Embrace Health & Longevity
Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu
Relieve Pain, Get Well & Stay Healthy
Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality used to promote well-being and help treat illness. It has been used traditionally to relieve health conditions and symptoms, such as pain, as well as to improve general health. It is the practice of correcting imbalances of energy flow called “Qi” in the body by the insertion of fine, sterile needles into specific acupuncture points along the meridian pathways. Acupuncture will activate your body’s own healing powers.
Common conditions treated at our office:
- Back Pain, Sciatica, Neck Pain or Muscle Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Pain in joints, feet, arms, hands
- Sports injuries
- Acid Reflux
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Acute and Chronic Gastritis
Mental and Emotional Well-Being:
- Sleep Disorders/Insomnia
Fertility (Male/Female), Increased efficacy of in vitro fertilization (IVF), Irregular Menstruation, Menopause.
Autoimmune Conditions, Endocrine Imbalances, Eye and Vision Conditions, Weight management, Addiction, Skin Disorders.
Pain Management Benefits
Acupuncture may relieve pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-killing chemicals, and by affecting the part of the brain that balances serotonin. Serotonin is the key hormone that stabilizes our mood, feelings of well-being, and happiness.
Cosmetic Benefits/Facial Rejuvenation
Acupuncture can naturally help make the skin look younger, smoother, and healthier. Not only with signs of aging, but also the skin’s overall health.
Natural Treatment for Eyes
Improve Your Vision With Micro Acupuncture 48
Are you searching for a safe and effective natural treatment to improve the health of your eyes?
Micro Acupuncture 48 is a contemporary acupuncture system developed in Denmark in the 1980s that treats degenerative eye disorders. It involves 48 acupuncture points located only in the hands and feet. Acupuncture will not only treat your eyes but your systemic issue causing your eye disease. Many eye conditions are often associated with systemic health problems. Chinese medicine can help balance the relationship between your organs and tissues. Eye problems respond to acupuncture treatments well and have successfully been used for centuries.
Common eye conditions treated with Micro acupuncture include:
- Chronic Dry eyes
- Macular Degeneration
- Optic Neuritis
- Optic Atrophy
- Diabetic Retinopathy
We use the combination of Acupuncture, Herbs, and Nutrition to improve your eye health. Anita Harmat L.Ac., is one of the few certified Micro Acupuncture 48 practitioners in New York.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Improve your Health Condition with Herbal Supplements
In China, for thousands of years, herbs have been used to treat many health conditions. Chinese Herbal Medicine returns the body to a state of natural balance so that it can heal itself.
Chinese Herbal formulas may contain a variety of different ingredients. Herbal formulas are taken in the form of teas or powders. Ingredients are mainly of plant origin and may include roots, bark, seeds, flowers, and leaves. Each ingredient has its own unique characteristics that, when combined, offer the desired therapeutic effect.
Conditions that can be treated with Chinese Herbal Medicine
As in the case of acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine can help with well-being and help treat illness – promoting relaxation, healing, and restoring proper body functions.
Chinese Herbal Medicine may help in the treatment of:
- Digestive disorders
- Sleep issues
- Mental-emotional state (stress, anxiety, depression)
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Breathing issues
We provide a custom combination of herbal formulas for the unique needs of every patient.
Although Cupping Therapy is popular now, it dates back to ancient Chinese cultures.
Cupping is an ancient form of alternative therapy that originated in China. It involves placing cups on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. The suction then facilitates healing with blood flow. It is used to help with pain, inflammation, relaxation and general well-being. It can also be viewed as a type of deep-tissue massage.
Cupping therapy is used to treat:
- High blood pressure
- Anxiety and depression
- Skin problems such as eczema and acne
What is cupping?
The Cupping suction helps facilitate the flow of “chi” in the body. Chi is a Chinese word meaning life force.
Many believe that cupping helps balance the yin and yang, or the negative and positive, within the body. Restoring a proper balance using cupping is thought to help with the body with its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.
Cupping increases blood circulation to areas of the body where the cups are placed. This can relieve muscle tension and aches, improving overall blood flow and help cell repair.
- Bring circulation to an area of poor circulation
- Create a healthier skin tone and strength to the tissues
- Release blockage of cold stagnated blood from deeper layers that can be a source of pain
Mind Body Balance
Reduce Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Improving your mind-body balance: With holistic medicine, good health isn’t just an absence of disease or symptoms; it is a state of optimal wellbeing and wholeness.
- Overcome stress
- Begin healing emotional traumas and past experiences and address unresolved emotions.
- Help overcome negative emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, low self-worth, and worry.
- Help remove emotional blocks that prevent you from leading a happy, healthy, and well-balanced life.
Symptoms and illness are signals that we need to restore balance, eliminate the primary cause of blockages, and reestablish a healthy energy flow to the body.
At Stepping Stones Acupuncture, we utilize Traditional Chinese medicine principles to help the shift from imbalance to balance and help you make the life choices that support balance, happiness, and wellbeing.
“Every negative belief weakens the partnership between mind and body.” – Deepak Chopra
Restore function to your Internal Organs Through Chinese Medicine.
Traditional Chinese medicine Doctors have been successfully treating internal medicine conditions for thousands of years. Chinese medicine is able to treat the causes of the illnesses as well as the symptoms.
Acupuncture enhances the human body’s innate self-healing ability through the parasympathetic nervous system, endocrine system, and circulatory system and by maintaining physiological homeostasis.
Internal ailments that we can help with include:
- Autoimmune Disorders
- Digestive Disorders
- Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
- Chemotherapy Side Effects
- Diabetes and more
Nutritional, Dietary and Lifestyle Counseling
Diet, nutrition, and lifestyle are important parts of your Chinese medicine treatment plan. With our modern-day stress, it can be challenging to live a balanced lifestyle and to take care of yourself. You will be educated on what foods should be eliminated or added to your diet based on your diagnosis and wellness goals. We will evaluate the supplements you are taking and provide you with recommendations.
There are over 100 acupuncture points in the ear that may be used for pain management, digestive disorders, addiction, stress management, weight loss, and more. We can also use sterile ear acupuncture disposable press patches/ acupuncture tacks, which provide continuous acupressure to maintain the treatment effect between visits. Ear tacks may be left in the ear for 1- 2 weeks, and they provide the unique benefit of ongoing healing therapy. They stimulate the release of endorphins, which can help you cope with pain and stress and lead to more dopamine production, a vital chemical in our bodies for physical and mental well-being. Ear acupuncture has been successfully used for many years to treat pain, anxiety, depression and addictions.
Pain Relief, Stress Management, Health & Wellness
Life Choices That Support Balance, Happiness, and Well-being
Anita Harmat L.Ac., uses gentle and natural therapies to alleviate your pain and restore your health. She utilizes Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine to aid the shift from imbalance to balance and help you make the life choices that will keep you feeling well and in good health.