Tigerlily Holistic

our story

we are Tigerlily Holistic

We want our community to be welcoming to all people. We will provide a safe environment with skilled practitioners. We strive for clear communication- if you have a question or need, voice it! Please enjoy and respect the space- we do and hope that we can be an important part of your community.

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Every patient
matters to us

Acupuncture is a process. It is very rare for any acupuncturist to be able to resolve a problem completely with one treatment. The usual American model of treatment once every few weeks or once a month is primarily due to cost. Frequent treatment is much more likely to lead to relief. We will suggest a course of treatment, based on our experience with treating different kinds of conditions.

“A painless life is a happy life.”

what makes us Different

peaceful environment

Experience diverse, serene healing services in our tranquil clinic.


Our mission: making acupuncture accessible with flexible rates from $60-$90.

team of experienced

Our communal setting promotes collective healing and greater patient reach.


We deliver top-notch acupuncture at affordable prices, because everyone deserves quality healthcare.

Embark on Your Journey to Wellness Today

Don’t let pain and stress hold you back. Experience the transformative power of acupuncture at our clinic right here in Queens, NYC. Our expert practitioners are ready to guide you on your path to healing and wellness.

Whether you’re new to acupuncture or a returning patient, we’re committed to making your journey as comfortable and effective as possible. Take the first step towards a healthier, more balanced life. Book your appointment today and discover the difference holistic care can make.

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Ariel Deva de Leon, MSAc, LAc

licensed acupuncturist, clinic director

Hailing from sunny San Diego, Ariel Deva de León received her BA from University of California, Santa Cruz in Community Studies with a focus on Resistance and Social Movements, and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan in 2011.

After graduation, Ariel worked at WorkSong Chinese Medicine in Greenpoint, where finding and working in the community acupuncture model brought Ariel full circle in terms of incorporating the theories of social movement and social justice into the practice of acupuncture. She then opened Tigerlily Holistic in 2015, and has been so pleased to work with her own community of Bushwick and Ridgewood. 

Ariel’s practice is centered in Kiiko Matsumoto style Japanese acupuncture and Zang Fu Tui Na, both of which begin with abdominal assessment and diagnosis, with many other modalities blended in. Ariel also practices Synergy Aesthetic Acupuncture Facials, as taught by Dr. Travall Croom and is a Reiki Master. Ariel habla español.

Dr. Michael Kay, DACM, LAc

licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist

T​hough a native of California, Michael is more of a New Yorker, and a resident of Williamsburg since the late 1980’s. Having also lived in Argentina, he is happy to work with Spanish-speaking patients. Michael has a doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College, and is nationally certified in Chinese Herbology. He specializes in orthopedic conditions and pain management, and with neurological and immunological disorders. Working with this holistic medicine, he effectively treats much more.

Michael has volunteered doing community acupuncture in Guatemala, and at a monthly recovery clinic in the Bronx. He has treated patients at the Veteran Affairs hospital in Manhattan and continues to work with stroke patients at NYU Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn. Previously as a user experience designer he helped to make websites more “user centered.” Now as a Chinese Medicine practitioner, Michael’s focus is on “patient-centered” medicine, passionate about providing healthcare that is accessible while empowering people to better manage their own well being.

In addition to herbology and acupuncture, Michael works with tui na bodywork, cupping, moxibustion, and electro-stimulation. He is an avid swimmer, and regularly practices Qigong. Si se pone más cómodo, le puede atender en español

Kanako Oshiumi, MSAc, LAc

licensed acupuncturist

Kanako is an experienced Acupuncturist with a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture. She was trained in various acupuncture styles, with a specialized focus in Kiiko Matsumoto Japanese style acupuncture, and Acupuncture Physical Medicine which places an emphasis on trigger point therapy.  

