Our goal is to provide quality health care to all our patients in a timely manner. No-shows, late arrivals, and cancellations inconvenience the provider, but other patients as well. Please be aware of our policy regarding missed appointments.
When you book your appointment, you are holding a space on our calendar that is no longer available to our other patients. In order to be respectful of your fellow patients, please call or reschedule online as soon as you know you will not be able to make your appointment.
If cancellation is necessary, we require that you call at least notify us 24 hours in advance. Appointments are in high demand, and your advanced notice will allow another patient access to that appointment time.
How to Cancel Your Appointment
If you need to cancel your appointment, please call us at 347-833-2275. If necessary, you may leave a detailed voicemail message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
A cancellation is considered late when the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointed time. A no-show is when a patient misses an appointment without cancelling. In either case, we will charge the patient the full appointment fee.
Yes. We accept both HSA and FSA dollars and you can use your HSA or FSA card to pay online.
Acupuncture is renowned for its ability to relieve pain and emotional distress. However, in general, acupuncture can treat anything that is worsened by stress as well as the following conditions:
- Pain - headaches, migraines, low back pain, neck pain, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports injuries, arthritis, muscle tension and cramps, tendinitis, temporomandibular joint dysfunction
- Women's Health - hormonal imbalances, menstrual disorders, menopausal symptoms, PMS, endometriosis, fibroids, infertility
- Emotional and Psycological Disorders - depression, anxiety, fatigue, stress management
- Gastrointestinal Disorders - diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, colitis, IBS, ulcers, bloating, hemorrhoids
- Circulatory Disorders - high blood pressure
- Addiction - smoking cessation, drugs, alcohol, food
- Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat - allergies, sore throat, sinusitis, earache
- Respiratory Disorders - Asthma, acute and chronic bronchitis, emphysema
- Immunity Support - autoimmune disorders, common cold, flu
- Skin Conditions - psoriasis, eczema, acne, urticaria
- And More
Acupuncture is a deeply personal experience and every body responds differently. Many feel better after their first treatment and continue to feel better for the next few days. Some people experience full relief after one treatment, while others may require a few treatments to start experiencing the beneficial effects. Generally speaking, acute conditions often respond more quickly to treatment than chronic ones. Your practitioner will provide guidance on what treatment plan makes sense for you.
This will vary depending on the medical condition you are seeking treatment for. Your initial visit will start with an in depth health screening where we will discuss your past medical history, your family's medical history, diet, sleep patterns, emotional state, and current health concerns. Most people find acupuncture very relaxing and fall asleep while receiving it. After the treatment, you may be a bit drowsy or you may feel energetic and refreshed. If your main complaint is pain related, it is possible that you may experience some soreness for a day or two before the pain relieving effects kick in.
The risks associated with acupuncture are very low when administered by a competent and board certified licensed acupuncturist. The most common side effects are minor bleeding, bruising, and/or soreness at insertion site. When not delivered properly, acupuncture can cause serious adverse effects, including infections, punctured organs, collapsed lungs, and injury to the central nervous system. Individuals with inadequate training in acupuncture, such as chiropractors and physiotherapists practicing dry needling are at a higher risk of causing serious adverse effects.
Acupuncture was developed in China over 2,000 years ago and involves the insertion of very thin, sterilized, single use needles into designated points along the body. Stimulation of these points signals the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) to release natural pain killers, hormones, and other chemicals that regulate our body’s natural healing mechanisms and the functionality of our organs.
Acupuncture needles are as thin as a hair and nothing like the hypodermic needles used by medical doctors and nurses. While acupuncture is mostly painless, some patients report a dull achy or tingling sensation upon needle insertion. However, points along the toes and fingers have many more sensory neurons and can cause slight discomfort, but it is usually brief. Many acupuncturists will massage these points before hand and guide the patient through breathing techniques to reduce their sensitivity.