Deb Ruffalo Ross

debAcupuncture and Herbs

I am licensed acupuncturist and board certified herbalist in NYC. I have been involved with, studying and practicing Chinese Medicine for almost a decade.  I hold a Master’s of Science degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Touro College, focusing on Acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Tui Na.

During my master’s program I participated in a year long internship at Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, New York where I focused my efforts on oncology, labor and delivery and stroke rehabilitation. Upon graduation, I was presented with the Touro College Maimonides Award for exemplifying high ideals in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

What inspires me most about Chinese Medicine is its ability to see each person as a unique individual. It acknowledges all of our experiences such as past and/or chronic health issues, childhood illnesses, stress, eating habits, physical injuries and other lifestyle choices as major influencers in our current state of health, allowing us to create a treatment plan that works specifically for each person.

I found my home at the Droge Clinic where I apprenticed along side Thomas Droge – while in school and after for five years and garnered extensive experience in treating orthopedic and sports injuries, psychiatric conditions, fertility, and autoimmune diseases using Chinese Medicine, Nutrition and Lifestyle Counseling.  I have been in private practice at the Droge Clinic for six years.

I received my B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999 where I graduated with a double major in Literature and Woman’s Studies with a concentration in Art History.