Why Acupuncture

CathyAcupuncture is a treatment modality based on the principals of Chinese medicine dating back 2,500 years. Qi (Chi) and blood flow, Yin/Yang theory, and the meridian systems are the fundamental concepts applied in Chinese medicine.

Insertions of very fine needles placed in specific points on the body have been shown to be effective in the treatment of many health problems.Acupuncture stimulates the body's inherent ability to heal itself.We are seeing, as referred to in acupuncture terms, "Patterns of Disharmony" that are unique to our times. Acupuncture, which corrects these Patterns of Disharmony by bringing organ and meridian function into balance is extremely effective for treating many acute and chronic physical conditions.

According to The YinOva Center - Chinese Medicine in NYC, many patients experience relief from these conditions when acupuncture and traditional Western medical treatments are used in a complementary fashion.

Acupuncture for Yoga Practitioners

With a strong background in both yoga and dance I understand the frustration that can come from feeling stuck or unable to move with the ease and grace you know your body is capable of expressing.

Anatomy and movement are things I approach and investigate both personally and professionally. I have found that overuse, poor posture or physical conditions such as leg length discrepancy or scoliosis can lead to structural imbalances that impede our daily activities as well as our yoga practice. These structural imbalances can lead not only to constriction, but to injuries that just won¹t heal. I have found that by first using massage and palpation to locate muscle restrictions and holding patterns I can then release trigger points using acupuncture. This combination lends itself to successfully treating structural imbalances that constrict motion.

The styles of acupuncture I practice to relieve these constriction are Trigger point release and motor point release. These are decided Western based approaches so I combine them with TCM or Japanese acupuncture to round out the balance of the whole-body recovery to injury, trauma and stress and deliver you back to wholeness.

Get in Touch

Catherine Cusumano, M.S., L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist

3 Locations:

80 East 11th Street, Suite 628/610
Broadway and East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

1410 Broadway @39th
New York, NY 10018

765 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11218



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