About Us

Buffalo Advanced Medical Acupuncture                                    Formerly A.D.I.O. Acupuncture & Wellness

Our team prides itself in providing 5 star service in a state of the art modern acupuncture setting. Our clinician in one of the areas most experienced Acupuncturists and combines time tested clinical strategies that he was taught while studying abroad, along with today's most cutting edge modern techniques. Together we strive to provide our patients with clinically proven, effective treatment strategies for the most complex and difficult conditions.  

Jonathan Mcdonell Acupuncturist, Maria Ventry Patient Care Coordinator, Morgan McDonell Clinic Assistant

Pictured: Jonathan McDonell L.Ac. (Clinic Director), Maria Ventry (Patient Care Coordinator), Morgan McDonell (Clinic Assistant)

Our Clinic 


We strive to provide our patients with a clean and modern clinic, providing you with a premier space for recovery and the promotion of health.  


Jonathan's Story

Jonathan began his journey in healthcare in Physical Therapy. It was while working in a Physical Therapy clinic that he had his first experience with the profound impact acupuncture can have on chronic pain and dysfunction. 

A patient that Jonathan had been treating was making slow progress. After a few weeks of slow progress the patient expressed his concern. Having tried everything else with no improvement, the patient decided he would give acupuncture a try. Not knowing much about acupuncture at the time, when asked Jonathan gave a typical western clinical response, "If it works, go for it."


Jonathan McDonell, 704 Beach Road Buffalo New York

When the patient returned a week later he was like a new person. His range of motion had improved significantly, his pain had diminished significantly, and he was well on his way to recovery. This was a head scratcher for Jonathan. He had been working his tail off to help this patient's problem. Pulling out all the tricks, literally sweating, trying to help this patient recover from his chronic pain. And he goes to some guy who sticks a few needles here and there and then goes and sits on his butt for 30 minutes! This began his pursuit to understand and provide the powerful treatment strategies utilized in Chinese medicine for his patients. 

Jonathan offers patient centered care to deliver accurate and reliable results. Each treatment plan is custom tailored to the unique goals of each patient. The goal is to empower patients by helping them take their life back and begin living again. Chronic conditions and so called “hopeless cases” are his specialty.

Massage Therapy Graduate of the New York Institute of Massage

Adjunct Faculty Trocaire College 2012 - 2017

Advisory Board Finger Lake School of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine 2002 - 2006

Master's Degree in Chinese Medicine from The Finger Lakes School of Oriental Medicine

Diplomat of Acupuncture through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Clinical Training in The People's Republic of China. Completed Hospital Based Clinical Training & Rotations in Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Medicine

BAM Staff

Patient Care Coordinator

Maria is a Western New York native who has experience working in medical settings and providing exceptional patient care. Patients love Maria's friendly demeanor and soon realize that Maria is the type of person that just gets the job done. Maria is here to help you with any scheduling or billing concerns, as well as assisting with administering treatment plans. 

Morgan McDonell Clinic Assistant

Clinic Assistant

Morgan is a student who enjoys meeting and greeting patients. She helps on the back end with social medial, day to day cleaning, and preparing the clinic for patients when she isn't in school. Patients appreciate Morgan's helpfulness and sense of humor. Morgan is your go to person when you need some water or a smile. 

Keeping Our Patients Safe from COVID 19

Buffalo Advanced Medical Acupuncture is a COVID conscientious clinic. We strive to keep our patients safe and comfortable while in our clinic. We have many measures in place to mitigate the transmission of airborne pathogens including COVID 19, often exceeding the county health department's recommendations. 

COVID Mitigation Measurse

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Our Location

Buffalo Advanced Medical Acupuncture

is conveniently located at

704 Beach Road

Cheektowaga, NY 14225

A.D.I.O. Acupuncture & Wellness has been serving the Western New York region since 2008. Centrally located with convenient thruway access from both the South Towns and North Towns.  Our clinic is wheelchair accessible with plenty of off street parking.