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IVY Integrative / Services / Acupuncture


Dr. Yelena Okhotin


Naturopathic Doctor
Craniosacral Therapist

Ashley Paraiso

LAc, DiplOM

Chinese Herbalist

Dr. Evan Snow


Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbalist

What is an Acupuncturist?

A Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac) is a certified practitioner that uses needles, moxibustion, cupping, electro-stimulation, nutrition, herbs, and more to bring the body back to balance. Their training includes an extensive 3-4 year post-grad program covering 3,000 years' worth of oriental medical theories, diagnoses, treatment techniques, clinical training, anatomy and physiology.

For more information, visit the NCSAAM and AIAM websites:

Acupuncture needles in the back

What can acupuncture do for you?

Acupuncture is scientifically shown to treat a variety of conditions and is quickly becoming recognized by conventional medical experts as a viable intervention.

Some common conditions that acupuncture addresses include:

  • Acute and chronic pain

  • Infertility

  • Digestive upsets

  • PTSD

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Insomnia

  • Nausea

Black teapots and cups with loose leaf chinese tea

What does it look like to work with an Acupuncturist?

During your initial consultation for acupuncture, your therapist will assess the history of your illness to develop a treatment plan. This often includes a tongue and pulse diagnosis. Afterwards, your treatment plan is uniquely crafted to envelope your health concerns. While needling is the most common tool used, a combination or alteration of cupping, moxibustion, and herbs may also be used on a case-by-case basis. Regardless of the plan chosen by your clinician, we know you'll enjoy the deep sense of relaxation while lying on our table.


Chinese medicine cupping on a patient's back
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