Classical Chinese Daoist Medicine and Dreamwork - Holistic Approach to Today’s Most Challenging Health Problems
Acupuncture is a holistic form of medicine that is over 3,000 years old and originated in China. Acupuncture works by balancing the body's natural flow of Qi (vital energy). Its principles are widely based on the laws of nature. This system of healing allows the body to maintain natural homeostasis and promote its own natural healing.

Acupuncture treatment is not an overnight fix. A treatment plan based on coming every week and later every other week is required to resolve a health condition. One or two sessions are not enough to achieve a goal. Healing is a process, and your commitment is necessary. The less gap between the treatments you have in the beginning, the better cumulative result will be achieved. During an initial consultation we will discuss and create a treatment plan which aligns with your health goals. You may be asked to return on a weekly- basis until a foundational change is underway. You may be prescribed an herbal formula or a specific instructions for diet, exercise or other activities. Your participation and commitment are required in the healing process! If you expect a healthcare provider to "fix" you in several sessions, not participating in the process, it will never happen, and this healing modality is not for you. 

How Does Acupuncture Work?
    There is a notion in Chinese Medicine that a type of life force, or energy, known as Qi, flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to a certain organ, which governs particular bodily functions. A proper flow of Qi is essential for health and wellness. An imbalance of Qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) can lead to a disease.
    The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points. Acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions and re-establish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can, therefore, help the body's internal organs to correct imbalances in the body which cause health problems. The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body's own internal regulating system.  Improved energy and biochemical balance, produced by acupuncture, result in stimulating  body's natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.
What are primary benefits of acupuncture?
• Increasing energy and vitality
• Enhancing immune function
• Promoting healthy digestive function
• Maintaining emotional balance
• Balancing hormonal levels
• Controlling addictions
• Regulating sleep patterns
• Reducing stress
• Detoxification 
How many treatments will I need?
    A number of treatments required will depend on duration, severity, and nature of each health issue. Each person is unique and responds to acupuncture treatments in a different way. In certain cases, patients might report an initial increase in symptoms before noticing improvement, as blockages begin to move, and the body begins to discharge layers of both emotional and physical stagnation. This phenomena is known in holistic medicine as a "healing crisis". In general, acute conditions require fewer treatments, and some chronic or degenerative conditions may require more treatments over time.
How can I get the most out of my treatment?
• Please be on time for your session
• Don’t eat a large meal before your visit, but make sure you have had something to eat in the last several hours
• Wear loose, comfortable clothes
• Refrain from overexertion, drugs or alcohol for at least six hours before and after treatment
• Follow your treatment plan between visits
• Keep all of your appointments, as each visit builds upon the previous ones.
What problems can be treated with Acupuncture?
Conditions treated by acupuncture include, but are by no means limited to the following groups:
Musculoskeletal Disorders
Low Back Pain
Knee Pain
Shoulder Pain
Frozen shoulder
Tennis elbow
Neck Pain
Joint pain
Limb pain
Disc problems
Sprains and strain
Muscle cramping
Pelvic pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Chronic and acute conditions
Neurological Disorders
Post-operative pain
Post-stroke paralysis
Bladder dysfunction
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Facial pain
Bell’s palsy
Mental and Emotional Imbalances
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Panic Attacks
Sleep disorders
Eating Disorders
Reproductive Health & Gynecological Disorders
Menstrual Irregularities
Menopausal symptoms
Morning Sickness
Malposition of the fetus in pregnancy
Uterine Fibroids
Ovarian Cysts
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Erectile dysfunction
Respiratory Problems
Allergies & Sinus Congestion
Common cold and flu
Cardiovascular Disorders
Heart Arrhythmia

Digestive Issues
Acid reflux
Abdominal pain
Nausea and vomiting
Endocrine Disorders
Metabolic Syndrome
Growth Disorders
Addison’s disease
Cushing’s syndrome
Pituitary Gland Disorders
Menstrual problems and concerns
Dermatological Disorders
What can you experience during an acupuncture treatment?

    People experience acupuncture differently. Most feel a pinch like sensation or nothing at all as the needles are inserted. However, an experience may be different for hypersensitive individuals and for those on certain medications.
    During a session you may experience what we call a “Qi sensation”, such as heaviness at the insertion site or the whole limb, a feeling of distention in the area, numbness, warmth or the feeling of something (Qi, energy) traveling up and down your whole body or parts of it. You may experience one or more of these sensations at arbitrary times during the treatment and in areas where no needles have been inserted.

                        What kinds of needles are used?

   The needles are solid, extremely fine and stainless steel. To minimize the risk of infection and transmission of disease, the needles are sterile, individually packed and one-use only disposable.
How does an acupuncture treatment performed by a licensed acupuncturist differ from a medical acupuncture performed by medical doctors or chiropractors?
   Licensed acupuncturists, like Yelena Katsen, have more than 3000 hours of training in famous acupuncture schools, receiving a Master Degree in it, and then constantly improve their skills studying with famous masters and teachers of acupuncture and herbology.
   Many states allow physicians, chiropractors, physician’s assistants, physical therapists and dentists to practice acupuncture with only 100-300 hours of training and without attaining acupuncture schools. Very often their training is online through video courses! Would you like to be treated by "such professionals"?
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