Amityville Wellness Acupuncture Treatments
What is Acupuncture?
Dear Dr. Hurme,
Thank you so much for the relief I have gotten in such a short period of time. This pain in my leg has been with me for almost 2 1/2 years, and even with just a few of your acupuncture treatments it has very much diminished. I do believe when treatments are finished, it will be gone... You feel the warmth as soon as you enter your doors, from the friendly staff, to the comfort and calming surroundings. Dr. Hurme, you've given me so much hope and relief. Thanks so much.
- BR, March 2012
Acupuncture needles are extremely fine, flexible, and are about the diameter of a human hair. They are nothing like the hypodermic needles we remember as children and no medicine is forced into the muscle. Acupuncture needles are sterile, vacuum packaged, single-use and are disposed of after use. In almost all cases, insertion by a qualified practitioner is performed with a minimum of discomfort. Most patients find treatments very relaxing and many fall asleep during treatments. Treatments can also be tailored to patients using acupuncture styles with very shallow needle insertion. For the needle phobic patient, we can help you overcome your fear and many conditions can be well treated with Chinese Herbs only.
Getting Treated with Acupuncture
The first treatment will last approximately 60 -75 minutes and includes a full health history and treatment. You will lay comfortable on a massage table with relaxing music during your treatment. Most people get deeply relaxed any many feel it is “more relaxing than a massage.”
Upon completion, a customized treatment plan will be developed. Follow up visits last 45-60 minutes. The number of treatments required depends on your condition. Many can be treated in 3-12 treatments, while chronic or degenerative conditions may require tune-ups after the initial series of treatments.
We use only single-use, disposable needles.
The Science of Acupuncture
The 1997 NIH Consensus Statement on Acupuncture states considerable evidence exists that acupuncture:
TCM is based on an energetic model rather than the biochemical model of Western Medicine. The ancient Chinese recognized a vital energy, which they called Qi (pronounced “chee”), in all life forms and life processes. They also discovered a system of Qi circulation along specific pathways or meridians throughout the human body. Each meridian corresponds with a particular internal organ system. It is important to note here that the TCM conception of the internal organs overlaps, but does not directly correspond with our current understanding of the organs. Disease is considered the result of blocked Qi flow or imbalances in other natural states of the body impairing the optimal function of the organs and/or musculoskeletal system. The meridians, which carry the Qi, “communicate” with the organs and musculoskeletal system through surface points on the body called acupuncture points.
Each point has a predictable effect on the qi passing through it and the associated organ. Herbal medicine and dietary and lifestyle recommendations also have predictable effects on the flow of Qi and on other natural states of the body. You might think of acupuncture, herbs and dietary and lifestyle recommendations as the tools of the TCM practitioner.
Acupuncture Treatment Costs
Treatment used to balance the fl ow of energy in the body, stimulate nerves, relax muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts the immune system, increases circulation, regulates hormones and improves your mood. Some major medical insurance companies cover acupuncture and massage treatments. Please bring your insurance card and photo ID to
your appointment and we will research your coverage.
-Acupuncture (60-90 min first visit, 45-60 min follow up) – prices vary depending on insurance coverage
Immune Booster Treatment
Scientific research shows that acupuncture increases the white blood cells in the body and moderates the immune system allowing it to react swiftly and strongly to threats. The Acupuncture Immune Boosting Treatment is an acupuncture protocol that will strengthen your immune system and decrease inflammation in your body, allowing your body to fight allergies, viruses and infections more effectively.
The treatment does not involve giving a Chinese medicine diagnosis as it is a specific protocol. The needles will be retained for 20 minutes, you will have to remove your shirt and lay face down on the table for 25 minutes to receive the treatment. The acupuncturist will come in to insert the needles, you will lay still when the needles are in, patients typically fall asleep during that time and you can come in 1-2x a week or more if you are feeling run down. This treatment is not covered by insurance.
-Acupuncture 30 minutes $60
Vaccine Detoxification Treatment
The vaccination process purposefully activates the immune response to a specific virus. As a result the immune system is working overtime. Acupuncture and cupping therapy helps strengthen immunity while boosting their energy and overall health. This helps prepare and recover from an inoculation. The Amityville Wellness vaccination detoxification treatment, will help optimize preparation, response and recovery to an inoculation. Our immunization specific treatment, which occurs before and again after the immunization process, targets the effect of each vaccination on the body according to Traditional Chinese Medicine pattern identification.
-First Visit - $105.
-Pre-Vaccine Visit - $85.
-Post-Vaccine Visit -$75.
(treatment length depends on patient age)
Relieves stress, detoxifies and helps with emotional, physical and psychological attributions involved with addictions such as smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc. A great treatment for high stress and post-traumatic stress disorder. Decrease Stress and Anxiety, Balance the Mind and Stop addiction!
-Auricular Acupuncture done in combination with regular acupuncture visits.
The Ninth Month
38 Weeks pregnant or more? Try our 9 Month Pregnancy Treatment
Can’t wait another minute to carry your baby in your arms rather than in your belly? These techniques help to support your body and baby at the end of your pregnancy by balancing your hormones, decreasing stress, anxiety, hot flashes, night sweats and much more.
-Pre-Natal Acupuncture (45-60 min) – prices vary depending on insurance coverage