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Dr. Kelsey Tangel

Dr. Kelsey Tangel is a nationally board-certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist licensed in New York and New Jersey. She attended Bucknell University as an Arts Merit Scholar, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Dance. Her belief in the mind-body connection, fascination with human biology, and love for serving others led her to become an Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She received her Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health Sciences in Chicago. She specializes in women's health and fertility, acute and chronic pain conditions, cosmetic acupuncture, and stress management.


Kelsey meets her patients where they are, providing evidence-based, compassionate care that aims to empower them to take ownership of their health and well-being. She constructs thoughtful treatment plans with clear goals for each patient that utilize lifestyle and dietary recommendations. She is passionate about integrative healthcare and works closely with Western Medical Doctors to manage patient cases. She has worked in multiple clinics alongside Pain Management Doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Functional Medicine Doctors, and Massage Therapists. She thrives in a collaborative care environment and believes in the benefit of doctors working together to serve their patients' greatest good.


Kelsey combines her knowledge of Assisted Reproductive Technology with her expertise in treating gynecological issues using Chinese Medicine. She worked at New York City's premier women's health acupuncture clinic, The Yinova Center, for over six years and was trained by Dr. Jillian Blakeway. She has successfully navigated complex fertility cases including, but not limited to, endometriosis, PCOS, premature menopause, recurrent miscarriage, amenorrhea, and IVF/IUI support. She has been called a "Fertility Doula" because of her compassion and depth of knowledge for her patients' journeys with infertility. Her desire to provide her patients with natural, non-invasive skincare options led her to become certified in Microneedling and Mei Zen Cosmetic Acupuncture.


After completing her doctorate, she purposefully worked at larger integrative clinics so she could focus on mastering her skills as an acupuncturist and herbalist, while learning the administrative work required to provide patients with a quality healthcare experience.


Kelsey is also a yoga instructor and has taught in New York City, Chicago and Hong Kong. Her yoga practice informs how she cares for her patients, and her intention is to provide a safe space for healing.


Dr. Kelsey Tangel was born and raised in Montclair and is a Montclair High School alum. She has lived in multiple cities in the US and abroad, yet always considered Montclair her "home." When the time came for her family to leave Brooklyn, Montclair was the perfect place to return home to, and it was the right time to open her own private practice. She is grateful to be a member of this vibrant community. She lives a bike ride away from her clinic with her husband (who is also from Montclair) and their two redheaded children. Founding Clear Mountain Acupuncture is her dream come true.

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