Commonly used as a treatment for pain, acupuncture is the practice of inserting extremely thin needles at strategic points of the body.
“Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body,” the Mayo Clinic explains. “By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance.”
Acupuncture can seem intimidating for first-timers, but the Dan’s Best of the Best Acupuncturists on the North Fork provide a comfortable and beneficial experience.
Voted the platinum acupuncturist on the North Fork is Anna Kozlowska, MS (7345 Soundview Ave, Southold; 631-765-5174).
Rachel Reich, MS (430 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Greenport; 631-629-6636 fivebranchesgreenport.com) of Five Branches Wellness is a graduate of the Swedish Institute for both massage therapy and acupuncture. Reich holds a Master of Science in acupuncture, maintains New York State licensure in both massage therapy and acupuncture, is a Diplomate in Acupuncture, and is both nationally and board certified, through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She’s the North Fork silver honorees.
Eastern Sun Holistic Health (53345 Main Road, Southold; 631-765-2100, easternsunholistichealth.net) earned the bronze for best acupuncture on the North Fork. Practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Eastern Sun Holistic Health’s expert practitioners encourage the body’s own healing abilities.