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

Summer Solstice

During the summer solstice your yang energy reaches its peak. It is important to harness the peak of this yang energy, because as summer shifts into fall yang energy will decline. This great abundance of yang energy will translate throughout your body because during this season you are active and growing.

According to five element theory, during the

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IBS: Relief with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as “spastic colon,” is a common disorder that affects the colon and causes many disruptive symptoms. Many of these symptoms can be managed with a simple change in diet and lifestyle. Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture may be able to help.

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Acupuncture: Not Just Needles

Most people have heard of the field of acupuncture by now, but did you realize the scope of the practice encompasses Chinese medicine, which includes so much more than needles? Let’s explore this ancient therapy.

First of all, the practice of Chinese medicine starts with a diagnosis. The practitioner asks many questions to build a history; this includes

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