6Stress Reduction Programs

STRESS! We cannot avoid it. It affects our lives every day. It is our body’s natural response to various demands placed upon us. As a survival mechanism, some stress can prepare us to meet certain challenges. However, when chronic stress prevails from work, financial issues, relationship problems, death, or illness of a loved one, this is when it harmful. These stressors are linked to a number of illnesses since our internal resources eventually become depleted, and exhaustion sets in.

Acupuncture Associates of Long Island Developed a stress reduction system consisting of TWO options to fit your own personal needs, lifestyle, and budget. Whether it is physical, emotional, or environmental stress, we will work with you and help to reduce the negative effects it has on your body and your health.

Option One:  Off-Site Group style 5 Point Acupuncture for stress reduction

Ear Acupuncture for stress and anxiety is becoming an increasingly common form of treatment. This specific combination of 5 points on the ear has the ability to calm the mind and reduce stress by stimulating impulses in the brain to release natural mood lifting chemicals.  Patients report this treatment to increase mental clarity, reduce aches and pains, and improve quality of sleep, energy alertness and an overall greater well-being.  This protocol has been used safely and effective for more than 30 years to help those detoxing from addictions, people suffering from the effects of trauma, and used in the military for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

 Why choose 5 point Acupuncture? 

  • SIMPLE:  No medications or side effects: This protocol has been safely and effectively used for over 30 years in programs around the world. There is no lengthy intake or wait

  • NON-INTRUSIVE TREATMENT:  Recipients receive treatment fully dressed.  Relax in a comfortable environment.

  • CONVIENENT:  Group sessions can be done anywhere and often used prior to any stress producing  event (Wedding parties, final exams, sporting competitions ...)

  • CORPORATE PACKAGES: Arrange for a private group session of six or more. Great for Corporate Health Fairs.  Large groups are accommodated easily anywhere, and integrated into a wide range of settings.


Option Two:  Private Full Body Acupuncture

The beauty of Acupuncture is that each treatment caters to the needs of the individual patient and promotes  natural healing abilities of the body.  An intensive intake and detailed evaluation is required for the first time.  Initial treatment usually lasts approximately 1-½ hours with consecutive treatments lasting 1 hour.

Acupuncture points on the body are chosen with the objection of promoting physical and emotional balance, relaxation, and calming of  the nervous system for a sense of  overall well-being. 

These treatments can include a combination of Auricular (ear) and body acupuncture, Cupping (similar to a deep tissue massage to help release toxins), electro-stimulation (to increase endorphin release) and ear seeds to leave on in between treatments. 

Generally, treatments are scheduled once or twice a week, until your goals have been reached. 

Herbal, supplements, breathing exercises, food and lifestyle recommendations are included.