Robert A. Vena, L.Ac., MSTOM
Jersey Shore Acupuncturist
Rob is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the States of New Jersey and New York and is nationally board certified in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He completed the rigorous 4-year Master of Science of Traditional Oriental Medicine program at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City (PCOM-NY).
During his clinical training in the PCOM Acupuncture Clinic, Rob worked under the guidance of experts in both traditional Asian healing techniques and current Western medical practices. He provided hands-on treatment to over 300 patients, treating a wide variety of conditions using acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxibustion, Chinese herbal medicine, tui na Chinese medical massage, fire cupping, gua sha, dietetic and lifestyle counseling, meditative and breathing exercises, and Qi Gong exercise techniques.
Rob recently closed his successful Manhattan and Englewood, NJ offices, moved to the Jersey Shore, and is now accepting new patients in Point Pleasant, NJ.
Rob spent 4 years living and working in Asia, and his time there sparked an interest in Eastern philosophies and martial arts. Eventually, these interests led to the study of Chinese medicine. After reassessing his life priorities, he turned his back on a promising career in corporate Information Technology and set out on a new path; following his true passion of helping others to experience a balanced state of health and wellness through the application of the ancient healing art of acupuncture.
Rob is a veteran of the United States Navy, in which he proudly and honorably served for 6 years during the 1980s. After graduating from the Defense Language Institute‘s intensive Russian Language Studies program, he went on to serve as an airborne crypto-linguist for the US Naval Security Group. He is also a graduate of the Chubb Institute‘s Computer Programming school and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from Nyack College.
In addition to his acupuncture practice, Rob is owner of AllAcuServices, LLC, a successful medical insurance billing service specially designed for Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Naturopathic Doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, and Social Workers practicing within the United States.
Rob has been studying and practicing Chinese Internal Style Martial Arts since 2003.
The internal martial arts of Baguazhang, Taijiquan, and Xing Yi Quan were all derived from ancient Taoist meditation techniques that also form the underlying basis for traditional Chinese medicine.
Internal martial arts place a strong emphasis on Qi development, long-term health, healing of the body, meditation, and calming of the mind. Millions of people worldwide practice these arts purely for their health benefits.
Rob began his martial arts studies at The Blue Dragon School of Martial Arts in Bergenfield, New Jersey, where he learned the foundations and basics of Baguazhang and Qigong.
Between 2007 and 2011, while a student at PCOM-NY, Rob continued his training in Qigong and Taijiquan under the guidance of Master Fukui Yang. While there, he also studied Tui Na Chinese medical massage under Master Yang’s tutelage.
Rob currently studies privately with Master Yang, training in Baguazhang, Taijiquan, Yiquan, Qigong and Neigong internal energy building. He also continues his studies of Tui Na, Medical Qigong, and Daoist meditation techniques under Master Yang’s guidance.
In June of 2013, Rob participated in the Traditional Chinese Medicine World Foundation’s Wu Ming Qigong for Breast Health Workshop, where he learned to demonstrate and share with women the seven powerful Wu Ming Qigong movements for Breast Health.
In March of 2018, Rob participated in the Eight Extraordinary Vessels & Fulfilling Destiny seminar guided by Daoist Priest, Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen. Through working with these eight vessels, clinicians gain a deeper understanding of how to mediate one’s destiny and adapt to the potential taxation accorded by oneself, society, and the environment.
In May of 2018, Rob attended Master Junfeng Li’s Sheng Zhen Meditation & Healing of the Heart workshop. Master Li is one of the truest living Qigong masters of our time. The workshop centered on Master Li’s Sheng Zhen exercises to help relax the body, calm thoughts, empty the mind, and quiet the heart so inspiration and creativity can become the norm.
Acupuncturist in Ocean County, NJ
Patients seen by appointment only.