Acupuncture

What to Expect

Initial Appointments are 2 hours. This allows for a thorough intake (please complete the online Patient Intake Form). If a two-hour timeframe is difficult, your first appointment can be divided into a 45-minute telehealth session followed by your office appointment at a different time for physical exam and treatment. 

Fees

Initial appointment: $275.00

Follow-up Appointments:

1 Hour: $200.00

45 Minutes: $150.00

We do not participate with insurance.

Initial appointment: $275.00

Follow-up Appointments:

1 Hour: $200.00

45 Minutes: $150.00

Coronavirus Special:

45 Minutes telehealth session for
stress and anxiety: $85.00

Palisades Community
Acupuncture in May:

More details here

Manhattan Clinic

 

30 Minute Appointment: $125.00

1 Hour Appointment: $250.00

1 Hour, 15 minutes: $300.00

1 Hour, 30 minutes: $350.00

1 Hour, 45 minutes: $400.00

Valley Cottage Clinic

 

30 Minute Appointment: $110.00

1 Hour Appointment: $200.00

1 Hour, 15 minutes: $250.00

1 Hour, 30 minutes: $300.00

1 Hour, 45 minutes: $350.00

Special Offering

 

Telehealth session for stress and anxiety: $80.00

Ask about our program for Veterans and Active Service Members

Special Offering

Telehealth session for stress and anxiety: $80.00

 

Ask about our program for Veterans and Active Service Members

We do not participate with insurance.

Initial appointment: $275.00

Follow-up Appointments:

1 Hour: $200.00

45 Minutes: $150.00

CoronaVirus Special:

45 Minutes telehealth session for stress and anxiety: $85.00

Palisades Community Acupuncture in May:

More details here

We do not participate with insurance.

Office Hours

Manhattan: Amayu Institute

 

Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Valley Cottage: Ta Ra Institute

 

Thursday: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 4:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The roots of acupuncture date back thousands of years. There’s a reason it’s been around so long- it works! Your body is made up of a complex system of blood and energy called meridians. These meridians or pathways run from head to toe having specific points that affect different areas. A point in the leg can treat the shoulder because they run along the same pathway.

Detailed questions along with diagnostic tools such as assessing your tongue and pulse help to identify where your meridians are blocked. The stimulation of different acupuncture points helps to clear these blockages. As they clear, your meridians run smoothly and homeostasis is regulated. As your body and mind achieve a more balanced state, you feel healthier and lighter.

does Acupuncture hurt?

This is a common question patients who have never had acupuncture ask. A typical response to the first needle is “Is it in?” and the answer is yes. There are also other ways to stimulate acupuncture points such as lasers and moxibustion (applying heat to the point). You need not worry about pain during your treatment.

NET New York

Neuro Emotional Technique (NET)

NET is a scientifically validated tool that de-stresses your body. It identifies biochemical, emotional, nutritional and structural imbalances. This is referred to as “The Home Run Formula.” As each “base” is addressed, blockages are cleared and your body moves towards vibrant health.

Stress has both physical and emotional manifestations. Stressors also have a physiology which means they can be identified. The NET protocol finds and clears the physiology of your stressors. It calls upon the same meridian system as acupuncture but without the use of needles.

Goal Setting:

Together, we will define your goals and a treatment plan.

Other Support Modalities

other-formalities

Gua Sha

Some say “A couple good Gua Sha treatments a year is all one needs to stay healthy”. Gua Sha helps the body clear toxins by drawing them to the surface. It can do wonders for aching muscles as well as relieve cold and flu symptoms. Oil is applied to the skin and a tool is used to systematically scrape the area being treated. As toxins are drawn out, the surface becomes red and blotchy. This allows the body to release and heal.

Fire Cupping

The suction created by fire in a glass cup is usually placed on the back or stomach. Like Gua Sha, cupping draws pathogens out to the surface. It also promotes the flow of qi and blood which provides pain relief and healing. Fire cupping can help relieve muscle tension, stomach issues and cough.

Moxibustion

Another way of stimulating an acupuncture point is to heat it up. Patients who are needle sensitive appreciate this option. Moxibustion uses a dried herb that is burned over different points to promote the flow of qi and blood. This is an excellent choice for elderly patients or those with chronic conditions in a weakened state. This treatment is highly recommended for patients who “can’t shake the cold” during winter months.

Tui Na

Tui Na is an East Asian massage technique that stimulates the flow of qi and blood. It utilizes the meridian pathways helping to reduce pain and ease tension in both acute and chronic conditions

Electro- acupuncture

Electro-acupuncture uses an e-stim device that is hooked up to inserted needles. A continuous, gentle electrical pulse helps treat pain and stiffness in sore muscles.

See our COVID-19 page for our clinic procedures.