Renee K. Nearpass Owner and Primary Practitioner
Renee Nearpass is a licensed acupuncturist in the State of New York and holds a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from the New York Chiropractic College, School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Seneca Falls, NY as well as a Masters degree in Education from the University at Buffalo. Her training encompasses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese medical massage), Qi gong and eastern dietary therapy. She also received training in Japanese acupuncture and theory. Her well rounded experience includes providing care for various pain conditions, digestive and respiratory disorders, women’s health, pediatrics, sports related injury and cosmetic acupuncture. She has worked in various settings including the Seneca Falls Health Center, NYCC Depew Health Center in Buffalo and the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Canandaigua, New York.
Renee is a member of the Phi Chi Omega honor society and studied aboad at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, China.
Renee has recently been awarded the Distinguished Service Award, which is presented to individuals who have demonstrated dedication and service to her profession and college institution above and beyond expectation as well as providing motivation support to her graduating college.
"My interest in serving the community and helping others has long been a passion of mine. Prior to acupuncture, I was an educator and health professions adviser, guiding students in achieving their own educational goals and aspirations. While living abroad for several years I enjoyed learning about other cultures, where I served as an English teacher. It was then I was introduced to acupuncture by a Chinese medical doctor from China who had started me on a path to relieving migraines that I had been suffering with for many years. Together my experience and education lead me to further enriching my knowledge and learning how to help others in achieving their own pathway to health with Chinese Medicine."
Lauren Drohr Associate
Lauren Drohr received her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College and is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of New York. She practiced in many clinical settings including Seneca Falls Health Center, the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in Canandaigua, NY, and the NYCC Outpatient Clinic in Rochester, NY. Her training and experience includes acupuncture, Chinese herbs, eastern dietary therapy, tui na, and Qi gong.
“I have always had a passion for caring for people. My interest in acupuncture began when my brother underwent surgery due to Crohn’s disease. Myself, my brother and my sister all have this disease. Currently there isn’t a cure for Crohn’s, just a lifetime of medicine and possible surgeries. I studied acupuncture with the goal of finding out an alternative way to treat Crohn’s without harsh medications. My education and experience, provided me with methods to help this and other digestive system disorders as well as headaches, dermatological disorders, various pain conditions, acute illnesses, sports related injuries and women’s health. With my knowledge and experience, I strive to improve people’s lives with Chinese Medicine, no matter what ails them.”