Laura Devaney specializes in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, pain management, gastrointestinal conditions, and women’s health. Board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed in NJ and PA in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine, Laura is dedicated to the continual health and wellness of each of her patients.
Laura graduated from the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX, where she was awarded a Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree. While studying in Austin, Laura completed over 3,500 hours of theory and clinical practice. She is trained in the traditional Chinese style of acupuncture, and she also regularly utilizes Master Tung acupuncture techniques, including the balance method. Laura is trained in the NADA protocol for acupuncture detoxification, and she has worked extensively with patients recovering from drug, alcohol, and nicotine addiction. Laura has experience treating patients of all ages, including pediatric patients with needle-free techniques including acupressure, cutaneous electro-stimulation, Chinese medical massage (tuina), and Japanese manual stimulation (shoni shin).
Laura is also an honors graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Theatre Arts. She completed an academic year at Trinity College, Dublin with a concentration in Irish Literature and Drama. Laura also holds a Master of Arts Degree in English Secondary Education from Brooklyn College. Before she was called to practice acupuncture, Laura worked in New York City, first as a public-school teacher, and then later as an educational administrator.
Laura chose to become an Acupuncturist because she experienced firsthand the transformative effects of traditional Chinese medicine. Dealing with chronic GI issues in her early 20’s, Laura was effectively cured by acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine after biomedical interventions had failed to improve her condition. The change in her health was so remarkable that Laura began learning more about Traditional Chinese Medicine, and ultimately found her calling as a practitioner. Laura is committed to providing best practice care to her patients starting with individualized treatment plans to bring the body, mind and spirit back to a healthy, balanced state. She believes Traditional Chinese Medicine can be used as a powerful tool that naturally promotes the body’s healing potential, allowing for optimal health and wellness.