Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely fine needles into specific acupuncture points situated along the pathways on the body, known as meridians in order to regulate the flow of qi and activate the healing process. These meridians flow along the surface of the body and through the internal organs.
By stimulating these points with acupuncture needles, stagnant qi and/or blood can be unblocked, energy can be directed to or away from a deficient or excessive organ, and yin and yang can be rebalanced. These effects produced by acupuncture enhance and activate the body’s ability to heal itself, promoting physical and mental health.
According to modern science, research suggests that acupuncture dramatically controls pain by stimulating the nervous system to release endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s natural painkilling chemicals. Other research suggests that acupuncture alters blood flow in the brain and may prompt the release of certain brain hormones, such as serotonin, which transmit nerve impulses. Acupuncture may also cause the pituitary gland to discharge pain-blockers and to initiate a process that releases anti-inflammatory agents into the bloodstream.
About Andrea Cohen:
Andrea Cohen is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in New York and a Nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology by the the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She completed a four-year Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco.
Andrea founded Scarsdale Acupuncture in 2006 and remains committed to supporting her community by treating a wide range of emotional and physical imbalances. As the practice continues to grow, she is thrilled to also offer her services at hOMe Body Wellness in Chappaqua, her hometown.
What To Expect:
During the initial consultation, we will review your detailed medical history, perform a Chinese medical assessment of your condition, and provide you with a customized treatment plan. You will also receive acupuncture at this time. Andrea values an integrative approach toward healing and combines the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an understanding of modern Western medicine. She recognizes the need to refer appropriately to other health care practitioners, and has therefore developed professional relationships locally.
Becoming active participants in your healing process is encouraged. Through patient education, you will have a better understanding of your health concerns and feel empowered to take greater responsibility in managing your well being.
- 90 Minutes - $250
- 60 Minute Follow Up - $160
- No appointment can be made unless non refundable $75 deposit or full payment is made.
- Any cancellations or rescheduling within the 48 hour window is subject to the $75 NON Refundable fee.
- All services purchased are final and non refundable.