Cleveland Kersh, LMT, LAc, unwittingly began his career in healthcare by developing bilateral tendinitis while still an undergraduate student in music. His search for healing led him to a teacher with a global view of how the body is used in performance; this intensive apprenticeship planted the seeds for his later interest in alternative healthcare methods. In addition to music, he trained in philosophy, comparative literature, and the history of math and science, and paved the way for his formal studies in bodywork and Chinese medicine by studying holistic nutrition coaching, homeopathy, Western pre-medical coursework, and yoga. As a student at Pacific College, he completed externships at the Joffrey Ballet School, the Mount Sinai Comprehensive Cancer Care Center, the Veterans’ Administration Pain Management Department, and in the departments of Neurology and Stroke Rehabilitation at Brooklyn Lutheran Hospital. In addition to his private practice as a massage therapist and acupuncturist, he regularly participates in outreach work with the Global Healthworks Foundation, both locally at the Harm Reduction Center in East Harlem and abroad in Guatemala, and is establishing a community NADA clinic at the Upper East Side church where he currently serves as organist and choir director.

Specialties: Community Acupuncture, Mental/Emotional Health, Tui Na
Bachelor’s of Music Performance, Westminster Choir College (Princeton, NJ)
Associate of Massage Therapy, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York, NY)
Master’s of Traditional Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York, NY)

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