TO EMPOWER and EMBOLDEN WOMEN TOWARDS THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL OF WELLNESS.
With over 14 years of experience and training in advanced holistic and integrative medicine , dr.Jesenia offers compassionate, comprehensive care to her patients and clients with an uncompromising pursuit of their highest potential of wellness. Jesenia founded heart of jade wellness in 2008 to offer safe, effective and clinically proven services that addressed the whole person, including physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. jesenia currently practices as a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine , board certified counselor and is also licensed in New York to practice medical massage . She has a private practice with 'no borders' including virtual wellness and in-person clinic services in various locations throughout the greater NY area, specializing in holistic and preventative medicine and integrative care for women and children. her specialties include holistic cardiovascular care and chronic fatigue syndrome support.
Dr. Jesenia's healing and transformational work with women extends beyond the medical office –by offering workshops, providing group and private health coaching, wellness consulting to various organizations and training to other health care professionals. She is the founder of and retreat leader for the heart of jade Woman Retreat, a transformational program held in Hawaii yearly, to a select group of women looking to transform their health, personal and professional lives.
she is also the author of the forthcoming book, Heal Your Heart with Aromatherapy. When she is not reading, writing poetry, or working with her plants and herbs, Jesenia enjoys spending time with her husband and family traveling to one of her favorite spots on earth- Kauai, Hawaii.
In her own words...
As a fourth-generation healer, I always knew that medicine in some form was part of my life path. my specialty evolved from my own family experience and my desire to find a natural way to help improve the health of family members afflicted by heart disease.
as an integrative health counselor, I feel honored and blessed to have been trained by the most innovative and trusted master teachers and healers in the world, such as Deepak Chopra, MD; Dr. Mark Hyman; Walter Willet, MD, Chairman of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School; Andrew Weil, MD, founder and Director of the Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) at the University of Arizona; David Wolfe and other wellness pioneers, during my health coaching training.
as a doctor, I consider the wisdom and mentorship I received during my medical school training priceless and instrumental in developing my healing approach to "heal the patient versus treating symptoms" and "healing with the seasons." I am so grateful to mentors like dr. hashemipour, MD, MSTOM , Dr. east haradin, DAOM, and dr . angela pinto, MD for instilling me the ethics, passion and knowledge to practice integrative medicine at the highest level of skill and integrity. i I am passionate to share that i would not be the healer, teacher, mentor and coach i am today without the generations of healers from the Dominican Republic that came before me and instilled in me that "nature is our greatest healer."
My journey as a natural healer began as a child, learning to use herbs and natural remedies taught to her by my elders. i landed my first formal job in holistic health while still in college as the head assistant in the Natural Medicine department for the Baconsfield Pharmacy in Macon, Georgia. Fascinated by my experience, i continued seeking job opportunities in the holistic health field working as a head assistant for the Center for Natural Integrative Medicine, and an advanced clinical technician in the cardiac PCU unit at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, Florida.
as a graduate of Florida College of Natural Health, i earned a degree in Professional Therapeutic Massage, and learned the power of healing the body through touch. i then continued my studies at Florida College of Integrative Medicine and completed studies in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in New York where i earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Asian Holistic Health & Massage-- the only such program in the U.S. at this level. Here i mastered the skill of listening, observing and healing the body, mind and spirit through the lense of chinese medicine.
on my path to becoming a doctor, I returned to my alma mater, where i earned my Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese medicine degree from pcom in san diego, california. this is where i learned how to be an integrative medicine physician, discovered the unrivaled benefits of having an evidenced-informed practice, and developed the necessary skills for providing successful inter-disciplinary care. But most of all, it's been the amazing colleagues and friends that I have made along the way that has made my journey--- a blessed one.
As part of my clinical training, i completed medical internships at Lutheran Medical Hospital, Brooklyn (OB-GYN Acupuncture for Labor & Delivery); St. John’s Riverside Hospital, Yonkers (Acupuncture Clinic); and Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, NY and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Acupuncture clinic in NY. During my training, i was able to see first-hand the healing power of integrative medicine .
I am whole-heartedly committed to continuing education by expanding my knowledge and expertise. and because of it, i have completed multiple certifications, in addition to my doctoral degree. Below you'll find a list of some of my additional training in the fields of holistic nutrition, lifestyle medicine, hypnotherapy, health counseling, Chinese medical aromatherapy, micro-current therapy and facial rejuvenation to name a few that iadd to my ever-growing healing tool box.
Some of my highlighted Post-graduate certifications and training include:
- Certified Health Counselor- Teacher’s College Columbia University/ (Integrative Nutrition)
- Certified Holistic Health Practitioner - Association of Drugless Practitioners
- Certified Nutrition Response Practitioner- ulan nutritional systems, Dr. Freddy Ulan, DC
- Certified Chinese Medical Aromatherapist - Jeffery Yuan, LAc. Master Teacher
- Certified Hypnotherapist - Center for Integrative Hypnosis
- Certified Teach the Hormone Cure Practitioner- Gottfried Institute -led personally by NY Times Best Selling Author and Hormone Expert, Dr. Sara Gottfried, M.D.
- Advanced Training in treating Chronic Pain with Micro-current therapy, ColorLight therapy, and Facial and Body Energy Light Rejuvenation (ELR) with vibrational medicine pioneer Dr. Darren Starwynn, OMD- Microlight Institute
- Advanced Training in Lifestyle Medicine and Therapeutic Lifestyle Change (TLC) with Debi Weiss, L.Ac, RN
DR. JESENIA'S EXTENDED CV AND RESUME ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.