Kanako is a second generation acupuncturist, deeply influenced by her upbringing in both China and Japan as well as her mother who was an acupuncturist herself. Acupuncture and other treatments such as “Gua Sha”, Cupping, Herbal medicine have always been part of her life and have made her who she is today.
By nature, she is a very loving and compassionate person so she feels that this medicine is her calling in life: “I always wanted to help people in any way I can. When I first moved to NYC 7 years ago from Tokyo, what I found in my encounters is that many people suffer from side effects attributed to environmental pollution, pharmaceuticals and/or complications from a variety of operations. This created a desire to help others with so much more than just their living arrangements, it made me want to follow in my mother’s footsteps and study acupuncture and East Asian medicine.”

 Kanako places a priority on making an emotional connection with patients when diagnosing their conditions and formulating a treatment plan. Empathy and understanding are her biggest strengths when making a patient feel comfortable and open to healing. Kana is also fluent in Japanese and Mandarin,

Dr. Lacey Korb, DACM​, LAc

licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist

Lacey Korb is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Health and Science and a Bachelor’s of design. She is further certified in Facial Rejuvenation and Gua Sha Facial techniques.

Lacey became interested in East Asian Medicine after studying the energetic body for 15 years through the Mysore Ashtanga Yoga System. Through her practice, she witnessed the effects of  energetic cultivation on the mind and body. She Received permission from her teacher in 2011 to conduct a Mysore program. Lacey hopes to help patients be their best selves. She believes that aging is natural, but should and can be successful, especially when assisted by Acupuncture and Chinese herbs.

Maahwush Zahidi, MSAc, LAc​

licensed acupuncturist

Maahwush (pronounced Mavish) is an NCCAOM, New York, and New Jersey Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist. She graduated from Tri-State College of Acupuncture with honors and joined its faculty staff upon graduation. She is currently an Instructor and Clinical Supervisor at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in NJ. Her multi-faceted acupuncture style integrates Traditional Chinese medicine, Sports Medicine acupuncture, Kiiko Matsumoto style acupuncture, along with the modalities of cupping, and moxibustion. 

Eloise de Leon, Reiki Master

Reiki Energy Healing/​Emotional Freedom Technique

Eloise (she/her) is a wellness practitioner from California whose work in the health field began in the 1970s as a lay midwife. In the 80s & 90s, she pursued academia, and earned an M.A. in cross cultural counseling and an M.F.A. in Visual Arts. In 2001, she began training as an energy healer. In 2001, she became a Reiki practitioner and became certified in many healing modalities. She became a Reiki Master in 2005. From 2016 – 2018, she served in the Peace Corps in the Healthy Schools program in Guatemala. Among her many activities, she taught EFT (tapping on acupressure points) for stress reduction to educators and their students and taught several Reiki courses to Guatemalans and Peace Corps Volunteers. At Tigerlily Holistic, she is pleased to offer her favorite healing modalities:  an energy healing session of Reiki & Jin Shin Jyutsu; and personalized Flower Essence Blends for one’s life/soul alignment. 

Dar, Reiki Master

Reiki Energy Healing

Dar (they/them) is a Two-Spirited healer who comes from a legacy of indigenous leaders and healers from the Houma Nation–a small Tribe located in Southeast Louisiana. Dar’s great grandmother Hilda was a “Traiteuse”–a Native Cajun Folk healer. Hilda’s daughter Laura was the Chief of their tribe, and taught her grandchild Dar about their culture and practiced Houma traditions together. Though Hilda died before passing down her knowledge directly to Dar, the long lineage of healing through touch has inspired Dar to heal themself and their community through the combination of different practices.

While Dar was pursuing their BA in Gender and Sexuality Studies, they were introduced to Reiki for the first time. Inspired by the parallels between their great grandmother’s practice and Reiki, Dar got certified within a year. Seven years later in 2022, Dar is a certified Reiki Master, they have learned from other Traiteuses in their bayou community, and is finally following in their great grandmother’s footsteps.

Energy Healing: These sessions can provide support and relief from any number of issues such as energetic blockages, anxiety, depression, addiction, gender dysphoria. Dar’s own experiences with these issues inform their practice, and their goal is always to get you back to/ on the path towards perfect alignment. Anyone and everyone are welcome.

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