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Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN, is a visionary educator, clinician, writer and publisher in the field of natural health care. He offers trainings, patient care and learning programs to create a world of resilient, vital people who make a difference through positive contribution. Michael has distinguished himself in the areas of wholistic health, teaching, writing and music. Michael holds New York licenses in acupuncture, dietetics-nutrition and massage therapy, a Colorado license in acupuncture, and is a Doctor of Acupuncture in Rhode Island.

Michael earned his Master’s degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions ( where he was a faculty member for ten years. Prior to that he received undergraduate degrees in massage therapy, health sciences and advanced Amma therapy (Asian Bodywork Therapy). Michael is a Certified Instructor and former state representative of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (

In 1990, Michael founded the Hands-On Health Wholistic Centers. Now practicing through Gaeta Acupuncture and Nutrition (in Forest Hills and Huntington, New York, and Boulder, Colorado), he combines clinical nutrition, acupuncture, herbal therapy and Asian bodywork to help people heal, grow and evolve. He co-founded of Acupuncture for Veterans (, which provides free and low-cost treatment in New York City to US veterans.

Michael is past president (2001-2004) of the Acupuncture Society of New York ( He served on the ASNY Board from 1998 to 2004, earning awards for State Association President of the Year and State Association of the Year.

He appeared on the CBS Early Show, NBC News, WB11 News, and presents seminars nationally on business success, nutrition, medical ethics, herbal therapy and Chinese medicine. He has trained thousands of clinicians in his Success with Natural MedicineTM clinical seminars since January 2001, and his Love, Serve & Succeed® business seminars since 1996. Michael’s teaching is informed by 23 years of successful clinical practice, in his New York and Colorado clinics, to help people heal, grow and prevent illness.

In four years his wellness radio show on Contact Talk Radio has attracted over 100,000 subscribers.

Michael is also a pianist and composer. With two friends, he released an album of original acoustic music, entitled Open Green, which is available on iTunes.

His passion is to give, love and serve through teaching, hands-on therapies and writing. He helps patients and health professionals live and serve from the place of their greatest potential.