Having evolved over thousands of years, acupuncture is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the world. Acupuncture is a safe and drug-free therapy that involves the insertion of fine, sterile, hair-thin needles just under the skin at specific points along the body's energetic pathways. The goal of acupuncture is to restore the balance and harmony of a person's vital energy, enlisting the innate healing process and abilities of an individual from within.
Five-Element Acupuncture takes into account the marvelous complexity of each person. Symptoms in Body, Mind, or Spirit are seen as distress signals and are not in themselves considered the prime imbalance. By addressing the underlying pattern of disharmony, the practitioner looks to treat the cause of the problem, not just palliate the symptoms. This approach, using five-element acupuncture, where the whole person is treated, is referred to as Traditional Acupuncture.
Most commonly known for treating pain, acupuncture is often effective in treating a wide range of conditions such as arthritis, anxiety, addictions, insomnia, fibromyalgia, nightmares, headaches, digestive problems, depression, infertility, fatigue, exhaustion and chronic illness. Acupuncture can also be particularly helpful with difficulties that are the effect of mental and emotional conflicts within a person's life and from the stresses of living in these challenging times.
Five-Element acupuncture has been the foundation of Graham's practice for the last 22 years. Additionally, when appropriate, he will make use of The Balance Method and Tung style treatment, based on the I-Ching. These additional methods are an elegant and effective style of acupuncture for the treatment of pain and a variety of other conditions.
"Over the course of the last 15 years, Graham Marks has been there for me, helping me through things as simple as tendonitis, as serious as cancer, and as emotional as the death of a loved one. Graham's wisdom, humor, professionalism and kindness have added more to my life than I can ever express."
Graham Marks, M.Ac, L.Ac
928 Broadway Suite 801
New York, New York 10010