Maya Carlet, LAc, LMT is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist. She is a graduate of the University of Vermont, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from AOMA, the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. As an herbalist, Maya possesses comprehensive knowledge of the Chinese Materia Medica, as well as a deep understanding of herbal safety and herb-pharmaceutical interactions. Maya has been a massage therapist for over seven years and received her certification from Everest College in Seattle, Washington. Maya is a highly qualified and compassionate practitioner who takes time with her patients to build a relationship of trust and to work together in the healing process.
Interview with Maya Carlet:
Maya Carlet has developed a practice that incorporates various elements of traditional and non-traditional Chinese medicine to add another layer to The Center for Integrative Practice’s dynamic team. Maya uses acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine practices and a combination of craniosacral, trigger point therapy and traditional Chinese massage. The breadth of what she does allows Maya to treat various ailments including chronic pain, dermatological conditions like eczema and acne, and sleep and digestive disorders. When asked what the importance of being able to approach health care in a holistic fashion is, Maya said, “ The complex functioning of the human body requires that we look at and address not just the presenting symptoms, but also the root causes of these syptoms. The body and all of its systems are programmed to return to a state of balance, and when we address the whole person we can help the body return to its natural state of health.” Maya works closely with the other practitioners at The Center to create a holistic healing process for The Center’s clients. “With the chiropractors the focus of the acupuncture and bodywork is resolving pain and injury through the structural alignment of the body, the healing and repair of tissue, and the prevention of future injuries. Pain is most often combined with emotional issues, which can induce stress and anxiety. These mental states prevent the body from healing, so acupuncture is an extremely effective complement to the manual adjustments and muscular retraining in a chiropractic treatment.” The importance of working together at The Center is apparent. Maya explains, “This is a committed group of healthcare professionals who work together to offer patients a model of medicine that truly supports the foundation and success of health and healing.”