What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine that was developed over 2000 years ago. It is an effective form of health care that has evolved into a complete medical system. It is a safe, natural way to effectively treat a wide range of medical conditions. 

How safe is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is extremely safe. It is an all-natural, drug-free therapy that enhances the bodies ability to heal itself. We use a clean needle technique which reduces the risk of infection and dispose of used needles after a treatment.

How are acupuncturists educated?

Drs. Dimitri & Anna undertook 4 years of extensive training from an accredited college and study both eastern and western medicine. After graduating with a professional masters degree, which includes clinical rotations, Drs. Dimitri and Anna passed two licensing exams in order to practice in New York. They also received their Doctor of Acupuncture degrees & post-graduate certifications in their area of speciality.

What other modalities do acupuncturists use in their treatments?

Cupping is a therapy designed to stimulate the flow of Qi and Blood within the superficial muscle layers making it ideal for muscular injuries.

Tui Na is a form of massage geared to move stagnated Qi and Blood that causes pain.

Gua Sha is a scraping technique that is used to release muscle tension and constriction. Gua Sha often feels like a deep tissue massage.

How many treatments will I need?

It all depends on the condition, the patient’s health and the length of time the patient has had the condition. Usually, patients feel a difference after the first treatment. 5-10 visits are needed to see significant results. After the condition has been resolved, we recommend monthly visits as maintenance to ensure the condition does not reoccur and to maintain health.

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