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.
Edward Gousse is a licensed acupuncturist with 11 years of experience. He received his training from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. Edward has worked with a multitude of symptoms related to migraine headache, low back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and digestive conditions.
Edward’s clientele consist of those with long standing illnesses with diagnoses of scoliosis, torticollis, and irritable bowel syndrome to name a few. He has had great success in being able to quickly resolve symptoms of these conditions. He is passionate about his craft and is always enhancing his services to benefit his patients.
Edward’s patients have benefited from prognosis, education and understanding of their healthcare. Once the cause of the pain or discomfort has been realized and identified, he is able to build a treatment strategy that deactivates the cause of the pain or general imbalance. Edward is grateful for the longevity in his practice. He is able to discuss western diagnoses and incorporate his eastern training to help resolve the patient’s symptoms and return them back to their prior level of function. His acupuncture style is an excellent complimentary therapeutic service to western therapies like physical therapy or chiropractic care. Edward is excited to bring his treatments to ActiveCare Physical Therapy and to be onsite to help patients gain a greater understanding of acupuncture and eastern medicine.