Traditional Chinese Medicine is based on an ancient philosophy that describes the universe, and the body, in terms of two opposing forces: yin and yang. When these forces are in balance, the body is healthy. Energy, called "qi" (pronounced "chee") flows along specific pathways, called meridians, throughout the body. This constant flow of energy keeps the yin and yang forces balanced. However, if the flow of energy gets blocked, like water getting stuck behind a dam, the disruption can lead to pain, lack of function, or illness. Acupuncture therapy can release blocked qi in the body and stimulate function, evoking the body’s natural healing response through various physiological systems. Modern research has demonstrated acupuncture’s effects on the nervous system, endocrine and immune systems, cardiovascular system, and digestive system. By stimulating the body’s various systems, acupuncture can help to resolve pain, and improve sleep, digestive function, and sense of well-being.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture & Gua Sha
Starting with gentle gua sha, I massage and soothe the muscles and skin of the face to promote lymphatic drainage and stimulate collagen production. Next, I insert fine Japanese needles to strategically target lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, discolorations, puffiness, and other signs of aging. I then insert needles in other parts of the body to assist in boosting your body's internal glow.
Japanese Pediatric Acupuncture
Also known as shonishin, I use this ancient technique to treat babies and children without the use of needles. I implement specialized tools and light touch to gently activate points to alleviate stomachaches, restlessness, sleeplessness,
toothaches/teething, headaches, and many other symptoms.
to support and further your results
Cupping has been around for thousands of years and traces its roots to ancient Chinese and Egyptian medicine, first documented in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, Ebers Papyrus, written in 1550 BC. During a cupping session, a practitioner places round cups directly onto your skin. The cup is either first heated with fire or manually pumped to create a suction. The cups are then left on your skin for several minutes, bringing increased blood flood to the area and promoting healing and reducing pain.
A technique using a smoothed quartz or jade tool to gently scrape broad surfaces of the body. Like cupping, it is usually performed on the back, neck, and shoulders, and is used for relieving pain and inflammation, as well as for alleviating upper respiratory symptoms.
Asian body work used to activate points manually and to release tight muscles.
Nutritional & Fertility Counseling
I give each patient specific dietary and lifestyle recommendations which serve to support overall health and your body's optimal functionality.
"I am an aging athlete with flat feet and chronic tendonitis problems in one foot. Usually I just live with the chronic pain in that foot, which gets worse when I play my sports. Then every few years when I start limping, I go to physical therapy, where it takes about 8-10 sessions to get back to normal.
I started treatment with Willow expecting that the pain may be managed after a while, but after just two sessions it was gone! She did in two weeks what PT only could do in two months! So easy to do, and such amazing results! And in those same sessions, she eliminated various back strains immediately as well...
Willow is warm, professional, and obviously knows her stuff! When I have pain from anything in the future, there’s nowhere else I’ll need to go…"
Lorraine, Long Island
"I am a healthy, active 64-year-old woman. In August, a tumor was discovered in my heart and immediately removed. I started acupuncture treatments with Willow because I suffered severe post-operative pain and muscle spasms.
She is compassionate, and skillful at acupuncture: I have been cleared to return to my full-time job as an RN. With the help of her treatments, I can still say, 'I am a healthy, active 64-year-old woman.' "