World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture to be helpful in treating the following conditions:
- Stress related illness:
Irritability, restlessness, tension, fatigue
- Chronic, acute, injury-related pain:
neck and back pain, strains, migraine headaches,
- Respiratory syndromes:
asthma, allergies, common cold, cough, rhinitis
- Gastrointestinal problems:
heartburn, constipation, diarrhea indigestion, IBS
- Cardiovascular conditions:
high blood pressure, palpitations, post-stroke
- Genitourinary problems and edema:
night, frequent, difficult urination, cold sensation in genitals, impotence, erectile dysfunction
- Gynecological syndromes:
menstrual irregularity, PMS, cramps, fertility issues, menopause and midlife syndromes
- Neurological conditions:
tingling, numbness, restless leg syndrome
- Behavioral and psychological problems:
anxiety, depression, insomnia, panic attack, overeating, substance abuse, smoking, etc.
What Mark’s Patients are Saying
Mark is a caring and tenacious practitioner of Chinese medicine and acupuncture. I have often thought that it would be great if some of the “western” doctors I have dealt with had the tenacity and drive to help that Mark has. You know he is on your side and will not stop until you are feeling much better.
Additionally, he is able to address long term issues (in my case, back and neck stiffness) and completely alleviate them – I feel better than I have in many years. I HIGHLY recommend Mark.
Mark, I just want to thank you – since I’ve started my visits with you, I feel like a completely different person which is a good thing. I came to you because I was exhausted, achy and completely out of sorts. After three visits, I have more energy, I’m completely relaxed and I also lost weight without even trying. I have not felt this good in years.
I also shot the best golf game since I’ve started playing 12 years ago – I will be taking you on tour with me. Thank you again and I look forward to our next visit.
Mark Gutkin L.Ac. MS
acupuncture, nutrition, traditional chinese medicine
Mark Gutkin is a licensed acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. Mark graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental with a Masters Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine.
Mark has a gentle touch, thoughtful wellness approach and brings an eclectic blend of advanced diagnostic techniques, bodywork, nutritional and herbal medicines for treatment of his diverse range of patients. Whether you are dealing with an injury, chronic pain, sleeplessness or depression, Mark delivers short-term relief as well as offering long-term options for building immunity, healing injury and elevating overall health.
A former network engineer having been wheel-chair bound after a serious car accident Mark has rehabilitated himself to full mobility and was able to return to a variety of hobbies such as skiing, photography and extensive travel.
Mark runs a private practice in Fairfield County, CT with offices in Stamford and Norwalk. He is faculty at Lifetime Learners Institute at NCC. Mark encourages his patients and students to take responsibility for their own health providing them with tools to aid in continued recovery.
Call Mark today at 203.533.9463
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Acupuncture literally means ‘needle piercing,” the practice of inserting very fine needles into the skin to stimulate specific anatomic points in the body (called acupoints) for therapeutic purposes.
Looking at the body as an integrated system of biomagnetic fields it was discovered that all parts and properties are interlinked through a living matrix that is mechanical and vibrational, creating a network throughout the human body. Acupuncture needles were believed to be the gateways to that matrix. A mean to redirect, increase, or decrease body’s vital substance – Qi, thus correcting many of the physical symptoms that derive from an array of imbalances.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years to help heal diseases of the mind, body and spirit. Medical techniques and theories combined with eastern philosophy provide one with many opportunities for self-healing.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (or TCM) brunches include acupuncture, bodywork (tuina), energy work (tai chi and qi gong) as well as herbal and nutritional medicine.
Chinese Medicine uses food as a dynamic partner to acupuncture and herbs to achieve long lasting clinical results. Every new patient is consulted on the best choices that he or she can make regarding improving their condition through nutrition. Recommendations and documentation are given to patients to help guide on the journey towards sustained wellness.
Herbal remedies are included in Oriental medical diagnosis and treatment by botanicals only in conjunction with acupuncture care. The herbs are used in variety of forms such as ready to use pills and tablets, powder and tea. Herbal formulas are prescribed based on each patient individual needs.
Cupping Therapy utilizes a round edged glass or plastic cup with the introduction of a small flame, or hand pump to create a vacuum. The circulation of blood, lymph and qi increases when the vacuum is applied to the surface of the body creating a moving and pain reducing effect
Moxibustion (moxa) is burning of the Mugwart herb, which had been dried and rolled into cigar shaped form, over specific area or a needle. The heat and frequency (vibration) of the procedure has been used in conjunction with acupuncture for treating wide range of symptoms from fatigue to digestive issues.
As with traditional acupuncture, needles are inserted in specific points along the body and then attached to a device that generates continuous low electric pulses. The technique has been widely used in treating painful symptoms of musculoskeletal system.
SuJok, literally translates as hand or foot, is a way to use small needles on a hand (or foot) for simple and highly effective treatment of painful or internal syndromes.
KyoJung Therapy is a form of Korean Physical Manipulation. It consists of a series of assisted stretches, needling techniques, and propping methods.
Auricular Therapy uses a model of the human body transposed onto the human ear. The system is mainly used for stress relief or post trauma using five needle protocol.