Judy Abrams has a career that has included education and experience in many different healing techniques. After receiving a BS in biology from Oberlin College, and a MS in entomology from Cornell University, she became a Peace Corps volunteer, and set up and operated malaria clinics on the Pacific coast of Colombia. When she returned to the US, she became a Physician Assistant, and worked for ten years in emergency medicine and family practice. During that time she studied acupuncture at Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz, California, and became a licensed acupuncturist in California and then in New York. While she attended acupuncture school, she became interested in Applied Kinesiology, and took a year long kinesiology course in Los Angeles. After opening an acupuncture practice in California, she completed an internship in Xiamen, China at a hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Judy has had an acupuncture practice in The DeWitt Building since 1992. She was the first licensed acupuncturist to set up a full time practice in Ithaca. She has 27 years of clinical experience and has had over 50,000 patient visits.