Acupuncture and Integrative Health Care
in Ithaca, NY

Eamonn Murphy, MSAOM, L.Ac.

 

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 Eamonn Murphy, L.Ac.


Eastern vs. Western: How the Medical Practices Differ

Almost everybody knows there are two very unique ways of treating disease and maintaining health. But not everybody knows how these two methodologies differ from one another. And depending on where you live in the world, there may be one that is more prominent than the other. Both systems have their pros and cons. So let’s differentiate between

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The Flu & You – How Can TCM Help?

Chinese medicinal clinical studies have suggested that using acupuncture as a preventative approach to colds and flu can reduce the incidence of upper respiratory tract infection and shorten the duration of the illness. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine work by rebalancing the body’s systems, regulating the body’s healing energies, and enhancing the immune system.

Even though germs, bacteria,

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Meridian Point: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential acupoints 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

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