Underpinnings Acupuncture

"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."
- World Health Organization, 1948

In 1948, the World Health Organization issued this as their definition of health and it has remained unchanged ever since. I take great inspiration from it and strive to frame my practice around seeking this higher level of health for myself and my patients - not merely the absence of symptoms.

I believe that Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has the ability to practice this higher level of care - Acupuncture and Chinese herbs pair to form an elegant medicine that allows your body to use its own power to heal. This can offer relief from symptoms, strength to fight disease and, in its best light, the tools to stay healthy, age gracefully and become a more relaxed, more energetic you.

To learn more please browse through this site and take a look at the FAQ - I've included questions that many people ask before they book an appointment.

If you have questions that are not addressed here, please contact me, even if you are not yet ready to book an appointment. I'm happy to answer your acupuncture questions by phone or email.

I hope to hear from you. In the meantime, read about how the NYC subway system is a good analogy for the workings of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

un·der·pin [uhn-der-pin]
verb (used with object), -pinned, -pin·ning.

To prop up or support from below; strengthen, as by reinforcing a foundation

To give support or substance to


Underpinnings Acupuncture
-noun (proper)

A health care practice that focuses on building the foundation of good health

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