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, 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.
"When my husband and I met Anita, we had been on our fertility journey for a while. Having suffered through a painful miscarriage before, this time we wanted to get as much support as possible and we started weekly acupuncture treatments. Having received treatments from several other acupuncturists before, meeting Anita was an immediate breath of fresh air! I have never met a therapist before who has a warmer, more engaging and sensitive manner than Anita! She listens very carefully and poses thoughtful questions to clarify all facets of the medical problem. With several years of advanced training and, in addition, with her multigenerational family background of expertise in acupuncture, Anita truly understands and is deeply passionate about Chinese medicine. In her contagiously positive and compassionate way, she shares personal stories and knowledgable advice and made me feel completely at ease and in good hands. The treatment itself was outstanding; calming and extremely relaxing. After just one session I knew I was in the right place – and recommended Anita’s excellent services to my husband as well.
Imagine our joy when after about 5 months, long after our Western medicine fertility specialist had started to push for IVF treatment, I became pregnant! We are forever grateful for everything Anita has done for us, all the effective physical and emotional support, and we are convinced that Anita’s treatments have helped us to welcome our child into this world."
Maria L. - Producer
"My wife and I came to Anita for fertility treatment which, as she wrote about, we couldn't be more pleased with. But a side bonus for me was how open and interested Anita was to treating some other issues I was having. I've had chronic pain in my neck and shoulder for years, and although the pain is not entirely gone, Anita’s treatment with regular and electric stimulation acupuncture has made the pain so much more manageable. I could not be happier with both of these results that Anita’s treatments have provided me with."
Michael L. - Director
"I started working with Anita in October of last year. Having had two previous miscarriages I wanted to make sure I prepare my body for a future pregnancy in all possible ways. Anita’s support, our weekly acupuncture sessions and her dietary recommendations proved invaluable to me! I am now 10 weeks pregnant and feeling supported and at ease knowing I’m doing everything I can to help my body and my future baby with Anita’s help! She’s the best!"
Julia M. - Restaurant Manager
"I am forty something years old and I’ve been a consumer of acupuncture for over seven years. This past year, I have been fortunate to work with Anita Wong. She has the qualities that are important in a practitioner. She is skilled, compassionate, knowledgeable and most importantly SHE IS EFFECTIVE. Anita has a positive energy that is contagious and healing. The healing starts when Anita enters the room. She is totally focused on her patient, carefully listens to her history, and is fully engaged in the healing. She poses thoughtful questions to clarify all facets of the medical problem. She has treated me for depression, anxiety, excessive anger, stagnation, menstrual cramps, muscular pain, among other things. I have seen improvements in all areas. Anita Wong is a true gem."
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
"Anita is a caring, capable, and empathetic professional. She patiently listened to what my problems were and evaluated them from a holistic perspective. She explained to me what she thought was going on with my body and how we were going to deal with it. The treatment goals I had were long-term in nature and she gently worked towards it. She did not rush to demonstrate anything and that is a great thing because needles can be very powerful. She has great bedside manners and has always been attentive to my needs. I felt that, as a patient, my overall wellbeing is the top priority for her and she has an open mind when she's coming up with solutions."
Chris L. - Attorney
"Anita has treated me for a severely aggravated case of Dyshidrotic eczema, affecting both soles of my feet. My dermatologist was determined to put me on steroid creams and antibiotics convinced that this condition would be life long. From day 1 when she began treating me I knew I was in good hands. Finding a practitioner who inspires trust is half the battle. After 3 months of treatment with acupuncture in conjunction with herbs my condition has improved some 90%. I can’t thank Anita enough! She truly cares for your well being and is passionate about her practice. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking acupuncture treatment."
Maria L. H. - Fashion Designer
“I’ve done weekly acupuncture sessions with Anita for the better part of a year now, as well as guasha and cupping treatments, mostly to help with back pain and asthma. Anita is a very good listener and took time to figure out what my particular issues were. She is very knowledgeable about Traditional Chinese Medicine, and she knows how to needle properly - I’ve never felt any discomfort even with 20-30 needles from ears to feet. While acupuncture is obviously not a panacea that will miraculously make all problems disappear in an instant, regular treatments have been effective in controlling and alleviating pain and asthma. For acute tension or hardening of muscles, I have found that guasha and cupping can be extremely helpful, sometimes almost immediately after treatment.
