Our Services

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of healing that involves the insertion of thin, metal, disposable needles into the skin at specific points on the body. The theory behind acupuncture is that there are energy (Qi)  pathways (meridians) in the body that are essential for health and wellness. Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that disease is caused by the disruption or blockage of these pathways. Acupuncture  is used to diagnose and treat illnesses, prevent disease, and promote well-being. The practice of acupuncture has proven to be effective in alleviating illnesses, and because of their effectiveness they have been embraced throughout the world.

 

We have two acupuncturists working at the Center. Ann Wang has training in both Western and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She specializes in pain reduction, management of chronic illness, women’s health, and infertility. 

 

Neil Weinberg utilizes a combination of healing therapies including acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion, herbal medicine, and holistic nutrition. He understands the pressures and challenges of contemporary life that his patients face, and offers valuable support and guidance. 

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is a major aspect of traditional Chinese medicine, which focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body, and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition. Chinese herbal medicine is one of the great herbal systems of the world, with an unbroken tradition going back to the 3rd century BC.  Because of its systematic approach and clinical effectiveness, Chinese herbal medicine has had a great influence on the theory and practice of medicine in the East for centuries, and more recently has grown rapidly in popularity in the West. Herbal formulas may contain 4 to 12 different ingredients, to be taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups. Typically, 1 or 2 herbs are included that will have the greatest effect on the problem being treated. Other ingredients in the formula may treat minor aspects of the problem, direct the formula to specific parts of the body, or help the other herbs work better. Before choosing a mixture of herbs for a patient, the traditional Chinese practitioner will typically ask about symptoms and examine the patient, often focusing on the skin, hair, tongue, eyes, pulse, and voice in order to detect imbalances in the body.

 

Chinese herbs are very safe when prescribed correctly by a properly trained practitioner. Over the centuries, practitioners have compiled detailed information about them and placed great emphasis on the protection of the patient. Allergic reactions are rare, and will cause no lasting damage if treatment is stopped as soon as symptoms appear. Many patients may enjoy a customized formula to balance lifestyle demands and their constitutional makeup. Please call 607-275-9697 to make your appointment with Ann Wang  or  Neil Weinberg for an herbal consultation, either with or without acupuncture.

Integrated Approach to Fertility 

Both Ann Wang and Neil Weinberg offer services in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the form of both herbs and acupuncture combined with Western Medicine practices to achieve a healthy pregnancy.

Ways to achieve:

  • To use Western Medicine to receive a diagnosis and treat the problem naturally with TCM.

  • For the individual to implement a combination of both Western and Eastern treatments.

  • To receive acupuncture and herbal treatments in preparation for an Inter-Uterine-Insemination (IUI) or an Inter-Vitro-Fertilization (IVF) procedure, this will increase the success rate of these procedures.

 
Massage Therapy

The systematic use of manual soft tissue mobilization techniques to relieve pain, reduce swelling, enhance healing, improve mobility, and promote deep relaxation of the muscles and nervous system.The soft tissue mobilization techniques employed by Mr. Farnham tend to primarily be:

  • Myofascial release technique

  • Positional release techniques

  • Cranio-sacral therapy

Physical Therapy

The treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise and the application of modalities intended to restore or facilitate normal function, relieve pain, and improve mobility. The modalities Mr. Richard Farnham, P.T., L.M.T. employs are exclusively manual except for limited use of heat and the following treatments:

  • Myofascial release technique

  • Positional release techniques

  • Cranio-sacral therapy

  • Visceral manipulation and physical therapy mobilization

 
Chinese Herbal Medicine & On-site Pharmacy

Herbs have been used for medicinal purposes for more than 4,000 years. The same theories used in acupuncture have been employed in prescribing herbs for the prevention and/or treatment of disease. Most Chinese herbs can be derived from roots, tree-bark, plants, seeds, leaves, and flowers.

 

We keep the most common used standard herbal formulas on hand for those who do not require acupuncture or custom made formulas. These formulas are available in the waiting room and can be picked up any time during office hours.

 
 
 

Learning more about acupuncture with professor Kathy Sykes

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