My name is Brian Kelly, I am a licensed acupuncturist. I graduated from the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture in NYC 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)
2) Acupuncture Physical Medicine, which address the myofacial trigger points in the body
3) KM Style acupuncture, which is a Japanese style developed by Japanese acupuncture master Kiiko Matsumoto
During my studies I mentored for two years with the late Japanese acupuncture master Keichi Murata in NYC. Murata sensei began his acupuncture training at the age of 16 under the tutelage of his uncle who was a successful acupuncturist in Japan. Murata sensei’s unique style of acupuncture along with his huge heart and generous nature made him beloved by all of his patients, including celebrities such as musician John Lennon, designer Steve Madden, actor Gael Garcia Bernal, designer Eli Tahri and others.
Then later after graduating I began mentoring under the guidance and tutelage of Jackie Haught L.Ac. who has been practicing acupuncture for 30 years.
And since then I continue to invested my time and money in attending many seminars in order to learn more to better serve my patients. My dedication to be constantly learning is what has enabled me to get the amazing results that I get for my patients.
Prior to my acupuncture career I spent 7 years in the vitamin and supplement industry, during which time I spent learning about western vitamins, herbs and nutrition.
I was born with a rare liver disease called biliary atresia. The initial prognosis the doctors gave my parents was grim to say the least. I managed to survive my first year of life despite my doctors grim predictions. My stubborn and continued survival was not without it’s struggles. My childhood was a minefield of illnesses and hospital stays. Then at the age of 16 I received a long awaited and lifesaving liver transplant.
As my strength and energy grew during the first few years after my transplant, so did my interest in cultivating my health. Being healthy felt so great, that I never wanted to slip into the abyss of chronic illness again. It was these early post transplant years that set me on the path that would eventually lead me to the vocation of acupuncturist.
Fast forward 10 years after my transplant I’m in vibrant health, lifting weights, eating healthy, managing a vitamin store and pursuing my undergrad in clinic psychology. With two semesters left at Queens College I realized that psychology is not my true passion. But that it was my growing interest in the seemingly magical accounts of acupuncture and Chinese medicine that kept pulling my attention from my college studies. So with only two semesters to go I left Queens College and enrolled in a graduate program for acupuncture.
By 2007 I had graduated with my masters in acupuncture, was celebrating my one year wedding anniversary and like a punch to the face out of nowhere, I received a diagnosis of Lymphoma. My life was quickly put on hold as I geared up for yet another battle.
About a year later I was back on my feet, and by 2009 I had opened up my own practice.
My experiences have enabled me to approach my patients with a level of care and compassion that come from a deep understanding of illness and wanting to be Healthy & Happy.