Meet the Team

Marika LaFemina, L.Ac and Dr. Michael LaFemina, D.Ac, L.Ac are partners
in life and the co-founders of Golden Light Acupuncture.


Marika LaFemina, MS Ac, L.Ac

  • Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy from Academy of Physical Therapy, Linz (Austria)
  • Shiatsu (Medical Massage): Diploma of Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies from East West College of Natural Therapies (Australia)
  • Pediatrics: post-graduate Chinese Medicine Pediatrics Training with Jing Shen Pediatrics, additional clinical mentorship with Moshe Heller
  • Orthopedics: specialized training in trigger point acupuncture
  • Clinical Strategies: Two years of post-graduate mentorship through Eight Branches Healing Arts, focusing on Classical Chinese Medicine text scholarship, pulse diagnostics, and clinical strategies

Marika specializes in pediatric and pre/postnatal care, and focuses her practice on working with mothers and children ranging from newborns to teens. Additionally, Marika also loves treating adults with athletic injuries, chronic illness, and more.


Dr. Michael LaFemina, D. Ac, MS Ed, L.Ac.

  • Doctorate in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Health Sciences (MS Ac from Tri-State College of Acupuncture)
  • MS Ed: Master of Education from Hofstra University
  • Tui Na (medical massage): more than 100 hours in post-graduate training in Tui Na, including musculoskeletal and visceral Tui Na. Additional training in craniosacral therapy
  • Pediatrics: post-graduate Chinese Medicine Pediatrics Training with Jing Shen Pediatrics
  • Clinical Strategies: Two years of post-graduate mentorship through Eight Branches Healing Arts, focusing on Classical Chinese Medicine text scholarship, pulse diagnostics, and clinical strategies
  • Orthopedics: specialized training in trigger point acupuncture and classical Chinese Medicine orthopedic assessment and treatment
  • Meditation: Yoga and meditation teacher to children and adults since 2011

Michael specializes in helping patients with acute and chronic physical pain, pediatrics, and long-term health optimization (yang sheng) by utilizing holistic Chinese Medicine principles.




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