Acupuncture, Eastern Medicine & How I can help you
Creating a partnership for happy & healthy patients
My best patients are those that come to me via referrals from their MD or DO. Our medicines compliment each other beautifully. I am able to handle common cases of pain, common cold, stress & anxiety, insomnia, fatigue and digestive issues that take up a lot of time in your office. I am often able to resolve these cases without the need for opioids or over use of antibiotics.
The referral to me (and vice versa) makes these patients trust and respect their MD's even more and they remain long term loyal patients.
You can also scroll down to the bottom of this page for a video on how acupuncture works in the way I speak to my patients about it.
Bridging the eastern & western
Annalisa specializes in sports injuries and chronic pain/fatigue syndromes from fibromyalgia & autoimmune conditions, stroke recovery as well as chronic symptoms from Lyme and other tick-borne infections. She holds an additional certification from Memorial Sloan Kettering in oncology recovery care and has trained in pain relief, movement restoration and “dry needling” techniques.
Annalisa holds a 4 year masters degree in acupuncture which includes both western and eastern medical classes, rigorous board exams and national certification in addition to state licensure.
A short history of Chinese Medicine
Carefully observed results still reproduceable today
Earliest known text written 2,500 years ago (equivalent to the Hippocratic corpus)
Evidence of this medicine being practiced go back 5,000 years
Expansion, integration & evolution of the medicine
How is this relevant today?
What is Chinese Medicine, really?
Same concepts...different language
A system of identifying and repairing patterns of imbalance in the body
Balancing temperature & moisture
Increasing circulation of blood and lymph
Maintain homeostasis via the microbiome
What the heck IS Qi???
Demystifying the word Qi
The elephant in the room!
It’s not mystical, magical or other-worldly
It is simply a word in a language which is conceptually different from our own
Qi (“Chi”) is that which causes an action or function in the body. The energy by which our bodies, from our organs down to our DNA function.