Staff

Dr. Gerald Mitchell, B.S., D.C.,

Gerald Mitchell, B.S., D.C., received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the New York Chiropractic College. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biology and has post-graduate training in Applied Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Sports Injuries. His integration of these areas of specialization into his chiropractic care has generated much interest in his work among other health care providers.

Dr. Gerald Mitchell has been a guest lecturer, and is listed as a recommended chiropractor by the nationally known nutritionist and author, Gary Null, in his book "Healing your body Naturally."

Dr. Gerald Mitchell is certified Diplomate status by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and has been in practice over 25 years.

Monday through Friday

10:00am – 6:00pm

Call 212-792-6010 for scheduling.



Philomena Papirnik, C.T., has trained with Diane Pulzello, R.N. in New York, and was trained and certified in Florida at The Woods Institute. She has been practicing in New York for a number of years.

Philomena has a particular interest in the use and ability of sound and has studied Sound Healing with Jonathan Goldman and with Mr. Kita of Healing Vibrations, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. She would like to continue this study with Mr. Kita in Japan. She has studied pulse reading, marma points, chakra work and often uses these techniques in her practice.

Philomena studied Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Vasant Lad in New Mexico, continuing into the Gurukula study program held in Puna, India. On-going, Philomena studies Ayurveda and yoga in New York.

She maintains a keen interest in many detoxification programs, cleanses and fasts. She has studied The Raw Food Living Diet at the Ann Wigmore Foundation and has an active interest in nutrition.

Philomena worked at the Olive Leaf Center in NY,NY for two years as the lead colonics therapist. At Olive Leaf, she worked successfully with Dr. Kamau Kokayi, Holistic M. D., and Dr. Gerald Mitchell, Chiropractor, in detoxification programs, and in addressing allergic conditions/reactions, food intolerance, lower backache, weight loss and chronic constipation. She continues to see the success of many of her clients with the use of colonics in dealing with detoxification, constipation and their general well-being. Philomena will continue her work here at the Health on 57 at 448 West 57th Street.



Diane Pulzello, R.N., has over 25 years experience in holistic healthcare as a Colon Physiotherapist and registered nurse. She is one of Philomena’s colonic hydrotherapy teachers and has collaborated with Philomena in her practice.

Diane studied with colon hydrotherapy pioneers and physiotherapists Dr. Harold Riley and Dorothy Riley who from 1935 to 1965 ran a world renowned Health Spa in Rockefeller Center. Dr. Riley was also a Chiropractor and Naturopath, and a long-time collaborator of Edgar Cayce, a world renowned Psychic and medical intuitive. The Riley’s Center was the originating center for Colonic Irrigation in NYC and much of the rest of the Country; the place where it all started and the technique for colon hydrotherapy was perfected.

Call 212-792-6010 for an appointment.



Karen N. Pearlman, LMT, has been a licensed massage therapist since 1988, having trained at The Swedish Institute of Massage. Pearlman specializes in integrative massage work, a holistic approach to the body using therapeutic massage techniques to harmonize the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual dimensions of one's being.

Karen customizes each massage to the specific needs of the individual. Karen's expertise includes working with neck and shoulder pain, lower and upper back pain, sciatica, migraines, sinus discomfort, lymph detoxification, scalp massage, reflexology and stress reduction. She is committed to providing an overall sense of peace and comfort.

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