Acupuncture Works is owned and operated by Andrea Schilling LAc, MAOM, L.M.T. Andrea’s extensive background in holistic health was a journey that began in 1996 as a New York State Licensed Massage Therapist. During that time, she also earned her certification in Thai Massage therapy from the Nayada Institute and became specialized in myofascial release, deep-tissue and trigger point therapy over her 14 year career as an LMT. Andrea’s burning desire to increase her skills combined with a love for Eastern Medicine was a natural evolution into the next chapter of education and her pursuit in the science of Acupuncture. This new path began by earning her undergraduate at Daemen College and then moving onto the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of NY Chiropractic College. During this period, she had the honor and privilege to have been granted time to study in China, the birthplace of Eastern Medicine and Acupuncture. Andrea Schilling eventually earned her degree in July of 2011 as a Licensed Acupuncturist of Oriental medicine practitioner, moving immediately into active practice in the field. Since then, she has had additional training at Bastyr University specializing in Facial Rejuvenation a.k.a Acu Facial. Andrea’s plan is to use her vast knowledge, experience and unprecedented reputation to fulfill her life long dream of helping patients achieve a successful and delightful healing process. Her devotion to excellence in patient care, patient experience and patient satisfaction through holistic medicine has become her sole focus and mission at Acupuncture Works. Andrea Schilling welcomes all for treatments in Acupuncture, Massage Therapy and Facial Rejuvenation at Acupuncture Works in Williamsville, NY. Please contact her for questions, initial consultations and appointments. __________________________________________________
EDUCATION: Master of Science in Acupuncture: Graduation date April 15, 2011
Masters in Science and Oriental Medicine: Graduation Date July 30, 2011
Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY Health Care Studies Daemen College, Buffalo, NY Massage Therapist New York Institute of Massage: Graduation date May 1996 General Studies Summer 2008 Erie Community College, Williamsville, NY RELATED EXPERIENCE: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Clinical Internship 2008-2011
Depew, NY; Seneca Falls, NY; Rochester, NY Student Health Centers, Finger Lakes
School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College.
Practiced acupuncture and oriental medicine in multidisciplinary facilities for a total of 780 clinical hours
Assessed and treated a wide range of patients using Traditional Chinese Medicine through acupuncture, oriental herbal medicine, Oriental Bodywork, Moxibustion, Cupping Therapy.
Interacted professionally with patients and family members to encourage sound health care practices
Veterans Administration Hospital Rotation, Canandaigua, NY 2008-2011
Provided acupuncture and Oriental Bodywork to chronically ill patients with a variety of end-stage neurological diseases.
Studied Abroad: Zhenjiang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital# 2 in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China in April- May 2010.
Observed and studied acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in hospital setting. LICENSURES & CERTIFICATIONS: Licensed Acupuncturist: #25004571
Licensed by the University of the State of New York, Education Department
NCCAOM board certified in Acupuncture. Certification number 25004571
Clean Needle Technique: completed in 2009
Certified by Council of Colleges
CPR and Emergency Cardiac Care Provider: completed in 2009.
Certified by American Heart Association
Advanced Constitutional Facial Rejuvenation with Elizabeth Wakefield: 2010
Certified by Elizabeth Wakefield
Licensed Massage Therapist #008828
Licensed by New York State
Certified Thai Massage Therapist: 2004
Certified by the Nayada Institute AFFILIATIONS: National Certification Commission on Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
American Association of Medicine
Acupuncture Society of New York EMPLOYMENT: Licensed Massage Therapist 2002- Present
Excuria Salon and Spa, Williamsville, NY
Originally from Western New York, my interest in healthcare began at an early age when my mother would take me to her work at a local radiologist’s office. Later while completing the exercise science program at UB, I embraced ideas that seemed organic to me: that there is more to health than the absence of pain or disease, the concept of wellness, and the multiple factors that affect total wellness. I felt called to pursue a career that not only involved medicine but emphasized a natural approach to enhance the ability to function overall. My postgraduate education was completed at New York Chiropractic College and the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Through a study abroad program after graduation I traveled to China to complete an 80 hour internship in Zhenjiang Province Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, where traditional Chinese medicine and biomedicine are practiced under one roof. This was the culmination of an intensive and well-rounded education which embraced values I share: an open-minded approach to individualized and truly integrative patient care. To say that this was the experience of a lifetime would be an understatement! From May 2014 to December 2015 I had the fortunate opportunity to be an associate with an incredible group of chiropractors, massage and rehabilitation therapists at the Sport, Spine and Injury Center of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Invaluable experience was gained here as I worked alongside such a great team treating a wide variety of patients and presentations. I recently relocated back to my hometown and am very excited to work here at Acupuncture Works. Your visits will include intake of subjective and objective information, biomedical and traditional Chinese medical assessment and diagnoses, a full explanation of your condition, the treatment session, and any lifestyle modifications that could help. “Doctor” means “teacher” and patient education to promote empowerment is of utmost importance to me. “Chiro” means “hand” and my treatment style is based on the healing power of touch. Should the situation arise, referral to another provider may be warranted as I strongly encourage comanagement with other healthcare professionals. It is my goal to not only restore but continually improve wellness by harmonizing the body, mind, spirit with a unique blend of skills learned throughout my education and experience. It is my passion to use chiropractic, tui na: Chinese medical massage, and traditional Chinese medicine to rebalance what has gone astray either recently or over time. It is my pleasure to listen, view you as a whole, determine the root of an issue, and uncover what may be preventing you from living life to the fullest. It is an honor to take care of this community of family and friends. I deeply respect the art, science, and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine and chiropractic as both a practitioner as well as a patient. When I’m not in the office you can find me exploring the outdoors especially on the disc golf course or camping, having a good laugh with my husband and family and friends, enjoying live music, cheering on my beloved Buffalo sports teams, engaging in a daily qigong and yoga practice, and relishing this resurgence of our Queen City. Thanks for reading and I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your health goals! Please see below for a handful of patient populations and conditions I have seen in the office:
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If you’re wondering whether chiropractic and traditional Chinese medicine is right for you schedule an appointment at Acupuncture Works! Consultations are free.