I was in pain 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for nearly a decade. 

I used to run 5-8 miles, several days a week.  It was my favorite way to decompress after a long day at the public relations agency I worked for.  One day, my feet started hurting so bad that just walking for more than 15 minutes was too painful, never mind running, dancing or just socializing. 

I went to see an orthopedic specialist and he told me I had plantar fasciitis. For the following 10 years I saw physical therapists, had massages, took powerful anti-inflammatories and wore kinesiology tape.  I even tried weird socks meant to keep my feet in a certain angle. Nothing helped.

Then one day, a friend recommended I try acupuncture-I had tried everything else, so I figured why not?

It worked. Finally. I wasn't in pain anymore. 

After stretching, massage, and other acupuncturists failed, Lorraine restored my knee’s full range of motion. My trainer was amazed. I’m delighted.
— Jeff Z, Owner Happy Cog

The first day I got acupuncture, I walked from 23rd and 10th deep into SoHo.  Before that, it wouldn't have been possible.  I finally got to enjoy a leisurely stroll in my favorite city.  

In time, I knew I had to become an acupuncturist to help others feel good too.

helping you look and feel great, is why i started health + beauty.

I can help you:

  • Workout without pain

  • Calm PMS

  • Resolve tough conditions like Sciatic Nerve pain

  • Sleep peacefully

Ready to relax, get the best sleep of your life and

feel great in your body?

  • Increase your flexibility

  • Reduce aches and pains

  • Calm anxiety and panic attacks

  • Achieve glowing skin

  • And so much more

As a dancer who is considered an elite athlete for the type of activity I do professionally, seeing the right healers to keep my body in check is imperative. After tearing my groin and spraining my knees while performing, I feel fortunate to have seen Lorraine for acupuncture each week as she helped my healing process immensely. First off, this woman is no joke! She always went the extra mile to investigate my imbalances and issues each week to successfully loosen my tight and sore muscles. I believe it was through her combination of traditional chinese and western techniques that she was able to analyze and target the problem areas. I believe the deep tissue work is what sped up my results. Not only was she a wizard with the needles, but she was also very pleasant personally. Needless to say, I highly recommend working with Lorraine!
— Danger Kat, Fuerza Bruta


Lorraine Lavenita helps people heal the root cause of their pain and conditions so they can live a happier more abundant life. A specialist in pain and stress reduction, Lorraine has helped many people, including professional dancers and athletes, resolve pain that couldn't be helped by any other means, allowing them to continue to revel in their passion. From people who suffer minor muscle aches to people who have undergone spinal fusions and are in unimaginable pain, Lorraine has been able to help.  She is also NYC's only dually licensed acupuncturist and esthetician, native New Yorker and animal lover.