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New York, NY 10023
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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.

Jeremy Sieg, Licensed Acupuncturist

 Welcome. 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 student.

What is Acupuncture?
        Acupuncture 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 being.

What is Qi?
        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.

What 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.

Does Acupuncture Hurt?
        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 is induced.

Commonly Treated Disorders
        The World 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:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Arthritis
  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Back Pain
  • Depression
  • Joint Problems
  • High Blood Pressure
  • TMJ
  • Infertility
  • Menopausal Problems
  • GYN Problems
  • Insomnia
  • Smoking cessation
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Bronchitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • IBS
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Stroke

What to Expect from your Practitioner
        Typically, 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 = $160

60 Minute Treatment = $120

90 Minute Treatment = $160

Acupuncture Facelift = $160

Cupping and Muxa Available


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