Acupuncture For Emotional Wellness

Kyuan TeachingMarie takes the time to get to know every patient so she can tune in deeply to the nuances each individual's condition and concerns. SHE HAS A KEEN ABILITY TO SEE THE PERSON BEHIND THE SYMPTOMS Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted demonstrating that Acupuncture can treat a variety of mental and physical illnesses. The World Health Organization reports that over 30 medical conditions can be safely and effectively treated with Acupuncture, including: neurological, gastrointestinal, gynecological, autoimmune, musculoskeletal and respiratory conditions.

Acupuncture has also been successfully used in conjunction with psychotherapy to treat post-traumatic stress (PTSD) and support emotional health. People with self-esteem or confidence issues, irritability, anxiety and panic attacks, Obsessive-compulsive and addictive behaviors make GREATER PROGRESS with acupuncture AND psychotherapy than with psychotherapy alone.

Did You Know Acupuncture Can Treat:

Anxiety

anxietyThere are different types of anxiety and they manifest and are treated differently. For example, generalized anxiety, phobias, panic attacks or anxiety related to a specific challenging event can all be helped with acupuncture. Protocols and length of treatment will vary with each  individual.

Sleep Disorders

insomniaBy helping to reduce nervous tension and balancing the function of internal organs, acupuncture can bring more harmony to the body and mind, thereby improving the quality of sleep. How we experience and walk through our day will affect our ability to sleep well or deeply. Several organs affect our sleep; for example, a restless and unsettled heart can cause us to have difficulty falling asleep; stagnation in the Liver can cause us to move restlessly in bed and wake up agitated.

Menstrual Issues

menstrual-issuesChinese medicine has a very sophisticated approach to women’s health issues. Irregular menstruation, menstrual pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, amenorrhea all can be very effectively be treated with acupuncture. An individualized diagnosis and  approach is needed, and depending on the condition, we often see significant improvement within the first 4 to 6 weeks of treatment.

Weight Control

weight-lossAcupuncture, along with dietary changes, is very effective in helping people lose weight. Coupled with Chinese dietary therapy, the treatments can help curb excessive appetite by regulating the function of the stomach, it helps alleviate obsessive-compulsive tendencies and stress, and  regulates metabolism. The emphasis of our intention here is to improve the patient’s state of health. When the body is brought into balance, excess fat and bloating will diminish naturally.

Hot Flashes

hotflashesHormonal changes at menopause can cause women to experience these dramatic fluctuations in body temperature. The hormonal system is considered a deeper or Yin aspect of the physiology. Acupuncture can support the hormonal system and the Yin, thereby helping lessen or eliminate hot flashes over time. Strengthening the Yin however is not a “quick fix”. It often takes 6 weeks to 3 months to begin to see changes when treating menopausal symptoms.

Hormonal Imbalance

hormonal-issuesThe hormonal system constitutes an aspect of the Yin (or deeper physiology). Acupuncture can bring that system into balance, by supporting the proper communication between all components of the endocrine system, removing blockages, and regulating function.  Acupuncturists use a different language and diagnosis methods than Western physicians; we believe that restoring the healthy and harmonious function of the organs will powerfully affect the endocrine system.

Chronic Fatigue

fatigueChronic fatigue can, again, be caused by many factors. Improper lifestyle habits, overwork, inadequate exercise, emotional stress are often major factors. Unresolved pathogens can burden the immune system and cause lethargy, as in the case of Epstein-Barre…  Acupuncture can support the body’s immune system and help strengthen organs that have become weakened or stagnant. It can reduce nervous tension and restore function. Of course it is advised that patients suffering from unexplained fatigue also consult with their physician and get a Western diagnosis in addition to seeking acupuncture treatment.

Headaches

headachesThere are many types of headaches; they can be caused by neck tension, digestive problems, stress, blood deficiencies, sinus issues, hormonal issues, etc…. Acupuncture can help regulate all these systems, and in most cases, alleviate the headaches. Upledger CranioSacral therapy can be very helpful here in addition to acupuncture, by gently and non-invasively addressing tensions inside the brain and spinal chord, as well as ligaments and tendons.

