Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
L.Ac., Dipl. O.M., MSAOM
Hannah is a licensed acupuncturist, and she is board certified in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Hannah has seen first hand the beneficial effects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and she is passionate about creating personalized treatments to help her clients achieve their health goals. She treats many conditions, including women's health, dermatology, acute and chronic pain, stress reduction, addiction, facial rejuvenation, G.I. disorders, and general health maintenance.
Hannah received her Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine of New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). Her education includes over 3,000 hours of clinical and classroom training. Along with acupuncture, Hannah is experienced in a variety of healing modalities, including acupuncture microsystems, Chinese herbal medicine, tui na (Chinese medical massage), cupping, and gua sha. Hannah has worked with a variety of patients by completing clinical rotations at the NYCC Campus Health Center, the Seneca Falls Heath Center, and the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Hannah has also studied abroad in China where she participated in the clinical internship program at Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of TCM and Zhejiang Chinese Medical University in Hangzhou, China. Previously, Hannah received a BA in Biology from Goucher College in 2009, and she worked at Weill Cornell Medical College in the OB/GYN immunology department from 2009-2012 doing research in Women’s health.
ACUPUNCTURE & CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE
Acupuncture is the specific placement of fine, filiform needles into areas of the body known as acupuncture points to assist with the relief of dysfunction. Acupuncture naturally enables the body to heal and recover balance in order to regain health.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is complementary partner to acupuncture, and it is often used to address disorders that need daily attention. Herbs are prescribed in many forms, from raw plants that are decocted into teas, to powders and pills and topical preparations, such as plasters and liniments.
Other therapeutic techniques include Tui Na therapeutic massage, Cupping, Gua Sha and Moxibustion. When appropriate these techniques aids in unblocking qi and blood flow in areas of the body to help bring more nourishment to the muscles, tendons and organs. Moxibustion is a warming technique that burns the herb mugwort near specific areas of the body to induce therapeutic effects.
268 Woodlawn Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Tel: (518) 859-3697