Daniel Ortiz is a Licensed Acupuncturist and a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of New York.
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez for Chemical Engineering, he obtained a Master’s degree in Material Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Meaningful past experiences in community work, travelling to different countries and exploring culture, martial arts, and amazed by the effectiveness of acupuncture inspired him to change careers and study Chinese Medicine.
In 2013, Daniel Ortiz graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine) and Massage Therapy.
He has then travelled to Thailand to keep learning and training in Therapeutic Thai Massage at Wat Pho Traditional Thai Massage School in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
Daniel Ortiz continues to further train and does active research with Dr. Poney Chiang who is the program director of the Integrative Acupuncture: Advanced Practice Certificate at York University, Toronto. In April 2017, with Dr. Poney Chiang as the advisor, Daniel Ortiz published an acupuncture study, titled: “Neuroanatomical Significance of Acupuncture Points TE1-TE10 Based on the Systematic Classics” in the Medical Acupuncture Journal.
As an extra-curricular activity, Daniel, has been practicing, since 2013, Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan at the H. Won Tai Chi Institute in Manhattan.
This integration of Thai Massage and Acupuncture is a highly-effective method to achieve faster-acting and longer-lasting results. His patients experience significant pain relief, improved muscle tone and increased joint range of motion.
Daniel furthered his education in Acupuncture by completing professional courses in Neuro-Meridian Integrative Acupuncture with Dr. Poney Chiang and Neurofunctional Acupuncture with Dan Wunderlich.
His main style of Acupuncture focuses on treating chronic contracted muscles through stimulating specific neuroanatomical structures within “acupoints. He also practices Dr. Tan’s Balance method, which is an effective style of acupuncture that uses distal acupuncture points to alleviate pain and treat internal medicine conditions.”