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  • Martinez, Robert, L.Ac., MSTOM

    Q: What is your job? Where do you work?

    A: I am an acupuncturist, and also a taijiquan instructor. Currently, most of my practice is at St. Ann's Corner of Harm Reduction in the Bronx, where I provide acupuncture to people who struggle with drug addiction, or who simply can't afford normal health care. I also see patients privately at Pinehurst Healing Arts in Washington Heights.

    Q: What do you do to stay healthy?

    A: To stay healthy, I sit Zen, practice taijiquan, and ride my bicycle whenever I can. I also try to eat right, and limit my intake of junk food. 

    Q: What is your favorite thing to do in Harlem?

    A: Stroll around!

    Q: What are your hobbies?

    As a hobby, I play go, an ancient Asian board game (in China it's called wei qi, and in Korea it's called baduk). I'm not that good at it, but I enjoy playing it.

    Q: What got you interested in health in Northern Manhattan?

    A: Riding my bicycle to City College, some 20 years ago now! The pounds came off, and I was hooked on cycling ever since.