Supriya Desai Lay is a New York Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist who obtained an M.S. in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College New York, graduating top of her class. She is certified by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine. Prior to studying Chinese Medicine, Supriya received her Bachelors in International Economics from George Washington University and worked for three years as an IT Consultant. After encouragement from her physician parents (particularly her mom!), Supriya embarked on the path to becoming an acupuncturist in order to make a substantial difference in people's lives each day, and she has never looked back!
As a self-proclaimed people person, her compassionate treatment style emphasizes personal communication with patients coupled with successful clinical results. Supriya also stresses co-accountability in all her patients' treatment plans, as the path to healing is truly a partnership between practitioner and patient. Her personal motto is that one only has one life as this particular unique being, so it's important to make the most of each and every day, and she carries this energy and enthusiasm into her work… each and every day!
Upon her graduation from her Masters program in Chinese Medicine, Supriya moved halfway across the country with her now husband, Cam Lay, to the college town of Lawrence, Kansas. While there, she started two thriving practices despite Kansas being one of five states that did not have acupuncture licensure at the time. In the years that followed, Supriya worked with the Kansas Association of Oriental Medicine (KsAOM) participating in the documentary filming of “On the Road for Acupuncture,” and treated senators and representatives in the state capital, until finally helping to achieve acupuncture licensure for the state. Though it was an incredible few years, her husband recently got a job back in New York, so Brooklyn is now once again their home! While leaving Kansas was bittersweet, Supriya is thrilled to be closer to her family and NYC community.
Supriya loves spending time with her patients, truly hearing their concerns, and most importantly, helping educate them by explaining her treatment approach, so they feel empowered to make consistent lifestyle changes to better support their healing.