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

TCM and Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder, also known as SAD, is a form of depression that affects people all throughout the world. Most commonly experienced during fall and winter months, the symptoms of SAD include depression, hypersomnia, lethargy, difficulty concentrating, negative thoughts and decreased social interaction. Higher levels of anxiety are experienced at the end of the summer season as those

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Walnuts and Your Brain

Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts.    

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The Shen Mind Connection

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen.

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