Acupuncture

I bring the ancient medicine of Acupuncture into modern application with my expertise in trigger-point needling and referral pain patterns, chakra-based acupuncture protocols and essential oil therapeutics. Drawing on this constellation of healing modalities, as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine, I create holistic, individualized treatments for each of my patients.

I  am a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM Diplomate.  I treat people of all ages, including children, in my Soho practice. To check if your insurance covers acupuncture, please complete this form.

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I work remotely with clients on nutrition coaching and integrating essential oils into daily life.
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Services


The first acupuncture visit includes a comprehensive health history and intake, as well as treatment to support you and your current health condition. This may include complementary modalities of traditional Chinese medicine, such as gua sha, cupping, or moxibustion, and often includes nutrition, lifestyle and essential oil recommendations to give you ongoing support beyond our sessions.

First Visit
80 minutes


Return Visit
50 minutes

Follow up sessions are recommended for both acute and chronic conditions and will be discussed at your first session. Together we will come up with a plan based on your health goals. Tips and lifestyle recommendations will always be a part of our discussion.


Facial Rejuvenation
80 minutes

Facial Rejuvenation sessions include a consultation and skin assessment, cosmetic acupuncture treatment, as well as supportive points on the body to balance and boost skin from the inside out.  


Cupping + Aroma Acupoint Tune-up
30 mins

Cupping + Aroma Acupoint Tune up sessions are a great option if you are short on time or need immune, energy or stress support between sessions.


 

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FAQs

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been restoring health and treating disease for over 3,000 years.  Understanding the whole person and the root cause of disease is what makes this medicine not only a science but also an art.  

How does it work?
Acupuncture uses sterile, single-use needles to penetrate the skin on acupoints located along energy channels, called meridians. This balances the flow of qi and blood in the body and harmonizes the yin and yang to maintain a free flow of energy, and thus a state of vibrant health.  From a more western perspective, the insertion of acupuncture needles triggers profound biochemical and physiological changes in the body -- increasing endorphins and circulation, decreasing inflammation, and promoting the body’s own natural healing response.

How many sessions will I need?
The treatment plan will depend on your symptoms and the health and wellness goals we establish together.  I usually recommend a series of weekly treatments to start your healing process. Some conditions resolve in just a few treatments, while others require regular sessions to keep the body balanced and the symptoms at bay.

What does Acupuncture treat?
Everything! I specialize in pain conditions, women’s health, digestive disorders, and the ever present NYC trifecta -- stress, insomnia and anxiety / depression. This comprehensive list from the World Health Organization will give you an idea of what acupuncture can treat.

Does Acupuncture hurt?
Acupuncture should never be painful. That doesn’t mean you won’t feel a sensation when the needle inserted has activated Qi at an acupuncture point. You may experience this as: pressure, heaviness, dull ache, tingling, a release of a muscle or warmth. Like so much in Chinese medicine, the experience is individual, and it can change from treatment to treatment.

Do you take insurance?
I’m an out-of-network-insurance provider with most insurance companies that offer benefits.  To check your insurance, please complete this form. Rates available upon request. Please email me.

I’m pregnant, is Acupuncture safe?
Absolutely! Whether it’s for nausea in the early months, or for acid reflux, swelling and pain towards the end, acupuncture can help throughout pregnancy.  If you are interested in using acupuncture to help you prepare for labor, I recommend you start coming in weekly in your third trimester (no later than 37 weeks).