Megan O'Keefe LAc
Megan O’Keefe L.Ac is a New York State licensed and board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist.
She completed a 3 year program to receive both of her Masters Degrees in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine from The Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture in Seneca Falls. She is currently completing her Doctor of
Acupuncture degree. Throughout this training she completed hundreds of hands-on clinical training hours as well as completing multiple internships at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, the Seneca Falls Health Center, and Rochester Outpatient Health Center of New York Chiropractic College.
In 2018, Megan was in China undergoing intensive training at the Zhejiang Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Huangzhou. During this time, she observed both inpatient and outpatient acupuncture, tui na, and herbal medicine treatments in the departments of oncology, gynecology, and
neurology as well as others.
Megan specializes in the management of chronic pain, digestive disorders, as well as emotional disharmony, but loves using Acupuncture and Herbs to treat a variety of conditions.
Initial visit Acupuncture (90 min) $90
Return visit Acupuncture (60 min) $75
Acupuncture treatment begins with an extensive intake and health history to create an individual diagnosis for each person. Unlike other forms of medical care, a certain symptom does not always equal
the same diagnosis and the entire picture of lifestyle, diet, physical, and mental health are all taken into consideration. After a diagnosis is reached, very fine, single use, sterile needles are inserted into the skin at strategic points. These points may be in the affected area, but could also be located on other areas of the body.
In Chinese medicine it is said that where there is pain, there is stagnation. By inserting needles into specific points based on each person’s diagnosis, it helps to relieve this stagnation and therefore restore balance in the body. Acupuncture has been shown to release endorphins and impact the nervous system, enabling it to be effective in helping to manage many conditions such as stress and anxiety,
musculoskeletal pain, chronic illness and inflammation, digestive issues, menstrual regulation, headaches, and more.
Acupuncture sessions may include body work like tui na, cupping, or gua sha as well as herbal or nutritional suggestions.
Cupping (30 min) $55
Cupping is a therapy where glass cups are suctioned to the skin using heat. The heat does not touch the skin or cause discomfort and is only used as a way to create a vacuum effect within the cup. Most often this technique is used on the back and shoulders but can be done on other areas of the body. Once the cups are in place they may be left in a stationary position, or herbal oils can be applied to move the cups over the skin (slide cupping). After cupping there may be circular marks or slight bruising around the area. This is because the action of cupping breaks up and draws stagnant blood to the surface and improves circulation. Results will vary dependent on each person, but any marks fade within several days.
Cupping therapy can be beneficial for those suffering with musculoskeletal complaints, but can also be used for other symptoms such as respiratory disorders, skin issues, and to improve circulation.