Acupuncture, Herbal medicine, Lyme, migraines, autoimmune, pain, cupping

ACUPUNCTURE & ORIENTAL MEDICINE

About Us

Dr Lynn Arena is a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist and Board Certified Diplomate - NCCAOM (National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) in Oriental Medicine.

She is a compassionate practitioner that holds a DAOM in Oriental Medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine 

Her internships included the IWD program at The Hospital for Joint Diseases, Grand Meridian Clinic in Chinatown, and The Pacific Acupuncture Center in Manhattan.

Certifications

2005 New York State Acupuncture License and NCCAOM Certification (Acupuncture)

2007  Bioelectromagnetic Therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy

2008  NCCAOM Certification (Oriental Medicine)

2013 Allergy & Autoimmunity in Traditional Chinese Medicine

2015 Autoimmune Disease & Classical Chinese Medicine 2015 Lyme Disease Training

2017 DAOM program

 We take a holistic approach to preventing and reversing disease. 

Natural Healing

Our goal is to provide care that will find the root of the illness and prevent disease using the fundamental healing principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine and herbology while treating the whole person not just the symptoms

How we can help you

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Autoimmune & Lyme disease

Customized Herbal Formulas *****


Comprehensive chronic Lyme protocol


Individualized Autoimmune Protocol 


Helping to resolve chronic difficult to treat conditions 


Very effective for resolving headaches, migraines, & pain


Are your lab tests and blood work normal but still have unusual symptoms? 

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General Info

We have treated most conditions with acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, cupping, moxibustion, low level laser, and nutrition since 2005.  Office in East Rockaway is easy to get to with free and ample parking on Hewlett Point Ave.  Treatment time varies according to individual needs.

Fees/Insurance


Many Insurances accepted....You might be covered.... Questions to ask your health insurance carrier:

---Do I have acupuncture benefits?
---Do I have out of network benefits?
---What is my deductible?
---How much of my deductible has been met? ---What is my copay or coinsurance?

Most insurance carriers will be out of network
Some insurances, like GHI will have discount rates

PLEASE CONTACT US FOR THE LATEST RATES

TESTIMONIALS

I highly recommend Lynn Arena L.Ac. She is very dedicated, knowledgeable, and solution oriented. She understands relationship between cause and treatment.
I am a registered nurse with a neck and back problem which is vocational. I found Lynn's technique with muscular skeleton problems exceptional and highly effective.

The last four years , I have had Lyme disease with co- infections. I went to a Lyme literate M.D. In NYC and have been improving slowly. Lynn has taken the time and effort to study this disease and formulate herbs customized to the disease and many symptoms.
I do not know where I would be at this point without her knowledge and expertise .

I have come along way with Lyme disease and finally see the light. I attribute this to Lynn Arena's exceptional care!
Debra Cooney


Acupuncture has made such difference in my life. I have spinal stenosis, arthritis spurs in my back and herniated discs. I had no feeling in my right leg at all. After 3 treatments I began to regain feeling in my leg and I was able to go off anti-inflammatory medication prescribed by a pain management doctor. I have been seeing Lynn Arena for a little over a year and have regained 100% feeling in my leg and 90% feeling in my foot.

Aside from treating me for my back, she has worked on my immune system during allergy season which helped me greatly and alternately worked on my hormone points. As a 56 year old menopausal woman, I can also attest to how this has helped control my hot flashes.

I cannot do anything but urge you to give acupuncture a try. It has totally changed my life. Kathy Cresswell, Valley Stream, NY   


Lynn is a wonderful acupuncturist who is kind, caring, supportive and extremely knowledgeable. She is a keen observer and listener and combines these important skills with her vast knowledge as well as her insightfulness and intuition. I have had acupuncture treatments for over 20 years with many different practitioners and am so happy to have come upon Lynn. She is truly gifted. Her sessions are extremely supportive, nurturing and I always feel so balanced and centered when I leave my sessions.

Lisa Nathanson, PT Feldenkrais Practitioner


I have been a patient of Dr. Lynn Arena for over five years. During that time Dr. Arena has treated me for a number of injuries and illnesses. She shows great concern and caring for all her patients and takes a personal interest is ensuring their recovery to good health.
Dr. Arena approaches each patient with a view towards the whole person. Treatment may involve Acupuncture or other areas of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as combinations of the two. Dr. Arena has demonstrated tremendous knowledge and expertise in diagnosing and treatment, a testament to her in depth training and experience in Chinese Medicine.

