Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of conditions from low back pain to migraines. The needles improve your body’s circulation and assist all levels of healing.
Initial acupuncture consultations include a thorough intake of your presenting condition, an energetic reading, and a treatment with needles. The initial appointment lasts approximately 1 hour. Follow-up appointments last from 45 minutes to an hour. All treatments are done with sterile, one-time use, disposable needles.
It is typically recommend that patients come once a week for 6 weeks so that the energy can build in such a way to create a solid foundation for healing. After 6 sessions, patients become quite attuned to their body and its needs, and will generally know intuitively how often they need to come for treatment. Some patients will continue with weekly treatments, some will extend to every 2 weeks, some to every 3 weeks, some to once a month, and some will come back the next time another health issue arises.
The only time it is recommended that a patient come for treatment more often than once a week is in the case of acute muscle strain, serious illness, relapses of autoimmune diseases, preparation for surgery, labor induction, or fertility.
The OHM Center presently has five acupuncturists on staff. They work out of our center at 1143 First Avenue and our sister location at 333 East 46th Street between First and Second Avenues.
Suzanne M. Hill, MSc, LAc
Suzanne has been an acupuncturist since 1999. She graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture and has been in private practice in NYC since that time. Suzanne treats a wide range of ailments from auto-immune diseases to fertility and focuses on patients who have not progressed with the traditional medical route. She also practices NAET for allergy elimination. Suzanne sees patients at 1143 First Avenue (between 62nd and 63rd).
Jodi has been an acupuncturist since 2002. She graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture and has been in private practice both in Brooklyn and North Carolina since that time. She has recently joined the staff of OHM as a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist. Jodi has been trained in Acupuncture Physical Medicine and treats a wide range of illnesses. Jodi sees patients at 333 East 46th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).
Soo Uhm, Msc, LAc
Soo has been treating patients with Japanese-style acupuncture since 2019. In this modality, the Hara (stomach) is used as a principal means of diagnosis to help alleviate and treat. Japanese Acupuncture is excellent for anyone who is needle phobic and prefers a gentle treatment style. Soo sees patients at 333 East 46th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues).
David Hemenway, LAc, OMP
David is a Licensed Acupuncturist and an Oriental Medical Practitioner. He has been treating patients since 2000 and incorporates his knowledge of herbs and supplements as Indo-Tibetan Reiki into his treatments. David sees patients at 1143 First Avenue (between 62nd & 63rd Street).
Barbara Blauvelt, RN, BSN, LAc
Barbara brings decades of expertise as a dermatological nurse to her Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation treatments. She can help you with acne, oily skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. Acupuncture helps to stimulate your circulatory and lymphatic systems to remove toxins and bring nutrients to your cells, making your skin look younger. Barbara sees patients at 1143 First Avenue (between 62nd & 63rd Street).