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Acupuncturist and Alternative Medicine Doctor in Pittsford, NY

Donald Londorf, MD, LAc.

Donald Londorf, MD, LAc. photo
Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Qigong Classes
Inner Sage Healing Arts Center
Chinese medicine has a very rich history that spans several thousand years of continuous clinical use. The four major branches of this form of medicine are acupuncture, Chinese herbology, qigong and tuina. Each offers a different access to balance and integrate your spirit, mind and body.

The underlying theory of Chinese medicine is that all beings and things in the Universe have Qi (Life Energy). When Qi is abundant and flows freely, a natural state of balance and health prevails. When Qi becomes excessive, deficient or blocked, an energetic pattern is created that may lead to physical, emotional, mental or spiritual problems.

The primary goal of Chinese medicine is to locate and correct imbalances in the circulation of Qi (the root of problems). Imbalances may occur as a result of strong or sustained emotions, negative thought patterns, stress, physical trauma, poor diet, environmental factors or unhealthy lifestyle choices.

Chinese medicine can be tailored to your unique, personal situation.

Treatment options include acupuncture with or without moxibustion, Qi healing or Chinese herbs. These can be woven together to provide you with the best combination to restore or maintain the harmony of your spirit, mind and body.

Assessments are made with the Chinese methods of personal health history, classical Chinese pulse taking, tongue examination, physical examination and Qi assessment.

Because healing is an internal process, it requires your full attention and involvement.

For this reason, qigong meditation or exercises are often taught as a personal means for you to achieve and maintain your wellness goals.

My specialty is abdominal acupuncture (Fuzhen), a technique developed by Professor Bo Zhi Yun in China. This method requires fewer needles in comparison to standard acupuncture and is very comfortable and profoundly relaxing. It can be used for most problems including joint, tendon and muscle issues, as well as internal organ and emotional conditions.

The initial consultation is 90 minutes and includes a review of your history, an assessment of your condition and the first treatment with feedback.

Follow up visits are typically 60 minutes in duration, with actual needle treatment time varying from 30 to 45 minutes depending on the technique used.

It is recommended that you arrive at least 5 to 10 minutes before your appointment time so that you can be calm and centered for your treatment session.
Bio
DR. DONALD LONDORF MD, CM, FRCPC, LAc, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM)

Dr. Londorf graduated from McGill University medical school and completed a residency in emergency medicine at Emory University. He practiced & taught this specialty at University medical centers until 1996. He is currently licensed to practice medicine and acupuncture in New York State, is Board certified in Integrative Medicine and is a lifetime member of the American Association of Integrative Medicine.

He received his acupuncture and Chinese medicine training from Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. He is certified as a Diplomate in acupuncture from the NCCAOM (National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine).

Dr. Londorf has studied and practiced meditation since the age of 12. He is a certified qigong therapist, instructor and second level Qigong Master for the Chinese Healing Arts Center, based in Danbury, CT, with Grand Master Tzu Kuo Shih. He is also trained in Peruvian Andean shamanic medicine and healing.

As a Western medicine trained physician with expertise in Chinese medicine, Qigong, meditation and shamanic medicine, Dr. Londorf is uniquely positioned to fully understand, assess and care for your specific situation.
Practice Areas
 Acupuncture / Alternative Medicine  Lifestyle Counseling
 Chinese Herbal Medicine  Online / Video Consultation
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues  Qigong
 Dietary Therapy and Nutrition  Traditional Chinese Acupuncture
Certifications
 Acupuncture (NCCAOM)  Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)
Education/Training
Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA: Emergency Medicine Residency

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Internship

McGill University Medical School, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conferred the title of:
Level 2 Qigong Master by Grand Master Tzu Kuo Shih Oct 2009
Level 1 Qigong Master Oct 2001
Memberships
Diplomate of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Life Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine
Board Certified in Integrative Medicine
Life Fellow and Member of the American College of Forensic Examiners
Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Medicine
Other Languages
French
Payments Accepted
Cash, Check
Hours:8:30 am to 6 pm M-T-Th: 8:30 am to 1 pm Wed
License:1096 NY
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Location
1 Grove Street Suite 103
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