9/11 Healing Event a Success!

“Peace is the evening star of the soul, as virtue is its sun; and the two are never far apart.” -Colton.

This quote describes the peaceful radiance  I felt in the room as people were getting treated with acupuncture, massage and Reiki. It was a success in that everyone benefited in some way. One woman said to me on her way out: ” I don’t know whether it was the acupuncture or the soothing music, but I feel more relaxed; this experience has shown me how good it feels to just stop.”  As a clinician, most of my time is devoted to treating individuals one at a time, and the work is wonderfully rewarding. This community event is reminding me just how powerful it is to bring many people into a state of relaxation and healing at the same time. Some other testimonials:

“The treatment was soothing and without pain. I have had a lot of stress and anxiety. The treatment seemed to take the edge off. I was more relaxed afterward. Today is 9/11 and the treatment made me feel a little less depressed.”

“So relaxing and peaceful. Very professional and courteous. Information was interesting and timely.”

“I have never tried acupuncture before and was not sure what to expect, but it was really relaxing. I would like to try it again! Thanks!!”

Many thanks to the Great Neck Arts Center for agreeing to host this event, and to our sponsors and volunteers. Sponsors included:

  • The New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Mineola NY
  • Waldbaums, Great Neck NY
  • Sunrose Aromatics, Bronx NY
  • Shop Delight, Great Neck NY
  • Bee-ORGANIC, Great Neck NY

Well, at the risk of sounding repetitive, I would do it again too!

Marie Regis, L.Ac., LMT


Community Healing event for people who still carry trauma from 9/11

I am planning a Community Healing event for people who still carry trauma from 9/11 and others who suffer from high levels of stress. I am offering it as a Free Public Service to encourage people to explore ways to reduce stress so they and their families can live a better quality of life.

Date :  Sunday September 11th, 12 Noon to 3 PM.

Where:  At the Great Neck Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY 11021    (Parking  available behind the building)

For Directions: www.greatneckarts.org or call 516-829-2570

About this event:  This event offers free acupuncture to reduce stress. The treatment follows the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol, which is highly effective in resetting a person’s nervous system and giving them a new starting place from which they can heal. This event will raise funds to support Acupuncturists Without Borders’ (AWB) national and international effort to help people who have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress  (PTSD) following natural or man-made disasters. AWB’s vision is to foster the creation of stable, peaceful global communities through its community-based acupuncture services and training, which interrupt the cycles of unresolved trauma (visit www.acuwithoutborders.org for more info).

 About the Acupuncture Treatment:

  •  A 30 to 45 minute treatment in a community-style group setting with no disrobing
  • Five tiny pre-packaged and sterile needles on each ear, nearly painless when the needles go in.
  • A relaxing experience that reduces stress and anxiety, aids with sleep and provides an overall sense of well-being.

In addition:

  • Chair massage and Reiki treatments will also be offered FREE of charge.
  • Free refreshments will be provided.
  • No appointment is necessary – Suggested donation: $15.

Please note: Marie will be opening a low cost Stress Clinic in her office using Community Style Acupuncture on Friday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, starting September 17th 2011.

For more information on the power of ear acupuncture as a treatment for PTSD, please follow the link below, illustrating how it was used by Acupuncturists without Borders  after the earthquake in Haiti:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bonttXGcJw&feature=email





“The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new lands but in seeing with new eyes”
Marcel Proust


A Lecture by Marie Regis, L.Ac.

Date/Time: Sunday May 29th from 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Location: The Acupuncture & Wellness Center, 29 Barstow Rd, Suite 304, Great Neck NY 11021

What is illness and what does it take to come back to a state of wholeness? Why is it that some health conscious people become ill while others seem to get away with poor diets and remain relatively healthy? Why do we sometimes feel worse when we give up the junk food and adopt a healthier lifestyle?
Being diagnosed with a chronic illness can throw us into a state of fear, shock or disbelief and our expectations often become an obstacle to healing. A new way of perceiving the changes in our body may be an important step in our healing journey. Marie Regis will share from her clinical experience and from the Chinese medicine perspective on the physiology of healing. There will be ample time for questions and answers.Marie Regis is a Licensed Acupuncturist with a practice in Great Neck. She has 20 years’ experience as a Massage Therapist, CranioSacral therapist and Reiki practitioner. She has studied extensively with Jeffrey Yuen, a Taoist priest and internationally recognized teacher and scholar in Classical Chinese Medicine.

Please call Marie at 516.455.2206 to confirm you’re coming as seating is limited.

Full Body Presence: Explorations, Connections and More to Experience Present Moment Awareness: a workshop

This workshop is based on the book  by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana. Marie will present some of the principles outlined in her book and guide you through a grounding and energizing exercise which is done sitting. Marie has personally been using this process and has found it to be life changing.


DATE:  Tuesday, April 12th at 7:45 PM


4C Bond Street, Great Neck NY 11021

Please call Be-ORGANIC at 516-570-0915 to reserve your seat.

The Ancient Practice of Face Reading: A Chinese Perspective

Esoteric ~ Socotra Island, Yemen Martin Sojka via Flickr

Dear Friends,
This workshop is going to be a real treat. It is usually well attended so please call early if you’d like to come. I look forward to sharing this fun evening with you.


Facial diagnosis has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. We can gain insight into the physical, psychological and emotional health of our patients, friends and family by learning to observe the shape, markings, features and expressions on their face and head.  Learn to identify at what age someone  has had major life challenges, what emotions they are more prone to, and where they’re likely headed. Constitutional predispositions, as well as learned emotional and mental patterns will be discussed. This lecture is open to professionals and lay-people.

4c Bond Street
Great Neck NY 11021

DATE: Tuesday, February 15th at 7:30 PM