A Natural Approach to Women's Health Care and Healing
ANITA WONG ACUPUNCTURE
The human body is made up of the mind, body, and spirit. All three must be in working order, so that a free flow of energy is achieved. Through my practice, we work together to release this energy and promote well-being.
Natural Healing For Women's Health & Wellness
I specialize in women’s health care with my focus on delivering the highest quality care possible, physically, mentally and emotionally. For the past 20 years, I have dedicated myself to learning about the anatomy, physiology, diagnoses and diseases that are specific to women.
For over 2,000 years, Chinese Medicine has helped women with health issues such as:
premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)
preconception and pregnancy care
perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)
postnatal/postpartum care and recovery
postpartum depression (PPD)
polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
uterine fibroids and cysts
perimenopause and menopause.
All of these conditions can produce high stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Acupuncture and herbs are highly regarded as being some of the most effective systems in the treatment and healing of women’s health issues.
I work with different modalities to keep your body and spirit in balance. I utilize an integrative and holistic approach to good health and well-being.
Treatment may include acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, Tui-Na massage, Reiki, essential oils and flower essences. Nutritional supplements and herbal prescriptions are a separate cost.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
An Ancient Science
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. Although the first recorded history of Traditional Chinese Medicine dates back over two thousand years, it is believed that the origins of TCM go back more than five thousand years.
From the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine, all illnesses, is the result of energy imbalance. Qi, the energy or vital life force flows through your body. It regulates our spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health. Your body becomes ill if there is a blockage or imbalance in the energy flow. TCM treatment aims to restore the balance of Qi energy. The balance of yin and yang maintains harmony in your body, mind and the universe.
Studies have shown that acupuncture causes multiple biological responses. Acupuncture improves the flow of blood and oxygen which allows the body to heal and perform at its peak. Acupuncture affects the sensory neurons to many structures within the central nervous system. This can lead to activation of pathways affecting various physiological systems in the brain. Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions such as asthma, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, fibromyalgia, depression, cystitis, headaches, migraines, insomnia, chronic digestive issues, and back pain.
Balance Your Qi
Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an ancient form of heat therapy that originated in China. Moxa uses the ground up leaves of the medicinal plant Mugwort. Studies have shown that moxibustion exerts a wide and strong effect on the overall biochemical changes in the body. Moxa increases the production of white blood cells. The white blood cell count begins to increase immediately after direct Moxibustion treatment. Moxa also increases the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin.
Moxa improves the overall blood and lymph circulations and the capacity to produce antibodies. While burning moxa over acu-points, impulses from nerve endings of the skin causes the dilation of capillaries to increase the blood and lymph circulations in the entire body.
Integrative & Holistic
Cupping is an ancient medical treatment; its Chinese roots date back to 300 or 400 A.D. In cupping, suction cups of varying sizes are attached to the body. Cupping is regularly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in Chinese hospitals and elsewhere. Suction cups of varying sizes are attached to the body, and the suction draws blood to the surface of the skin.
Cupping pulls blood to a region to stimulate healing. It is effective at stretching tight fascia and muscles. Cupping helps the tissue develop new blood flow and causes anti-inflammatory chemicals in the body. Cupping is generally painless and extremely effective.
Traditional Healing Technique
Gua sha is a healing technique of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This technique removes blood stagnation and produces an an anti inflammatory and immune protective effect that persists for days following a single Gua sha treatment accounting for the immediate relief that patients feel from pain, stiffness, fever, chills, coughing, wheezing, nausea and vomiting amongst other ailments. Gua sha is effective in acute and chronic internal organ disorders.
East meets West
Thin needles are inserted on acupuncture points and are then attached to a device that sends electrical currents or pulses into the body. Electrical currents have stimulating effects, which can influence the cells, tissues and entire systems. E-stim channels the electrical current into the body with pinpoint precision.
In clinical studies, e-stim has shown to be effective in treating a variety of conditions, particularly those that are chronic. The most obvious are pain, muscle spasms and neurological issues. But because the electrical stimulation of acupuncture points can be used to activate a variety of systems within the body, electroacupuncture can be used to treat conditions as wide-ranging as heart disease, hypertension, nausea, weight maangement and even skin problems.
Essential Oils & Flower Essences
Essential oils are extracted from plants using a variety of methods, usually with distillation or expression. An essential oil has the “essential” aromatic and chemical properties of that plant.
When you smell an essential oil, the limbic system sends signals to the brain, which is the center of memory and emotions. It is also connected to areas of the brain that control blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, hormone balance, and more.
Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, which uniquely address emotional and mental aspects of wellness. Flower essences work through the medium of water.
Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants which interact with the flow of qi in the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us.
Universal Life Energy
Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that energy is channeled by means of touch to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
Balance Your Qi
Holistic medicine is a broad range of medical practices that are based on many years of tradition. With my Acupuncture treatment, your body and mind will feel free and clear of all worries and stressors that life places upon us. I’m trained in a variety of holistic techniques that will surely help to heal you both mentally and physically.
Healing is an art. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes love.
Cigna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Emblem Health
Many health insurance plans are including acupuncture as a benefit. I am in-network with the above insurance companies. We will contact your insurance provider to get details about your policy and exact coverage.
I am a third generation practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. My grandfather had a practice in Guangzhou, China. He passed down our traditions and his knowledge of our medicine to my mother, who lovingly passed the family legacy to me. I love empowering patients to understand their bodies and discover the gentle and very powerful effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine. As an acupuncturist, I enjoy being able to bridge the gap between eastern and western medicine, while providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which to heal.
I received my Master's degree from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City.