At Fly Again Acupuncture PLLC we practice Traditional Chinese Acupuncture in Ballston Spa and Greenwich NY, as well as custom raw and granular herbal formulas. Although we treat a variety of disorders we specialize in acupuncture for allergies. We have the advantage of working with Chinese Herbal Solutions in order to prepare custom formulas for our patients at a reasonable cost. We are also trained in a wide range of adjunctive techniques like NAET, cupping, gua sha, tui na, Japanese needling, fu zhen, scalp acupuncture, akabane, and others that not all acupuncturists are trained to use.
Alycia Askew LAc. MSOM
Alycia grew up on a small alpaca farm in Easton, NY. She graduated from Greenwich Jr./Sr. High School and earned her Associates Degree from SUNY Adirondack. She then transferred to the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at New York Chiropractic College where she earned her Bachelor's of Professional Studies, Masters of Science in Acupuncture, and Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine.
While attending NYCC Alycia was inducted into the Phi Chi Omega honor society, remained on the Dean's list every trimester throughout her studies, was named Student of the Year in 2013, and gave back to the campus community via tutoring and working in the Alumni Student Connection. In 2014 she studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in China at the Zhejiang Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou. Her studies included lectures and clinical rotations focusing on acupuncture, abdominal microsystems, herbal medicine, tui na, cupping, treatment of facial paralysis, stroke recovery, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, gynecological disorders, and weight loss.
Alycia has also completed the following certifications
Level 1 facial rejuvenation acupuncture with Mary Elizabeth Wakefield
NAET Basic training
NAET Advanced level 1 training
NAET Advanced 2A Autism and ADD/ADHD
NAET Advanced 2P Anaphylaxis
Betsy Laurin LAc.
Betsy earned her Bachelor’s in English and Psychology from Williams College in 2010, and shortly thereafter began a career in digital marketing. After experiencing a stubborn back injury in 2016, she discovered acupuncture and decided to make a career change.
She earned her Master's of Science in Acupuncture from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mineola, NY where she made dean’s list regularly, and received the president’s scholarship for outstanding academic performance. Her studies included lectures, hands-on classes and clinical rotations focusing on acupuncture, tui na, Qi Gong, and a variety of other modalities utilized in Chinese medicine. She is licensed to practice acupuncture in both New York and Vermont, and is board certified through NCCAOM.
Betsy is skilled in the treatment of pain, anxiety, stress management, NADA protocol for detoxification, sleep irregularities and gynecological disorders. She currently resides in southwestern Vermont, but will be relocating to the Saratoga area in the near future.
Melissa Thomas - Office Assistant
Melissa graduated from Greenwich Central High School. She enjoys spending her down time with her cats, dogs and horses. In addition to helping at Fly Again Acupuncture she is a manager for a movie theater. Melissa has completed HIPAA training and has a long history working in healthcare and as a personal health aide.