Our Goal

It is our goal to provide you with a safe, comfortable and positive therapeutic experience. During an initial consultation, we will specifically address your individual needs and tailor your treatment accordingly.

We value an integrative approach toward healing and combine the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with an understanding of modern Western medicine. We recognize the need to refer appropriately to other health care practitioners, and have therefore developed professional relationships in the community.

We also encourage you to become active participants in your healing process. Through patient education, you will have a better understanding of your health concerns and feel empowered to take greater responsibility in managing your well being. We look forward to providing you with excellent patient care.

Our Services

Treatment sessions target both acute and chronic conditions, as well as provide general wellness and preventative care. Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing a chronic disease, or trying to maintain a healthy body, we have services to help you meet your goals. To learn more about what acupuncture can treat, please visit our Conditions page.
Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, also known as cosmetic acupuncture, is a gentle, non-surgical way to reduce the signs of aging. A relaxing combination of acupuncture and facial massage are used to reduce or eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, sagging and discoloration of the face, while simultaneously supporting the body’s overall health.
Chinese medicine is a wonderful option for pediatric healthcare; acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and essential oils are safe and effective for babies and children. Children respond remarkably well to treatments, which are effective for both acute and chronic conditions. Most children handle acupuncture very well, just a few points are needled and the needles are exceptionally thin. For those who cannot tolerate needles, we offer acupressure and non-invasive painless acu-laser treatments.
Auricular acupuncture protocol is used around the world to help people deal with and recover from substance abuse. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA) protocol has been shown in a variety of clinical settings to be beneficial in the process of detoxification from substance abuse as well as to help with the emotional, physical and psychological attributes involved in addictions. This protocol has also been adapted for weight-loss and weight control.

Treatment Methods

Acupuncture is the insertion of extremely fine needles into specific acupuncture points situated along the pathways on the body, known as meridians in order to regulate the flow of qi and activate the healing process. These meridians flow along the surface of the body and through the internal organs. By stimulating these points with acupuncture needles, stagnant qi and/or blood can be unblocked, energy can be directed to or away from a deficient or excessive organ, and yin and yang can be rebalanced. These effects produced by acupuncture enhance and activate the body’s ability to heal itself, promoting physical and mental health. According to modern science, research suggests that acupuncture dramatically controls pain by stimulating the nervous system to release endorphins and enkephalins, the body’s natural painkilling chemicals. Other research suggests that acupuncture alters blood flow in the brain and may prompt the release of certain brain hormones, such as serotonin, which transmit nerve impulses. Acupuncture may also cause the pituitary gland to discharge pain-blockers and to initiate a process that releases anti-inflammatory agents into the bloodstream.
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment based on the external use of essential aromatic plant oils to maintain and promote physical, physiological, and spiritual wellbeing. The essential oils may be used in massage, added to a warm bath, used to moisten a compress that is applied to the affected part of the body, added to a vaporizer for inhalation, or diffused throughout a room.
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture is similar to acupuncture but concentrates on the ear. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the ear is an important organ having many points on it corresponding to the body systems and it is said that all the main meridians cross the ear. It is a microcosm of the macrocosm: the ear represents the entire body.
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a complex science that has been used for thousands of years to help strengthen and nourish the body’s qi and blood to promote healing. It treats the root of the problem, relieves symptoms, and restores normal body functions. Chinese herbal medicine can be used in conjunction with acupuncture or on its own. There are over 500 substances in its pharmacopia. Most herbs are derived from roots, barks, stems, leaves, flowers, and seeds. They may be cooked into teas, dried into powdered granules, processed into pills, alcohol-extracts, water-extracts or even used topically in teas, plasters, liniments, etc. Each formula is tailored specifically for the patient’s individual condition. Unlike most western medications, Chinese herbal medicine has a low risk of adverse side effects. Chinese and Western medicine are not substitutes for each other, rather they are complementary.
Cupping is used to improve blood circulation and stimulate the internal organs. Glass cups are applied to the body by heating the inside of the cup, creating a vacuum. The patient feels a mild pulling sensation, calming the sympathetic nerves and allowing for deep relaxation. Cupping reduces pain and swelling and speeds the natural healing process.
Electro-Acupuncture is the use of an electrical device to provide a continuous, gentle stimulation to specific acupuncture needles. The mild current flowing through the needles improves the healing of injured or inflamed joints or muscles, increases pain killing endorphin release, and stimulates the nervous system to promote balanced function and a sense of well-being.
Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy which involves the process of burning the dried herb, Artemesia Vulgaris, also known as Mugwort, just above the skin to warm and stimulate specific acupuncture points to treat and prevent disease. It is very soothing and completely painless.

