Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in White Plains, NY

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Alan Handelsman, OMD

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East Asian Medicine
Tibetan Herbs
Acupuncture is based on the traditional Chinese belief that health depends on a balanced flow of Life Energy or Qi, also spelled Chi. To correct any imbalances, acupuncture needles are placed into "acupoints" which run vertically across and through the human body along twelve main channels, or regular meridians connecting the internal organs. These acupoints act to correct the flow of Qi along these meridians and to redirect the flow of energy to affected areas. Traditional Chinese medicine has used acupuncture for thousands of years. Both the World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health recognize Chinese Medicine to be effective in treating a wide variety of conditions. The operating philosophy of traditional acupuncture, is that disease is caused by interrupted energy flow at specific points on the body's surface. Acupuncture thus involves the insertion of a needle(s) at the affected point(s) in order to stimulate Qi flow and harmonize energy flow in the body.

Traditional Chinese medicine views the body as an integrated whole, rather than an assortment of parts which must be treated individually, and it also includes preventative medicine which is designed to prevent the body from getting sick.

To treat patients, I recommend several approaches, many of which have been adopted by other cultures as well. Acupuncture, massage, qigong, and herbs are all techniques for balancing yin and yang in various ways. Acupuncture and massage are both designed to stimulate the body, release blocked flows energy, and bring about a sense of relaxation and well being. I also incorporate traditional folk remedies and tibetan herbs into treatment.
About Alan Handelsman
I began studying oriental medicine and yin/yang nutrition in the mid seventies with Michio Kushi at the Kushi Institute in Boston, and was past director of the Macrobiotic Center of Rockland County, NY in the eighties. Over a period of 30 years I have been involved in the care of tens of thousands of patients. I initially began the study of acupuncture in the seventies while having had lived in Japan and had at that time apprenticed with several well known oriental medicine practitioners. I performed clinical rounds at five well known Traditional Chinese Medicine hospitals in Shanghai, China over a two year period. I currently specialize in treating musculoskeletal and internal medicine conditions as well as providing treatment for facial rejuvenation, weight loss and smoking cessation. We use the highest quality herbal and nutritional formulas at our facility.
Besides his general practice,
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Shanghai College of TCM, graduated 1992
Payments Accepted
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Hours:9 AM-9 PM, M-F, 9-2 Sat/Sun
License:000547-1 NY
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152 E. Post Rd.
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