Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture

Our team of Chinese Medicine practitioners work within an established clinical framework to diagnose patterns of disharmony within the body and perform personalized treatments to nourish, restore, align and heal.

Our Chinese Medicine treatments can help you:

Correct existing health imbalances

Improve fertility

Lower stress levels

Decrease inflammation

Restore your body’s natural flow of energy


Initial Chinese Medicine Assessment & Acupuncture Treatment

This 75-minute treatment includes a full medical history intake and consultation, followed by a full-body Acupuncture session.

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75 min

Chill Session

Unwind, nourish, root and relax with this 30-minute treatment.

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30 min

East-Meets-West Acupuncture Facial

This 60-minute facial draws on both Eastern and Western techniques.

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60 min

Community Acupuncture

Join us every Wednesday evening for semi-private group Acupuncture led by Jessica Sowards, MS, LAc.

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60 min

Follow-Up Acupuncture Treatment (Single Session)

Includes a brief consultation and a targeted Acupuncture treatment for your treatment plan. For purchase after completing an Initial Chinese Medicine Assessment.

60 min

Follow-Up Acupuncture Treatments (3 Sessions)

For purchase after completing an Initial Chinese Medicine Assessment.

60 min

Follow-Up Acupuncture Treatments (6 Sessions)

For purchase after completing an Initial Chinese Medicine Assessment.

60 min

Follow-Up Acupuncture Treatments (9 Sessions)

For purchase after completing an Initial Chinese Medicine Assessment.

60 min

Chinese Medicine Modalities

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Chinese Medicine?

Chinese Medicine (also known as Eastern Medicine) is the clinical practice, ancient theory and holistic integration of several treatments such as Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Dietary Therapy (Eastern theory/Food As Medicine), cupping, moxibustion and gua sha. At THE WELL, we consider all these factors when working with a patient, and frequently offer several of these treatment modalities. Unlike western medicine that focuses on treating ailments as they arise, Chinese Medicine is rooted in balance, harmony and energy.

Chinese Medicine is based on two main philosophies:
+ Qi: Qi (pronounced chee) is a person's vital energy, which is constantly in flux. TCM treatments are meant to promote and maintain the flow of qi.
+ Ying and Yang: This is the belief that nature is full of opposing yet complimentary forces, and that both are important in order to achieve balance.

What health issues can Chinese Medicine be used to treat?

Chinese Medicine can address a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to:

+ Addiction
+ Allergies & asthma
+ Arthritis
+ Colds, cough and flu
+ Chronic pain & fatigue
+ Depression & anxiety/stress reduction
+ Diet & nutrition
+ Digestive imbalances
+ Emotional imbalances
+ Fertility (men & women)
+ Fibromyalgia
+ Headaches/migraines
+ Immune disorders & inflammation
+ Muscle aches, sprains and strain
+ Neck and shoulder pain
+ Palliative care
+ Pregnancy discomfort
+ Skin problems & dermatology
+ Sleep issues & insomnia
+ Sports injury
+ Smoking cessation
+ Weight Loss
+ Women’s health, menstrual pain & perimenopause

What do Acupuncture needles feel like?

Acupuncture needles feel very different from the injections provided in a clinical setting. Acupuncture needles are hair-thin, single-use, sterile and small. Most people feel no pain or a slight pinch as the needles are inserted. As the needles are hair-thin, the sensation is less associated with the insertion and more about the body’s response to its presence. Once the needle is inserted, there may be a mild sense of heaviness, achiness or tingling. After treatment, most patients report a calm feeling of vitality and an improved sense of well-being. Generally, needles are inserted for 30-35 minutes while the patient quietly relaxes. Their removal is painless and often non-detectable.

How frequently do I need treatment?

The recommended frequency of treatments varies with each individual. Most new patients begin treatment with weekly sessions lasting one hour each. As patients experience improvement in their condition, treatments may be extended to every other week, every three weeks, monthly and eventually seasonally. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect with each treatment building upon the last. Typically, a series of 6-8 weekly treatments produces lasting transformation.

What COVID safety precautions are being taken for Traditional Chinese Medicine services?

The correct use of a face mask will be required at all times for both practitioners and guests, with the exception of services that require removal of the guest's face mask. In those cases, the practitioner will be required to wear a face shield in addition to their mask.

We have also extended our cleaning time between appointments to ensure spaces are cleaned and disinfected according to CDC guidelines.

For more information on COVID safety protocols throughout THE WELL New York, click here.

Do you need to be fully vaccinated to come to THE WELL New York?

Based on new requirements in New York City, you must show proof of vaccination prior to experiencing our offerings in the space.

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