What is Acupuncture?

Qi, or life force, is the central principle of traditional Chinese medicine. When the flow becomes irregular or gets blocked, diseases arise. Some causes are anxiety, stress, anger, fear, grief, infection, poison, toxin, trauma, unbalanced nutrition, and hereditary factors. Acupuncture aims to clear these blockages and restore equilibrium. It is frequently used to treat neurological, musculoskeletal, digestive, immunological, and psychological symptoms. To accomplish this, very fine needles are inserted into the skin for 20 to 30 minutes.

Acupuncture is nearly painless. Some patients may feel a “tingle” sensation when the needle is inserted. All needles are sealed in sterile packaging. They are opened in front of the patient during treatment, and they are disposed at the end of the treatment.

Meet Wagner Mello

Wagner Mello followed his grandma’s footsteps in pursuing nursing at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His dedication to service led him to live with the Bororo, an indigenous group of people in Brazil, upon graduation. There, he learned to integrate his Western medicine background with the local way of life. This collaboration of two perspectives helped him realize the importance of holistic care and communication between the practitioner and patient.

When his mother was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2009, he was motivated to pursue acupuncture since it was what provided her with the most comfort. Through his experiences practicing preventative care at New York Heart and Vascular Specialists, Brooklyn Hospital, and acupuncture, he emphasizes the importance of integrative and holistic care. He firmly believes that a partnership between Western mythology and technology and Eastern thought and practice provides the best patient care through holistic treatment.

Mission

Services

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture aims to clear Qi blockages and restore equilibrium. It is frequently used to treat neurological, musculoskeletal, digestive, immunological, and psychological symptoms. To accomplish this, very fine needles are inserted into the skin for 20 to 30 minutes.

It is nearly painless. Some patients may feel a “tingle” sensation when the needle is inserted. All needles are sealed in sterile packaging. They are opened in front of the patient during treatment, and they are disposed at the end of the treatment.

TUI-NA

Tui-Na massage follows the same principles as acupuncture in releasing blockages and restoring equilibrium. It uses finger pressure to stimulate energy channels of the body and along the network of meridians and pressure points. It can be performed through clothing or directly onto the skin using oils. Tui-Na is most often used for musculoskeletal issues such as lower back pain, frozen shoulder, and slipped discs. Those with digestive problems and insomnia can also benefit from Tui-Na.

CUPPING

Cupping is sometimes used to treat a large area, like the back or a limb. A glass bowl creates a partial vacuum that "sucks" onto the skin upon contact. After the vacuum releases after a few minutes, the cups are removed. This therapy can treat stagnated energy, promote lymphatic drainage, draw out toxins, and provide relaxation.

GUA-SHA

Gua-Sha is a simple and effective traditional healing technidue practice widely in China, Vietnam, and other parts of East Asia. During the treatment, a round-edge instrument is used to stroke the skin. Massage oil is applied to the surface of the skin to ease discomfort from friction. Then, pressure is applied to reach the subcutaneous fascia.

The treatment reduces Ai blockages and facilitates circulation. The skin may appear bruised after the treatment with stagnant blood and metabolic waste products emerge to the surface. After 3 days, bruises fade. Afterwards, blood circulation greatly improves and muscle tension reduces.

MOXIBUSTION

Moxibustion uses moxa, a soft woolly substance made from mugwort leaves (Artemisia vulgaris). During the treatment, moxa is either placed directly on the skin or held right above it over specific acupuncture points or meridians. The herb is lit and is let to "burn" slowly. This therapeutic heat permeates the skin and improves the flow of Qi and blood in the treated area.

Client Testimonies

Wendy Reefer (RN)

I have had several treatment by Mr. Mello and let me say he has magic needles. I suffer from migraines and after each treatment I am pain free for several months.


Lenka Varekova (RN)

Wagner is a gifted acupuncturist. Whatever my issue was I always felt better after treatments with him. Wagner is highly skilled professional who listens. His touch is gentle and confident and his acupuncture deliver results. Highly recommended and always well dressed.


Andrew Polak

It was an honor to get to work with Wagner for about 6 months, his final phase at PCOM. I'm sure I presented multiple challenges, given the complexity of my hemorrhagic stroke 8 years before. I'd made tremendous progress in every respect through constant efforts and continuing to explore new methods. Acupuncture, administered by a knowledgeable and sensitive professional like Wagner recharged my progress. His deep knowledge of western medicine helped me to integrate the two systems elegantly. The true measure is improved strength, coordination and dexterity; reduced tremors eliminating the need for two meds and even improvement in the convergence problem I've had with my vision. I look forward to continuing with Wagner in his private practice.


Brooke Cerda Guzman

It was an honor to get to work with Wagner for about 6 months, his final phase at PCOM. I'm sure I presented multiple challenges, given the complexity of my hemorrhagic stroke 8 years before. I'd made tremendous progress in every respect through constant efforts and continuing to explore new methods. Acupuncture, administered by a knowledgeable and sensitive professional like Wagner recharged my progress. His deep knowledge of western medicine helped me to integrate the two systems elegantly. The true measure is improved strength, coordination and dexterity; reduced tremors eliminating the need for two meds and even improvement in the convergence problem I've had with my vision. I look forward to continuing with Wagner in his private practice.

Contact Us

Mello Acupuncture
Mello Acupuncture

Address
315 Madison Ave. #702
New York, NY 10165
3309 Church Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone
+1 917 426-2862

Social Media
Melloacupuncture
@melloacupuncture

Address
315 Madison Ave. #702
New York, NY 10165
3309 Church Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone
+1 917 426-2862
Social Media
Melloacupuncture
@melloacupuncture