about us


We as acupuncturists believe that our patients have a blueprint for health within them. It is our job to connect them to it and marvel at how the body can heal itself.

"No matter how much one learns about the workings of the universe, one need only look inward for true knowing."

Joshua Lippmann

Licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM
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"I am grateful every day for the ability to transform other people's lives with this incredible medicine."

Colleen Olphie-Lippmann

Licensed Acupuncturist, NCCAOM
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Knowing others is wisdom; knowing the self is enlightenment.

Mastering others requires force; mastering the self needs strength.

~Lao Tzu

Acupuncture


Over centuries, the Chinese have observed nature in order to better understand natural laws and thus apply these laws to better understanding the human condition. Classical Acupuncture makes use of these laws as the framework to unlock the keys to promoting balance and harmony in these treated.

The History

The Use of Acupuncture is comparatively new in this country although it is one of the worlds oldest systems of medicine.

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The 5 Elements

Observing and understanding the laws of nature to better understand the human condition.

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Who Benefits?

A wide variety of people from various walks of life consult Acupuncturists for a myriad reasons.

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And all my instincts they return, the grand facade so soon will burn.

Without a noise, without my pride, I reach out from the inside.

~Peter Gabriel

The 5 Elements


Over centuries, the Chinese have observed nature in order to better understand natural laws and thus apply these laws to better understanding the human condition. Classical Acupuncture makes use of these laws as the framework to unlock the keys to promoting balance and harmony in these treated.

Wood

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Fire

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Earth

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Metal

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Water

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It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,

what is essential is invisible to the eye.

-Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Treatment


The Classical Acupuncturist considers symptoms in context of life’s movements and changes-how the events affect the energetic flow of QI in the individual.

Diagnosis


The initial diagnosis takes into account the person’s present condition, medical history and life pattern.  This information is essential to determine the cause of the problem and the treatment that is required.  There is also a physical examination that includes the reading of the pulses.

Pulses


QI travels through the body along twelve pathways known as meridians.  Each meridian corresponds to one of the vital organs such as the kidneys, heart, stomach etc. and has a pulse associated with it, which informs the acupuncturist of the condition of the energy within that meridian.  The twelve pulses are located on the radial arteries on each wrist.

Needles


By inserting very fine acupuncture needles (about the diameter of 3 human hairs) into the acupuncture points which lie along the meridians, a proper balance and flow of QI can be re-established.  QI can be summoned to the places that need it and dispersed from the areas where is it congested and causing blockage.

I thank you God for most this amazing day:

for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a blue true dream of sky;

and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes

~ e.e. cummings

General Information


Your First Visit

Please bring the details and dosages of any medications, vitamins or minerals you are taking. We ask that you refrain from wearing heavy make-up or scented or perfumed products of any kind. It is important to make sure you have had a light meal or snack before and that you also refrain from drinking alcohol or doing anything physically or emotionally strenuous immediately prior to or after the treatment.

Duration & Frequency

The duration and frequency of treatment depends on a variety of factors including the severity of the complaint, how long the person as suffered from it, the extent to which life-style contributes to it and what drugs are being taken. Some people only need a few treatments while others need extensive care. Initial treatments will be once a week and as the person progresses, their frequency will be decreased to every 2 weeks, once a month and then seasonal “tune-ups”.

Fees & Insurance

Your first visit will last approximately 1 1/2 hours and is $165.00. Subsequent visits are approximately 1 hour and are $110 each. While we do not accept insurance we will gladly give you a super bill that you can submit to your insurance company.

Cancellation Policy

We kindly ask that you give at least 24 hours notice when cancelling an appointment or a full fee will be applied to your bill for the missed appointment.

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

~Lao Tzu

Contact us


For more information or to make an appointment, please fill out and submit the form below or contact Colleen or Josh directly. We apologize, but we cannot take walk-ins at this time.

590 Danbury Rd.
Ridgefield, CT 06877
2nd floor above Kilometers
Colleen Olphie-Lippmann
203.885.3777
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Joshua Lippmann
203.885.3783
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