Acupuncture promotes natural healing by enhancing recuperative power and immunity, supporting physical and emotional health, and improving overall function and well-being. At the core of the practice is the focus on Qi (pronounced "chee"), or vital energy, flowing throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease, and acupuncturists work to bring Qi into balance.
Acupuncture can be effective in relieving pain and promoting emotional well-being by reducing anxiety and alleviating depression. It is useful in controlling nausea and other side effects of chemotherapy. It can also have a positive impact on one’s sleep and digestion.
What to expect
Following an initial interview with the patient, an individualized treatment plan is developed. Treatment begins with an acupuncturist inserting fine, sterile needles at specific "acupoints." This safe and painless procedure can unblock obstruction and help balance Qi, providing nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can help address pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as address a range of health issues such as nausea, fatigue, depression and anxiety.
Eugenio Jimenez de Castro, MS
Eugenio Jimenez De Castro, MS, received a Bachelor of Professional Studies and a Master of Science in Acupuncture from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York, where he was also a faculty member for the Superior Western Medical Sciences. He completed The International Acupuncture Course for Physicians at Harvard Medical School. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and licensed in New York State as an Acupuncturist and as a Specialist Assistant in Orthopedics.