W. Poayi Wu, M.D.

W. Poayi Wu, M.D.

Dr. Wu received a B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.  He received his M.D. degree from Rutgers-RWJ Medical School.  He completed his Neurology residency at New York University School of Medicine.  Dr. Wu subsequently completed a Sleep Medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Neurology and in Sleep Medicine.  Prior to starting INSA, Dr. Wu practiced in southern CT and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College.  He has mentored many medical students, residents and fellows. 

Dr. Wu first became interested in acupuncture as a medical student, when he was awarded a scholarship by his medical school to attend Fudan Medical University in Shanghai, China to study acupuncture and other related treatment modalities.  He later furthered his studies in Medical Acupuncture at the Helms Medical Institute, the premier acupuncture training program for physicians in the US.  He is board-certified in Medical Acupuncture through the American Board of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Wu is an active member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and has co-authored and published numerous articles and abstracts in the field of Neurology and Sleep Medicine.  His interests include travel abroad, tennis, running, and Buddhist meditation.  He is a seven-time marathon finisher, and a Boston Marathon qualifier. Together with his wife, he continues to train for and compete in various long-distance races.   


   Sonia Genovino, L. Ac.

Sonia Genovino, L. Ac.

Ms. Sonia Genovino is a Licensed Acupuncturist and certified Herbalist who joined INSA in October 2017. She received her B.S. and M.S. in Human Biology from SUNY-Oneonta and her M.S./B.S. in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from New York College of Health Professions. She also completed an internship in China where she furthered her knowledge in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Ms. Genovino was exposed to Eastern Medicine early in life and developed a keen interest in it as her mother frequently sought such therapy for various ailments with success. While trying to decide between going to medical school or acupuncture school, she witnessed her father suffering from pain and severe nausea while undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for cancer, and how he found relief with acupuncture. This solidified her decision to pursue a career in Eastern Medicine.

Having practiced Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine for nine years, Ms. Genovino has honed her diagnostic and treatment skills in a wide range of conditions. She treats both adults and children. She has experience in the following areas: pain management, autoimmune disorders, infertility, postpartum and lactation support, insomnia, allergies, asthma, diabetes, GI disorders, stress/anxiety, cosmetic facial rejuvenation.

Ms. Genovino currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, traveling, cooking, gardening, and entertaining. She is fluent in Italian and conversational in Spanish.