About Us

Binghui Guan-Elkin, L.Ac., MS, MPA

Binghui (pronounced: “Bing-way”) Guan-Elkin was born in China into a family of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, and grew up literally on the campus of a Traditional Chinese Medical College. Her mother both taught and practiced for over 40 years. Her father was a recognized master in the art of QiGong. When she was small, Binghui’s mother taught her and her siblings acupuncture points and Tuina (Chinese acupressure massage) for practical reasons: she needed the bodywork. Intrigued by Traditional Chinese healing arts since an early age, Binghui took a certification course in acupuncture at Guangzhou College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1984. Today, both her brother and sister are also practicing Chinese Medicine in Canada and Australia respectively.

Binghui graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City with a MS in acupuncture. She has also completed the additional two year program in Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine. She is licensed to practice Acupuncture in New York State, and nationally board certified in Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Binghui’s style of acupuncture has been shaped by her ongoing study with noted masters such as Dr. Richard Tan, Kiiko Matsumoto and Dr. Mark Seem. She has trained in TCM acupuncture and herbology, Balanced Method, Japanese style acupuncture, acupuncture trigger-point therapy, auricular acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture.

Binghui is experienced and successful in pain management, myofascial release, stress and related syndromes, eye disorders, infertility, and women’s health issues. She is currently teaching a class in Chinese Pediatric Acupressure to parents.

Binghui is fluent in the English language and 4 Chinese dialects: Cantonese, Mandarin, Taishanese and the Wuhan dialect.

James Elkin, L.Ac., MS

James began studying Jin Shin Do acupressure in 1996, and Chinese herbology shortly thereafter. He has studied and practiced many different modalities of healing, including Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Techniques, Forceless Spontaneous Release (A.K.A. Yin Tuina: a modality developed by Janice Walton-Hadlock for treating Parkinson’s disease), and Acupuncture for the Cancer Patient (a course for acupuncturists given by Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Integrative Medicine Service – Jim has completed the advanced section of this course). Jim received his NCCAOM certification and an MS degree from Tri-State College of Acupuncture. Since then, he has been actively practicing in several areas of the New York Metropolitan area.