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Alli Urbanik Kimmel is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, and board certified clinical herbalist. She earned her master’s and doctorate degrees at Pacific College of Health and Science, where she graduated as valedictorian. Dr. Kimmel is a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

Alli specializes in reproductive health, including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum care, and gynecological/hormonal disorders. She also has a special interest in mental wellness, digestive health, and autoimmune disease, but feels that the true healing power of Chinese medicine lies in its ability to rebalance and shift the body in ways that heal a wide variety of ailments.


As a practitioner of Chinese descent, Alli is familiar with how the teachings and wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) are woven into culture and daily life, and she emphasizes education about how the body is understood through the lens of traditional Chinese medicine. 

Alli believes in the importance of an open and compassionate relationship between practitioner and patient. She meets patients where they are in their life and healing journey and gently guides them on the path to greater health, happiness, and fulfillment. 

Before opening Spreading Roots Acupuncture, Alli practiced at the prestigious Yinova Center in New York City. She is passionate about exploring the synergistic relationship between acupuncture and modern biomedicine, and has provided acupuncture services at NYU Lutheran Hospital and Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital. Alli is a Reiki Master in the Usui Shiki Ryoho and holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honors from the University of Chicago.


NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

NYS# 006517-1

Usui System of Natural Healing: Certified Reiki Master

Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture: Certification


Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM): Pacific College of Health and Science

Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTOM): Pacific College of Health and Science

Bachelor of Arts (BA): University of Chicago


Integrative Oncology Acupuncturist at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Hospital


Orthopedic and Neurological Rehabilitation Acupuncturist at NYU Lutheran Hospital 


Safe and Effective Chinese Medicine Treatment During Pregnancy 


Treatment of Endometriosis with Chinese Herbal Medicine 


Herbal Treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease 


Chinese Medicine for IVF and Fertility

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Interview with Popsugar

Interview with Natalist

Alli's Blog

Interview with Emily Grace Acupuncture


In Chinese medicine theory, the five elements (wood, fire, earth, metal, and water) are a key way of understanding how the body works. There are many ways of using the elements to understand health and the human body, and each element can represent an aspect of our personalities.


In modern life, the wood elements of our personalities are prized. Wood encompasses the innovative, independent, and driven aspects of our personalities. But just as a tree without a strong root system cannot withstand a storm, when we do not take the time to nourish and support ourselves, the wood aspect can become weak, tired, and out of balance.


Spreading Roots Acupuncture was founded to remind us to take a break from our busy lives – to relax, replenish, and rebalance. Our goal is to provide a healing space where people can create the healthy root system they need to fulfill their destinies.

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