As a board-certified Acupuncturist and herbalist, Mark Gutkin takes a patient-centered approach to help clients address acute and chronic conditions, from migraines to depression and more. To start exploring ancient tools and modern research for living a healthy and vibrant life, book an appointment or call (203) 533-9463 now for a free consultation.

As a board-certified Acupuncturist and herbalist, Mark Gutkin takes a patient-centered approach to help clients address acute and chronic conditions, from migraines to depression and more. To start exploring ancient tools and modern research for living a healthy and vibrant life, book an appointment or call (203) 533-9463 now for a free consultation.

When I threw out my lower back, Mark came to my home to treat me. It was far more than your average acupuncture treatment. He diagnosed what got me there, advised me on healing and preventative habits including diet changes and more. He made time to treat me outside of regular business hours for an additional 2 sessions after which I was back to 100%. I’m a big fan, and now, a loyal customer.

I began seeing Mark for a variety of issues including anxiety, dizziness, irritability, and general burnout. The acupuncture coupled with a myriad of other changes that I’ve made to my diet, sleep, habits, all suggested by Mark, has changed my life. I have seen so many positive impacts in a few short months, including for things that doctors told me could only be fixed by medicine. Mark truly cares about his patients, listens intently, and follows up to check in on how you are feeling. I highly recommend Mark.

I came to Mark 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

National Institutes of Health (NIH) studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment alone or in combination with conventional therapies to treat the following:

Stress related illness:
Irritability, restlessness, tension, fatigue, migraine headaches

Chronic, acute muscular-skeletal and injury-related pain:
joint pain: neck, shoulder, elbow, back pain and strains
Charley horses and muscle pain and spasms

Respiratory syndromes:
asthma, allergies, common cold, cough, rhinitis

Gastrointestinal problems:
heartburn, constipation, diarrhea indigestion, IBS

Gynecological syndromes:
menstrual irregularity, PMS, cramps, fertility issues, menopause and midlife syndromes

Neurological conditions:
tingling, numbness in the limbs, peripheral neuralgia, restless leg syndrome

Behavioral and psychological problems:
anxiety, panic attack, depression, insomnia, etc

Psychosomatic issues
illnesses with a physical basis without physical evidence

Idiopathic conditions
unexplained pain, cramps

  • Your first appointment will be about an hour and a half.
  • A comprehensive health assessment will be sent to be filled out prior to the initial visit.
  • We will go over the western diagnosis (when present) and possible causes based on the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Five Elements.
  • Each patient is given a nutritional consultation and lifestyle modifications according to specific findings
  • After the consultation and diagnosis an acupuncture treatment will be administered
  • An herbal prescription might be prescribed at the end of the visit
  • We usually start with a four-visit bi-weekly plan (two visits a week for two weeks)
  • Each case is re-evaluated at the fourth visit to determine efficacy and accuracy of the diagnosis

If you have an injury to a muscle or joint, it’s best to get treatment as soon as possible. There’s a lot we can do for you with both acupuncture and herbal medicine for early stage acute injuries. Acupuncture can be very helpful at any stage of the healing process, whether it’s acute or chronic.

Initial Visit – 1.5hrs

Follow-up – 1hr

That depends on the following:

  • Your plan has Out-of-Network Acupuncture coverage
  • The annual deductible has been satisfied
  • Your condition falls into the scope of coverage (i.e. in leu of anesthesia) by the plan
  • If you’re unsure please send your member ID and Date of Birth to and we will verify the benefits for you
  • Please note, insurance verification must be done prior to your appointment


Only Medicare Advantage plans cover acupuncture when administered by a licensed acupuncturist

Worker’s Comp is not accepted 

  • Whenever possible, wear comfortable clothing that is easy to fold above the knee/elbows
  • Please avoid wearing colognes, perfumes or other fragrances as it might interfere with the diagnostic process

Yes. Ideally, a light meal or fruit is recommended prior to the visit. This will prevent dizziness or light-headedness after treatment

Commonly, you will feel a reduction or elimination of your main symptom after your treatment. This will last approximately 1-7 days in our experience, and then begin to come back. We recommend patients come in either weekly for their first 4 sessions. After that, we progress and will recommend a long-term treatment plan.

For chronic conditions you will need several treatments to gradually re-educate your body and nervous system into proper functioning. For acute conditions, things will often resolve more quickly than with chronic cases.

As an added benefit, acupuncture often heals things beyond your main reason for the session. And with Mark’s nutritioon and lifestyle changes, you will notice other benefits (sleeping better, alertness, clarity, better digestioon).  This is because acupuncture has such a broad effect on your nervous system, which is one of the reasons acupuncture excels at treating complex conditions and health issues.

In general, acupuncture is not a painful experience. It feels like a quick small pin prick that goes away instantly

Children can get acupuncture. Our clinic will see children for treatments ages 12 and older. We ask that all minors be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian for their treatment.

We accept checks, cash, Zelle, and Venmo.

HSA, FSA, and Credit card transactions will be charged a 3% processing fee

  • Early cancellations are those that occur more than 24 hours before your appointment time. There is no charge for early cancellations. Please reach out over email whenever possible. If the appointment is rescheduled before the 24-hour window it will be considered an early cancellation.
  • Late cancellations occur within the 24-hour window (less than 24 hours) and are subject to a full fee. Please use text or email to reschedule.

Please enter the building between to Kumon and the Nail Spa so there won’t be a need for the elevator

In the event you GPS takes you to the entrance by the liquor store please take the elevator to the 2nd level

Mark is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) in NYC. He holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine. He is licensed to practice in CT and is board-certified in Oriental Medicine (acupuncture and herbal medicine) by the National Certification Commission For Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
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Monday – Friday 10.45 am – 6.30 pm
Saturdays 10 am – 4.30 pm
hours by appointment

Please park on the side facing 123 High Ridge
Enter the long hallway between Kumon and the nail spa
The office is the last door on the right

111 High Ridge Road,
2nd Level
Stamford, CT 06905

(203) 533-9463

Mark Gutkin, LAc. MS is a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist and herbalist with more than 15 years of clinical practice. After a serious car accident and months of being wheelchair-bound, he rehabilitated himself post-operatively to full mobility through visualization, traditional and alternative therapies. Today, his passion is to empower patients who suffer from emotional and digestive disorders, chronic pain, and idiopathic conditions to take responsibility for their own healing and sustain a better quality of life. Mark holds a Masters Degree from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and national certification of Dipl. O.M. by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM)

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