“One should contemplate oneself as the world. For he who contemplates himself as the world, his work is not exhausted, because out of himself he creates whatever he desires.”
~Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad
Meet the Practitioner
Kelley Mondesiré, DAOM, AP, L.Ac., is a RI, FL, and NY State Board certified practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with advanced education in orthopedic/sports medicine, gynecology and pelvic floor disorders. She practices Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology and is one of the very few practitioners in New York City who utilizes both infrared and cold laser therapy to treat patients. Kelley is a referred TCM health care provider of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Ms. Mondesiré is a graduate of the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and has been team physician for several elite athletic organizations.
In addition to her concentration in orthopedic/sports medicine and oncology, Ms. Mondesiré is well known in New York City for her achievements in neurological disorders, gynecological/fertility conditions, and emotional disorders. She has lectured at New York Presbyterian Hospital on the topic of ‘Acupuncture for the Treatment of the Breast Cancer Patient’ and has been a guest speaker on many health-related topics at corporate and charitable events.
She has been published in Oriental Medicine Magazine for her work with pre and post dental surgical patients who receive bone marrow replacement/regeneration of the jaw. Her other published works are on Lyme’s Disease, The Prevention and Treatment of Various Orthopedic/Sports Injuries, and Men’s Health in various national and international publications. Kelley is an expert contributor for The Breast Cancer Rehabilitation and Treatment Worldwide Summit, a member of Foundation 96, and a guest speaker on iHeart Radio.
In her personal life, she is a retired full combat martial artist and volunteers her time to
teach the discipline to children. She enjoys playing golf, fly fishing, international travel,
sculpting in stone, and riding her Harley-Davidson Fat Boy across America. She is
currently writing her memoirs of her worldwide adventures for future publication.
At the Golden Acupuncturist clinic, each patient is treated with individual care and
respect. The eastern philosophy of ‘treat the whole person’ (body, mind and spirit) takes
into account the psycho/emotional components that can hinder the overall healing
process. Therefore, these factors are included when developing an individual and
comprehensive therapeutic stratagem for the patient’s condition. The end result is a
healthier and happier patient who enjoys living life fully and pain free.
I practice integrative medicine, which can be defined by the following tenets (Self Healing by Dr. Andrew Weil):
- The patient and practitioner form a partnership in the healing process.
- All factors that take in the total wellness of the patient are considered including diet, exercise, stress, medications, and lifestyle.
- There is a marriage of and appropriate use of both western and eastern modalities for the most effective treatment to restore the patient’s health.
- Effective interventions with minimally invasive therapies should be applied when appropriate, to affect healing.
- Integrative Medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts unconventional therapies uncritically.
- Good medicine is based on good science. It is inquiry-driven and based on new paradigms.
- Broader concepts of health promotion and prevention are stressed with treatments.
- Practitioners of Integrative Medicine should commit themselves to continued education, exploration, and development.
Transformation Through Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) incorporates acupuncture, herbal remedies, diet, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle to allow you to be in control of your body, mind, and soul – your world – providing you with longevity, contentment, and the ability to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
TCM is based on the laws of transformation; we are constantly changing and evolving to achieve an ideal of state of balance between the mind, body, and soul. At times, transformation can put us out of balance. When this occurs, there is dis-ease (disease). TCM addresses these imbalances and treats the patient’s from the inside out, in totality.
Beyond Basics Physical Therapy
Kelley Mondesiré, DAOM, AP, L.Ac. practices at the Beyond Basics Physical Therapy location. Established in 2003, Beyond Basics is a highly specialized and expert staff provides one-on-one comprehensive and individualized care to patients of all ages and genders with a variety of orthopedic and sports-related conditions, pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain.
We strive to enhance the overall physical health, fitness, and quality of life of our patients by providing accurate education and the highest quality of individualized care through a multidisciplinary approach. Our focus is the treatment of musculoskeletal related causes of pelvic pain and orthopedic injuries. We also address pre-natal and post-partum health concerns related to soft-tissue, muscle, and joint dysfunction. Visit their website at beyondbasicsphysicaltherapy.com.
At her practice in Lower Manhattan, Kelley Mondesiré administers Traditional Chinese Medicine to clients from the the East Side, the Lower East Side, Soho, the Financial District, Tribeca, Battery Park City, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo, Fort Greene, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Park and the surrounding areas.