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Carine Camara

I’m proud of my 10 years of practicing Acupuncture and Chinese medicine on the West Coast.  My practice has evolved with me to include more than my initial foundation of needles and herbs.  In addition to graduating from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine,  I’m a pelvic floor expert, Arvigo Mayan abdominal therapist, hands-on- energy practitioner and a wellness/nutritional coach.

My Own Healing Journey:

My personal experience with the body’s own healing power is what motivated me toward my journey of Eastern medicine.

After years of struggling with digestive issues, acne, menstrual pain, headaches and chronic fatigue, I was surprised that by merely changing my diet, I was able to resolve all of my health concerns.

My true ah-ha moment arrived one day when my gynecologist suggested I have surgery to remove a painful cyst on my right ovary. Reluctant to put my body under such trauma, I postponed the surgery for two months, to see if I could dissolve the cyst with proper nutrition and alternative medicine.

After two months of consistent acupuncture sessions, Chinese herbal formulas and a modified diet, my cyst completely disappeared and I no longer needed surgery. This period (2004)  also put an end to my extremely painful pelvic pain that came with my monthly menstrual cycle (the best side effect ever). The acupuncture, herbs and lifestyle shifts, completely changed the course of my life. My period pain, has never come back to that level of severity.  And so began my lifelong passion to help others experience the miraculous healing potential of their own bodies.

Who is Carine Camara?

I am a New York City gal, born and raised in Manhattan.  As the eldest daughter of parents that migrated from Guinea, West Africa, I had a challenging upbringing that shaped my inner strength.

Out here on the West Coast, I’ve discovered the country woman I am within. I love being physically active through trail running, yoga, dance and hiking. With the supportive help of friends and community, I fell in my love with myself and passionate about my gifts that I am offering to the world.