Welcome to another path towards good health.
CNY Acupuncturist, Laura Martin Reed, L.Ac. is pleased to provide Central New York residents with quality Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Acupuncture, Tui-Na Bodywork, Cupping, E-Stim, Moxabustion, TCM (Eastern) nutrition and food energetics, are among the modalities available to assist in treating chronic and acute conditions of both physical and emotional natures.
She has two offices, handicapped accessible, and soon a third office to serve Auburn and Cayuga County. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays she sees patients at the Heritage Commons Building (enter via the NY Spine & Wellness entrance) just down the street from Sweetheart Corners in North Syracuse. Wednesdays and she practices out of their other location located on Genesee St. in Camillus. On Fridays, evenings and the weekend by appointment she will be at the Carr building in Auburn in Suite 117, 188 Genesee St. Auburn.
Ms. Martin Reed strives to promote wellness through Traditional Chinese Medicine and preventative health maintenance and patient education. She welcomes any general inquiries. Please feel free to call with questions about this time-tested medical modality.
Ms. Martin Reed graduated with honors from New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY and was awarded the Clinical Excellence Award. She has treated patients with illness and injury history that include:
She received the Diplomate of Acupuncture status from the NCCAOM, the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Ms. Martin Reed served Auburn and Cayuga County medically for over a decade in Emergency Medical Services. She received her Paramedic training graduating with the coveted Top Gun Award from SUNY Upstate's Paramedic Program.
CNY Acupuncture treats the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is over 3,000 years old and uses a variety of approaches and techniques to keep a person healthy and treat disease when it occurs. A fundamental belief is that your thoughts can impact how you feel physically and illness or trauma can likewise have an impact on your emotional state. The body and mind are inseparably linked and cannot be compartmentalized when it comes to your general health and the healing process.
Treating each patient involves a comprehensive strategy which includes the Four Principle Examination Methods of TCM : Inspection, Listening and Smelling, Inquiry and Palpation. Once the identification of the disease (illness or trauma) and pattern are made, then a treatment principle and method specific to your circumstance will be formulated.
Your body's natural energy, your Qi , is influenced through acupuncture to flow more smoothly and help restore balance within your body. Acupuncture is an energetic stimulation of your own natural healing potential with the goal of promoting and maintaining health and well being.
How acupuncture works from a western point-of-view involves a variety of different mechanisms:
In order to help restore the balance within your body and stimulate this innate healing potential, CNY Acupuncture is proud to offer the following services:
Many conditions may respond to acupuncture including: complaints related to chronic and acute pain, emotional balance, detoxification and stress reduction. The following systems may also benefit:
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized acupuncture as effective in treating over 50 common ailments including:
Back pain, morning sickness, sinusitis, migraines, chronic fatigue, eye disorders, headaches, stress, insomnia, allergies, asthma, gynecological conditions, digestive disorders, etc.
Having been raised with both western and eastern medicine since I was a kid living at home and then choosing western Emergency Medicine followed by Traditional Chinese Medicine as careers in the health field, has left me pondering the question of what characteristics a practitioner of holistic medicine should embrace and embody. I believe that the most important characteristics a practitioner should have include: being upright, modest and humble as she works towards ridding pain and dis-ease from the body of a patient, as well as from within herself, to further overall good health and a healthy mindset with balanced strength and intelligence.
This inherently simple concept, yet in daily practice, very difficult goal engages the most fundamental characteristic of a holistic medical practitioner –uniting clarity and insight of thought with strength and courage of action– what one aspires for as a practitioner. One needs to possess the knowledge and ability to accurately assess, diagnose and successfully treat a patient. If a practitioner continues to educate herself, seeks to improve herself, and bring a burning fire within herself to assist and guide a patient towards healing and to cast out the evil Qi, then a good practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine can she be.
It is more than just the relationship between the practitioner and the patient that elevates the concept of practice of medicine to practice of holistic medicine. Rather than a linear progression of health care treatment – the patient arrives, gets treated, then departs from the office, going from one isolated environment to the next: the patient and practitioner are inseparable aspects of each other’s environments, as the patient’s and practitioner’s qualities of mind, spirit, emotion and body are parcel of the entity of the holistic health care environment.
A fancy office, extensive and varied equipment, plush surroundings, the external trappings of a successful business don’t, however, reflect as the core of a successful practitioner – the unseen is what makes for a good practitioner; her urge to promote the good, fight the evils invading the body, and do so with humility. Through continuous education, personal introspection and a keen ear with which to listen to her patients are her most important characteristics embodying holism.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
(Located in NYSW Center)
5496 East Taft Rd
North Syracuse NY 13212
5417 West Genesee St, Suite 1
(Located in NYSW Center)
Camillus, NY 13031
Coming Soon! Opening July 27th
Fridays, Evenings and Weekends by appointment
188 Genesee St. Auburn, NY