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The Benefits of Acupuncture

There are many variables when working with specific symptoms. Acupuncture may not offer quick results right away. It will take time, and it does help. 

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a system of health care that originated in China & has been used for over 3000 years. This form of healing works with the vital energy that is inherent within all living things. This energy is referred to as Qi' (pronounced "chee").  It flows along specific pathways called meridians, each of which is linked to, and expressed by, a physical organ within the body.

Spiritual, mental, and physical health are influenced by the movement of Qi'.   Acupuncture assists in restoring the balance of Qi' as it moves along the meridians.  Health is achieved by maintaining the body in a "balanced state".
Those without symptoms also benefit from acupuncture.  One can prevent illness, experience a greater sense of well being & improve their current state of health through treatment.
Acupuncture has become widely accepted in the United States & has been endorsed by both the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture in the treatment of over 50 common diseases including ~ headaches, allergies, back pain, hypertension, digestive ailments, asthma & infertility ~ to name a few.  Many conditions may be alleviated very rapidly, while others may require slow, steady progress. Patients are encouraged to actively participate in their healing process.
Patients often report improvement or disappearance of their symptoms, along with increased vitality and stamina and an ability to take better care of themselves in their daily lives. 

Five Element Acupuncture

In maintaining health, the energy of the five elements play a vital role.  These elements are Earth, Wood, Fire, Water, and Metal.  Each element represents a season and is connected to emotions, spirit and body.  When we are connected to our health and are aware of how we feel, we can better "pin"point (pun intended) our symptoms. In Acupuncture the five elements are connected to the vital energy pathways ~ meridians, within the body.  Connecting with specific points along the meridians will move the energy in a positive way. 

... Would love to see you for a consultation! 


You may want to try acupuncture if you are experiencing the following symptoms:




Menstral Pain

Muscle Tension


..... and everything else


Your First Visit 

During your first office visit, Terre will ask you at length about your health condition, habits & lifestyle.  She will want to obtain a complete picture of all that may contribute to your condition.  Terre will meet you in partnership to assist the natural healing process through treatment.

Acupuncture uses sterile, disposable needles that are the size of 2 or 3 human hairs.  People experience acupuncture differently, but most feel no or minimal pain as the needles are inserted. Some people are energized by treatment, while others feel relaxed.  

What To Expect After Your First Visit 

Every patient is different and unique.   After your first visit you may or may not feel different.  Acupuncture is facilitated with weekly treatments, especially in the beginning.  Once the patient is showing signs of progress, the visits may become less frequent. 

About Practitioner

Terre McPartlan RN, MA, M.Ac., L.Ac.

Theresa Mcpartlan (Terre) received her degree in nursing through Wagner College. She then studied Sociology and was granted a M.A. Degree from City University of NY.    Returning to school to study acupuncture, she received a Master's Degree in Acupuncture from the  Maryland University of Integrative Health, formally known as  the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Maryland.  Terre is certified by the National Commission of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), has advanced training in acudetoxification, and is NADA certified.  In 2009 Terre worked as an Acupuncture Fellow at Beth Israel Medical Center through the Department of Integrative Medicine. She has also worked as an acupuncturist at NYU -involved with different studies in the use of acupuncture treating chronic disease. Terre b​rings over 25 years of experience in healthcare to her practice, having worked as a registered nurse for many years.  Her expansive knowledge of western medicine compliments her understanding of the patient's condition when seen for acupuncture.

Feel free to call with any questions that you may have.



1. What is the frequency of my visits? After the first consultation, it will depend. Initially, it is common for the patient to come   for six visits. After that the visits will be less.

2. How long will it take?  The first session is 1.5-2 hours. Following the first session you will be spending an hour per visit.

3. Do the needles hurt? No. The needles are the size of 2-3 human hairs.  Each pin is sterile, used once, and discarded.  

4. Do you treat pain? Yes.  Pain is caused by a block in the flow of energy ~ Qi' ~  in our body.  Acupuncture opens channels in the body.

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