It’s always nice to kick off a relationship with a proper introduction. As one of upper Westchester’s newest small business owners, I’d love to tell you a little about myself to start to get to know each other better.
I’ve been interested in holistic health as long as I can remember, and formally working as a part of the field since 2012, when I enrolled as an acupuncture student at Pacific College in lower Manhattan, going on to complete my master’s of science in acupuncture, and later to earn my doctorate in acupuncture and integrative medicine. What seemed at the time like a good way to change careers became an obsession, as I continually learn new techniques and methods from my teachers and patients alike.
I developed my early acupuncture chops working in what is known as a community setting. Community acupuncture is what it sounds like – acupuncture performed in a large communal room, with multiple people being treated together and very little fuss. While community acupuncture is a great way to make acupuncture more accessible and affordable, in a post-Covid landscape, it’s difficult to make sure it’s as safe as possible given the airborne nature of the global pandemic. Therefore, I’ve chosen to stick to offering acupuncture and its associated modalities in a private room, with a HEPA air filter and appropriate precautions such as disinfection and PPE, to keep my patients and myself safe and healthy. However, accessibility is still important to me so I’m offering special pricing for seniors, full-time students (and any patient under 13, with parental permission and supervision) veterans, and frontline workers including those in healthcare and in food service (if this is you, ask me about discounts!)
After 17 years in a Bronx walk-up, my family has finally decided to upgrade into our own exurban space in northern Westchester County. We are very much looking forward to getting to know you and assisting you with concerns running the gamut from an acute injury (think running injury or a stiff neck) to chronic pain to women’s health issues (anything from painful periods to menopause), anxiety, and more.
Questions about what acupuncture can treat? Browse the website and if you have questions, send them over. I’d love to chat!
– Dr. Duffy