Neck & Back Pain

backachePain occurs when the circulation is blocked in the meridians. This can happen because of chronic tension (due to stress, repetitive use or improper postural alignment); it can also be caused by trauma or structural issues (bone and cartlidge). I’ve found that Acupuncture, along with manual manipulation (massage, myofacial release, CranioSacral therapy, stretching), can almost always eliminate pain by releasing the tension and restoring proper circulation.

Smoking
Cessation

quit-smokingOne acupuncture treatment will dramatically reduce or eliminate cravings for cigarettes. This is a very special protocol which I’ve been fortunate to learn. No matter how long or how many packs/day the patient is smoking, this treatment works in 80% of patients. The result is immediate and quite dramatic.

Difficulty Concentrating

difficulty-concentratingChinese Medicine considers mental concentration to be a function of the Digestive system; it falls under the auspice of the Spleen and Pancreas. Acupuncture along with dietary recommendations can dramatically improve one’s ability to concentrate, as well as memory. We know that children who eat too much sugar, for example,  will improve in their ability to concentrate in school when they cut the sweets out of their diets.

Pediatric Acupressure & CranioSacral Therapy

baby-massgeChildren of all ages can benefit from Acupressure and CranioSacral therapy. Small children respond quite quickly and powerfully to intentional touch. Marie has treated kids successfully for colic, ADHD, anxiety and behavioral problems. Children who have suffered birth or other trauma often respond well to a combination of acupressure and CranioSacral therapy. Children with Autism or Asperger’s syndrome have been known to benefit significantly from a combination of acupuncture treatment and dietary changes.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Acupuncture and is it painful?

    Acupuncture is rooted in Oriental Medicine, a healing tradition which is at least 5,000 years old. It involves inserting very fine needles into points on the skin to treat pain or restore health. Our sterile and disposable needles are extremely thin. Some people feel no pain at all; it is normal to feel heaviness, distention, tingling or a momentary electrical sensation. Once the needles are in, patients generally rest very comfortably. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing.
  • Is Acupuncture Safe?

    Acupuncture has been used safely in China for thousands of years. Even in modern times it is still the treatment of choice for a quarter of the world’s population. Side effects are rare and generally pass quickly. These may include: nausea or dizziness during or after a session, slight bleeding or bruising after the needles are withdrawn. Marie Regis is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist trained in Classical Acupuncture, and a Licensed Massage Therapist.
  • What conditions can Acupuncture treat?

    Hundreds of scientific studies have been conducted demonstrating that Acupuncture can treat a variety of illnesses. The World Health Organization reports that over 30 medical conditions can be safely and effectively treated with Acupuncture, including: neurological, gastrointestinal, gynecological, autoimmune, musculoskeletal and respiratory conditions. Acupuncture has also been successfully used in conjunction with psychotherapy to support emotional health.
  • How does Acupuncture work?

    The Qi, or vital energy of the body flows in particular channels in the body, much like rivers hydrate and nourish the earth. Any obstruction in this flow acts like a dam: it backs up in certain areas and doesn’t sufficiently nourish other areas. Acupuncture points are strategic places in the bodily landscape which affect this flow in very particular ways. A skilled acupuncturist uses these points to restore balance thereby adjusting blood flow, supporting the healthy function of organs and of the nervous and hormonal systems. The harmonious cooperation between many organ systems is fundamental to every acupuncture treatment strategy. Acupuncturist treat people, not diseases. All treatments are individually tailored, based on an Oriental diagnosis. Acupuncturist also use a variety of other techniques including massage and heat (moxibustion).
  • How many treatments will I need?

    The number of treatments vary from person to person; acute, recently acquired conditions may only require a few visits; chronic, longstanding problems may require weekly or biweekly treatments for several months.

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Marie Regis is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist trained in Classical Acupuncture, and a Licensed Massage Therapist. LEARN MORE ABOUT MARIE

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