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Benefits of Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

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Throughout all of nature runs a vital life force energy referred to in Chinese culture & medicine as “Qi”. Qi flows through our bodies, along specific energetic channels & meridians that correlates to the healthy functioning of our internal organs to promote Vitality.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing modality developed over 3000 years ago in China, predating western medicine. It is one of many treatment methods within Traditional East Asian Medicine that essentially balances, & harmonizes energy within the body. Furthermore, acupuncture promotes circulation of blood throughout the body to ensure optimal organ function & health.​

Any Obstruction to this flow of Qi & blood, can result in pain, pathology, or illness. Acupuncture is a healing method & practice whereby fine, sterile needles are inserted at specific points along these energetic pathways in order to promote the release of both mental & physical stress allowing for the free flow, movement, & balance of energy & blood within our bodies.​

Thus, Acupuncture is used to treat every health related issue by it’s innate ability to reduce inflammation, promote circulation of blood, destress the mind & body, & balance energy & hormones.

Orthopedic – Musculoskeletal – Sports Medicine

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Acupuncture is great for treating both acute & chronic physical trauma or injuries such: as strains, sprains, herniations, fractures, pre & post-op surgery treatments, & even general tension that may result from exercise, sports, & regular daily activities. It helps to promote blood circulation to heal tension, adhesions, scar tissue, swelling, blood stagnation, bruising, cysts, & inflammation. In addition to acupuncture, other manual therapies such as cupping, guasha, tuina massage, & moxabustion may be incorporated into your custom tailored treatments to further promote healing of the muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments, & spine.

Internal Medicine

Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine also help to

treat Internal Medical issues to address all the systems of the body such as:​

Respiratory: Allergies, Asthma, Colds, Hayfever, etc.

GastroIntestinal: Acid Reflux, bloating, Crohns, Ulcerative Colitis, gastritis, constipation, diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, SIBO etc.

Neurology: Migraine headaches, Bell’s Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Neuropathy, Post Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, etc.

Cardiology: High or Low Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Arhythmias, Heart Murmurs, etc.

Women’s Health: – Irregular Periods, Ammenorrhea, Dysmenorrhea, Infertility, PCOS, fibroids, Menopausal
Symptoms, etc.

Endocrine: Hyper & Hypothyroid – Cushing’s, Hashimotos

Urology: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Urinary Tract Infection, Bacterial Vaginosis, frequent or infrequent urination, Enuresis, Erectile Dysfuntion, etc.

Oncology: support for chemo & radiation therapy, & nausea & fatigue

Dermatology: Acne, rashes, hives, psoriasis, eczema, urticaria, contact dermatitis, etc.

Psychoemotional: Stress, Anxiety, Depression, PTSD

Stress Management & Preventive Care

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Acupuncture helps to destress the mind & body. Stress can manifest in different areas of the body depending on the individual. Furthermore, it can cause general tension at the muscular level, & internal organ level affecting respiration (causing Ashtma), digestion (causing IBS, & other inflammatory GI issues), the Circulatory system (causing High Blood pressure, & arrhythmias), Neurological System (causing chronic headaches/migraines), Menstrual cycles (causing PMS symptoms, & negatively impacting fertility), & even can be the culprit of erectile dysfunction for men. Acupuncture not only helps to release tension, but has also been clinically proven to reduce the primary stress hormone Cortisol. [www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-]

In addition, by way of it’s ability to promote balance, circulation, & reduce inflammation, Acupuncture & other modalities used in Chinese Medicine excel at Preventive holistic health care.


Chinese herbal medicine can also be integrated into treatments for internal medical issues that may require further internal intervention to nourish the body, reduce inflammation, fight external pathogens to boost the immune system to treat colds, flus, allergies, Covid-19, chronic illness, balance hormones, promote proper digestion, circulation, treat dermatological issues, insomnia, headaches, high blood pressure, chronic fatigue, & insomnia to name a few.

It is important to note that not every acupuncturist, is herbally certified to treat with Chinese Medicinal herbal formulas, which requires additonal herbology certification. Armie Mariano is herbally certified to prescribe Chinese herbs, & has successfully treated with herbs for over 10 years.


A Life of Balance

Living a Life of Balance in New York City can be quite a challenge. Vitality is the state of optimal health, strength, & longevity whereby, health is a homeostatic or balanced state of being, that is contingent on our lifestyles or daily choices we make in regards, to diet & self-care. This practice is centered on compassionate care, that is not rushed but focused on helping you find the balance in your life to cultivate Vitality, using Traditional Chinese medical treatment modalities, including & not limited to Acupuncture, tuina, guasha, cupping, & Chinese Herbal Medicine.​

Armie Mariano is a licensed acupuncturist and certified herbalist, who earned her Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. She is also board certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Armie’s love of science began with her undergraduate studies in Biology (pre-med) at Loyola University New Orleans, & continues on in her desire to practice holistic medicine. Armie has been practicing for over 10 years in Florida, Connecticut, and New York, where she has built her private practice, Vitality Acupuncture. While in Florida, Armie treated Women’s Health (prenatal, postpartum, and fertility) at Birthmarks Wellness.

In New York, Armie holds Community Wellness events, for athletes & those with chronic & acute injuries. She has also treated at a community practice with another colleague at the USA Shaolin Temple, where she trained kung fu for over 10 years. Armie has a passion for treating orthopedic issues & sports medicine, whereby she incorporates motor, & trigger point therapy, & Zhen gu tuina to treat both acute & chronic injuries. Armie also excels in treating psycho emotional issues such as stress, anxiety, & depression, & Internal Medicine such as respiratory & digestive issues, women’s health, thyroid issues, & migraine headaches.

Vitality acupuncture is located at 32 Court St, Suite 701, corner of Remsen St. in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn in Borough Hall/ Brooklyn Heights.


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We accept the following health insurance for plans that cover acupuncture: In-Network with Aetna, & out of network acupuncture coverage for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, & United. Acupuncture coverage verification is required, before the Initial Treatment.


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Brooklyn, New York 11201

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