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.

Why Me?

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.

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  • 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.

  • For example:

    • Gasotransmitters: Nitric Oxide, Hydrogen Sulfide & Carbon Monoxide

    • Nervous system interactions

    • ATP

Branches of Chinese Medicine 

The tools in my toolbox
 

  • Acupuncture

  • Herbal Therapy

  • Nutrition

  • Massage

  • Meditative exercises (Qi Gong or Tai Qi)

  • Additional modalities I employ:

    • LED-based low level light therapy

    • E-stim needling for muscle neuromodulation

    • Cupping/Guasha for soft tissue work

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