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Who We Are

Our team of providers are some of the best and most experienced Acupuncturists in New York City. We are committed to delivering the highest quality care, tailored to each individual’s needs.

 

Our providers specialize in Orthopedics, Pain Management, Oncology, Women’s Health, Fertility, Prenatal and Postnatal Care, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Autoimmune Disorders, Endocrine Disorders, Longevity, and Elite Performance.

Nini Mai

DACM Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Functional Medicine

Frank Butler

DACM Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Tui Na, Zheng Gu

Xin Tao

DiplOM, LAc Acupuncture, Herbal Therapy, Tui Na

Christina Ippolito

DC, LAc Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Tui Na

Jen Resnick

DAHM Acupuncture, Herbal Therpay

Rachel Cao

Office Manager

Riana Moore

Front Desk

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Nini Mai

DACM

Acupunture | Functional Medicine | Herbal Therapy | Nutrtional Counseling | Tui Na

“You don’t know how different you can feel until you start feeling differently”

  • Extensive experience working collaboratively with allied medical care providers in integrative hospital settings
  • In private practice since 2008 serving communities in Los Angeles and New York City
  • A student for life and avid seeker of truth, she spent years behind the bench and in the field as a research scientist in endocrinology and studied the use of plants as medicinals on four different continents
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Treatment Offering at Evolve

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology and Women’s Health
  • Neurology
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Obstetrics, Pre/Postnatal
  • Pediatrics
Initial Visit $200 Follow-Up Visit $150

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Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Frank Butler

DACM

Acupunture | Herbal Therapy | Nutrtional Counseling | Tui Na | Zheng Gu

“Wellness through transformation, education, and empowerment”

  • Internationally renowned scholar, clinician, and educator, Dr. Butler regularly mentors others in the profession on complex and difficult to treat cases, as well as lecturing all over the world on Chinese medicine orthopedics, acupuncture, and herbal medicine
  • An expert in Orthopedics/Trauma Medicine and difficult to treat cases, he has been in private practice in New York City since 1990
  • In addition to obtaining a Doctorate degree in Chinese Medicine in the US, he is one of the only modern-day physicians anywhere in the world that has been educated through a traditional apprenticeship – as a disciple of Ken Ark Fung Gong, a disciple of Ou Young De Fei

Dr. Frank Butler, DACM began his study and practice of Chinese medicine in 1990, completing a seven-year traditional apprenticeship with the internationally renowned Ken Ark Fun Gong (Kenny Gong).  Frank has studied internal medicine and medical massage with some of the most famous TCM masters of the 20th century, including Jiao Shu-de (Internal Medicine), Chen Rui-Chun (Shang Han Lun), Wu Bing-Cai (Wen Bing and Jing Gui Lao Ye), Hong Guang-Xiang (Respiratory Disorders), Wei Ja (Acupuncture), Wu Bo-Ping (Internal Medicine), Zang Fu-Ke (Tui Na).

Recognized as a leader in the field, international instructor and clinician, Dr. Butler’s extensive clinical experience spans globally to include many developing countries, as well as his uninterrupted clinical practice in Manhattan where he sees a broad patient base that includes orthopedic conditions as well as chronic, complex internal medicine cases. His clinical practice is informed by his mastery of several martial arts systems and meditation practice.

Dr. Butler’s work has also been featured in two documentaries: “Journey to the West: Chinese Medicine Today” and “The Walking Hospital

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Treatment Offering at Evolve

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Longevity & Health Aging
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
  • Pre/Post Operation
  • Elite Performance
Initial Visit $200 Follow-Up Visit $150

Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Xin Tao

DiplOM, LAc

Acupunture | Herbal Therapy | Tui Na

Biography & Work Experience

  • Graduate of the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seneca Falls, NY where he worked in the herbal dispensary and tended to the herbal garden during the entirety of his time there
  • In addition to private practice, his training includes extensive clinical experience from multiple locations including Seneca Falls Health Center, NYCC Campus Health Center, Rochester Outpatient Health Center, and Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese medicine in China.
  • An avid martial artist and nature enthusiast, he spends his free time cultivating his various practices and going on outdoor excursions
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Treatment Offering at Evolve

