Persefone Karakosta is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine and Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She earned her Master of Science Degree and her Doctorate Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Health and Science in New York, focusing on holistic, integrative healthcare. She is a New York licensed acupuncturist. She has gained practice experience working with patients presenting a great variety of conditions and diverse populations, at the Veterans Affairs hospital. The Institute for Family Health, working with women with disabilities and at Housing Works Community Healthcare Center, working with HIV/AIDS adults in support of behavioral health and substance use. Recently she has travelled to Taiwan, to attend the China College of Chinese medicine, Medical University Hospital, immersing herself in Chinese medicine and culture, gaining a deeper expertise in the fields of acupuncture and Chinese herbs. Persefone was a licensed esthetician in her native Greece and has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Hair, Make-up and Prosthetics for Performance from London University of the Arts, London College of Fashion. Her career in the film industry spans over 25 years, starting in London, England and then the US, where she worked with a plethora of directors and assisted actors in creating characters and supported their wellbeing during that process. Her philosophy is that in order to achieve optimal health, we must first achieve balance of mind, body and spirit.