Ann Brameier, Licensed Acupuncturist
Diplomat in Chinese Herbology
I have been practicing acupuncture for over 25 years, having originally studied at a school that was instituted to provide a healthcare clinic for the underserved community of Harlem in New York City. After graduating, I served on the faculty of that school and subsequently have undergone studies at several other places, including the Tristate College of Acupuncture, where I also served on the faculty there and obtained an M.A. degree in acupuncture.
I have also studied Chinese Herbal medicine with Ted Kaptchuk, Simon Mills and Jeffrey Yuan and traveled to Vietnam to study with a renowned acupuncture practitioner there.
I have also studied Tuina, a Chinese form of massage, and additionally practice acupressure, a form of massage based on the meridians of acupuncture.
I have worked in some clinics in New York City, where acupuncture was offered to many people a day, but my first love is to work one-on-one with each patient to give them the kind of personalized care that can help them make the health and body changes they seek. That often involves a very hands-on approach throughout the session time, and I seek to optimize that time for the greatest progress.
My specialty is dealing with musculo-skeletal complaints, like back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and sprains and strains of overuse and injury. These are challenges I have been confronted with as a result of sports and other activities, and I have come to integrate a lot of techniques and adjuncts that can support optimal functioning. Treatment of pain is not limited to muscles and joints, but involves addressing many disorders, such as headaches, shingles, all areas of digestive dysfunction, (IBS, constipation etc) asthma, chronic inflammation, Eptein Barr and chronic fatigue. We can also help with confronting addiction and habituation to substances, to create new goals and rediscover natural vitality.
I also have found women's issues to be an important part of my practice, to help women discover their "true normal", that is, their optimal functioning that transcends the average normal so often tolerated by mainstream medicine. This ranges from achieving a regular and easy menstrual cycle and a viable terrain for fertility to moving through a comfortable menopause…and beyond. Throughout life it is always desirable to keep all the body's systems in good order, and later life presents new requirements for that, all of which can be greatly assisted by acupuncture and acupressure.
Acupuncture can also be a wonderful adjunct for the motivated woman (or man!) for achieving facial rejuvenation. It is a natural alternative to Botox. This too can be a relaxing experience with treatment not just of the face, but also the whole body.
I am certified and licensed (NY) in acupuncture and certified in Chinese Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Sieg, Licensed Acupuncturist
As a holistic health practitioner, my practice is dedicated
to helping my patients achieve optimum health through a balance
of body, mind and spirit. Too often, the stresses of modern
urban life push our bodies and minds to the limit, and this
begins to take its toll on our health. The healing traditions
of ancient China are uniquely suited to the health concerns
faced by so many New Yorkers. I invite you to contact me and
find out how Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can help bring
back a healthful balance to your life. I am a New York State
Licensed Acupuncturist offering acupuncture and Chinese medicine
at two convenient locations, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan,
and in Brooklyn.
About Me. I was
trained in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at Bastyr
University in Seattle, one of the leading institutions in
the country for the study and advancement of Natural Medicine.
My areas of clinical emphasis are on pain management, depression,
anxiety, geriatric care, gynecological problems and infertility.
I also have over a decade of experience studying and teaching
Tai Chi. The style of Tai Chi I teach is the Yang Family Traditional
form that I learned from Master Yang Jun, 6th generation descendent
of the Yang family. I employ a gentle teaching style, and
I am adept at adapting classes to any special needs of the
is the insertion of thin, disposable, sterile needles into
specific points on the body. The areas selected are believe
to be active energetic points that act as gateways into the
body's energetic system. Inserting needles into these locations
promotes and strengthens the flow of Qi and assists the body
in reestablishing balance, health and the feeling of well
At the heart of Oriental Medicine is the concept of Qi, an
energy force that exists everywhere. This essential life-bearing
force flows freely throughout the body in a healthy person.
when this energy is obstructed or out of balance, illness
can ensue. Oriental medicine seeks to reestablish and maintain
the balanced movement of Qi.
is Oriental Medicine?
Oriental Medicine is comprehensive medical system originally
formulated in China thousands of years ago. Today it is used
throughout the world to help preserve health and treat simple
to complex medical conditions.
A mild pinch
or prick may be felt upon insertion. Afterwards, a mild distended
or heat sensation may be felt. The sensation felt by each
patient will vary. For most a deep sense of peace and relaxation
Health Organization and the National Institute of Health have
issued documentation that hundreds of different diseases are
effectively treated with acupuncture. Some common conditions
that have been successfully treated include:
to Expect from your Practitioner
a first visit begins by taking a complete history. The practitioner
will use the provided information to help complete a comprehensive
intake and exam. A diagnosis and treatment plan will be obtained
from this process. An acupuncture treatment will consist of
the insertion of several needles, which are usually left in
place for 15-45 minutes. Treatment may be augmented with mild
electrical stimulation, the burning of Moxa (a warming herbal
mixture) or other techniques to energetically stimulate the
needles or other select areas. Most health problems take more
than one to four treatments to resolve. In some cases a course
of ten treatments are required before significant benefits
are obtained. During this period the practitioner may modify
his or her diagnosis and treatment plan to adapt to the patient's
improvements. Overall, the patient will feel more relaxed
and balanced after each treatment.
1 Hour Orientation
Treatment = $120
Treatment = $160
Acupuncture Facelift = $160
Cupping and Muxa Available
Acupuncturist New York