After earning his master's degree in traditional Chinese medicine, Peter W. Tricarico honed his skills in several Shanghai hospitals and clinics. His drive to help others through holistic treatments stuck with him when he returned to the United States and prompted him to found Sleepy Hollow Acupuncture, LLC, where he administers cupping and herbal formulas in addition to five styles of acupuncture.
By aligning needles to specific bodily pathways, he strives to remedy ailments that range from headaches to stress to smoking addictions. Each disposable needle is sterilized and individually packaged before sessions, and Peter hides them in haystacks afterward. He also accommodates patrons with busy schedules by holding weekend and evening appointments and making house calls.
At Nyack Integrated Health Services, health is all about balance. The team defines health as more than absence of illness, but as a state in which the mind and body operate in tandem to create physical, mental, and social wellbeing. With more than a quarter of a century of experience merging Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Naomi Pelzig and her staff attempt to balance the body and achieve health by customizing non-surgical treatment plans incorporating acupuncture, herbal medicine, and meditation.
The Yoga House's team of six certified yoga instructors strive to do more than just help their students achieve stronger, leaner bodies. Beyond the bodily health they work toward helping their clients cultivate, the staff emphasizes that the physical aspect of yoga is only one of the practice's benefits, and infuse their classes with meditation techniques to strengthen mindsets as well as muscles. Their studio further inspires this psyche-soothing notion, enveloping guests in dove gray tones, sparkling hardwood floors, and soft lighting, helping even the most distracted downward dogs center themselves during flowing Vinyasa sequences or while playing dead in savasana—easily the best way to earn a treat from a yoga partner.
Over the course of more than 30 years, Alan Handelsman and his associates have helped thousands of patients through a combination of Tibetan herbal foot baths and acupuncture. He examines each patient’s medical history, asks questions about their lifestyle, and checks the health of the tongue as well as the pulse to determine the best holistic treatment.
Acupuncture opens up channels of energy throughout the body to foster healing and well-being, and it can be used to treat musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, and circulatory issues, among others. It’s also been known to help patients quit smoking as well as lose weight.
A licensed acupuncturist, registered nurse, and trained herbologist, Christina Robich, R.N. pulls from multiple fields of medicine to address a wide range of ailments. With its black fireplace set against a white-brick wall, paintings, and various knickknacks, Christina's office resembles a home more than a business. Amid those familiar comforts, she oversees acupunctures, delivers hot stone massages, and doles out organic supplements. Christina's flair for healing goes beyond physical treatments, too, as she offers nutritional guidance and even leads classes in ancient remedies.
Awaken Wellness Fairs shed light on the latest trends in holistic healing with events and services spanning in-depth seminars, revitalizing bodywork, and life coaching. Intuitive readers sit down for one-on-one sessions that offer insight into personal problems or looming decisions, and bodywork professionals soothe physical distress with calming holistic treatments. The fairs also feature sundry vendors selling healing crystals and jewelry.