At the age of 19, Dr. Andrea Renee was the co-founder and president of Andrea Renee, Inc., a cutting-edge jewelry design and production business with headquarters in Manhattan’s SOHO neighborhood before she graduated as a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She received recognition on a global scale for 15 years as one of New York Magazine’s “Favourite Downtown Jewellery Designers” because of the famous customers who frequented her own SOHO Boutique.

9/11 destroyed many downtown businesses including Dr. Renee’s. She shares her story of trying to recover a business after an unexpected national tragedy. And restarting her life after 40.


{02:21} Dr. Andrea’s journey

{12:54} Contingency plan for an unprecedented historic event

{17:14} The effect of the COVID Lockdowns on business

{21:36} Transitioning to a new career.

{32:30} How to recover your business after a disaster.

{39:34} All we can control is our response.

{49:10} The benefits of acupuncture

Dr. Andrea Renee Bio:

Dr. Andrea Renee earned her Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (MATCM) at Yo San University in LA, CA, with specializations in Orthopedics and Chigong while completing her clinical internship at Yo San’s Blount Clinic with externships at Venice Family Clinic and The Wellness Center at LA County USC Hospital. Dr. Renee completed her Doctoral Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM) at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA while at the same time completing the extensive 4000-hour CA State Acupuncture Board Tutorial Program as a Doctoral Fellow, Assistant Clinic/Herbal Medicine Pharmacy Supervisor and Board Exam Tutor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine at AOMA University of Integrative Medicine in Austin, TX, the top 5 Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine University in the U.S.

Dr. Andrea Renee has been practicing Acupuncture and Herbology in LA, CA since 2016. In addition, Dr. Renee has been working with over 6000 clients over the last 15 years and receiving 5-star reviews as an acupuncturist as well as a Yoga and Meditation Instructor since 2007 plus a Life Coach and Asian Bodywork Therapist practicing Medical Chigong Energy Work, Acupressure, Cupping, Auriculo-Therapy treatments & Exercise Therapy since 2010.

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