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.


Stay Healthy This Winter with a Balanced Qi

Winter’s element is water and is associated with the kidneys, which in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is considered the source of all qi and energy within the body. Winter is also associated with the bladder and adrenal glands.

Focusing on inner reflection, rest, energy conservation and storage during the winter months is when it’s most important as

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Winter Acupuncture: Governing Vessel 14

Governing Vessel 14 is called The Great Hammer. This point is located below C 7 on the spine. C 7, the seventh cervical vertebrae is the one which is the most prominent. Traditionally the vertebrae were referred to as hammers because of their resemblance to the tool. This point is great because it is the intersecting point for

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Five Self Care Tips for Winter

Traditional Chinese medicine teaches that humans should live in harmony with the seasons. According to traditional Chinese medicine there are five seasons: winter, spring, summer, late summer and fall. Each season has many associations that help us change our habits, allowing for a more balanced mind and body. When these systems were being developed, people were living in

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