupuncture, a private practice that allows me to put patients first, as I continue to learn and grow as a healer, finding the calm amidst the chaos in the heart of New York City.