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

Acupuncture and colon cancer

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States with about 60,000 deaths from it every year. Like all cancer, treatment can be long, uncomfortable and come with many side effects. Those getting chemotherapy may experience nausea, vomiting, postoperative pain, cancer related pain, insomnia and anxiety. The chronic pain can significantly impact quality of life. Most patients

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All About Moxibustion

Traditional Chinese Medicine is a medical system that incorporates numerous methods for treating disease and illness. One of the tools found in the toolbox of the TCM practitioner is known as moxibustion.

Moxibustion is a technique that involves the burning of mugwort, known as moxa, which is an herb that facilitates healing. The purpose of moxibustion is to stimulate

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Heart Afire: The Fire Element

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

The heart season is summer, and heart is considered the most yang: hot, bountiful and abundant. Yang is what is

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