With extensive knowledge of western medicine and a strong background in scientific research, Audrey Greenfield, M.D., brings a unique perspective to Shellie Goldstein Acupuncture. Audrey believes that eastern and western systems of medicine are not mutually exclusive, and have theoretical foundations which are entirely compatible. The fundamental differences are in the approaches to health and healing.
After graduating from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Audrey came to New York and spent her 20s building a career in advertising. In search of more personally meaningful endeavors, she made a radical change in professional direction to pursue science and medicine. She worked in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the Rockefeller University under the direction of Paul Greengard, Nobel Laureate for Physiology and Medicine, where she published in peer-reviewed journals, including Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Audrey left the lab to attend medical school, and continued her involvement in research with an elective in Neuroimmunology at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Fascinated by the mind-body connection and the interconnectedness of the various physiological systems, including neurological, immunological, etc., Audrey became increasingly interested in eastern medicine.
At the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York, Audrey learned qualitative methods, such as Hara palpation and traditional tongue/pulse diagnosis, from master faculty, including Kiiko Matsumoto and Carolyn Bengston. Since then, Audrey has developed a more quantitative approach using the latest equipment for bioelectronic meridian testing and diagnostics. Incorporating modern technology into a conceptual framework devised thousands of years ago enables Audrey to show patients a visual picture of how their symptoms may relate to meridian imbalances. In addition, Audrey is excited to offer AcuLaser™, her painless and needle-free method for treating acupuncture points.