"The physician's role is to understand and assist nature."
Rory crouse l.Ac
Co-Founder of M & R Acupuncture
Rory is a New York state licensed acupuncturist, a member of the Acupuncture Society of New York and the American Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine. He earned his Master's degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Rory applies a holistic approach to patient care. He incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbal formulas, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, qi gong and nutritional therapy into comprehensive treatment plans tailored to each patient and their needs. Rory believes in treating patients constitutionally - rather than focus exclusively on symptoms, he works to correct underlying imbalances directly. The benefits of this style are long term relief.
Rory studied many treatment styles within Traditional Chinese Medicine, including Five element Acupuncture, in addition to Japanese acupuncture techniques. He has experience treating patients in both California and New York including treating addiction in a community setting at the Fortune Society. He is particularly passionate about Chinese herbalism. Among other things, Rory has experience treating chronic pain and discomfort, digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, and psychological conditions.
A native of Eastern Long Island, Rory enjoys surfing, meditation, travel, and spending time with his wife Megan and dog Hotah. He is thrilled to be working within the Oakdale and the surrounding communities to help create lasting health and wellness.
MEGAN CROUSE l.ac
Co-Founder of M & R Acupuncture
Megan is a New York state licensed and NCCAOM board certified acupuncturist. She earned her Master's degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, dividing her studies between Manhattan and San Diego. Using a variety of healing modalities including acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, acupressure, and nutritional therapy, Megan designs a unique treatment plan for each patient to correct the root imbalance and achieve lasting mind-body wellness.
Megan's passion is in the field of women's health. Her focus is in treating gynecological conditions, infertility, discomfort in pregnancy, PMS, and menopause. She has had the pleasure of helping couples to conceive children naturally, and has also provided complementary support to couples going through IVF and IUI. Megan has experience working in the Labor and Delivery unit at Lutheran Hospital where she treated laboring women with acupuncture, acupressure, and manual therapy to relieve pain and promote a healthy birth. Megan holds an additional certifications in Facial Acupuncture.
Before studying Chinese Medicine, Megan earned her Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and Integrative Medicine at Ithaca College. In her free time, she loves to be outdoors, travel, and enjoy down time with her husband Rory and their two adorable dogs.
Dr. Andrew pollack L.Ac
Drew Pollack is a licensed acupuncturist and graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. His focuses are pain management, postural alignment, sports injuries. Drawing from a wide range of experience and over 15 years of meditation practice Drew uses several treatment methods to achieve optimal and lasting results.
Drew brings passion, caring, and joy into his practice using acupuncture, moxa, cupping, and massage as his principle modalities to bring balance and harmony to the body and mind.