Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles, about the size of two human hairs, at specific locations on the skin. The needles act as a catalyst to create positive change in the body.
Rosendale Acupuncture offers both private and community acupuncture. Please see below for more detailed descriptions about the difference between these approaches. Many patients make use of both styles during the treatment process.
Herbs are a vital part of Chinese Medicine and are often prescribed in conjunction with acupuncture. Chinese Herbs are prescribed in a group of herbs called a formula. Formulas are available in pill form or as raw herbs made into teas. Prescribed for thousands of years, these formulas have been given to billions of people. The herbs and pills stocked at Rosendale Acupuncture are organic when available and are from companies that test for impurities and have stringent quality controls. Chinese herbal medicine is effective and very safe when prescribed by a trained herbalist. Katie Finley, L.Ac. is Board Certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Chinese Herbology. This represents the highest level of training currently recognized by New York State.
Cupping is the placement of vacuum cups over the skin. Cupping produces a deep penetrating massage to a localized area loosening tight muscles and moving congestion in the lungs.
Tui Na and Acupressure
Tui Na, a manipulative therapy similar to massage, is a hands-on, needle free therapy. Tui Na releases tension and promotes the movement of Qi by working the muscle and connective tissue of the body. Tui Na uses acupressure on specific points and channels to relieve aches and pains and balance the body. Tui Nu is used alone or in conjunction with acupuncture to treat various conditions.