Brooklyn Acupuncture and Massage

We are excited to add acupuncture to the treatment options at Mind Body Seven to

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Our Brooklyn-based acupuncturists can help you feel better—both in body and mind.  Get in touch to schedule an appointment today 212.621.7770 or email: info@mindbody7.com, or book online below.

 

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Chava Quist DACM- Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Licensed Massage Therapist, CranioSacral Therapist, Herbalist

CHAVA holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine, and an Associate of Occupational Studies in Massage Therapy. She is a licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist in the state of New York, and a certified Acupuncture Detox Specialist for support of addiction recovery and mental-emotional health.

Chava has completed postgraduate studies in neurology, trauma recovery, pain management, EENT, and dermatology at Yue Yang Hospital in Shanghai and at Eye Hospital of China Academy of C.M.S.in Beijing. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Kamwo Meridian Herbs, a large importer and manufacturer of medicinal herbs and supplements. Chava is a current faculty member of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine teaching Herbal Pharmacy, Mental Health, Dermatology, Immunology, Oncology Support, and Chinese medicine theory.

Her focus of practice is on adult health including mental-emotional balance, scar therapy, skin conditions, pain management, allergies, and conditions of the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

Acupuncture Add On/Brief appointments - 30 min

For existing Mind Body Seven patients who are already coming for psychotherapy or other services or on Chava's recommendation. 

Massage - 1 hour

Massage is tailored to patient needs - myofascial/deep tissue/neurofunctional massage - for musculoskeletal conditions, pain, injury recovery, relaxation. Craniosacral/Polarity/Reiki/Acupressure/Reflexology work - for relaxation, emotional, trauma history, similar concerns.

Herb Consultation Initial & Follow up - 30 min

Herbal consultation without acupuncture.  Average cost of herbs is $30-80 for a 10-14 day supply.

Acupuncture: a powerful tool in our healing arsenal

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine, used for over 8,000 years to treat a range of physical and mental ailments. It’s a safe, natural, side effect-free alternative to pharmaceuticals.

Today, acupuncture is used by Olympic athletes, NFL players, and the US Air Force as an alternative to medication-based pain management. But it is also effective in treating mental health concerns—including chronic and acute depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and emotional trauma.

Our Brooklyn-based acupuncturists specialize in treating both body and mind. Your Mind Body Seven therapist may recommend acupuncture as part of your treatment plan, and you can also schedule an appointment independently.

What to expect

Your acupuncturist will begin by asking you about your health complaints and medical history. You may be asked about other aspects of your life and health, such as sleep habits, digestive functions, emotional issues, and levels of stress. Your acupuncturist will also perform a physical evaluation.

You’ll receive an acupuncture treatment at your first session, immediately after your consultation.

Preparing for treatment

Patients are asked to wear loose-fitting clothing, so pants and sleeves can be rolled up. The hands, feet, arms, wrists, and lower parts of the legs should be readily accessible.

If you are experiencing pain in a specific area, such as the neck, back, stomach, or joints, these areas should be accessible as well.

Before your session, drink plenty of water, but avoid coffee, colored juices, or other beverages that might stain your mouth and tongue. You should also eat a small meal ahead of time, so you arrive not hungry, but also not overly full.

How it feels

When the acupuncture pins are administered, you may feel a range of different sensations. Patients describe feeling tingling, numbness, heaviness, and warmth. Some patients experience a sense of euphoria or calm.

Your treatment may combine acupuncture with other modes of healing. Our acupuncturists are trained in both traditional and electro-acupuncture, as well as the application of Infrared heat, cupping, moxibustion, and acupressure.  Chava is also an expert in Chinese herbology and she practices craniosacral therapy and reiki.  

Your treatment will last from 30 to 60 minutes. Many patients find the process relaxing and may even fall asleep. 

Your acupuncturist will be on hand to help you through any feelings and sensations that may emerge and will answer any questions you may have. 

After your first treatment

After your session, your acupuncturist will make recommendations for an ongoing treatment plan—along with any supplements, diet and lifestyle adjustments, or herbal formulas that may be helpful to you.

Many people feel relaxed and refreshed after their acupuncture treatment. You may also feel a little light-headed; this is usually the case for patients who go into an appointment hungry or dehydrated.

Book Your appointment

Our Brooklyn-based acupuncturists can help you feel better—both in body and mind.  Get in touch to schedule an appointment today.