Jodie’s Bio

Jodie Tassello
MS, LAc
jodie@sacredspaceacupuncture.com

Jodie began her career as a research scientist focusing on the study of Virology and Infectious Disease. After graduating Florida Tech with a B.S. degree in Molecular Biology she began working in the pharmaceutical industry at the Viral Vaccine Technology Development Center at Wyeth-Lederle in Pearl River. On a quest to discover a means to practice “good” science, she left her position at Wyeth-Lederle after 5 years to focus on eliminating pathogens from donated blood at the Biotec company Vitex. For the next 5 years Jodie successfully helped develop and demonstrate the efficacy of this new technology.

More recently she held a position as Manager of the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease at The Rockefeller University and as a Researcher at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where she is contributing to the hunt for alternative methods for cancer therapies.

Along this 16 year journey of western medical research, Jodie realized that this approach focuses on the signs and symptoms exclusively and not the core or root of many pathologies. As an advocate of Integrative Medicine and a patient of Acupuncture she enrolled in the Master’s program of Acupuncture at the Tri-State College of Acupuncture (TSCA) in New York City. She discovered the beauty of Oriental Medicine and the “wholistic” approach to healing. At TSCA Jodie accumulated over 3000 hours of both didactic and clinical experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Japanese style acupuncture and Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM). She serves as an active member of the Advisory Board for Institutional Development and as a faculty member of TSCA. During her Acupuncture intake with new patients Jodie uses an amalgamation of the different forms of Acupuncture for a completely integrative approach to her treatments.