The services provided by West Village Acupuncture include acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, acupressure, moxabustion, cupping, heat, gua sha, tui na, herbal consultations and nutritional advisement.


The use of small thin filiform needles at specific points on specific energy channels in the body.


Acupuncture with electrical stimulation.


Pressure applied to specific points or collection of points on the body.

Gua Sha

A scraping technique applied to the surface of the body to provide local stimulation.


Using cups to create a vacuum which creates suction on the surface of the body.


The application of incandescent light to warm a needle or a particular part of the body.


Burning of an herb (mugwort) over needles, points or specific sites on the body.

Tui Na

Chinese medical massage applying pressure and other techniques for a therapeutic purpose.

Herbal Consultation

Designing of a specific herbal formula to address patients’ specific pathology.

Nutritional Advisement

Provision of guidance to patients on dietary matters using Chinese medical nutritional principles.

Conditions Treated

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine are often associated with the treatment of pain. While it is true that acupuncture is effective for treating pain, that is really the tip of the iceberg regarding the conditions acupuncture can treat. Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can treat a wide array of conditions ranging from infertility to autoimmune disease to degenerative diseases.

The particular treatment approach and the actual modalities a practitioner will use, depend on a variety of factors. For instance, two patient presenting with the same condition (headache) may receive very different treatments. It will depend on the patient’s underlying constitution. Are they robust or are the depleted. Is their specific imbalance due to an excess condition or a deficient condition. A practitioner needs to understand each of these nuances to craft a treatment plan that will address the individual patient and the specific disease process.

For more information about specific conditions acupuncture treats, please refer to detailed pages on this website.

To make an appointment or simply gather more information about acupuncture or choosing an acupuncturist, please contact Elizabeth at +1 917-968-2854. Or, contact us through this website. Elizabeth Healy is a NYS Licensed Acupuncturist, holds a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine and a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. She is certified in Acupuncture and Herbology by the NCCAOM.