Ben began his career in 2002 after graduation from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. He was two years into his practice, when, out of the blue, his only brother, Amos, passed away.
Ben found himself grief-stricken and slogging through his work to help others. He discovered that he wanted desperately to make a bigger impact with his clients. He turned to Acupuncture and the unique form of Acupressure called Zero Balancing. He returned to New York City and transitioned his practice to these two methods of healing.
With these new tools, Ben felt empowered by the results he saw in his patients, and yet it still wasn’t enough. He wanted to see wellness as a part of everyone’s lives. He wanted to see the wellness sector empowered with both the community and business skills that he saw as lacking in the Acupuncture and Massage Therapy trainings that he had received.
Ben co-founded Body Local, a membership organization designed to train and network wellness professionals in NYC. Over 100 events and thousands of introductions later, Body Local has helped to create a strong web of therapists, trainers, and other wellness professionals that work together to improve wellness services of the big apple.
Opening Woodstock Healing Arts is how Ben brings the lessons from his 15+ years of integrative practice, the Body Local organization, chinese medicine, and Zero Balancing, home, to serve the community closest to his heart.
Ben Fleisher, LAc, CZB, is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Zero Balancer, and is a Kresser Institute trained provider.
Ben received a Master’s of Science in Acupuncture in 2010 from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City. There he trained in the Japanese style of Acupuncture known as Kiiko Matsumoto style (KM) directly under Kiiko Matumoto. He also trained extensively in Acupuncture Physical Medicine (APM) directly under Dr. Mark Seem, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) under Dr. Sharon Zhao. His NYS License ID # 004527.
Ben trained in Zero Balancing primarily in NYC, where he was mentored by Michael Oruch, and had the good fortune to learn directly from the founder of Zero Balancing, Dr. Fritz Smith.
Kresser Institute is committed to helping healthcare practitioners deepen their practical expertise in three areas: Functional Medicine, Ancestral Wisdom, and Practice Management. Kresser Institute is the only clinician training organization that offers a comprehensive training that fully integrates ancestral wisdom with functional medicine to create truly outstanding patient outcomes.
Ben trained in Massage Therapy at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in Boulder, CO, where he graduated in 2002. He has completed additional trainings in Marma Therapy (Tibetan Acupressure), Reiki Levels 1 and 2, and BodyTuning with Glenn Black.
Ben is an out of network provider for
- Empire BCBS and
- United Healthcare.