Michael Kay is a native of Los Angeles, California, and is a licensed acupuncturist in New York State. He graduated with a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Michael practices at ActiveCare Physical Therapy in midtown Manhattan and in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His practice includes orthopedic conditions, digestive, respiratory, metabolic and immunological disorders and women’s health issues.
Michael’s approach is to consider each patient individually, so that treatments are not generic but tailored to his client’s presentation. He likes to include body work like tui na or craniosacral therapy into his acupuncture sessions. Cupping and electro-stimulation are also used for enhanced results. Michael’s training includes oriental herbs which complement the holistic aspect of his practice.
Michael likes to give back to the community. He has treated patients at the Veterans Affairs Hospital, at NYU Langone Brooklyn (Lutheran Hospital), and at Housing Works in Brooklyn. He volunteers once a year at a clinic in Guatemala and and in a clinic in Harlem treating people with addictions.
Michael practices Qi Gong and swims in his spare time. He lived in Argentina for 10 years. He is fluent in Spanish and grilling on the barbecue, Argentinian style.