Acupuncture

Acupuncture

Aimee Raupp, MS, LAc, is a renowned women’s health & fertility expert, celebrity acupuncturist & coach, and the best- selling author of the books Chill Out & Get Healthy, Yes, You Can Get Pregnant, and Body Belief. Her latest book, The Egg Quality Diet: A clinically proven 100-day fertility diet to balance hormones, reduce inflammation, improve egg quality & optimize your ability to get & stay pregnant will be released in June 2021. Aimee works virtually with clients all over the world, as well she is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in private practice in New York and Connecticut.  Aimee holds a Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a Bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers University. She is also the founder of the Aimee Raupp Beauty line of hand-crafted, organic skincare products that are optimized for hormone harmony. She has appeared on The View, and has been featured in Glamour, Allure, Well + Good, Mind  Body Green, GOOP, Shape, and many podcasts including Wellness Mama, Melissa Ambrosini, and Dr. Frank Lipman. Aimee has received endorsements from Deepak Chopra, Hannah Bronfman, Arianna Huffington, and Gabrielle Bernsteinfor her work in helping thousands of women to improve their fertility, celebrate their beauty, and reconnect to the presence of their optimal health. Aimee is also the Head of Chinese Medicine at The Well in NYC and is a frequent speaker at women’s health & wellness conferences across the nation. She engages her large community worldwide through her social media presence, online programs, and her website, www.aimeeraupp.com. For info on appointments email info@aimeeraupp.com  

Michelle Clifford MS, LAc, RDH is an acupuncturist and general practitioner who loves treating women’s health, cosmetic acupuncture with fertility friendly products, and the emotional root of dis-ease. She loves introducing her patients to acupuncture and holding space for them to reconnect to their joy, vitality, and beauty. Michelle holds her Masters in Acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport. At UB, Michelle worked alongside other health professionals to develop an integrative approach and understanding to patient care. Throughout the program, she was mentored by Aimee Raupp and continues her education with various courses to offer the best in patient care. Her own journey to be an acupuncturist started with getting acupuncture and seeing the profound effect it had on her hormones and health at the time. Her goal is to give you the  attentive, personalized, and comfortable care you deserve throughout your health and wellness journey. Michelle has always loved to help people look and feel their best. Prior to acupuncture, Michelle received her bachelors degree with honors in Dental Hygiene from University of Bridgeport and practiced as a hygienist for over five years gaining some great insight and skill for detail, patient comfort and gentle care. She still volunteers through different organizations like CTMOM to provide dental care to those in need. Most of all, she loves incorporating this skillset into her cosmetic and TMJ acupuncture treatments. In her spare time, Michelle enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and being outdoors with her husband and dog. 

Dr. Aimee Montanaro, D-TCM, L.Ac., is the newest edition to the Aimee Raupp team, and she will be treating patients out of Aimee’s Westport location at RFC. Through her expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dr. Montanaro supports the functional and structural integrity of the body by implementing various modalities of Traditional Chinese Medicine. These modalities include acupuncture, herbs, diet and lifestyle counseling, movement therapy such as qi gong and tai chi, and tui na massage. Throughout her years of education, Dr. Montanaro focused on not only TCM, but also the role of TCM in integrative medicine across various specializations including women’s health, reproductive medicine, endocrinology, oncology, dentistry, chiropractic care, and primary care. In various clinics, Dr. Montanaro has collaborated with western medical providers in order to treat patients through an integrative medical approach, which in turn has resulted in high patient satisfaction through the resolution of their chief complaints. As a member of the Aimee Raupp team, Dr. Montanaro delivers excellent patient care by utilizing both evidence-based and evidence-informed research in order to provide the highest quality care to her patients. In working with Dr. Montanaro, you will find that her approach is defined by kindness, warmth and sensitivity, since it is her goal to empower each patient to reach their desired outcome as they embark on their journey with Aimee Raupp Wellness and RFC in Westport, Connecticut.

Dr. Montanaro, who is nationally board certified by the NCCAOM and licensed by the state of Connecticut, graduated summa cum laude earning both her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. In addition, Dr. Montanaro received her Master’s in Organizational Development from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California, and her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Montanaro is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the Society for Integrative Oncology, and the Connecticut Society of Acupuncturists. She attends conferences and seminars throughout the year in order to hone her skills and to increase her depth of knowledge so that she may offer her patients the highest quality care possible.