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Full Human Acupuncture in Scarsdale aims to help heal physical and emotional ailments using Chinese medicine.
Did you know that humans started practicing acupuncture in China around 3000 years ago? Since then, acupuncture, along with Chinese medicine, has continued to help transform people’s lives. It can be considered a beneficial alternative to taking pills or surgery for physical and emotional conditions. Whole Human Acupuncture in Scarsdale is a place in Westchester County where patients can naturally heal a variety of ailments. To find out more, we reached out to owner Jana Fine, who tells us about how acupuncture works and how she got started.
Fine explains his interest in studying Chinese medicine, noting, “I was looking for something that would treat the whole person and approach the whole person, not singular body parts.”
Through this process, she began to learn about acupuncture, which involves inserting small needles into certain pressure points in the body to stimulate nerves. This process sends signals to the brain, prompting the body to produce pain-relieving hormones like endorphins to help physically and emotionally heal the body.
Chinese medicine can work as a complement to Western medicine, and Fine says it fills in the gaps where Western medicine isn’t quite sure how to help. “The beauty is that it doesn’t run counter to the Western approach. It’s working on the same problem from a different angle,” she notes.
Acupuncture is an accumulative medicine that can be used either as a complementary treatment or on its own. Patients struggling with pain management, fertility treatment, immune function support, stress management, PTSD, withdrawal symptoms, or other conditions could potentially benefit from acupuncture.
“You might come in with a problem with one part of the body, but we’re looking at the whole body,” she says. As she explains, everything in the body is connected, and to successfully treat one part of your body, you may need to treat three others. When a patient first meets Fine to discuss her symptoms, she asks questions about other aspects of her life to help paint a bigger picture that may indicate underlying conditions.
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“In this society, there’s this mentality that ‘I’m looking for the magic pill’ ‘to cure your symptoms quickly,” she notes. While acupuncture isn’t a magic bullet, it does. is a practice that can support long-term health and well-being.
For this reason, it is difficult to predict the number of sessions it would take to completely cure a patient. Fine notes that patients can expect to book 6-12 sessions to fully cure their condition. This number depends on a few factors including age, physical conditions, and how long this condition has been occurring.
If a patient is afraid of needles or prefers another form of treatment, Complete Human Acupuncture offers other options including gua sha, cupping, electrical stimulation, herbal prescription, ear seeds, and more. .
“It’s about working together. If a patient is afraid of needles, we’re not going to put 100 needles in them,” she says.
Fine has been practicing Chinese medicine for over a decade. It all started when she booked her own acupuncture appointment and fell in love. Soon after, she enrolled in Chinese medicine classes to learn more.
“I knew I wanted to go to school and study health. But I didn’t like the options until I discovered acupuncture and Chinese medicine,” she explains.
Fine began her journey by studying Chinese medicine in 2010 at the Pacific College of Health and Sciences and graduated in 2016.
She has always wanted to open her own private practice, which she accomplished six months ago when she renamed her business. Initially, she worked for herself on a small scale and has now expanded her business, which is adjacent to her home in Westchester County.
Since beginning her journey, Fine has continued to grow and learn the practice and has no intention of slowing down.
“It’s a very old medicine, but it has value in this modern life because we can tackle new diseases and think about them in principle with Chinese medicine.”
Patients can book an appointment on the Complete Human Acupuncture website.
Complete human acupuncture
29 Williamsburg Close, Scarsdale; 914.745.9800
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