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Brooklyn-based Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist

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Community Offerings

**Coming soon**
community acupuncture
herbal medicine workshops






collective healing....
healing the collective...
spreading the love...
community acupuncture, special events, classes,


Speaking/Workshop/Writing engagements

In addition to working with clients in my clinic, I enjoy sharing the knowledge of integrative and community health with everyone. Whether you are interested in having me host a workshop, speak about integrative health, or write an informative post for your website or magazine, I invite you to peruse my Events page for examples of past speaking, workshop, and writing engagements, as well as my social media accounts. I also encourage you to explore this website, where I have already written dozens of articles.

Constitutional Acupuncture

promoting balance

acupuncture is a powerful system of chinese medicine that aims to restore balance to your system, unblock energetic and physical blockages, while providing tangible symptomatic relief.

i offer one-on-one sessions which include;
- a thorough chinese medicine evaluation
- tonge and pulse diagnosis
- physical exam
- lab-work and imaging review, if applicable

the treatment portion involves a combination of:
-acupuncture needling
-trigger point therapy
-cupping massage
-moxibustion
-E-Stim
-Manual therapy
and more!

you will leave each visit with my take-home recommendations
if indicated,
i may recommend a chinese herbal formula, dietary changes, qi gong or tai chi exercises, etc.

my goal during our acupuncture sessions is to help you restore your vital force and feel vibrant!

Ready to book your acupuncture session?
experience the zen of chinese medicine.






Cosmetic Acupuncture Facial

cultivating inner and outer radiance...
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a specialty form of acupuncture that centers around internal health and external radiance.  Cosmetic Acupuncture involves the insertion of very fine needles into the face, as well as other specialized techniques such as micro-current laser therapy, facial cupping and massage, jade-rolling, micro-dermabrasion, and more. Facial acupuncture improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and puffy eyes, while decreasing the severity of a variety of skin conditions including acne and rosacea, just to name a few. With a series of treatments, facial acupuncture is very rejuvenating to the face and leads to long lasting effects of improved skin tone and appearance, as well as improved muscle function and strength.Your first visit will include a thorough Chinese Medicine evaluation of your face and body, a review of your medical history, and more. From there, we will proceed to a comprehensive Cosmetic Acupuncture treatment. Subsequent touch-up visits will include a brief discussion to review your progress,  and any other new concerns. From there, we will proceed to treatment. Most patients notice instant changes in their skin's appearance immediately after treatment. However, Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture does require a series of treatments to maintain this improvement, much like Constitutional Acupuncture sessions or any other Cosmetic service.
I work with all skin types, all genders, and patients of all ages. Everyone can reap the amazing benefits of Cosmetic Acupuncture!






Naturopathic Medicine

whole person care

naturopathic medicine promotes wellness from the inside out, aiming to heal the root cause of imbalance.
using non-invasive and safe holistic therapies, i create a custom individualized protocol just for you.

your naturopathic consultation includes:
-obtaining relevant social and health history
-reviewing your medications and allergies
-reading relevant labwork and imaging
and more!

we will get to know each other, set health goals, and embark on a healing journey.

my goal is to support your healing process.

naturopathic interventions entail:
-herbal medicine recommendations
-vitamin and supplement recommendations
-dietary plans
-lifestyle counseling and advising
and so much more.

ready to transform your health and wellness with a naturopathic visit?







Body Work

aligning the self

looking to explore alternatives for pain relief?
you've come to the right place.

cupping massage
cupping is a traditional form of chinese medicine bodywork that relieves "stagnation". This translates to increased circulation and vitality and decreased pain and muscle tension. while cupping is similar to traditional massages, it reaches a deeper level of the physical and energetic body.

e-stim needling
electrical stimulation or "E-stim" involves adding light electrical stimulation to acupuncture needles. e-stim is very effective for treating pain, addressing neurological symptoms (such as paralysis, memory loss, dizziness, etc.), and mental-emotional dysregulation. e-stim enhances the ability of the acupuncture needles to open blockages, and circulate the lymph and blood flow throughout the body.





Herbal Medicine

tapping into nature...


Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is the culmination of thousands of years of knowledge. Specific Chinese herbal formulas can amplify the benefits of your acupuncture treatments.  They are extremely safe and effective at treating the same conditions that Acupuncture does. If we deem that Chinese herbs are indicated for your condition, I will suggest high quality patent Chinese formulas, which have been studied, tested, and standardized for your use.

Flower Essences





Energy Work

Nurturing the whole...

Homeopathy

Homeopathy involves using very small doses of natural substances to help you heal and feel better. Your very thorough Homeopathic evaluation includes obtaining your health history, setting goals, reviewing your medications and records, etc. Your Homeopathy visit will also include a very detailed Homeopathic evaluation which will allow me to determine your specific Homeopathic remedy. After your initial Homeopathic intake, you will have a follow up 4-6 weeks later, where we will assess your progress since our last visit. We will discuss what has changed, and determine whether to change your remedy or adjust its dose. After having at least one 60 minute follow up, you may consider coming in for a shorter 30 minute visit, where we will briefly assess your shifts, and determine whether to change your remedy, adjust its dose, or come up with a different remedy.


Cranio-sacral Therapy
Cranio-sacral therapy involves assessing and re-balancing the energetic rhythms in your body. This treatment is similar to Reiki, but involves me placing my hands on various parts of your body to assess and re-balance your current rhythms. Cranio-sacral therapy is very relaxing and often leads to transformational physical and emotional shifts. At your first visit, we will discuss your goals for the treatment as well as what to expect. Then, we will proceed to your cranio-sacral treatment. Subsequent visits will include a brief check-in conversation where we will assess any shifts that you may have experienced since your last visit. From there, we will proceed to treatment.






contact

516-424-6855

Park Slope
Mondays
10 Plaza Street, Suite 1C.
Brooklyn, NY, 11238

Clinton Hill
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
1082 Fulton Avenue.
Brooklyn, NY, 11238


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"Dr. Naika Apeakorang is an amazing, knowledgable and incredibly talented herbalist and healer. I went to Dr. Apeakorang because I wanted to incorporate herbal medicine into my daily practice of selfcare and stress management. Through a throrough assesment of my health and whole state of being, Dr. Apeakorang assembled a custom herbal solution for my specific aliments and personal constitution. After several weeks of following Dr. Naika Apeakorang's instructions, I am now obtaining better sleep and I often feel more alert and energized during the day. Dr. Apeakorang has a warm and generous demenor and she is someone that you can truly trust to guide you towards health, restoration and vitality." - A.G