I’m Brian Kelly, a licensed acupuncturist from New York City. I have a passion for health, healing and optimal longevity and I strongly believe that your health is the single most important asset you will ever have in your life. It is the responsibility of every person to protect and cultivate his or her own health as best he or she can, and I want to help you on your journey for optimal health.
I was born with a rare liver disease and my parents were initially told that I would not make it to see my first birthday. Luckily they did not accept that answer and instead sought out some great surgeons and doctors who were able to keep me alive. Inspite of surviving to see my first birthday, I was still very sick growing up up as a child. They didn’t cure me of my liver disease they just patched me up and gave me some time to wait for advances in Western medicine that could hopefully cure me later down the road.
My first 16 years of life were spent batting many health complications and constantly getting sick. It felt as if I spent a lot of time in and out of hospitals – many times for long stretches – and there weren’t many medical procedures that I didn’t undergo.
Every year, my liver and my health deteriorated more and more until at the age of 16. The medical community had been doing liver transplants for some time at that point and there was a new anti-rejection drug with fewer side effects. By 16, my liver was tired after being sick and working so hard for me. It was these factors that led me to having a liver transplant.
It was after the recovery of my transplant that I became increasingly interested and passionate about health, fitness, nutrition, and longevity.
I had also from an early age developed a curiosity and strong interest in Eastern religion and philosophy. Those interests coupled with my post transplant passions eventually led me to acupuncture as my vocation.
Than in 2007 I found myself thrown back into the turmoil of ill health and the western medical machine when I found myself diagnosed with lymphoma. Angry and depressed, I felt all my good healthy habits, disciplines and knowledge failed me.
But I was then able to take all that I had learned about health nutrition, fitness, qi gong, visualization, acupuncture and more and have what I felt was a relatively easy trek through the hell of chemotherapy and the road to overcoming cancer.
My experience with ill health has become one of my greatest assets as an acupuncturist and a healer.
I have developed deep empathy and understanding for anyone struggling with any disease, illness or injury. And I have great insight into the importance of being and staying healthy. Helping others with their health issues is the most rewarding work I can think of for me and I feel very luck to be in this field.
I definitely have a passion for working with those who are going through cancer or any chronic disease. But aside from that I am always willing and ecstatic to work with anyone who’s ready to start taking responsibility for their health and is interested in cultivating health and longevity in their lives.
Health is not a static destination that we will one day just arrive at. Health is a constant journey that we must choose to travel through the choices we make every day.
I graduate from the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture where I earned my masters degree in acupuncture. During my education at Tri-State I learned 3 distinct styles of acupuncture.
1) Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which is the most common form of acupuncture taught in the US and is a style of acupuncture that was developed in China in the 1950′s.
2 ) Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) which is based on the work of the late Dr. Janet Travell, and address the myofacial constrictions or trigger points in the body that can lead to the disruption and dysfunction of the body.
3) KM style acupuncture, is a Japanese style developed by Japanese acupuncture master Kiiko Matsumoto. KM style relies on palpation of the abdomen to diagnose the body and in accordance with other Japanese styles it is a powerful yet very gentle form of acupuncture.
I am board certified as a diplomat in acupuncture by the NCCAOM. And I’m also certified in clean needle technique by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
While still in school I mentored for two years with the late Japanese acupuncture master Keichi Murata. Murata sensei began his acupuncture training at the age of 16 under the tutelage of his uncle who was also a successful Japanese acupuncturist.
My formal post graduate studies up to now include Auricular Acupuncture, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Integrated Koshi Balancing, a two year KM acupuncture mentorship program, Shoni-Shin: Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture as well as Master Tung Acupuncture under the guidance of Jackie Haught who has been practicing acupuncture for 30 years.
And prior to acupuncture I spent 7 years in the vitamin and supplement industry. During which time I spent learning and educating others about health and wellness through nutrition, vitamins, and Western herbs.
What is Enso:
Enso is a Japanese word meaning “circle” and a concept strongly associated with Zen Buddhism. A simple circle drawn with a single, broad brushstroke. Enso is one of the most common subjects of Japanese calligraphy. The brushed ink of the circle is usually done on silk or rice paper in one movement and there is no possibility of modification: it shows the expressive movement of the spirit at that time.
Enso is a symbol of infinity, enlightenment, strength, elegance, the Universe, and represents the infinite void, a moment when the mind is free to simply let the body/spirit create. Also the perfect meditative state, and Satori. It can also symbolize the Japanese aesthetic itself.
Drawing the Enso is sometimes used as a meditative practice or spiritual exercise. Drawn by a human hand, with a brush, and is therefore perfect just as it is. Guided in the moment of the painter’s state of mind – you can paint a powerful and well balanced Enso only if your mind is clear and free from thought or intentions. It’s the true moment of emptiness within fullness. It’s the reflection of your inner state of harmony.
34-34 Bell Blvd, Bayside (Queens) NY 11361
Phone: 347 857-9699