Acupuncture Services

Several thousand years ago, East Asian practitioners  discovered that the body forms disharmonies as a result of the various  physical and mental stresses of life.  Oriental medical theory explains  these disharmonies as imbalance of opposing forces called yin and  yang.This imbalance disrupts the movement of the body vital energy (qi)  along the meridian pathways,  which are rivers through which the body’s  energy flows.  Acupuncture restores the smooth flow of qi. By inserting  and manipulating needles at specific points on the body, I am able to  return the body to its natural balance and promote the body’s ability to  heal itself.


What Does an Acupuncture Treatment Feel Like? 

Acupuncture uses hair-thin, flexible needles  that you hardly will feel when I insert them. When I gently stimulate  the the needles they may produce a unique sensation that Oriental  medicine calls de qi.  Patients often describe the qi as a heavy, achy  pressure, or spreading, traveling warm feeling.  You may also feel an  electrical sensation moving down the meridian pathways, though this is  less common.  Most patients find these  acupuncture sensations deeply  satisfying and leave the treatment feeling relaxed both mentally and  physically.  


How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The benefits of acupuncture are cumulative, so  more than one treatment is necessary.  For acute conditions you can  expect to have 5 to 10 treatments, but you will usually feel relief  after just the first few.  Chronic conditions may take longer to  respond, depending on the type, severity and duration of the condition.   Preventive treatments for general well being may also be scheduled  seasonally to restore balance and harmony in transition with the seasons.


Is Acupuncture Safe?

Yes! Acupuncture is used by millions of  Americans every year. My extensive four year graduate training, included  detailed study of human anatomy and over 800 hours of clinical  internship hours.  I have certification in Clean Neddle Technique and  have passed comprehensive national board examinations administered by  the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental  Medicine (NCCAOM) and am licensed in the state of New York. As required  by law, I use pre-sterilized, disposable needles to ensure your complete  safety.

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