Dr. Piken is a Chiropractor, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Health Coach who offers a unique holistic and whole body approach to nutrition and wellness.

Growing up in Queens, New York, all my life I just knew that the best of everything was found in NYC! That is why I chose to practice in the heart of New York City, just below Central Park. If you want to provide the best healthcare, setting up in Manhattan, where the best of everything is found only makes sense!

Since starting my practice in 1996, I’ve taught people how to heal from various problems ranging from chronic pain to digestive disorders. I focus heavily on nutrition and a total body approach to health, placing the highest emphasis on healing the relationship between the gut and the brain known as the brain-gut axis.

I always strive to be the doctor that I would want to visit. When you walk into my office you know that you are in an environment where you are going to be personally cared for. My midtown Manhattan office, Innate Wellness Group, functions as a primary source for healthcare without the use of drugs or surgery.

When it comes to patient care, I go beyond the functional medicine model. I use a combination of functional lab testing and applied kinesiology in order to address the three basic causes of all health problems: imbalances in the chemical, emotional and physical systems of the body. You can learn more about my approach to health and wellness in my book, Better, 11 Simple Habits to Improve Your Life.


SUNY Buffalo

New York Chiropractic College – Doctor of Chiropractic -1996

Gonstead Certification – 200-hour course – 1996

Practitioner of Applied Kinesiology – International College of Applied Kinesiology – 2002

Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists – Certified Nutrition Specialist – 2003

Therapeutic Lifestyle Certification – First Line Therapy Program – 2008

Listed below are just some of the seminar I have attended:

  • Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry
  • Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry
  • Mastering Brain Chemistry
  • Mastering the Thyroid
  • The Neuroendocrine and Immunology of Peri-Menopause and Andropause
  • Functional Endocrinology
  • Nutritional Approaches to Stress-Induced Disorders
  • Advances in Managing Chronic Illness
  • Understanding the Clinical Application of Improved Metabolic Biotransformation
  • Fundamentals of Clinical Nutrition
  • Unlocking the Secrets of Gluten Sensitivity
  • Optimizing Athletic Performance
  • Anti-Aging Medicine: New Science-Based Protocols and Patient assessment
  • Nutrigenomic Therapies for Autoimmune Disease
  • Novel Therapies for Women’s Hormonal Health and Wellness



Our body is one big connection of muscle and nerves. If a part of our body is not functioning well, it affects another part of the body. Watch this short video to learn more.


Are you paying attention to the chemistry in your body? What chemicals are exposed too on a daily basis? These could be affecting your health. Watch this short video to learn more.


Emotional stress can reak havoc on your body. Emotional stress can cause severe muscle tension and pain in your neck, back, jaw, heart and more. Watch this short video to learn more.


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