It’s been a stressful Summer – Acupuncture can help

It’s been a stressful Summer – Acupuncture can help

Acupuncture is an ancient remedy for what ails us today, likely because over the centuries we haven’t really changed as much as we would like to believe!  Acupuncture won’t solve a worldwide pandemic, isolation from friends and loved ones, or fear of the unknown.  But acupuncture can make it easier to bear the effects.

Over the last several months I’ve been in touch with my patients, maintaining the connections that in many cases have been forged over years of treatments together.  There is an intimacy that occurs during treatments that is different from other kinds of medicine and the connection is part of the healing.  It has been so frustrating for me to interrupt those vital connections.  Unfortunately, acupuncture does not easily lend itself to tele-medicine. While talking and listening are so important to each treatment session, the needles are the medium through which the healing occurs.  And that requires a visit to our treatment rooms.



An acupuncture treatment is something your body craves right now. Why?  A few choice reasons:


  • Acupuncture gives you a break from yourself. You come in, we chat, then you lie down and let the needles do their job.  Patients don’t need to do anything- they usually zone out and lose track of time and even where they are after they settle in.
  • Acupuncture brings you back to equilibrium. Your sympathetic nervous system has been operating on high alert these last several months- you are likely ‘running on empty’. This system, designed to respond in times of immediate crisis (say, running from a wild animal or completing a set of exams) has been on overdrive since at least March! Acupuncture does a great job of activating the parasympathetic system to bring your nervous system back to a ‘calm and composed’ stability (decreasing anxiety).
  • Acupuncture can improve your sleep, mood and libido.
  • Acupuncture can relieve digestive issues caused by stress.
  • Acupuncture can relieve migraine and tension headaches (without the side effects of pain medication).


Safety is our primary concern.  When you come in you will notice a transformation of the physical space of Fabriq Spa to reflect the CDC, State and City requirements.  We’ve also implemented even further protocols maintaining cleanliness throughout (

At the moment we only have one practitioner and one patient in the spa at a time. It remains the chill, beautiful space my patients have come to rely on and a respite from the stresses of the outside world.

Catherine and I look forward to seeing you for acupuncture very soon!  Please call or write with any questions!

(215) 922-3235


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