Since 1992, I have studied treatment strategies for eliminating pain. During the thirty years that I worked as a massage therapist, I studied several different modalities for treating soft tissue injury, like neuromuscular therapy and myofascial release. In 2017, I completed a Masters of Acupuncture at the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I now use a combination of acupuncture and manual therapies to rehabilitate pain and injury.
In September of 2020, I started studying Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Won Institute of Graduate Studies. This training has increased my understanding of how to treat internal medical conditions, like insomnia, anxiety, poor digestion, painful menses, migraines, urinary difficulty, and much more. Your well being is important to me.
I look forward to working with you to design a treatment plan that will address your specific health needs.
All the structures of your body depend on the smooth flow of blood, oxygen, and fluids for optimal function. Acupuncture needles can direct the flow of these vital nutrients.
Cupping and Gua Sha aid in the circulation of blood by bringing blood through the cells to the surface of the body. That is why you will see redness and bruising after a cupping or gua sha treatment. These techniques are not painful. They move stagnant and deoxygenated blood out of the tissues and allow fresh blood and oxygen to return to the cells.
Palpation is an essential diagnostic tool in Chinese Medicine. Doing tui na or massage on a patient improves blood flow. It also helps me to assess the soft tissues for areas of stagnation and rigidity. Through palpation, I determine what will be the most beneficial acupuncture points.
I am fully vaccinated. I continue to follow all safety protocols to protect patients against the transmission of CoVID. I wear a mask and I ask my patients to wear a mask while they are in the office. All surfaces are disinfected after each appointment. Clean linens are used for each patient. There is no waiting room.
You will be asked to reschedule if your temperature is elevated or if you are experiencing a cough, runny nose, sneezing, or body aches. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Andrea Ellison, L.Ac. is currently a registered provider for CDPHP, MVP, and United Healthcare. No-fault insurance is accepted. Please call your insurance company to find out what your acupuncture benefits are.