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Acupuncture Ithaca NY

Local resource for acupuncture in Ithaca. Includes detailed information on local business that give access to acupuncture points, nausea reduction, pain relief, infertility treatment, disease prevention, general health promotion and more. Read on for more advice and content on alternative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

M. Thomas-Costello
(607) 274-7520
215 N Cayuga St
Ithaca, NY
Center for Health
Acupuncturist, Massage Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Psychologist, Yoga Instructor

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Ann Greenberg, L.Ac., M.Ac.
(607) 272-7792
408 Elm St.
Ithaca, NY
Peaceful Spirit Acupuncture
(607) 272-0114
422 Taylor Pl
Ithaca, NY

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Spraker Hill Chiropractic
(518) 966-6765
77 Mohawk Street
Canajoharie, NY
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Laura Gross
(212) 245-2777
West 52nd Street
New York, NY
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No

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Judith Abrams
(607) 277-7713
342 Dewitt Bldg.
Ithaca, NY
Hackman Robert L.Ac.
(607) 272-5450
573 Spencer Road
Ithaca, NY
Closer to Home Acupuncture
(607) 310-8579
97 Elm Street
Cortland, NY
M.S. Acupuncture
Professional Memberships

William J Mitrus DC CCSP
(631) 892-8798
745 Terry Rd
Hauppauge , NY
Massage Therapy included with active care
Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday Closed
Friday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Acupressure, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Jonathan Simon
(212) 224-0087
305 East 55th Street
New York, NY
NYC Points
Acupuncture, Herbal medicine
Insurance Plans Accepted: OxfordUnited HealthcarePHCSAlerican Specialty Health NetworkAETNA
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

Doctor Information
Residency Training: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Medical School: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, 2001
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Languages Spoken: English

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Acupuncture - Meridians in Acupuncture


Channels or Meridians in Acupuncture - The invisible Pathways of Qi

Chinese use the term "jing luo" which means, channels, conduit, meridian etc. According to acupuncture, these are the invisible channels through which qi circulates throughout the body. The acupuncture points (or holes as the Chinese term xue is more aptly translated means) are the locations where the qi of the channels rises close to the surface of the body. There are 12 main meridians, six of which are yin and six are yang and numerous minor ones, which form a network of energy channels throughout the body.

In acupuncture, each meridian is related to, and named after, an organ or function, the main ones are: the lung, kidney, gallbladder, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, urinary bladder, san jiao (three heater) and pericardium (heart protector/ or circulation sex meridian).

There are also 8 extraordinary channels in acupuncture that are considered to be reservoirs supplying qi and blood to the twelve regular channels. These are believed to have a strong connection to the kidney. The meridians are shown in the figures.

Location of the meridians and acupoints (acupuncture points) in the body.

Dotted along these meridians are more than 400 acupuncture points, classified by WHO. (There may be as many as 2000 points in use for different treatments.) These are listed by name, number and the meridian to which they belong.

When Chi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy, but if the energy becomes blocked, stagnated or weakened, it can result in physical, mental or emotional ill health. An imbalance in a person's body can result from inappropriate emotional responses such as: excess anger, over-excitement, self-pity, deep grief and fear. Environmental factors such as cold, damp/hu...

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