  • Allergies
  • Dermatology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Longevity & Health Aging
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
Initial Visit $200 Follow-Up Visit $150

Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Christina Ippolito

DC, LAc

Acupunture | Chiropractic | Tui Na

“Start with moving better today so that you can move more tomorrow”

  • A true scholar of the human body, Dr. Ippolito earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and holds dual licensure as a Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturist
  • Commitment to her patients and her practice is evident in her commitment to education: since 2009 she has attended 43 continuing education seminars
  • In addition to private practice, she is a full-time faculty member of New York Chiropractic College teaching Biomechanics, Technique, Diagnosis, and Anatomy to future Doctors of Chiropractic and Licensed Acupuncturists
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Treatment Offering at Evolve

  • Chiropractic
  • Acupuncture
  • Tui Na
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain Management
Initial Visit $200 Follow-Up Visit $150

Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Jen Resnick

DAHM

Acupunture | Herbal Therapy

Biography & Work Experience

  • As Co-Founder of Global Alternative Healthcare Project – a grassroots volunteer organization – she has helped to bring free care and health education to thousands of people in underserved regions both domestically and abroad
  • Began honing her skills in 2001 as an assistant to Dr. Frank Butler and has maintained her private practice since 2006
  • With over 34 years of martial arts training, she brings the same discipline and excellence to patient care that made her an international champion on the training floor
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Initial Visit $200 Follow-Up Visit $150

Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Rachel Cao

Our friendly administrative staff are ready and able to assist you with any questions you might have. Please feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to speak with you.

Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Riana Moore

Our friendly administrative staff are ready and able to assist you with any questions you might have. Please feel free to give us a call and we would be happy to speak with you.

Questions?
Call (212) 945-7300 or email us here info@evolvehealthnyc.com

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Here’s a brief explainer on the fancy letters and titles you’ll see at Evolve

DACM

DACM stands for Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is one of the terminal degrees in the field of Chinese Medicine. Requires a minimum of 5 years of didactic and clinical education. Trained in Acupuncture, Herbology, Chinese medical theory, and Biomedical theory.

 

DAOM

DAOM stands for Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and is one of the terminal degrees in the field of Chinese Medicine. Requires a minimum of 5 years of didactic and clinical education, with an emphasis on research. Trained in Acupuncture, Herbology, Chinese medical theory, and Biomedical theory.

 

DAHM

DAHM stands for Doctor of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine and is one of the terminal degrees in the field of Chinese Medicine. Requires a minimum of 5 years of didactic and clinical education, with an emphasis on research. Trained in Acupuncture, Herbology, Chinese medical theory, and Biomedical theory.

 

DC

DC stands for Doctor of Chiropractic and is the terminal degree for Chiropractic. Requires 4 years minimum of didactic and clinical education.

 

LAc

LAc stands for Licensed Acupuncturist, which is someone who is licensed to practice Acupuncture by a professional board. Board requirements vary from state to state, and in the state of New York, a Licensed Acupuncturist is required to have a minimum of a Masters degree in Acupuncture and does not have to be trained in Herbology.

 

MTCM, MTOM, MACM, MAOM

Different schools have adopted different acronyms, but they are all essentially Masters Degrees in Chinese Medicine/Oriental Medicine. Requires a minimum of 4 years of didactic and clinical education, and includes the study of Acupuncture, Herbology, Chinese medical theory, and Biomedical theory.

 

MAc

MAc stands for Masters in Acupuncture and is similar to other Masters degrees except that it does not include training in Herbology.

 

Dipl.OM

Dipl.OM stands for Diplomate in Oriental Medicine and indicates the completion of board certification in Oriental Medicine from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Requires a minimum of a Masters Degree from an accredited school, and qualification exams in Acupuncture, Herbology, and Biomedicine.

 

Dipl.Ac

Dipl.AC stands for Diplomate in Acupuncture and indicates the completion of board certification in Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Requires a minimum of a Masters Degree from an accredited school, and qualification exams in Acupuncture and Biomedicine, but not Herbology.

 

Dipl.CH

Dipl.CD stands for Diplomate in Chinese Herbology and incicates the completion of board certification in Chinese Herbology from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Requires a minimum of a Masters Degree from an accredited school, and qualification exams in Herbology and Biomedicine, but not Acupuncture.