Emily Rieffel is a graduate of Swarthmore CollegeDSC_1084 (B.A.) and the New England School of Acupuncture
(MAOM, Chinese Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine).  Emily holds a professional license to practice acupuncture in the State of New York (L.Ac.) and national board certification in Oriental Medicine (Dipl.OM, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).  In addition, Emily has advanced training in traditional Chinese medical gynecology, and has had extensive experience treating a wide range of internal medical conditions.  She is a trained AcuDetox Specialist through the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA).  Emily is also a proud member of the Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY) and the American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA).  She supports the work of Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) by contributing funds to their trauma-relief missions around the world. 

Emily has previously worked in several cutting-edge integrative medical settings in Boston, including Pathways to Wellness/AIDS Care Project, Fenway Community Health Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital as well as the Ithaca Free Clinic. At WomanCare, she enjoys working with women of all ages and backgrounds to address a wide variety of health concerns. In addition to serving patients in her private practice, Emily is also currently continuing her studies in Classical Chinese herbal medicine through a two-year post-graduate program with Sharon Weizenbaum, and is a member of the White Pine Circle, a Chinese Medicine study group.

As a clinician, Emily’s approach is gentle, cautious, and intellectually thorough.  She strives to maintain an open-minded and non-judgmental approach, often counsels moderation in diet and lifestyle, and happily collaborates with physicians and other health practitioners to deliver the best evidence-based care available.  Her aim is to have a feminist practice that respects and affirms women’s minds, bodies, and spirits in all their diversity. She also has made a conscious choice to have a part-time, low-volume, “slow medicine” practice that feels sustainable to her, while also allowing each patient maximal attention.

Emily and her husband are the proud parents of two children, and she enjoys yoga, writing, hiking, reading, and gardening activities with her family in her free time.

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Judy Robbins lends administrative support to the practice.  Now retired, Judy was previously a Kindergarten and early childhood teacher and Director for 40 years. She holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood education from SUNY New Paltz and a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Stony Brook.

Judy is the proud mother of six adult children, including Emily, and the delighted grandmother of eight. She and her husband live in the mid-Hudson valley where she enjoys gardening, reading, walking, and volunteering at her local public library.