Acupuncture and Integrative Health Care
in Ithaca, NY

Eamonn Murphy, MSAOM, L.Ac.

Marilee Murphy, L.Ac., RN

 

waterfall-elementModern living places a variety of stresses on our bodies that can result in pain or other issues that diminish our experience of well being and vitality. In our practice, we specialize in naturally restoring health through traditional Oriental medicine (acupuncture and herbal therapy), cold laser therapy, body work, and nutritional approaches.

According to traditional Oriental medicine, physical or emotional problems result from blockages in the flow of energy or “qi” in the body. The various techniques we use release these blockages and stimulate the body’s inherent healing capacity in order to treat the root causes of health problems.

Please explore this site to learn more about our extensive background and treatment approaches. Call or email us with questions about any aspect of our services or to schedule an appointment with Marilee Murphy, L.Ac., RN or Eamonn Murphy, L.Ac.


Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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Going Deeper: The Kidneys

The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the kidneys.

The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with the season of winter, where the energies are

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Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones

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