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Graham Marks L.Ac, M.Ac, BFA , MFA

Graham Marks, Five Element Acupuncture, New York CityA long standing chronic health problem led Graham to acupuncture treatment. “Western medical treatments up until that point were palliative at best. I was treated by the great English acupuncturist, Professor J.R.Worsley, and the results of Five-Element Acupuncture were astounding. After only a few treatments not only was I completely healed and in the more than twenty years since that initial treatment the problem has never reoccurred, but I also felt that the treatment shifted me at a profound and deep level of body, mind, and spirit. I said to myself, this is something that I have to learn.”

In 1992 Graham began studying Classical Five Element Acupuncture with Professor Worsley at the Worsley Institute of Classical Acupuncture in Florida and the College for Traditional Acupuncture, in England, earning his L.Ac degree. With continuing study at the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Florida, he received his M.Ac degree.

In 1995 Graham opened a rural private practice in Alfred, New York. Alfred is in an underserved section in the far western part of the state and to further make acupuncture available in 2000, he established the acupuncture clinic that is part of Rehabilitation Services and Pain Management at the Jones Memorial Hospital, a small community-based hospital in Wellsville, New York.

From 1995 – 2006, Graham served on the teaching faculty of the Academy for Five Element Acupuncture. 

Graham Marks, Five Element Acupuncture, New York CityAside from his private work with patients, Graham has worked extensively with Acupuncturists Without Borders to provide free treatment for citizens and first responders in post-Katrina New Orleans, post-earthquake Haiti and more recently set up a temporary clinic to treat residents of Red Hook, Brooklyn after Hurricane Sandy. “The AWB clinics offered treatment for trauma and post traumatic stress. What I witnessed was extraordinary and often beyond words. Communal acupuncture used in these post-disaster contexts clearly has a part to play in helping communities heal. Treatment provided a practical antidote to the frustration and exhaustion the residents felt as they struggled to cope with the overwhelming realities of loss. Once people settled into the treatment they could pause, find their breath, start to relax, and a visible calm would come over them. I have seen this moment on peoples’ faces in New Orleans, Haiti, and Brooklyn; it is the moment during a treatment that allows for an inner quiet and energetic renewal.”

Over the years Graham has studied many other styles and traditions of acupuncture and incorporates them into his work with patients when appropriate. “I have studied extensively with Richard Tan and Jeff Nagle in I-Ching based acupuncture, commonly known as “The Balance Method” which is an elegant and effective type of acupuncture that is particularly useful in treating pain and other conditions.”

Acupuncturists are required to undergo extensive education, including detailed study of human anatomy and training in Clean Needle Technique. Fully licensed by the State of New York, Graham is also nationally certified by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), having passed comprehensive national board examinations.

In 2013, after twenty years of practicing in Alfred, New York, Graham Marks moved his Five-Element acupuncture practice to New York City in a convenient location near Union Square. 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

                Graham Marks, M.Ac, L.Ac
                928 Broadway Suite 801
                New York, New York 10010
                        607-382-8333
                  acugraham@gmail.com