Ben Fleisher, LAc, CZB

Owner, Acupuncturist, Zero Balancer

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. A year-long Functional Medicine training with Chris Kresser and Ben finally felt he had rounded out his education. Now, combining eastern and western thinking to address the root causes of disease, whether in the body or the mind… and most often both, Ben crafts each treatment with care to address the unique nature of every client.

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.

Insurance Information:

Ben is an out of network provider for

  • Aetna,
  • Cigna,
  • Empire BCBS/Anthem &
  • United Healthcare.
It was a wonderful appointment. He always has the kindest hands. -BM
Ben exudes calm and confidence. He is totally in step with a client's needs and is an amazing problem solver and finds answers on how to treat pain. - WF
Ben has been treating me for about 10 years and I take for granted how amazing he is as a healer. He has nursed my recover from surgeries, illness and general balanced wellness often with acupuncture and sometimes with Zero Balancing. This week I saw Ben for a pain in my back that has been coming and going for about 3 weeks and I finally got myself on his table thinking he would work with needles which I love. But he knew that his healing hands, the hands on work of Zero Balancing is what I needed to release the blocks and spasam. I slept deeply and without pain for the first time in days last night and today I was more productive and had more positive energy than I can remember in the last few months.There was something that needed to move and he found it, and cleared my physical and psychic blocks and opened my heart. Ben is a healer who in my experience is tuned to the divine in his practice. He listens with his heart and heals from a deep inner place. I am blessed to be able to be his client and friend. - AS
I already knew how exceptional Ben’s acupuncture treatment was for my sciatic pain, but I am thrilled that since I had acupuncture treatments for my migraines and sinus pain, I have not had a SINGLE episode and I was chronically in pain. All I can say it WOW! -Lois B
Ben was amazing. I had my first real back/neck injury and wasn't sure what to do. He fit me in within 24 hours and spent time with me and gave me acupuncture on my shoulder and neck area and within 48 hours I was able to move and it has been getting better every day since. I believe his work was a major reason my body was able to heal as fast as it did. - Dave L
I am suffering with acute sciatica, and Ben’s weekly treatments have been comforting and pain relieving-CL
After suffering from post rotator cuff surgical and PT muscle pain my recent treatment left me able to sleep without any pain killer and to move with more ease. I feel like I've turn a corner in the healing from the perfectly targeted acupuncture. - AS
Ben is a total pro.. funny too… took a 6 level pain that had been constant for days and made it go away.. thanks ! - RC
I highly recommend Zero Balancing with Ben Fleisher. He is skilled, professional , funny and very kind. I always leave feeling so much better physically - and happier. Any limitations of movement I came with (from an old frozen shoulder) are now gone. Thank you, Ben! - Robin
The space itself is a treatment, full of light, soothing colors, and beautiful objects. Ben is such a kind and gentle human with so much love and warmth. I leave WHA feeling held and aligned like I just hung out with my favorite brother I’ve known all my life (but we’ve only known each other a few years). Out of the dozens of practitioners I’ve worked with in my life, Ben stands out as extremely perceptive and intelligent. To be Ben’s patient is to be lovingly partnered in one’s healing process. 10/10 would recommend! - KH
Ben is thoughtful and kind. What a great person. He listens and then suggests different paths. He’s an excellent healer. - BR
Ben is absolutely amazing. In our weakest moments he is supportive, grounding and kind. His peaceful approach to healing is both comforting and energizing allowing you to walk back out into the world with new found strength. - MJ
My experience was exceptional. Today I gardened for 2+ hours and had no back or knee pain at all. In fact I feel terrific! - SW
Ben has a deep compassion that holds a safe and welcoming space. It was such a gift to spend that time checking with my body. I left feeling more aligned and open. . - KH
Ben really explored and found new places to adjust and unblock. He is a sensitive intuitive. I highly recommend him. Everyone I have sent to Ben is very happy with their treatment. - RW
Ben is a gifted and intuitive healer. Before starting each session, he asks the right questions and hears what I need - even beyond what I'm able to articulate. His treatments help me fully re-possess my body and reconnect my head to my heart, bringing relief physically, mentally and spiritually. - Karen Hadley, educator
Ben is a true healer. He’s so personable, and he takes time to chat with you and see where you are and how you’re doing. We consider ourselves so lucky that we are able to see him for treatments. - Monique Erickson
(I love) Ben's ability to listen and understand what is going on. And the effects of the acupuncture therapy were amazing. - MB
