Susan Sachs Acupuncture

272 Beach 135th Street   Belle Harbor NY 11694   (917) 868-8630

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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine needles into the body at specific points in order to obtain a therapeutic effect.  Acupuncture points and pathways (meridians) were originally mapped out by the Chinese several thousand years ago.  Although the thought of inserting needles into the body does not sound very comfortable, most people don't even realize that the needles are in, and experience a relaxation similar to a deep meditative state.

Education and Training, Certifications, Licenses:
Susan Sachs received her Masters of Science degree from Pacific College in 1998, and has taught in a master's degree acupuncture program for several years at Swedish College of Health Sciences.  She has studied extensively with Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, and 88th generation Taoist Priest, and is presently working on her Ph.D. in Classical Chinese Medicine.  She has also worked extensively with Dr. Yan Wu, professor, author, and specialist in the use of Chinese Medicine to promote fertility.  In addition, she is an NAET (Nambrudipad's Allergy Elimination Technique) practioner, and has studied NAET with Dr. Devi Nambrudipad, founder of the technique.

How Dr. Sachs Practices Acupuncture:
Susan Sachs practices Classical and TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) styles of acupuncture, using the style that best suits the patient's needs.  Her technique is gentle and she uses Japanese needles,(patients often don't realize that the needles are in).

Susan's philosophy is to balance the body, to bring it back into harmony and balance.  To accomplish this, she uses Japanese needles, moxabustion, essential oils, and tui-na (Chinese massage).  Treatments are generally about 1 hour, with the first visit slightly longer to accommodate the initial consultation and complete a comprehensive health history.  Patients are treated in quiet, private rooms, with relaxing music playing.  At the end of the treatment, patients usually are given recommendations to enhance their wellbeing, which may include dietary changes, herbal suggestions, qi gong (qi movement exercises), and use of essential oils.