Acupuncture focuses on healing, energy and balance, and is an ancient Chinese healing art that can be traced back at least 2,500 years. The general theory of acupuncture is based on the premise that there are patterns of energy flow (Qi) through the body that are essential for health. Disruptions of this flow are believed to be responsible for disease.

Acupuncture may correct imbalances of energy flow at identifiable points close to the skin. Acupuncture employs the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body to manipulate the flow of energy and restore the body's balance. An essentially painless technique, acupuncture is widely used to treat illness and to maintain good health.   

Research has shown that acupuncture relieves pain and reduces nausea and vomiting following surgery. It is an approved treatment for chemotherapy-induced nausea by the National Institute of Health.

Hanni Heller-Ram, M.S., Diplomat Ac, L.Ac

Hanni Heller-Ram

Hanni Heller-Ram, M.S., Diplomat Ac, L.Ac is a certified acupuncturist who holds a masters degree in acupuncture from the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, Connecticut. She began as an intern at the Acupuncture Outreach Program at Sound Shore Hospital in New Rochelle, New York where she treated patients with permanent disabilities due to car-related brain injuries, drug overdose and advanced MS.  She has also done extensive work with patients at AIDS Project New Haven treating conditions such as AIDS/HIV related neuropathy and myopathy, insomnia, chronic pain and depression.

She is licensed by the States of Connecticut and is a board certified Diplomat of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental  Medicine (NCCAOM).

Ms. Heller-Ram has received extensive postgraduate training in acupuncture for women’s health issues and has received hospital-based training for support and pain management during labor and delivery. She also specializes in treating issues related to PMS, menstruation, reproduction, pregnancy, postpartum recovery and menopause.