Achieving wellness in body and spirit in restoring the imbalances brought about by illness is clearly her goal.
Dr. Arena shows regard for busy personal schedules and always meets with her patients within minutes of their appointment time. Her bayside office is decorated in a zen/asian decor with bamboo and other decorative elements giving a calming spiritual atmosphere for Dr.Arena's most excellent treatment. I have recommended her to many family and friends through the years.

William Cullen


I am so blessed to have crossed paths with Lynn. She is not only talented in the art of Acupuncture, but she is also very dedicated to her work and the well being of her patients. She will go above and beyond to help find the root of your problem and find the best treatment to help make you feel better.

- Maureen


I have been suffering from headaches and migraines for many, many years and within the last year all medicines stopped working and I would have a headache for a week. A co work told me about Lynn and how she has helped his son. I decided to reach out to her because I needed some type of relief and although the idea of acupuncture scared me a little, after the first session I had I was no longer scared and a true believer in alternative medicine. Not only does she do acupuncture she helps changes small things about your everyday life to help continue to help you feel better. I went in to help my headaches but she also helped with my arthritis in my hands so much that I can bake again. We are also working together to help with my IBS and get me off of the many medicines I take every day. I never realized how much better it is to live naturally and off all these pills the doctors give you to cover up your symptoms. Lynn doesn’t cover them up, she helps heal and really makes you feel better. It is so worth trying if you are considering acu- puncture, you have nothing to lose but your everyday pains.
-Carla Saulle, Hicksville


Lynn was a great help in easing my pain in my abdomen and back after complicated surgery. Normally, I avoid drugs or medication so it was ideal for me to try acupuncture. Not only is she competent & knowledgeable but kind in treating her patients with an understanding of their personal needs.

Ruth Diamond, President of Lihli Inc., Long Island City, NY


I was having shoulder pain for about 4 months. I thought it was caused by excessive exercise which included too many push-ups. I had other issues as well, such as trouble sleeping and issues regarding stress of past life experiences and my current situation. Lynn treated my shoulder with acupuncture and laser treatments. She treated my stress and sleep issues with acupuncture, laser treatment and some herbs. Within the first few treatments my shoulder felt better and I was able to achieve a deeper sleep. I have been getting treatments from Lynn for the last few months and I feel so much better! The shoulder pain was completely healed. She is working on continuing to heal my body and mind since I feel there is a connection between pain and stress. The treatment is amazing I wish I could go 3 times a week. Lynn is a very car- ing person and makes sure that her patients are well informed about what she is going to treat

and how she is going to treat it. I highly recommend her practice to anyone seeking natural help for your mind and body."

Carlos Casap, East Rockaway NY

Information about conditions we treat

LYME DISEASE

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. The most common tick-borne illness in North America and Europe, Lyme disease is transmitted by the bite of an infected black- legged tick. If you were bit by a tick, you need to get to a Lyme Literate MD as soon as possible (preferable 24 hours of the tick bite) so that the disease can be treated by antibiotics and does not proliferate. Chronic Lyme disease is treated in this office by multiple modalities especially custom herbal formulas. It is one of the most complicated diseases to treat with each case being very different. There is a wide range of symptoms, however many patients experience joint pain, fatigue, and neurological issues.


FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE

Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a systems-ori- ented approach and engaging both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It is an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, functional medicine addresses the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners spend time with their patients, listening to their histories and looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease. In this way, functional medicine supports the unique expression of health and vitality for each individual.


CHRONIC PAIN, ARTHRITIS:

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is not just one disease; it is a complex disorder that comprises more than one hundred distinct symptoms and can affect people at any stage of life. Two of the most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. These two forms of arthritis share a common symptom - persistent joint pain.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis in the United States. OA begins with the breakdown of joint cartilage, resulting in pain and stiffness. Repetitive injury and physical trauma may contribute to the development of OA. If you have a strenuous job that requires repetitive bending, kneeling, or squatting, for example, you may be at high risk for OA of the knee.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that may affect many tis- sues and organs, but principally attacks synovial joints. Inflammation of the joint lining, called the synovium, causes pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth, and redness. The affected joint may also lose its shape, resulting in loss of normal movement

If you suffer with arthritis, acupuncture can help.

Arthritis is one of the most pervasive diseases in the United States and is the leading cause of disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every three Americans (an estimated seventy million people) is affected.

For most people, arthritis pain and inflammation cannot be avoided as the body ages. In fact, most people over the age of fifty show some signs of arthritis as joints degenerate over time. Fortunately, arthritis can often be managed with acupuncture.

