Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Openspace Wellness

Cold Spring Harbor, NY

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About Openspace Wellness

Kathy Shamoun, M.S. L.Ac. and Openspace Wellness practices in classical Chinese medicine.

You may be feeling hopeless about your condition because you've exhausted all traditional paths to health. Consider giving it another try.

I am deeply committed to assisting each person live in their full potential of vitality. In addition to years of intense training and a delicate hand, I bring sensitivity, skill and insight to my practice.

As a partner, I will journey with you on your path of wellness with an open heart, open mind and respect. In a supportive and open space, we can ease the trend of your condition, allowing harmony to be restored and healing to naturally follow.

Treating People, Not Symptoms

What does that mean exactly? It means that diagnosis and treatment is based on your specific ways of being out of balance. I treat you, not the condition. So for example, I will treat three different patients, each with insomnia, in three unique ways because each was led to the same symptom through a different path. In this way, classical Chinese medicine treats the root of the issue (the process that led to imbalance) while simultaneously addressing the symptoms that result in discomfort.

Lectures

I have been an invited speaker, holding lectures on topics such as oncology support, infertility, sexual dysfunction, menopause, facial rejuvenation, depression and anxiety, and natural birthing with the assistance of acupuncture. I am always happy to share my experience, knowledge and passion with a curious audience, and I am available to give talks on a number of subjects.

I maintain a private practice in acupuncture and herbology at 117 Main St. in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. I am available for office visits and house calls by appointment.

If you are wondering if Chinese medicine can address your needs, I invite you to call for a complimentary 20-minute consultation.

Location

117 Main St.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724

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Question and answer

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Acupuncturists who have an "L.Ac." after their name are licensed acupuncturists. They have had a minimum of 3000 hours of intensive formal training in Chinese Medicine, gaining hands-on experience through clinical internships under supervision. A licensed acupuncturist has also passed the National Board Exams in Acupuncture (NCCAOM). Their studies are rigorous and this is the only road to licensure.

Medical doctors, however, have lobbied to be able to practice acupuncture with virtually no training. In many states there is no additional training required of them while in other states they are required to do a 200 hour online survey course, which is barely enough to cover the acupuoints of the body let alone the extensive theory of Chinese Medicine that enables us to use those points responsibly. Medical doctors practicing acupuncture with this rudimentary background are called "certified" acupuncturists, practicing "medical acupuncture".

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Absolutely. The healing arts is a lifelong endeavor. To this day, I continue to deepen my intimacy with Classical Chinese Medicine as I take monthly workshops with various masters.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. My first session typically runs an hour and a half and includes an in-depth health history intake followed by a treatment. My fee for this is $140

Subsequent sessions typically run an hour and fifteen minutes and cost $90.

I am happy to slide my fee for those experiencing financial difficulties. I do not do a sliding scale, however, for facial rejuvenation acupuncture.

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