Acupuncture In Brooklyn

Melanie Severo, LAc, MS, RN

Why Karuna?

”Karuna” is a Sanskrit word which conveys the concept of compassionate action. Melanie believes compassionate action toward ourselves is the best place to begin when looking to make real changes in our lives and in the world.

At Karuna Acupuncture, our mission is to support you as you work to heal your body and mind, enabling you to realize your greatest potential.

We can help you address the following conditions, and many more:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Stress
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • PMS, Painful Periods, and Menopause

Fighting Flu Season with Acupuncture

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While the flu is actually not a season, we have become programmed to think of it as the months of November through March. On average, the flu hospitalizes thousands every year, especially the young and elderly. There are also a number of deaths related to the flu, mostly due to people already having compromised immune systems.

The flu, also known

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Going Deeper: The Kidneys

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The organs in Chinese medicine are more than just a physical representation. The organs include not only their physiological function, but also mental, emotional, spiritual and elemental qualities that align with nature and the seasons. Let’s explore the kidneys.

The kidney element in Chinese medicine governs water and is associated with the season of winter, where the energies are

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Meridian Point for Winter: Large Intestine 4

Large Intestine 4 is one of the most important and influential points in the entire body. The Chinese name for Large Intestine 4 is “He Gu” meaning union valley or converging valley. The point is located on the hand in the web between the thumb and index finger, also described as the depression where the index finger and thumb bones

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