Studies show that acupuncture can stimulate the production of hormones that reduce pain and inflammation:

In a German study, 3,500 people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee received 15 sessions of acupuncture combined with their usual medical care. The results showed that the patients that had acupuncture had less pain and stiffness, improved function and better quality of life than their counterparts who had routine care alone. The improvements occurred immediately after completing a three-month course of acupuncture and lasted for at least another three months, indicating osteoarthritis is among conditions treated with acupuncture.

Another study, published in the Journal of Pain, looked at the effects of acupuncture among 40 adults with osteoarthritis of the knee. Among the patients in the study, those who had a daily

acupuncture session for 10 consecutive days reported greater improvement in their pain com- pared with patients who received a "sham" version of the therapy.


STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, INSOMNIA:

Acupuncture can provide relief for the often overlapping symptoms of insomnia, anxiety and de- pression. In a clinical study, the value of acupuncture as an effective "therapeutic intervention for insomnia in anxious subjects" was demonstrated.*
Acupuncture can restore a healthy mental, physical and emotional balance to the patient suffer- ing from insomnia, anxiety or depression, without the side effects produced by many pharma- ceutical treatments. In some cases, a combination of holistic and pharmacological solutions may provide the most desirable results.

When acupuncture is administered for insomnia, anxiety or depression, the goal may be in- creased, unblocked blood flow, or the proper flow of chi, and a healthier, more balanced mental and emotional outlook. Because each patient's experience with insomnia, anxiety and depres- sion may be different, the diagnosis may be different, from the Oriental medicine point of view, and the points treated may differ as well.

Studies show that acupuncture can stimulate the production of hormones that reduce pain and inflammation.

In a German study, 3,500 people with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee received 15 sessions of acupuncture combined with their usual medical care. The results showed that the patients that had acupuncture had less pain and stiffness, improved function and better quality of life than their counterparts who had routine care alone. The improvements occurred immediately after completing a three-month course of acupuncture and lasted for at least another three months, indicating osteoarthritis is among conditions treated with acupuncture.

Another study, published in the journal Pain, looked at the effects of acupuncture among 40 adults with osteoarthritis of the knee. Among the patients in the study, those who had a daily acupuncture session for 10 consecutive days reported greater improvement in their pain com- pared with patients who received a "sham" version of the therapy.



ALLERGIES

Western medicine treats allergies or "allergic rhinitis" with drugs, usually antihistamines. These treat the symptoms of allergies but not the root cause, and often cause side effects such as sleeplessness, digestive discomfort and more.

Chinese medicine can help relieve allergy symptoms, balance the immune system, and prevent infection.


AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS

Over 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease which can encompass a wide vari- ety of illnesses. Due to the complexity of treating autoimmune disorders, integrative medicine solutions including acupuncture and Oriental medicine have received much attention as suc- cessful therapies in their treatment. Acupuncture is specifically noted for its use in pain relief, regulating the immune system, managing symptoms and improving quality of life.

According to Oriental medicine, autoimmune disorders occur when there is imbalance within the body. Imbalance can come from an excess or deficiency of yin and yang that disrupts the flow of qi, or vital energy, through the body. Acupuncture is used to help the body restore balance, treat- ing the root of the disorder, while specifically addressing the symptoms that are unique to each individual.

Clinical research has shown that acupuncture causes physical responses in nerve cells, the pi- tuitary gland, and parts of the brain. These responses can cause the body to release proteins, hormones, and brain chemicals that control a number of body functions. It is proposed that, by these actions, acupuncture affects blood pressure, body temperature and the immune system.

About Acupuncture

For over 3000 years, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used effectively to treat a wide variety of health issues. Acupuncture is the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world and is the primary health care system for one third of the world's population. The benefits of acupuncture are now clearly recognized and well documented in Western med- ical journals and medical institutions across the United States.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have evolved over thousands of years.


 The theory

and methods of this medicinehave survived the test of time (those that were not effective were abandoned)... and now continue to survive the test of empirical science.


Traditional Chinese Medicine


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a holistic, comprehensive system of health care that in- cludes several modalities. Some of the most common elements of TCM are acupuncture, herbal medicine, tui na (massage), cupping and moxibustion. Frequently, a combination of techniques is utilized during each treatment. The modalities used and at what time depends on the patient and the condition being treated. Below is a short introduction to some common TCM tech- niques. Further questions or concerns will gladly be answered during treatment sessions.

