Award Winning Acupuncture
Learn How Acupuncture Can Relieve Pain and Improve Sleep, Digestion, and Emotional Wellness.
Acupuncture has been an effective form of healthcare for thousands of years.
Acupuncture is recognized by leading national and international health organizations to be effective in relieving the symptoms of a wide range of medical problems/symptoms.
The National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization have designated holistic medicine and acupuncture as effective in helping with multiple health conditions.
What’s in an acupuncture treatment?
Before the treatment begins a patient is briefly interviewed as well as examined to determine which acupuncture points are best for the patients. This ancient Chinese treatment that was earlier shunned in the American medical science is now being used to treat ailments such as back pain, knee pain, hair loss, diabetes, weight loss, infertility, and others.
This is a clear indication that acupuncture treatment can not only improve the quality of life but also reduce the stress level and ensures improved as well as fast recovery from an injury. The technique also helps human beings maintain their emotional balance.
What conditions can be treated?
Acupuncture treatments can help a patient with the things he or she wants to cure, heal, or improve on his or her health. While some turn to acupuncture treatment for one or two ailments, there are some who have dozens of reasons for their visit. The main ones are:
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Malposition of fetus, correction
- Morning sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Neck pain
How does it work?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice performed by placing ultra-thin needles in certain parts of the human body. Today, over 3.5 million people in the United States alone, depends on acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture works by releasing the flow of vital energy in the human body.
This technique works by stimulating certain points along fourteen different pathways. These needles further compel the human body to release a natural painkiller called endorphins, which improves the blood flow and changes in the activities of a human brain.
Tongue Diagnosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tongue Diagnosis is considered to be one of the most important tools used by acupuncturists to understand your constitution, AKA your body’s yin-yang balance. Based on the ancient classic approach to understanding the body and it’s interconnected meridian channels, all the major organs pass through the tongue. As such, it is said that the pattern of your tongue can suggest some patterns of imbalance.
Examples of this? If you’re over mental activity, there will definitely be an extra red area at the tip. If you’re feeling sluggish in digestion? There may be some dampness, aka extra coating in the middle of your tongue. It’s a fascinating practice, and when combined with other lifestyle and health questions, this approach can be used by acupuncturists to provide personalized health recommendations.
Why a Tongue Diagnosis?
In order to get a better understanding of what’s going on internally, we look for patterns on the tongue. Your tongue is divided into 3 parts – the top, middle, and back part. Each part represents the top, middle, and lower part of our thoracic cavity. So the top of the tongue will reflect our heart, the middle will focus on the spleen and digestion as well as the liver, and the lower back will feature the kidney.
What are the patterns?
To understand the tongue, we will look for patterns in the three following ways
You might think your tongue is only red or pink, or some kind of fleshy color. But in fact the range between pink to scarlet red to maroon tells your TCM physician what’s the state of your body.
Tongues come in all shapes and sizes! There are long and skinny tongues, short and stumpy ones, or even wide and flabby tongues. All of these shapes and sizes are unique to you and tell a story about your body.
Contrary to the trends, TCM medicine recommends that you do not tongue scrape! This texture, density, color are all-telling. We look for signs of color imbalance in your tongue coating to understand what is your yin-yang balance.
While your tongue pattern may differ from different times throughout the day, this difference is only marginal because the underlying pattern of your body will be there. We recommend incorporating a monthly self-care check to look at your tongue-diagnosis seasonally.
How to prepare for a Tongue diagnosis and what to know before you go:
Prior to your Tongue diagnosis, you’ll want to avoid a few different things. As mentioned above, tongue scraping is not advised. Avoid this to get your most accurate diagnosis. You’ll also want to be sure not to drink coffee or tea, and not to eat any foods 1 hour before your diagnosis.
Taking a selfie?
If you’re getting your Tongue diagnosis virtually, you’ll want to use natural lighting. When it comes time to snap your selfie, don’t stick your tongue out for more than 15 seconds. This helps to prevent pumping blood to the tongue (which will affect its color!). With a natural “ahhhh”, keep your tongue out for about 5-10 seconds, max. And that’s it!
