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825 Bloomfield Ave.
Suite 107
Verona,  NJ,  07044  
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About Emil

Emil Grancagnolo is a licensed Acupuncturist in New York and New Jersey. His practice includes the use of Acupuncture, Manual Therapy and Chinese Medicinal Substances. He has been studying and practicing Asian Medicine for more than 25 years and holds Master Degrees in both Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Chinese Pharmacology). He studies Shiatsu directly with the reknown teacher, Tokujiro Namikoshi at the Nippon Shiatsu College, completed four Clinical Internships at Guan An Men Hospital in Beijing, China, where his primary focus became the study of Tuina (Chinese Manual Therapy).

Education & Training

Masters Degrees in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
(Chinese Pharmacology)


Oriental Medical Training: ASIA
  • Diploma, Namikoski Nippon Shiatsu College, Tokyo, Japan, 1988
  • Tuina Certification and Clinical Internship, China National Sports Research Institute, Beijing, China, 1988
  • Tuina Certification and Clinical Internship, Guan An Men Hospital Academy of TCM, Beijing, China, 1989, 1990, 1994
Oriental Medical Training: USA
  • Certification Program, Robbie Fian LAc, New York City, 1982
  • Private study, Sydney Zerinski, PhD, OMD, New York City, 1984
  • Private study, Wataru Ohashi Shiatsu, New York City, 1985
  • MS Degree Acupuncture, Tri-State College of Oriental Medicine, New York City, 2003
  • MS Degree Oriental Medicine (Chinese Pharmacology) Tri-State College of Oriental Medicine, New York City, 2006

Licenses & Certification

  • Licensed Acupuncturist - New York
  • Licensed Acupuncturist - New Jersey
  • Licensed Massage Therapist - New York
  • Diplomate Acupuncture NCCAOM
  • Diplomate Oriental Medicine - NCCAOM
  • Certified Instructor AOBTA
  • Certified Red Cross First Aid CPR

Professional Accomplishments/Academic Activities & Honors

  • Diplomate, Swedish Institute for Massage & Allied Health Science, NYC, 1984
  • Faculty, Chair Shiatsu Dept. Swedish Institute for Massage & Allied Health Science, NYC, 1984-1988
  • Facilitated development of first Asian Bodywork Therapy Curriculum, Swedish Institute, 1984; NY State Department of Education utilized this curriculum as standard for NY State licensure
  • Applied Kinesiology Certificate, Swedish Institute for Massage & Allied Health Science, NYC, 1986
  • Facilitated development of one of the first nationally recognized and accredited 500 hour programs for Asian Bodywork Therapy in the USA at the New England Shiatsu Center, Boston, 1987
  • Co-Director, Faculty, New England Shiastu Center, Boston, 1988-1992
  • Facilitated the creation and development of AOBTA, the first national professional association for the bodywork therapies of Asia,1989
  • Faculty, Muscular Therapy Institute, Cambridge, MA, 1990-1993
  • Founding and Charter Member, AOBTA, (American Association of the Bodywork Therapies of Asia), 1990
  • Introduced adjunctive curriculum for Asian Bodywork Therapy at Muscular Therapy Institute, 1990
  • Clinical Internship, Guan An Men Hospital Academy of TCM, Beijing, China, 1990, 1994
  • Certified Instructor, AOBTA, 1990
  • Board of Directors, Member, Advisory Council, AOBTA, 1990-1995
  • Editor, AOBTA Journal, "Pulse", 1990-1995
  • Faculty, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NYC, 1993-1996
  • Presenter, "Legends of Bodywork", Atlantic Symposium, NYC, 1994
  • Blue Ribbon Panel member of NCCA (now NCCAOM) committee of senior faculty & practitioners of Oriental medicine to initiate creation of separate National Certification Examination for Asian Bodywork Therapy, 1995
  • Invited as one of first candidates for Credentials Documentation Review Certificatoin (CDR) with acceptance status by the NCCA (now NCCAOM), 1996
  • Line item writer for first National Certification Exam in Asian Bodywork Therapy, 1996
  • Began textbook: Four sequential manuals pending: TuiNa, The Techniques; TuiNa, The Protocols of Orthopedic Medicine; TuiNa, The Protocols of Internal Medicine; TuiNa, The Protocols of Pediatric Medicine, to be published by Williams & Wilkins, 1998
  • Clinical Doctor of Oriental Medicine (projected program), 2009
  • Private Therapy Practice
    • 1990-Present, Verona, NJ
    • 1996-2000, Sarasota, FL
    • 1988-1993, Boston, MA
    • 1983-1989, New York, NY
  • Private Teaching Practice
    • 1996-2000, Sarasota, FL
    • 1989-1996, Boston, MA
    • 1987, Well Being Center, Montclair, NJ
    • 1985-1989, New York, NY

Emil now maintains his private practice at 825 Bloomfield Avenue in Verona NJ where clients come seeking relief from the pains and discomfort of illness, traumas and the relentless stress of daily life.






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825 Bloomfield Ave., Suite 107, Verona, NJ, 07044, 973-239-4004, emil@mandarahealth.com





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