I highly recommend Anita to anyone who is looking for acupuncture and other TCM treatments, whether you’ve had it before or not. I don’t think you’ll find anyone better."
Axel S. - Musician
"Anita has been treating me for various problems including lung complications, chest pains, muscle cramps, arthritis and low energy. In addition to acupuncture, she treats me with kindness, listening, positive energy and encouragement. I always feel so much better after a session with Anita."
Susan S. - Theatrical Wardrobe Dresser
"I am a patient with Polycythemia and suffer from too many red blood cells. One of the symptoms is always being "hot". After one treatment, I was able to not only sleep but sleep under the covers all night! I can't say enough about the benefits from acupuncture."
Karen R.C. - Registered Nurse
"I can actually focus!! I have not been able to for days and am actually able to sit and do schoolwork. Thank you so so so much!!"
C. Simon - Graduate Student/Teacher
"I had such a restful sleep and normal bowel movement this morning, so grateful! Thank you so much."
Kayla I. - Associate Vice President/Event Planning
"I’ve been fortunate in my short stay of 3 months in New York to get treatment with such a knowledgeable and passionate acupuncturist like Anita is. From the very first appointment, you can tell that you will have a great experience with Anita. She really listens to your health problems and addresses them in a professional way, recommending not just acupuncture but cupping or gua sha depending on your condition. I've had chronic neck and back pain for years, Anita helped me to reduce the pain. There were some days that the pain disappeared. Now I feel much better than in the last 5 years. Thanks Anita, for helping me."
Ericka G. - Pastry Chef
"When I first came to see Anita in early May of this year, I had a list a mile long of issues to work on: migraine, chronic fatigue, painful PMS, irregular/severe periods, chronic pain in my neck/back/shoulders/knees, and IBS-d. It has been about three months now, and I can honestly say NONE of these is still a significant issue. I’ve had ONE migraine since my first treatment and that only lasted a few hours (used to last days). My periods are barely felt. I used to have cramps so severe they’d wake me up in the middle of the night! My pain is virtually gone and my gut issues are almost nonexistent. Anita has been such a welcoming, positive force for me these past three months. She’s a true supporter of women’s health and provides incredibly insightful advice regarding natural supplements and dietary habits to go along with the acupuncture. I highly recommend Anita and am so glad I found her!"
Lisa I. – Executive Assistant
"Anita has truly been a godsend in my life. She takes the time to truly understand what is going on with you, she is a ray of light, and is a healer. After every session, I walk out feeling revitalized. She is beyond knowledgeable in her field. What I love most is that she checks up on you to see how you are feeling while making sure that progress is being made. Thank you Anita for all that you do."
T. Y. - Actress/Singer
"It is truly a pleasure to recommend Anita for acupuncture. I have been seeing her for over a year now following radiation. She has really helped me with pain in many areas. Her highly skilled treatment matches her caring personality. She is so knowledgeable about all areas of health. Her explanations to questions are clear and reflect an excellent background and experience. Her pleasant personable patient manner have contributed to improved health for me. Her unique blend of professionalism, concern, warmth, along with an encouraging smile have contributed to my physical and emotional well-being."
Janice L. - Teacher
"As soon as I sit down with Anita, my energy and demeanor change. I immediately feel relaxed, and in the right place. I have a list of medical issues that stem from stress and anxiety, and Anita has helped put my head and my body on a better path. She listens so intently to my concerns each session, whether it be my IBS, headaches, nausea, back pain, menstrual cramps, or anxiety — and tailors each and every session to the individual concerns while also working on the bigger, underlying issue. I leave the office so calm, collected, and balanced. Thank you for helping me take back my life Anita!"
Brittany C. — Graphic Designer
"I feel so lucky to have found Anita Wong. Not only is she a MASTER of her craft, but she is a wise, kind, warm, and comforting person. From my very first appointment I realized how different Anita was than the other practitioners I had seen in the past. She had committed my 15 page intake questionnaire to memory and listened to my concerns with an incredible bedside manner. She has kept my migraines at bay and checks on me regularly between appointments. I would recommend Anita (and have) to all my friends and family!"
Stephanie R. - Real Estate Sales
Monday - Friday : 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 4 pm