Acupuncturist, Herbalist & Registered Nurse
In my practice, I treat people of all ages from infants to elders. My particular interests are preventive medicine, pain management, gastrointestinal disorders, disorders of stress, women’s and men’s health, pediatrics and palliative care.
I consider each individual’s case as unique, highly personal and fully integrated mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
Specializing in Medical and Trauma massage
Certification in Orthopedic and Sports massage
Certification in Prenatal, Postpartum and Labor support massage
She has an Associate degree in Occupational Studies
Stephanie will be providing her services in our office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with occasional exceptions
Bodhi Naturopathic is an integrative naturopathic medical practice. Providing care to all age groups, I focus on the unique needs and lifestyle of each patient and provide medical treatment plans tailored to the individual. Specialty care includes women’s health, pediatric care, adjunct oncology care, and treatment of endocrine and metabolic disturbances. Using physical exam, specialty laboratory testing, and extensive history-taking, I look to discover the underlying cause of a person’s illness. Treatment modalities include targeted nutritional supplementation, homeopathy, herbal support, dietary counseling and healthy weight management, mind-body medicine, and preventative care.
Skin Care Studio is an intimate, nourishing space where you can realize inner peace and visual beauty. Yonka Paris Aromatherapy, a leader in holistic luxury skin care products, has been my ultimate partner throughout my career. Mehta Face Rejuvenation, Manual Lymph Drainage, and Acupressure are modalities I utilize to create lasting, luminous and healthy changes in your skin.
Preparing For Your Acupuncture Treatment
Niantic Acupuncture & Family Wellness in Niantic, CT
Your Acupuncture Treatment
During your first visit we will sit together for a complete interview in the relaxed, comfortable environment of my office. We will cover your health history including medications, any herbs and supplements you are already taking. We will discuss the signs and symptoms of the problem bringing you to my office.This first appointment usually lasts ninety minutes. Subsequent appointments are usually for one hour.
IT IS GOOD TO WEAR COMFORTABLE LOOSE CLOTHING FOR YOUR VISIT.
I will look at your tongue and feel the pulses in your wrists which will provide me with important information about your condition and constitutional health.
For treatment, you’ll lie down on a comfortable massage table. (Treatment in a chair is always an option if desired) I'll place acupuncture needles into specific acupoints which corresponds to my diagnosis. The insertion of needles is felt differently by everyone. Usually the insertion of needles is quick and painless, but once the needle is inserted, depending on what problem is being addressed, it may be necessary to ‘wiggle’ the needle to get desired results. People coming for stress relief, detox,or emotional support generally get the most ‘gentle’ needling and those with serious pain issues and spasms may need more intense work called Trigger point (also called Dry Needling). No matter what style of treatment is indicated, I will remain considerate and communicative regarding your individual tolerance and boundaries so that the treatment can be adjusted accordingly.
Once the needles are in place and you are resting with them, you should NOT be experience any discomfort, something I stress with every single treatment before I leave the room. I will make sure you are kept warm with blankets, heat packs, infrared heat lamp to your feet or injured area. I encourage 45 minutes minimum resting with your treatment, but shorter time is also effective. For some who desire, you have the option to rest longer. Most people find the treatment to be very relaxing and tend to fall asleep or meditate during this time.
Quite often, and depending on the condition being treated, in addition to the Acupuncture, I may use other types of treatments such as moxibustion, cupping, electro-acupuncture, or focused massage, called Tuina, as described in the Acupuncture Basics.
Dietary, supplemental, herbal or exercise and stretching recommendations may also be made. I will carefully check for any possible drug/herb interactions.
Your comfort, warmth and ease is of utmost importance to me. I encourage you to ask questions, express concerns, and provide feedback during any stage of your treatment.
Changes in the way you feel may occur subtly over days or rapidly on the same day of treatment. I am reachable after hours to provide support.