Testimonials

I see Amy for healing with regard to joint pain, asthma and general health. She is a true healer and someone whom I trust completely with my well-being. My sessions with Amy are truly a highlight in my day. I always leave feeling renewed.
— Renee Miller, New York, New York

I have seen Andrea over time for various sports injuries…she is amazing! I was suffering from tennis elbow and could hardly lift a juice container from the refrigerator. After a few treatments, “poof” I was 100% better.  I don’t want to call it magic, but it really was! The interesting part was, after the first treatment, it didn’t feel better, maybe even a drop worse, but Andrea encouraged me to continue. I trusted her advice and sure enough, I was “fixed”! Most importantly, is Andrea’s knowledge and bedside manner. She is completely professional and takes time to understand the whole person. I am happy to recommend Andrea…she is a true doctor of Chinese medicine!
— Danielle, Mamaroneck, New York

When I first started seeing Dawn, I was being medically treated for migraines and Graves’s disease. My goal was, with the help of acupuncture, to get off medication and move into a state of remission. I am happy to report that this was successfully achieved under Dawn Asher’s care over the almost 2 years she treated me. My Graves’s Disease did go into remission and has remained so for nearly a year and I am no longer plagued by migraine headaches. While under Dawn’s care I was also diagnosed with another autoimmune disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis. Acupuncture was my saving grace. Through Dawn’s compassion, patience and deep knowledge of Chinese medicine, herbs and acupuncture, she was able to soothe my symptoms and ease my mind. I believe that my experience with Dawn was not atypical. She is committed to her practice and is an extremely knowledgeable, caring practitioner. Many times I would leave my doctors overwhelmed with information and it was Dawn who helped make sense of it all while working with me toward a course for recovery. I am grateful for her care and would strongly recommend her as a practitioner.
— TZ, New York, New York

Amy has the utmost respect for her craft as well as her clientele. I’ve received treatment from Amy for almost a year now and have been delighted with the results. I have recommended friends and family to see her and will continue to do so.
— Ruth Murphy, New York, New York

Thank you Dawn for your truly holistic approach to healing. You have such a gift and profound clarity – it is an inspiration and a blessing. You are able to pull together so many levels of expertise with gentle authority and skill and I always feel heard by you – in body, mind and spirit. I am so grateful for your patience and generosity as an acupuncturist. I would recommend you to anyone.
— KO, New York, New York

Amy has helped me and so many others through acupuncture. I have a long medical history and Amy has made me feel better and allowed me to focus more on my well-being than any illness. She always does research on my situations which allows her to offer me more options for treatment. If anyone I know is having health, body, mind, pain, or any physical issues…I send them to Amy right away!
— Elisha Kessman, New York, New York

Imagine excruciating headaches every day with little relief. That was my life before I started receiving acupuncture. When I say that acupuncture has changed my life for the better, I truly mean it. I feel that acupuncture, with Amy Hausman at Scarsdale Acupuncture, has helped put my body in balance and given me back those “good days”. My headaches and other menopausal symptoms are improving thanks to the professional and personal care I have gotten at this practice.
— Patti L., Hartsdale, New York

From the first meeting with Andrea, I knew I was in excellent hands. Andrea is thorough and extremely well qualified. She really listens and truly cares. I felt immediate results from my first acupuncture treatment. In subsequent sessions, she has addressed all my concerns. The debilitating menopausal symptoms I had been experiencing for years have all subsided. The severe pain from a nodule near my spine has lessened significantly, and the nodule itself has decreased in size. It is an honor to recommend Andrea enthusiastically and without reservation. She is a wonder!
— Celia, Hartsdale, New York

Even if you can’t afford long term, go for one long consultation. I promise you will feel changed. Dawn has incredible energy.
— SH, New York, New York