Daniel Poreda, MS, L.Ac, Dipl. OM

Daniel Poreda is board certified and state licensed in acupuncture and Chinese herbology. In 2010, he founded his private practice, Center Acupuncture in Midtown Manhattan. His specialties include pain management, stress reduction, fertility, and general wellness. “I love my work, I care about my people, and am driven by a passion to eliminate suffering.” His acupuncture style incorporates tui na (acupressure massage) which yields better results and a higher quality treatment. He even writes about himself in the third person when necessary.


Dan completed a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine at Touro College School of Health Sciences. Post graduation, he traveled to Chengdu, China to continue his studies and deepen his clinical expertise at the Chengdu University of traditional Chinese Medicine. He completed rounds in the acupuncture departments and in herbal medicine departments for digestive disorders, diabetes, neurology, oncology, gynecology, cardiology, respiratory disease, and dermatology. The focus of his residency was with Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen, internationally recognized master Wen Bing practitioner; Wen Bing , ”warm disease”, is a specialty practice that tends to treat a range of upper respiratory illness and febrile (fever) disease. People would come to Dr. Zhang Zhi Wen for herbal prescriptions to treat conditions from the common cold to advanced pulmonary fibrosis.

Observing the practice of Dr. Zhang profoundly influenced my understanding and formulation of Chinese herbal medicine. I have adopted his approach for my patients in the United States.
— Daniel Poreda

Lauren Faleck, MS, L.Ac, LMT


Lauren has a Masters degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist, and brings an expanded repertoire of manual therapy to enhance her treatments. Lauren embodies good energy and a healthy lifestyle. She is a certified Yoga instructor who practices and teaches.