Acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE
Chinese Medicineis one of the world’s oldest professional medical systems that is practiced today, dating back over 2,000 years. Itintegrates the body and mind and is unique in that treatments are tailoredto the individual patient to address symptoms and their root causes. Chinese Medicine includes:

  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Moxibustion
  • Cupping
  • Diet therapy
  • Life style recommendations
  • Exercise and/or meditation

What does acupuncture feels like?
Although everyone’s experience is unique, most patients find acupuncture treatments to be comfortable and relaxing. After a treatment, some people feel energized, while others may wish to go home and rest. Many notice an improvement in symptoms immediately or in the days following a treatment.

What does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture treats a wide range of health conditions. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to treat 40 conditions, which include but are not limited to the following:

    Pain

  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Facial Pain (TMJ)
  • Neck Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Lower/Upper Extremity Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow
  • Shin Splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Heel and Bone Spurs
    Respiratory

  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Common Cold
    Gastro-Intestinal

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Acid Reflux / GERD
    Gynecological

  • Amenorrhea / Dysmenorrhea
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Irregular Menses
  • Infertility
    Miscellaneous

  • Anxiety / Stress
  • Depression
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Vertigo/Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • High/Low Blood Pressure
  • Substance Abuse
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Vertigo / Dizziness
  • Tinnitus / Meniere’s Disease
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Skin Conditions
  • Urinary Dysfunction
What to expect during an acupuncture treatment
The first treatment consists of a discussion your current health concerns and a thorough medical history review, followed by the acupuncture treatment. Thin, flexible acupuncture needles that are sterile, disposable and for one-time use only are used at all times. The initial sessionmay take up to 1 ½ hours, while subsequent visits are one hour.Treatments may also include the use of other Chinese Medicine therapies, as listed above, if necessary.

How should I prepare for a treatment?

  • Wear comfortable, loose fitting pants and shirt that can be rolled up to the elbows and knees.
  • Make sure that you have eaten at least 30 minutes before your treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activity before or after treatment.
  • Avoid eating heavily just before and after treatment.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or coffee and smoking before and after.

Scheduling an appointment
For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Katherine Scofield directly at 718.626.4263 or at scofieldacupuncture@gmail.com. Treatments are $70 per session. Some major insurance carriers are accepted (BCBS, Cigna, and United Healthcare). We are happy to contact your carrier to determine if your individual plan provides acupuncture benefits.

Katherine Scofield, MSOM, L.Ac.
Katherine holds a Masters in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) from the New York College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Mineola, NY. She is a NYS Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Chinese Herbalist. Katherine completed a one-year Acupuncture Fellowship at Beth Israel Hospital where she provided inpatient care throughout the hospital, including Family Medicine, Hospice, Pediatrics, Orthopedic Surgery and Rehab, Oncology, and Psychiatry. She has maintained her credentialing at Beth Israel and continues to provide treatments on a monthly basis at the hospital. In her practice, Katherineuses all modalities of Chinese Medicine, including Acupuncture, herbal medicine, eastern nutrition, and lifestyle recommendations to improve her patients’ physical and emotional wellbeing. She is dedicated to sharing the power and wisdomof Chinese Medicine with adults and children, as it has been done in Asia for thousands of years.