Everything about the experience was great. Even in COVID-times, I felt totally safe and that I was at the right place, at the right time. Ben is a true healer. I'm grateful for his practice and patience. - Sarah Wilder
I've been feeling amazing since this first session. I have officially added Zero Balancing to the long list of things that work even though I don't understand how they work... I felt pleasantly sluggish and empty (in a good way) in the hours that followed our session. My neck has been feeling much better and my mind feels clearer. This has definitely exceeded my expectations! I very much look forward to sessions 2 and 3. - A.V.O.
Ben is an extremely compassionate, professional healer. I so appreciate the care given.- Anonymous
I had heard great things about acupuncture, but needles have always been something that make me nervous. I’m so glad I gave it a try. Ben’s gentleness, kindness, and calm nature helped ease all of my fears. - P.S.P., Esthetician
The treatment was exceptional and the care and compassion that I experienced from Ben is still resonating. -Marilyn St John
Blissful floating feeling afterward. Migraine gone by 530 - no medication required. - H.U., Registered Nurse
The immediate calm the acupuncture brought to me. I really felt I was being taken care of. - K.K., Stay At Home Mom
The experience was wonderful! I felt very comfortable and Ben made me feel like he truly cares. -D.B.
Ben has a charming, open mind and listens to verbal and body cues to help in Zero Balancing treatments. Relaxing atmosphere. The utmost relaxing experience!! -J.M.D
I feel sooooooooooo much better. Thank you and thank you for your encouraging and thoughtful advice about quitting smoking. Your words touched me.
My husband and I made a visit yesterday to WHA for Community Acupuncture. It was our very first experience with this method. Ben took excellent care calming our jitters and making sure we felt at ease. His skill was apparent, and we left an hour later very much impressed. We will return and recommend it highly. -Jeanne Schlosser
My experience was very positive. I went seeking acupuncture for weight loss. At the time of my appointment I received an upsetting phone call which triggered, what I would describe as, a panic attack; something I am not prone to. I asked Ben if he could use the needles to calm me as I know that can help. Instead he felt that zero balancing might help more. It was my first experience with this kind of body work. It was amazing. I came away with completely different energy and a clearer perspective on my problems. And no panic! Yay! Thank you, Ben!
Before beginning my first session with Ben, he sat down and reviewed my health history, his philosophy, and how specifically he would be able to help me. Not only is Ben a super listener, but he has a gentle way of addressing each question and concern. Since this was my first experience with acupuncture, I had many questions, and Ben never made me feel as though he was rushing through the session. Two days later, I feel fantastic: I hope to see Ben again soon! -Nancy Millspaugh Cohn
Ben Is bright and gifted. When he treated me, I was amazed how great I felt and how gentle he was. Don't miss an opportunity to be treated by Ben. -Konnie Duff
Ben is intuitive and attentive to helping you on the road to healing. His careful approach to your needs through experience and knowledge is amazing. - P.B
Compassionate, expert treatment. -SM
Ben offered a very soft landing as I entered the office. Comfortable, calming, welcoming. - Jack Young
The calming approach. Ben explained each thing he would do and what I could expect. I did not feel any different when I walked out from the session, but, after a night's sleep, I awoke rested and fully ``tuned up`` to face the day. - CL
I loved the environment, my darling practitioner, the warm and delightful receptionist etc... It was a lovely experience.. 💕 - SL
I loved the distinct calm and supportive vibe of the office, second to the the quality of my treatment - which was phenomenal - I was not expecting to feel such immense relief from one session nor to have such a kind and exceptionally attentive, grounded practitioner. Thankfully the acute pain, tension, and holding that my body was experiencing significantly released within a day after treatment. I look forward to maintaining my body's health at WHA instead of waiting until the flags go up! But if and when they do, I trust that I will be in good hands.
Ben is an extremely compassionate, professional healer. I so appreciate the care given. - Anonymous
It was holy relaxing and rejuvenating. - Anonymous
Ben was able to stop the pain! In my first visit, he lifted me out of debilitating pain. - Mariella
Ben made me feel very comfortable and welcome. He listened to my health concerns. He was thorough and attentive. I felt much better after my treatment. - Robin
The space, the practitioner, the experience. I loved every moment I spent at Woodstock Healing Arts and truly left healed and in a better place both physically and mentally. From the warm greeting at the door to moment hands were placed on me I felt welcomed, heard, seen, and calmed. The stress of the outside world melted away. I can't wait to come back. - Patrick Healy

Owner, Acupuncturist, Zero Balancing