M. Johanne Picard-Scott is a NYS licensed acupuncturist and nationally certified diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She earned her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York, where she began her studies in 2005 while working as a full-time corporate attorney.
What first began as a fascination with Eastern philosophy soon evolved into an intense passion and focused commitment to learning the science behind this medicine. Her clinical experience has taken her from a student practitioner at PCOM to internships with various medical institutions in New York City including St. Vincent’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Integrative Pain Management Program at Montefiore’s Medical Center. She has sought and taken advantage of the opportunity to study and seek the knowledge and guidance of several inspiring practitioners, many who continue to guide and inspire her as she shares the wonders of this medicine with her patients. She has followed the community acupuncture business model for several years and is excited about bringing affordable acupuncture to Harlem. Her vision is to create a community institution that will change the way healthcare is managed both on a personal and community level. Her goal is to grow HCCA by bringing new acupuncturists to the practice and making acupuncture available 7 days a week.
“My intent for Harlem Chi is to provide my patients a place where they can discover a more proactive, natural way of supporting and reclaiming their health through acupuncture, natural herbal medicine, and nutritional counseling. I have been fortunate to be educated in a system of healing that is revolutionary in its potency and efficacy yet so simple in its execution. My mission is to create a community setting that invites people to learn more about this medicine and witness how they can harness their body’s own intelligence to heal and thrive.”