Faculty & Staff
Marnae C. Ergil
- B.A., Middlebury College, 1985
- M.A., University of Washington, 1988
- M.S., Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 1999
- DACM, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2016
Marnae C. Ergil is a professor at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College. Her interest in China dates to 1981 when she began studying Chinese language at Middlebury College, where she received her BA in East Asian Studies. Ms. Ergil received her master’s degree in anthropology in 1989 and was funded by the National Academy of Sciences to study the education of practitioners of Chinese medicine in China. From 1991 – 92 she lived and studied in Tianjin, China, where she attended the first year of Chinese medical school, completing her coursework in Chinese. She received her master’s in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. While a student at PCOM, Professor Ergil translated Practical Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine, published by Churchill Livingstone. She is the co-author of the Pocket Atlas of Chinese Medicine, published by Thieme Publications, and the co-translator of Jiao Shu-De’s Ten Lectures on the Use of Chinese Medicinals, published by Paradigm Publications. She has also published in numerous journals. She has been teaching at schools of Chinese medicine in the United States since 1989. Professor Ergil has taught courses in Chinese Medical Classics (On Cold Disease Shang Han Lun; Warm Disease Theory Wen Bing; Classic on the Spleen & Stomach Pi Wei Lun), Fundamental Theory, Diagnostic Methods, Pattern Identification, Channels & Points, Channel Theory, Case Studies, Disease Patterns and Materia Medica. At the Finger Lakes School of Oriental Medicine, she teaches in all areas of the program. Professor Ergil was the Chair of the Department of Oriental Medicine and the clinic director at the New York College of Health Sciences, and the chair of the Acupuncture Dept. at Touro College. At the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine she served as the academic coordinator. Professor Ergil has had an active private practice in New York since 1997. She has received advanced clinical training in Chinese medicine dermatology, acupuncture in labor and delivery, and the treatment of infertility. She completed her Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in 2016. At the FLSAOM she practices in the Seneca Falls Health Center. While hers is a general practice, she specializes in the treatment of children, gynecological conditions, and skin conditions.