Northeast Acupuncture Center provides comfortable caring surroundings, in which people can achieve better health using a holistic and natural approach.
Your Acupuncturist , Anabelle Grigorescu is Board Certified by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine), and is licensed by the State of Maine and New York Board of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most common, and dependable medical therapies in the world. It is by nature simple, safe, and effective. Acupuncturists use thin, solid, sterile disposable needles inserted into specific areas of the body to help re-balance the internal environment, re-establish homeostasis, and thus treat disease. According to traditional theories acupuncture influences the vital force, or Qi of the body. Western science has proven that acupuncture can regulate the body by many mechanisms, including stimulating the endocrine and nervous systems.
In the US, acupuncture is usually associated with pain management, as it has been recognized as being very effective at treating all types of acute and chronic pain. However, acupuncture can also be used to treat a very wide range of medical conditions including infertility, gynecological concerns, digestive disorders, respiratory complaints, insomnia, fatigue, and psychological issues such as anxiety and depression.
Over the three decades in which acupuncture has evolved in the U.S., it has been proven in an increasing body of scientific studies to not only be exceptionally safe when performed by licensed acupuncturists, but statistically effective.
The experience of acupuncture varies for each person. There may be an initial sensation during the insertion of the needles. While the needles are in, some sensations include: dullness, heaviness, movement, mild itching, along with feelings of relaxation and calmness.
At the first session we will first briefly discuss your medical history, access health and emotional concerns. We will use diagnostic tools including palpation of the pulse along with tongue observation.
The acupuncture needle is very thin, in fact just slightly thicker than the human hair. Typically the insertion of a needle is painless, in some cases you may not even know a needle has been inserted. In other cases, there may be some heaviness, tingling, warmth, itching, and the feeling of movement around the insertion site. Most people find acupuncture relaxing and frequently fall asleep during the treatment. Most treatments can be done without undressing provided the patient is wearing comfortable clothing.
This depends on the nature, length, and severity of your complaint. Generally, patients begin to feel an emotional and physical shift after 3-4 treatments.
Dr. Anabelle Grigorescu, D.Ac., is a nationally board certified and licensed acupuncturist. In her private practice, Northeast Acupuncture PLLC, she provides safe, efficient, and patient centered care while empowering her patients to take charge of their own health by educating them about the amazing benefits of Traditional Oriental Medicine.
In acupuncture and Chinese medicine, we believe in treating the individual, not just treating the symptom(s). Every individual comes with a unique pattern of symptoms and health issues that demand a targeted holistic approach to treatment. Thus it is necessary to gather as much information about the individual to create a customized diagnosis and treatment plan at the outset.
When you arrive for your first appointment you will be asked to fill out a detailed Health History and Initial Intake form, as well as, review and sign our Informed Consent/Notice of Privacy form. It is best you arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment time to fill these out.
A typical assessment typically involves the practitioner reviewing your Health History form, asking some questions, taking your pulse, observing your tongue and perhaps palpating specific channels and or points that will help identify the correct pattern and the best approach for treatment. This is the time when you would ask any questions that you have as well.
From here on out, your job is to kick back and enjoy a good rest. A typical treatment will last from 30-40 minutes. When you’re finished with your treatment, you can exit through reception where you can purchase further treatments and book your next appointment before you continue on with your day.
To schedule an appointment, please call our office at (914) 200-4405
Our business hours are:
Monday -- 9:30am-2:30pm, 4pm-8pm
Tuesday -- 9:30am-2:30pm
Wednesday -- 9:30am-2:30pm
Thursday -- 9:30am- 2:30pm, 4pm-8pm
Friday -- 9:30am-5:00pm
Saturday appointments available by request.
If you wish to change or cancel an appointment, we ask that you call the office 24 hours in advance, (914) 200-4405
Please dress in loose comfortable clothing for your acupuncture appointment. Acupuncture involves palpation and treatment of various parts of the body. Draping will be provided to ensure modesty.
We do require that you pay the initial visit and treatment in full at the time of service
If you have insurance we will be happy to verify insurance coverage prior to your second appointment, and if acupuncture treatments are covered we will begin billing your insurance at this time.
Please NOTE: you are ultimately responsible for your charges if your insurance does not cover, or denies you treatment.
At subsequent visits we will ask fewer, more targeted questions to measure progress along your treatment plan. For these visits you may proceed directly to the treatment room to await treatment. At times we may ask you to fill out a brief form prior to entering the treatment room for you to report on the progress of your treatment.
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All testimonials have been published with permission, names are with held to protect patient's privacy.
I want to thank you and express my gratitude for your service. Your treatments help me tremendously with the pain and discomfort I experience from my pessary, which my doctor installed to help me with my bladder prolapse. I notice a huge a difference with the weekly acupuncture treatments you give, I have less urge to urinate, and I feel less pelvic pressure. Your service is invaluable and has helped me to resume living a normal life, and enjoy playing with my grandchildren. I have recommended you to all my friends.
As you know I have been a migraine sufferer for over 15 years and it has truly ruined my life. I have had to lock myself in my bedroom in the dark, where I have had to battle excruciating pain and nausea that would last for days. Since coming to your office for acupuncture, the migraines have become less frequent and last a shorter time. For the first time I feel hope, I pray with continued treatments they might stop. You are a very caring person and have a gentle touch. The treatments are very relaxing, and you have a very sweet voice. I thank you very much for helping me.
You are amazing! I can finally sleep! I have been battling insomnia for years as a result of my prescribed medication, prednisone that I can not live without. Rather than having to continue experimentation with various prescription sleep medication, I feel so relieved that there is one less pill that I need to take. You have helped me to sleep through the night with no problems. I have also noticed that I don't get colds as frequently since becoming your client. Another benefit from this great medicine. Thank you for doing what you do. Looking forward to the next treatment.