In their clinical training, Doctor of Chiropractic students at New York Chiropractic College work in one of four NYCC health centers. Each of these centers offers clinical experiences to both chiropractic and acupuncture students so that while they are gaining hands-on training, they are also acquiring rich and diverse clinical experiences in multidisciplinary settings — working with other healthcare professionals.
Acupuncture and chiropractic is becoming a more and more common team-up, as treatment of pain often warrants a joint approach to care.
One acupuncture and chiropractic team for example, recently featured on the Who is NYCC? series, is Dr. Zev and Amber Myerowitz, both NYCC alumni.
Together they run Cape Chiropractic & Acupuncture in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, offering chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, and Active Release Technique therapies for athletes and other patients.
Their ‘Who is NYCC?’ profile explains why Dr. Myerowitz is optimistic about the future of this kind of collaboration: “I think all of healthcare is continuously integrating. We are already reading articles from highly regarded entities such as Harvard Medical School acknowledging that we do not just blindly adjust, but rather are portal-of-entry providers with a wide range of treatments and diagnostic skills.”
Another acupuncture and chiropractic team is NYCC chiropractic alumnus Dr. Kevin Andrews, co-owner of True Health and Fitness in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, with his wife Emily Andrews, another NYCC alumna and licensed acupuncturist.
Their practice has a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, offering chiropractic, acupuncture, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and personal training.
“The energy and support system created when likeminded practitioners work together to help patients achieve their goals is unique,” Emily Andrews said in an issue of NYCC alumni magazine Transitions.
Last year, True Health and Fitness expanded their practice with another NYCC D.C. alumnus, Greg VanderBrook.