Due to its safety and non-invasive nature, acupuncture has become one of the most popular

forms of complementary health care practiced today. Every treatment is tailored to the individual patient to address the unique imbalances they experience. Symptoms are considered in relation to the person as a whole in order to determine the underlying cause of an illness or disease.

A person's health is influenced by the flow of Qi (energy) in their body. Disruptions can occur if the flow of Qi is insufficient, unbalanced, or interrupted. Acupuncture is used to help restore this balance.


Acupuncture


Acupuncture is the best known of the modalities that make up Traditional Chinese Medicine(TCM). Traditional acupuncture, which has a 2500-year history, utilizes a holistic ap- proach to health maintenance and disease management – in contrast to the more recently de- veloped medical acupuncture, which uses limited techniques based on Western medical diag- noses. Traditional acupuncture, a highly effective system of medical care, is rooted in the premise that health is dependent on the body's vital energy "Qi") flowing in a smooth and bal- anced manner throughout the meridians (channels), which connect all tissues and organs of the body. When this energy flow becomes unbalanced, symptoms begin to surface and illness re- sults. The acupuncturist restores balance to the patient's Qi by inserting fine needles into specif- ic points on the meridians, correcting any disharmonies by stimulating the body's natural healing abilities. In the presence of this subtle yet profound intervention, symptoms resolve and patients often experience renewed energy.


Herbal Medicine


Chinese herbal medicine makes use of individual herbal substances which are combined in formulae that individually address the specific health concerns of each patient. There are pres- ently more than 450 substances used in Chinese herbal medicine. Most are of plant origin, al- though mineral and animal substances are sometimes used.

Herbs are combined to address not only a patient's presenting signs and symptoms but also the root of their illness. Therefore, persons presenting with similar signs and symptoms may receive very different herbal prescriptions. Herbal formulae are continuously modified as the patient's condition changes.

Herbal medicine aims to treat as well as prevent disease. It strengthens the body, enhances immunity and promotes a sense of general well-being.


Moxa


Moxibustion uses the herb mugwort (artemsia vulgaris), applied directly or indirectly, in order to warm body regions and acupuncture points, stimulating circulation, encouraging a smoother flow of blood and Qi, and protecting against cold and dampness.

Practitioners consider moxibustion to be especially effective in the treatment of chronic prob- lems, "deficient conditions" (weakness), and in the treatment of the elderly. Moxa has proven to be clinically effective for treatment of common ailments such as acute and chronic pain, diges- tive disorders, women's disorders and arthritis.



Low Level Laser Therapy


Laser therapy is the therapeutic application of coherent, monochromatic light at low intensities.

Four widely accepted effects are
1) Biostimulation/Tissue Regeneration
2) Reduction of Inflammation
3) Analgesia
4) Antibacterial/Antiviral
Laser therapy adds energy to living systems.
While we are able to explain many of its molecular and biochemical effects, it also adds energy at atomic and subatomic levels. When we understand these deeper effects, perhaps we may know much more about ourselves.



Cupping


Cupping is a non-invasive method of applying acupressure by creating a vacuum next to the patient's skin. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it involves placing glass, plastic, or bamboo cups on the skin with a vacuum. The therapy is used to relieve what is called "stagnation" in TCM terms, and is used in the treatment of respiratory diseases such as the common cold, pneumo- nia, and bronchitis. Cupping is also used to treat back, neck, shoulder and other musculoskele- tal pain.


Cupping itself is generally painless; however some red marks or bruising may occur, since treatment causes blood to be drawn to the surface of the skin. Red marks or bruising should dissipate within a few hours or days.


CONDITIONS TREATED:


Please note that we are not limited to treating patients with only these conditions.
If you do not see your condition here, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss treatment.

Low back and neck pain, migraines

Digestive issues, insomnia, fatigue, stress

Chronic Lyme disease and co-infections

Borreliosis
Autoimmune Disorders Babesia, Mycoplasma ,Lupus
Sarcoidiosis
Shingles, herpes Migraines/headaches Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis Fibromyalgia
Guilllain Barre Syndrome,  Allergies
Women's disorders

FAQs - preparing for your visit

---Allow 90 minutes for the first visit
---Wearing loose fitting pants/clothing will be easier and more comfortable for you ---Please do not wear any stong smelling perfumes, colognes/etc. due to allergy patients ---Use entrance on Hewlett Point Ave - Free and ample Parking in front of office door ---Handicapped Accessible
---Please give us at least 24 hours for any cancellations or reschedule

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