Flourishing Gate Healing Project is the private Chinese Medicine practice of Martha Oatis, MAOM, Dipl.OM, Lic.Ac., DA, providing classical chinese medicine for adults, children and families. 

To make an appointment please call 347-460-5443.


This is medicine that can touch every aspect of your being. As one layer begins to heal, the rest of you comes into resonance like an instrument tuning itself. These layers include the physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional bodies, and your connections to your environment (community, seasons, ecosystem), family, and to divinity.

As you have a chance to heal on any one of these levels you will find the many other levels of your being integrated and held in a new light.

To heal is to step into an increasingly more whole version of yourself, living out your chosen and destined path in life, with heart, grace and a greater capacity to grow, love, and offer your presence to the world.

As my teacher Thea Elijah says, “illness is an X on a treasure map saying: dig here.” The signs and symptoms of an imbalance point to where the healing must begin, but they do not define who you are. Within any form of suffering is a potential to transform and bring forth the wholeness and health that are inherent in any person. When your strengths and vitality are supported in an intentional way, not only do symptoms begin to heal, but you step more wholly into your true self.


Martha Oatis holds a masters degree from the New England School of Acupuncture and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University. She is licensed to practice in New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts and holds national certification in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Honored to have the privilege of devoting her life to the practice of medicine and art, Martha is also a poet, a practitioner of yoga, and a perennial student of the heart. 



"Many practitioners can treat a person in a way that helps them heal, but it takes a certain kind of skill to also let that person be an active participant in their own healing. Martha is just such a skilled practitioner. Working with her, I have felt comforted by her confident guidance during treatment while also being empowered to continue the work on my own. As the poet Harryette Mullen said, "you can give a man a rock, or you can teach him how to rock." Martha's clarity and attentiveness to my particular energy have really helped me know myself better, and I find that I "rock" naturally even long after the treatment occurs. " 

- I.C., Brooklyn, NY

"In addition to having an effective, precise, gentle and thorough approach with needles and herbs, Martha herself is a wonderful healing presence--intelligent, serene, a good listener and a thoughtful practitioner. She has a wonderful sense of humor. I have two children under three years old and no spare time to take care of myself; it has been wonderful for me to be able to get acupuncture from Martha with them present. They are delighted to be near her or in her lap while we work together, they also sense how much healing power and kindness she has in her. "

-A.J., Brooklyn, NY