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To treat every & any patient equally, no matter their race, color, religion or sexual inclination. Each treatment is individually tailored to the unique needs of the patient.


At SHAI   M, our treatment approach is rooted in Daoist philosophy:


The Tao begot one.

One begot two.

Two begot three.

& three begot the ten thousand things.

The ten thousand things carry yin & embrace yang.

They achieve harmony by combining these forces.

Consequently, this means that everything originated from the same source, that there is not good nor evil. There is only Qi (the One), Yin & Yang (the Two). Every being, entity, & person is a combination of these three forces. Therefore, when treating a patient, no matter his/her condition, we will strive to restore harmony instead of fighting the disease, or killing the pathogen. By restoring balance & homeostasis we help the patient to regain inner peace & well being, i.e. health.


In Chinese Medicine, the practitioner begins his career with one specialty, adding another, and another, until finally, he/she becomes a Generalist towards the end of his/her career.


Gilles Obermayer started his career as martial artist & Die Da (Hit & Fall medicine) apprentice with Tom Bisio. He went on to add other specialties such as Shiatsu (with Ohashi Sensei), medical aromatherapy, fertility, pediatrics, stone medicine (with Dr. Jeffrey Yuen), geriatric, Gu syndromes with Heiner Fruehauf & more. Although an accomplished practitioner, Gilles will never stop learning, studying & researching his field.


Experience & Practice

  • 2016 -  Present: SHAIOM, Southampton Acupuncture and Integrated Oriental Medicine. Southampton, NY

  • 2013 - 2016: ShouKangTang/CWC, Private Practice,  Hampton Bays

  • 2011 - 2016: Southampton Hospital, Ed & Phyllis Davis Wellness Institute

  • 2009 - 2011: Beth Israel Hospital, Center for Health & Healing, New York

  • 2009 - Present: Sport Medicine Department, Columbia University, New York

  • 2008 - Present: Turning Point Acupuncture Clinic, New York

  • 2005 - 2010: Bates Dance Festival, Bates College, Lewiston Maine

  • 2007 - 2008: Stress Free Zone Massages, Barnard College, New York

  • 2008: NYC Triathlon & Marathon, New York

  • 2008: Corporate Chair Massage at Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Inc. New York

  • 2006, 2007, 2010: Florida Dance Association Festival, Miami FL

  • 2004: Ohashi Institute, New York

  • 2008, 2009: Rivington House (resident facility for person living with AIDS/HIV), New York

Volunteer Experience


Education: MS, BA, Associates Degree

  • Certification in Medical Chinese Dietary Therapy with Jeffrey Yuen, NY

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering certification in "Advanced Acupuncture for the cancer patient"

  • Tri_State College of Acupuncture, Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, New York

  • NADA Specialist, Lincoln Hospital, (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) New York

  • Aromatherapy certification from Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, San Rafael, CA

  • Medical use of Essential Oils with Jeffrey Yuen, New York

  • 3 years of Tui Na apprenticeship with Tom Bisio, at 5th St Acupuncture Clinic, New York

  • Certification in Advanced Sports Massage; Swedish Institute, New York

  • Zheng Gu Tui Na, 7 years/Levels certification in Chinese Medical Massage, New York

  • Swedish Institute, Associate Degree in Occupational Science, New York

  • Ohashi Institute; Certified Ohashiatsu Consultant, New York

  • Swedish massage and Shiatsu at Axelssons Institute in Stockholm, Sweden

  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Reims, France

  • Double certification in advanced training program in Chinese medical pediatrics from Bob Flaws and Dr Jeffrey Yuen


Teaching Experience

  • Lecture: Tuina and the Chinese Medicine Paradigms at the Medical Residency program at Southampton Hospital, Southampton, NY

  • 2010 - 2012: Qigong at Turning Point Acupuncture

  • 2000 - 2013: Academic "Music for Dance" at Barnard College, New York

  • 2005: Intro to Oriental Medicine at Teacher College, Columbia University, New York

Relevant Experience

  • Trained in CPR with current certification

  • 2003 - 2013: Music Director in the Dance Department, Barnard College, New York

  • Languages spoken fluently: French, Norwegian, English, Spanish, Swedish.

  • Practices: Internal Martial Arts (Ba Gua), Archery and Daoist Meditation

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