Choose Your Treatment Session
A Dose of Adrenal Wellbeing
Break free from stress and compulsive thinking. A mindful pause to reset focus on what matters in life including a cortisol reset and a pathway to a relaxed version of yourself.
Acupuncture: PC6, Liver 3, LI4, Yin Tang, SM ear, HRT 7, ST36, GB34, SP6, Du20
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: GABA FOOD, KANNA CLARITY, SELANK, ADRENAL CALM, CBD, CORTISOL MANAGER, ADRENAL+
For your deep, dark muscle tension that won’t submit. Get your shoulders out of your ears and tame muscles so you can get back to your creative lab without destroying your soul. Needles land gently on muscles to re-engineer them to relax.
Acupuncture: Ashi BL/GB meridians, LI10, ST36, Du20, Liv7, Liv3, LI4
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: BPC-157, OPTIMAL MOVEMENT, COLLAGEN, HERBAL ANALGESIC
Float Like a Butterfly
Looking for a non-caffeinated jolt? Deposit some much needed energy back into your system by resetting your get-up-and-go. Energy doesn’t grow on trees but with this famous treatment, you will feel as solid as an Oak and flexible as green bamboo. For energy like a butterfly that doesn’t sting like a bee.
Acupuncture: Ki1, Ki7, Ki3, Liv3, LI4, Du20, PC5, Ren12, Ki12, Ren4, Ren17
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: INNER GENIUS, STEM BOOST, ENERGY MULTIPLIER, *CJC1295, *IPAMORELIN, *THYMOSIN ALPHA 1, GLUTATHIONE RECYCLER
The Viral Tapout
For taking down whatever “bug” comes your way in 3 rounds or less. Productive immunity allows you to maintain your stamina beyond ordinary standards. A regular priming of your immune defense system will allow you to win fights against the variety of acute and chronic viruses and noxious pathogens that are sure to enter the ring.
Acupuncture: SJ5, Lu7, Li11, Ren17, Lu1, ST36, Ki 3, Liv7, Sp10
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Thymosin Alpha 1, LL37, Immune +, Huang Bai, Natural Immunity IV (+high dose vitamin C), VIP
Fountain of Youth
There’s a reason why we don’t heal as quickly as we age. Stem cells are medicinal ambassadors that removes the pain that makes you feel old. They regenerate your back, neck, shoulders or entire body—whatever’s ailing you. The best thing since sliced bread that allows you to die young at an old age.
Acupuncture: Sp6, Ki3, Ki7, Ki27, Ren17, BL60, Li10, Li11, Ren12, Du20, Yintang
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Stem Boost, Cordycepts 3, Optimal Movement, AOD9604+HA, GHK-Cu, BPC157, Epitalon
For mindfulness and kindfulness. No matter if you are struggling with menopause, andropause or just feeling a bit out of sorts, this will replenish the depth of wisdom and love in your heart, before someone gets hurt. Wake up feeling supercharged and take on your day with serenity.
Acupuncture: Sp6, Sp9, Ren6, Ren4, Shenmen, Li4, Du20, Window to the Sky
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Thyroid Connect, Adaptocrine, CJC1295/Ipamorelin, IGF-1, SELANK
Silent, Sleep-Filled Night
For “Princess and the Pea” type insomnia. Deeper sleep creates more productive days, healthier hormones, and happier moods. Replace your fear of another restless night with sweet dreams that fill your stockings with joy and bring the daily cheer.
Acupuncture: AnMian, PC6, HRT7, HRT4, SP6, ST36, Li10, YinTang, Du20, SM
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Schisandra ZZZ, Calm ZZZ’s, DSIP, Free & Easy Wanderer, Magnesium
For clean as a whistle digestion. Keep it smooth moving and eliminate gas, bloat and indigestion. With the bacteria in your gut weighing approximately the same as your brain, getting the scoop on your poop might be the smartest thing you do today.
Acupuncture: Ren12, ST25, ST36, GB34, Liv3, BL Meridian
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: BPC157, Repairvite, GI Care, Enzymix Pro, GI Synergy, Elemental Supplementation.
