Erin Kumpf, D.A.C.M., L.Ac., FABORM
Founder and Clinical Director
Dr. Erin Kumpf D.A.C.M., L.Ac, FABORM, is a nationally board certified and state licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in the states of New Jersey and New York. Erin specializes in Women’s menstruation disorders, hormonal imbalance and fertility. She is also a Certified Holden QiGong Teacher.
Erin graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2013 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2015 and has continued on to study endocrinology and reproductive health. Erin is also a Fellow of ABORM (American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine) certified: an elite group of practitioners that have demonstrated competency and advanced knowledge in the field of both Western and Oriental Reproductive Medicine by passing rigorous advanced certification and examination.
Erin grew up with a fascination for the human body, the mind-body connection and the connection between our environment and our health. Even before graduating from Villanova University with a BA, she knew that a career in medicine was in her future. After suffering from amenorrhea and irregular menstrual cycles that resulted in significant pain and erratic bleeding for over 10 years that no doctor could seem to rectify, Erin was reluctant to proceed with the aggressive treatment plans being recommended to her. After embarking on a holistic endeavor of weekly acupuncture treatments, herbs and diet adjustments, she quickly experienced, first hand, the beauty, elegance and power of this medicine.
Her own experience was so profound and results so impressive that she felt compelled to follow her heart and achieved a Doctorate in Chinese Medicine in order to help as many women as she can who are also frustrated with stubborn health issues. She has since specialized in treating the root causes to menstrual irregularities, hormonal imbalances and fertility issues.
Erin’s own frustrations have been channeled into her mission:
To bring relief and hope back to as many people as possible that have been told, “there is no hope” or “we’ve tried everything and there is nothing else we can do” or that the only options are harsh medications and surgery. Erin believes in and respects that we all have a healing intelligence that is powerful but that many people have lost touch with this power. She works with each patient to help them reconnect to their own inner healing wisdom and to help people live their lives with less or no pain and rekindle their joy and to live life with meaning.
Erin is an avid musician and spends her free time playing in two local bands with her husband, loving her small farm of animals (just kidding, but she does have two cats and a dog that she adores), and voraciously reading medical journals on health, wellness and latest medical research. She is also on the board of trustees at her local county park where she helps in the park’s beautification project.
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Once you’ve had a chance to discuss your case and she feels that she can help you with your issues, you’ll have the opportunity to move forward and work with her to address your health challenges.
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East Asian Medicine And Acupuncture Clinical Experience:
~ Labor and Delivery Unit of the Lutheran Medical Center – Brooklyn, NY
~ Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital – New York, NY
~ Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in San Diego, California
~ Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, New York
~ Bachelors of Arts (BA) in Communication from Villanova University
Volunteering And Community Outreach:
~In August of 2012, Erin traveled to Guatemala to the The Barbara Ford Peace Center with a group of Acupuncturists and students to provide local villages with Acupuncture and Herbology treatment. During their week-long stay they were able to successfully treat over 1,200 patients. She will be embarking on her second mission to Guatemala in April of 2017.
~Erin is heavily involved with her community in Jersey City Heights as a member of the Washington Park Association and as a member of the Riverview Community Garden
Natalie Ponce L.Ac.
When we begin the process of healing, we embark on a path towards self-awareness, love, and deep connection with the cycles of life. Natalie’s own search for a healing modality that recognizes the full breadth of human experience and individuality led her to the practice of Chinese medicine.
In 2016, Natalie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The New School: Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts where she worked as a research assistant, studying the positive effects of psychedelics on various mental health conditions including PTSD, depressive and anxiety disorders. Upon graduation, she felt guided towards a more holistic approach to medicine – one that does not separately treat mind, body, or spirit, and acknowledges the connection between human beings, the natural world, and the cosmos. In 2019, Natalie received her Master of Science in Acupuncture from The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine and is now a licensed practitioner in the states of New Jersey and New York. During her training she also went on to study Chinese herbal medicine and believes that the combination of plant medicine, nutritional therapy and acupuncture is able to provide the most effective results possible. Natalie continues to study and have a particular interest in mental and emotional imbalances, spiritual healing, and women’s health.
The passion that motivates Natalie as a practitioner is rooted in compassion and the importance of seeing others as they truly are. She believes that, to transform pain into wisdom is the journey home, and that Chinese medicine can offer support through life’s transitions by simply reminding the body of what it has always known how to do. Her treatments are intuitive and individualized with great thought and care. Natalie believes that all illness manifests primarily from imbalances of the spirit and would be honored for the opportunity to be a part of your unique path back towards wholeness, health, and joy.
“Whenever eminent physicians treat an illness, they must quiet the spirit and settle the will, they must be free of wants and desires, and they must first develop a heart full of great compassion and empathy. They must pledge to devote themselves completely to relieving the suffering of all sentient beings.”
— Sun Simiao, Bei Ji Qian Jin Yao Fang
Sam was born and raised in NJ, having lived in Bergen and Union Counties before moving to Jersey City Heights, Hudson County in 2013. When Sam is not being a rock star office manager, taking exceptional care of our acupuncture clinic and our patients, she teaches yoga all around New Jersey and Manhattan. Sam is dedicated to bringing self-love, self-motivation and self-adoration principles into her interactions with all who cross her path. She thrives in making EKAH patients feel welcome, comfortable and LOVES being the first and last person with whom our patients interact.
Sam is an avid yogi, loves all things animals, flowers and music, and THRIVES on being outdoors.
Front Desk Associate
Michelle is a freelance illustrator residing in Union City, New Jersey. She is passionate about art, hospitality, and making patients feel at home at EKAH! When not at the office, Michelle is off hunting for inspiration in nature, local food markets, and within the colorful Latinx community in the New Jersey and New York area.
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