Bianca Beldini co-founder, Sundala
acupuncture | physical therapy | trigger point | dry needling | women’s wellness | sports rehab | dance injuries
MSOM, LAc, PT, SFMA Cert. Level 1, Dipl.Ac (NCCAOM)
Bianca began her career as a health care professional after her matriculation at New York University when she entered the Physiotherapie Department of the Hanzehogeschool van Groningen in the Netherlands in 1994. She was exposed to a European Osteopathic holistic health care model that would eventually shape her mindset and intentions of practice to incorporate a mind-body-spirit approach to her clinical and life goals. She studied a style of Physical Therapy that focused on strict manual skills (based on the works of Vladimir Janda and Dr. James Cyriax) in which she learned and experienced the effects of the power of human touch.
Bianca experienced the profound effects of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine after she suffered a neck injury in 2001. She received an Acupuncture treatment that removed her pain within 24 hours and with that experience, she began her quest to evolve her understanding of health and wellness from beyond the confines of western healing modalities.
On September 11, 2001, Bianca worked at the WTC and ran from what seemed to be the end of all she knew. She suffered severe post traumatic stress and her life changed dramatically. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine once again shifted her but this time on an emotional level and she emerged from the trauma with an entirely different perspective on life and healing.
Over the past decade, Bianca has been part of Academia in which she helped teach students the art of using Acupuncture and Dry Needling for all types of musculoskeletal complaints. She founded Sacred Space Acupuncture in NYC in 2004 where she specializes in Trigger Point Dry Needling, Dance / Sports Rehabilitation Acupuncture and Women’s Health and Wellness. She has cultivated many great professional relationships with prestigious doctors, surgeons, physical therapists and body workers in which she dialogues frequently about the health and well being of her patients.
Bianca presently works on dance royalty from NYC ballet, School for American Ballet and many Contemporary Movement companies in NYC. She has treated many professional football players from the NY Giants and also had the unique experience of touring the USA with USHER in 2011 during his O.M.G. tour. Recently she has been helping a major league pitcher return to his sport with a combination of her Acupuncture, Dry Needling and Physical Therapy manual skills.
In 2004 Bianca spent some time in Syros, Greece learning the art of essential oil distillation. She successfully earned her certification in Aromatherapy.
Recently, Bianca became certified as a Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) practitioner. (click this link to learn more about SFMA).
Bianca and Jodie have co-created The Sundala™ Method.
The Sundala Method™ for the patient uses assessment methods as follows:
- Observation (using a postural analysis grid) to help scan for skeletal asymmetries and center of gravity displacements,
- Active range of motion activities to assess for dysfunctional movements
- Palpation to re-confirm poor biomechanical patterns
- Structural unwinding using the concept of Trigger point referral pain patterns paired with supportive meridian based Acupuncture points
- Hands on myofascial release to re-establish proper connective tissue pliability
- Specific corrective actions that will reinforce the overall treatment to employ lasting results and pain relief.
Bianca was recently written up in Dance Magazine highlighting her expertise in Trigger Point Dry Needling.
See the article here by clicking the cover page of Dance Magazine below:
If you are interested in viewing Bianca’s resume, click this link.
Bianca is proud to hold her Diplomat of Acupuncture certified by the NCCAOM.