Melanie A. Gold, DO, DABMA, Doctor of Medical Qigong


Melanie A. Gold, DO, DABMA, DMQ

President and Founder,

Renaissance Research and Educational Consulting, Inc. (RRECI)

281 Van Winkle Avenue, Hawthorne NJ 07506

Work cell: 646-740-6525






Dr. Melanie A. Gold is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Child and Adolescent Health, Section of Adolescent Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and a Professor in the Department of Population & Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health. She is also the Medical Director of New York-Presbyterian Hospital’s (NYP) seven School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs). Dr. Gold is an osteopathic physician, a pediatrician, and an adolescent medicine sub-specialist. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture since 2014. She served as a board member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and on their membership committee from 2015-2017. Dr. Gold is also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Section on Integrative Medicine for the American Academy of Pediatrics from 2015 to 2018. She is a Core Member of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health for the Columbia University chapter.

Over the past two decades Dr. Gold has enhanced her patients’ access to integrative medicine by expanding her clinical skills in osteopathic manipulation, hypnotherapy, Reiki, Chinese manual medicine, and medical acupuncture. She completed a 3-year doctorate in Medical Qi Gong in January 2017 with Ted Cibik, PhD, DMQ, HFI at Inner Strength and is currently studying Ayurvedic Medicine and Transcendental Meditation. She has training in essential oils and aroma acupoint therapy from Peter Holmes, LAc. Dr. Gold is expanding pediatric integrative health care at the 7 NYP SBHCs by adding services including: osteopathic manipulation, medical acupuncture and acupressure, mindfulness, yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and hypnotherapy. She hopes to add Ayurvedic medicine to these services in the future.



Services are:

  • Integrative medicine assessments
  • osteopathic manipulation
  • acupressure
  • acupuncture
  • Chinese scalp acupuncture
  • Qigong
  • hypnotherapy
  • Reiki
  • aromatherapy
  • aroma AccuPoint therapy
  • Gua sha
  • cupping


Specialties are:

  • Pediatric and adolescent medicine
  • Women’s health


“Melanie is my neighbor and my friend. When I met Melanie I explained to her that I was about to have a back operation. Through our conversations she explained that she was certified in acupuncture and she could perform a procedure on me to help me.

Acupuncture has completely relieved all my back pain. I have the highest regard for Melanie as a doctor-neighbor and a friend.”

~John Balogh


“I can only speak volumes of the Integrative Medicine care that Dr. Melanie Gold provided for Laela during her hospital stay. Aromatherapy was the only modality where I observed a real change in my daughter’s energy and mood. Before aromatherapy treatment Laela was crying in pain and withdrawn. Following, she started to relax and become more engaged and was able to participate in physical therapy. It was truly incredible! Dr. Gold also listened to Laela and used hypnotic imagery through her joy of soccer as a tool to help alleviate her pain. I really appreciated the time she spent with Laela and the hand-outs she printed for us to continue with self-care at home.”

~ Siohban Roche, Mom (Laela Roche, 10 y female, admitted to CHONY for intractable abdominal pain.)