Nootropics for my memory, Oh my! That’s right, your Dorothy-like brain fog can be lifted for good so that you can get back on your yellow brick road to clarity. Tap your heels three times and you will indeed realize that there’s no place like mental clarity.
Acupuncture: Du20, Du23, Ki3, Ki1, HRT7, PC6, Li4
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Inner Genius, Semax, RG3, DIHEXA, NeuroFactor, MycoMind, Aniracetam
The Final (Glucose) Countdown
For stubborn blood sugar that creates hanger, impulse purchases and irrational logic. Don’t be “that guy” anymore, get your numbers in check before your numbers check you. You might be surprised to discover what life is like without your second personality.
Acupuncture: Sp6, Sp6, Liv3, Liv 13, Ren12, Sj5, Du20, YinTang
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: MOTS-C, 5-amino 1MQ, Energy Multiplier, Gymnema, Equilibrium, Glysen
When I Get “That” Feeling
For warming up the love engine. I think we’ve all had ‘that feeling’ and it’s brought out the best and worst in all of us. Now that you’ve matured (let’s hope) and would appreciate some help… down there, now you can get the blood moving and emotions high.
Acupuncture: Ren 4, Sp6, Sp10, Liv3, Liv 13, Du20
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: PT141, IGF-1, Rainforest Vitality, Nourish Fluids
For the flattering selfies and video calls. Facial acupuncture and treatments reduce wrinkles, calms inflammation, boosts collagen + relaxes your whole face for a more beautiful or handsome you. While you are at it, why not encourage some healthy hair regrowth?
Acupuncture, PRP Face Lift and Stem Rejuvenation Treatment for Face and Scalp
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Polygonum, GHK-Cu, BPC157, Thymosin beta 4, Collagen
For packing around unwanted food storage. Spur your fat into action once and for all with this no-brainer metabolic jumpstart. Activate growth hormone and stop the midsection bulge for good without breaking bad.
Acupuncture: St25, Sp6, Sp6, Liv3, Liv 13, Ren12, Sj5, Du20, YinTang
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: AOD9604, 5-amino 1MQ, Energy Multiplier, MICB12, Liver
An Andoyne for Depression
For bathing your brain in serotonin, dopamine and GABA without the side effects. Elevates your mood while calming the anxiety that can keep you stuck in your head.
Acupuncture: Ren12, Sp6, PC6, HRT7, Liv3, Du20, Du23, Li4, Li10
Peptides, Herbs and Supplements: Selank, Inner Genius, GABA Food, Serotonin, Dopamine Food, Lithium Oratate
Meet Your Award Winning Acupuncturists
Justin Lane, LAc
Nichole Dryer, LAc
Sara Supinski, LAc
Tricia Corcoran, LAc
James Aaron, LAc
Commonly Asked Questions
How Does Acupuncture Work?
In traditional Chinese acupuncture, there are as many as 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body. Needles inserted in specific combinations at these points interact with the fascial network (our internal messenger system) to alter brain chemistry. For example to reduce pain, acupuncture points will tell your brain to increase endorphins (aka the body’s natural painkillers).
Do the Needles Hurt?
Acupuncture needles are very thin, and most people feel no pain or very little pain when they are inserted. They often say they feel energized or relaxed after the treatment. However, the needles can cause temporary soreness.
Is it Safe?
Acupuncture is considered to be safe when done by a trained professional. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates acupuncture needles and restricts their use to licensed practitioners. The FDA requires acupuncture needles to be sterile, nontoxic, and labeled for single use.
What Training do Acupuncturists Receive?
All of our highly-trained, expert Healers are New York State licensed with a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Anodyne East West commonly treats:
- Sports injuries
- Back pain/Sciatica,
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Leg, ankle and foot pain
- Arm, wrist and hand pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Jaw pain (TMJ)
- Dental pain
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Postoperative pain
- Scar pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
Coronary artery disease
High blood pressure
Congenital heart disease
Inflammatory heart disorders
Chronic loose stools or constipation
Acute and chronic gastritis
Headaches and migraines
Peripheral neuropathy (Chemo)