Cynthia Hewett is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, and is certified by the National Board (NCCAOM) in both Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology. Cynthia is recognized by the NCCAOM as a Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (Dipl. OM). She is also certified by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (CCAOM) in Clean Needle Technique.
She completed a four-year program of study and received her Master of Science degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (New York). Her training includes acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, Western and Eastern nutrition, tui na, anatomy, physiology, and the study of Western diseases.
Clinical experience includes internships at the Pacific College Acupuncture Clinic as well as the NYU Hospital for Joint Disease—Initiative for Women with Disabilities and NYU Medical Center student service clinic.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the ancient art of restoring balance to the human body in order to treat and prevent disease. In an acupuncture treatment, thin, sterile, disposable needles are strategically placed on the body at specific points in order to correct the flow of energy, or "qi" in the body. By interacting with the body's qi at these carefully chosen points, the acupuncture treatment gives the body specific messages that help guide it back to a point of homeostasis, or balance. Using acupuncture point prescriptions, the acupuncturist can move blockages and nourish deficiencies. When the body is returned to a point of homeostasis, not only can healing occur but the system can also respond more efficiently when challenged in the future. While treatments are effective for both acute and chronic conditions, treatments can also increase immune function and enhance general well being.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal medicine are safe healing arts that have been practiced successfully for over 2,500 years. The unique strength of Chinese medicine is that the practitioner has the ability to identify both the root cause and the branch manifestation of mental and physical complaints. This system of diagnosis makes sense of even the most puzzling of symptoms and becomes the basis for a holistic treatment plan.
Are acupuncture and Chinese herbs safe?
When administered by NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) board certified licensed acupuncturists/Chinese herbologists, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are extremely safe. You can check the credentials of an acupuncturist at the NCCAOM website: www.nccaom.org.
What do acupuncture and Chinese Herbs treat?
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture's effectiveness for over 40 common diseases, including: ear, nose, & throat disorders (sinusitis, rhinitis, sore throat, hearing impairment); respiratory disorders (colds & flus, asthma, allergies); gastrointestinal disorders (IBS, nausea, reflux); urogenital disorders (UTI's, stress incontinence, nocturia); gynecological disorders (menstrual irregularities, PMS, infertility, endometriosis, menopausal syndrome); musculoskeletal disorders (tennis elbow, back pain, sciatica, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, fibromyalgia); psycho-emotional & neurological disorders (depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache & migraine, dizziness).
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