Your body knows how to heal...

                      and the best medicine is prevention!

SERVICES

OFFERED

ACUPUNCTURE

Free yourself from chronic pain, and tension, digestive disorders, symptoms of autoimmune conditions, anxiety, depression and many other common ailments.

Enjoy the benefits of clearer thinking, improved energy levels and ease in the body.

Cultivate restful sleep, improved mood, enhanced immunity and efficient digestion, as well as greater ability to handle and recover from stress!

 

Whether you are looking for more balance and well-being in your life, enhanced energy levels, relief from a painful condition, support in recovering from trauma, or simply want a way to manage stress and feel better in a lot of little ways...

Acupuncture can help you reach your goals.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Go from surviving... to thriving!

 

If your condition could benefit, your practitioner will suggest herbal treatment. Herbal medicine can be used in combination with acupuncture treatment, or as a stand-alone self care plan.

 

Herbal formulas are individually formulated to address your specific condition. They are available in raw form (dried leaves, barks, roots to be cooked at home and taken as a daily tea), in granule form (concentrated powder to be mixed with hot water and taken as tea), or in convenient capsule or pill form. Prescriptions are typically filled by Kamwo, a local Chinese herbal pharmacy in Manhattan, NYC.

Herbal medicine developed in a time when humans lived inseparably with nature and its seasons- every ancient culture around the world has sought remedies from the plant world. Continuing from its origins well over 3000 years ago in pre-historic China, and still being fine tuned and developed by practitioners around the world, Chinese herbology thrives and is still widely used today due to its effectiveness and gentleness.  The materia medica of hundreds of medicinals are combined in countless variations of formulas which have been developed by herbalists throughout the millenia, to cure a great variety of conditions.

ESSENTIAL OILS: AROMA-POINT THERAPY

Body, mind and spirit...

Aroma-point therapy integrates Chinese medicine and traditional wisdom with the profound healing of plant essential oils.

The aromas gently, yet powerfully create avenues for healing transformation, restoration, and deep relaxation. 

During your healing session, essential oils may be used to support your treatment, and can be requested as needed.

The plant essential oils are placed directly on the skin, over "quantum" acupoints, to support, transform, and soothe the emotional body.

They help your being to relax and aid the healing effects of the treatment to go that much deeper.

The plant's aromatic compounds enter the blood stream right away and interact with body chemistry, immediately uplifting the mood and creating healing effects in the body and mind.  Essential oils have a special affinity for the limbic system (emotional centers in the brain) and can immediately shift brain chemistry.

 

In my clinic I use only the purest artisanal quality, therapeutic grade essential oils, sourced responsibly and produced using faithfully traditional methods in small batches.

From our origins in prehistory, up to today, humans have depended on plants for all the basics of our survival and culture.  Plants are living beings that provide many basic things for us, and they have been our friends and allies throughout the eons.


Plants produce aromatic compounds for a variety of reasons:  to communicate with each other, and with other species, for example to attract pollinators or to repel damaging insects; and for protection against fungus and bacteria.

Fun fact: Most essential oils are antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal in nature!


Essential oils (EOs) are the extracted aromatic compounds of our plant allies, taken from the whole plant or from specific parts of the plant such as the flower, leaf or root. 

It takes a great quantity of plant material, often a whole roomful, to create one tiny bottle of essential oil. A well-extracted oil contains the full range of aromatics from the plant.  It is extremely concentrated and can be said to contain the personality or "spirit" of the plant.

Plant aromatics have been very important to all civilizations throughout history, from the incense and flowers used in religious rituals and ceremonies, to spices in traditional cooking, to perfumes to adorn our bodies and enrich our sensual experience of life. 
 

SLIDING SCALE

Available for those in financial need.

 

Just ask!  I'm here to help.

If you would like to receive treatment but need help affording the care you seek, please don't hesitate to CONTACT US FOR DETAILS about our sliding scale option or discount packages.

Joanne Hsieh, LAc, Dipl.OM

Licensed Acupuncturist

Certified Herbalist