Tamara Garber, L.Ac. is a New York State licensed acupuncturist, Nationally Board Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Tamara Garber is a graduate of Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York where she earned a Master’s Degree of Science in Acupuncture in 2002.
In her practice, Tamara addresses a variety of myofascial pain, stress-related conditions, acute and chronic injuries, women’s health issues, while helping patients gain better understanding of the simple principles of healthy living discovered by the ancient Chinese.
The Chinese perceived the human organism as a whole interconnected with the surrounding environment. Chinese medicine gradually adapted these practices by paying close attention to a complex relationship between the outside factors such as weather changes and climate with internal factors such as emotional state of being, diet, and exercise, all of which are believed to introduce changes to the human body and have a direct effect on one’s health.
Chinese medicine focuses not only on dispelling illness but also employs various methods to harmonize the body’s natural functions, nurture the vital energy of the patient, and stimulate the body’s innate abilities to heal. Both preservation of health and physical medicine are at the core of patient care in Chinese medicine. Physical medicine employs a wide range of therapies and practices such as acupuncture, Tui Na (Chinese medical massage), cupping, Gua Sha and moxibustion.
Conditions successfully treated by acupuncture are numerous. Among the most common and most frequently seen in practice are the following:
Stress reduction and stress related conditions such as anxiety, sleep disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), nervousness and depression.
Myofascial pain including neck pain, shoulder pain, back pain, acute and chronic pain, sport injuries, sprains, strains, arthritis, sciatica, TMJ
Gynecological irregularities including PMS, irregular periods, painful periods, infertility
Sinus congestion and seasonal allergies
Post-operative acupuncture treatments facilitate rapid tissue healing by stimulating circulation of blood and lymphatic drainage and decreasing the formation of scar tissue. (Post-operative treatments should be administered upon receiving clearance from the surgeon.)
The overall benefits include increased energy and vitality, feeling more relaxed, improved immunity and a calmer state of mind.
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