Jaqueline Haught, Ac, L.Ac.

She has a BA in Psychology from Penn State University and graduated from the Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) program of the Institute of Traditional Medicine (Quebec, Canada).   She has a Diploma of Acupuncture from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and an Acupuncture License from the New York State Department of Education.

Jackie has treated thousands of people suffering with many different diseases.  She has worked with chronic serious illnesses, as well as infertility, difficult pregnancies and chronic pain. 

She has helped start, design and implement many educational programs, as well as  supervised and taught at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (Portland, OR), First World Acupuncture Association School and Clinic (New York City)  and  Swedish Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine (New York City).  Jackie has supervised many acupuncture students including Blue Lotus staff members.

I have learned that no matter what or how serious or chronic the illness is, the cause is the level of Qi energy that is being imbalanced and blocked.  If you can assess on what level the Qi is blocked and use the most appropriate acupuncture therapy, there is a positive result.  The condition improves as does the person’s quality of energy and life. 

Thirty years of experience with acupuncture has shown me repeatedly that it works!

Fred Blair, MS, L. Ac., is a graduate of Columbia College. He holds a MS in Acupuncture from TSCA, one of the oldest acupuncture schools in the United States, where he also studied Chinese herbology

Fred Blair, MS, L.Ac.

A long-time alternative medicine activist, he is on the Scientific Advisory Board of FIAR (Foundation for Integrative AIDS Research).  He is also a recipient of a capacity development grant from

Fred’s post-graduate study includes classical acupuncture in the style of Jeffrey Yuen, advanced pulse diagnosis (Leon Hammer School and Martha Lucas), scalp acupuncture, and Japanese Meridian acupuncture.

He specializes in chronic and difficult-to-treat diseases, the interface between Chinese and Western Medicine, and the integration of the two systems to achieve optimal results. Fred is co-founder of 1Tribe Herbs, which focuses on chronic disease and diseases which are inadequately addressed by Western Medicine.

Jaqueline Haught, founder of Blue Lotus Acupuncture Center, has been practicing acupuncture for over 30 years.

Tricia Gordon, MS, L.Ac.

Tricia Gordon has a Master’s degree from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA), one of the oldest acupuncture schools in New York City.  At TSCA, she received training in three styles of acupuncture — traditional Chinese medicine (TCM, which originated in China and includes a range of classical styles and modalities), acupuncture physical medicine (APM, based on trigger point therapy developed by Dr. Janet Travell) and Japanese style (KM, developed by Japanese acupuncturist, Kiiko Matsumoto.

Tricia received a BA in psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. 

She has trained for five years with her mentor, Jacqueline Haught, who has exposed her to various additional styles of acupuncture, including Master Tung.

Kevin J. Pinzone MSOM, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)

Brian Kelly, MS, L.Ac, is a graduate of the prestigious Tri-State College of Acupuncture, where he earned his masters degree in acupuncture.  During his education, he learned three distinct styles of acupuncture:  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM); Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM), based on the the work of the late Dr. Janet Travell; and KM style acupuncture, developed by Japanese acupuncture master Kiiko Matsumoto.

He mentored for two years with the late Japanese acupuncture master Keichi Murata. Murata Sensei began his acupuncture training at the age of 16 under the tutelage of his uncle who was also a successful Japanese acupuncturist.

Brian’s post graduate studies include Auricular Acupuncture, Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation, Integrated Koshi Balancing, a two year KM acupuncture mentorship program, as well as Master Tung Acupuncture under the tutelage of Jackie Haught.

Prior to his involvement with acupuncture, Brian spent seven years in the vitamin and supplement industry, during which time he learned about western vitamins, herbs and nutrition.

Brian Kelly, MS, L.Ac.

Kevin completed his Master’s of Science inAcupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. He trained in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese Style and Acupuncture Physical Medicine. The integration of these and other styles of acupuncture and modalities such as Cupping, Moxa and Gua Sha, Chinese Herbology and Kampo (Japanese Herbology), allow him to present the best possible outcome to his patients.  Zero Balancing and Tui-Na are also incorporated to further harmonize each patient’s internal balance. 

He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Technique. He interned for a year at the Tri-state College of Acupuncture Clinic on the Kiiko Matsumoto Clinic Team and is a member of ASNY and AAAOM.  

Kevin also has a background in Hotel/Restaurant Management. This training paired with his strong desire to help others shape his practice.

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Blue Lotus Practitioners 

Richard Reilly

Richard Reilly has degrees in acupuncture from the Acupuncture School of the Quebec Acupuncture Association and from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture.  His studies in acupuncture and herbs have been many and varied.  “After almost thirty (30) years in practice I have studied many styles and have seen and treated many patient issues”.  His practice is rooted in classical Five Element Acupuncture with strong influences from the work and teachings of Jeffery Yuen as well as Master Tung Acupuncture.

Cori Lee

Cori  received her Masters of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture where she was trained in three styles including: Kiiko Matsumoto Style, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine.  As an Acupuncturist Cori is able to combine the three styles along with other modalities such as cupping, gua sha, and tuina in order to approach each patient individually.

Cori has a background biology, and has been working in the medical field for over ten years.  She was a member of the cancer research team at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and currently works in the clinical laboratory at Beth Israel Medical Center in both the hematology and chemistry departments..  Her work has given her a deep understanding of the mechanism of disease in the human body from a western medical perspective. 

The decision to pursue acupuncture came from her desire to have a more personal relationship with her patients.  She strives to combine her knowledge of  the biological sciences with the philosophies of Oriental Medicine in order to provide holistic care to her patients. 

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NCCAM, the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (a division of the National Institutes of Health) awarded to develop the ability of clinicians in a non-pharmaceutical medical system to research their methods of treating disease.