Francesco Mariglia, M.S., Licensed Acupuncturist
manual Medicine Techniques
I treat every patient as if they are a member of my family and explain each technique, as well as, request verbal consent before I administer each technique. You are never out-of-control under my care. I will honestly tell you what to experience and whether I highly recommend you breathe through a technique you are fearful of or decide to abandon it because it is not essential to our goals. My goal for 26 years, as a private practice therapist, is to have you well on your way to not needing to return for treatment. This is a very different goal than the standard medical model of returning repeatedly for as long as possible. Acupuncture visits may require six to twelve visits to realize the benefits. However, the majority of my patients feel immediately better and are on their way within three to four visits. I will continue to study new techniques in acupuncture styles (there are over 220 styles that I know of: Chinese styles, Japanese styles, British, French Canadian, Vietnamese, Korean styles, Ayurvedic styles). In the next thirty years I will continue to study Ayurveda (Indian Medicine), and Tibetan Medicine as well. The supreme medicine of course is eating plenty of organic vegetables and fruits; your refrigerator is your medicine cabinet.
Non-insertion Techniques. For those who do not want needles puncturing your skin, I will do primarily Shonihari, a Japanese needle-less style using a mini-sterling silver stick, Shudo non-insertion style, Sotai Japanese bodywork, licensed manual therapy, Tui Na, moist heat, therapeutic stretch, cupping, GuaSha, and/or Japanese moxibustion.
Traditional Chinese Acupuncture (TCM) and Chinese Dietary Therapy (Pacific College, MSTOM Program) I am currently studying toward a second master degree in herbal medicine. TCM is an ancient Chinese medicine, originating in Sri Lanka (Ceylon 37,000 BC), used to treat a multitude of diseases and conditions by restoring the normal flow of energetic life force Qi and Blood throughout the body systems, as well as, relieving physical, mental and emotional pain. Auricular (Ear) and Scalp acupuncture, fire cupping or air cupping and Vietnamese GuaSha may also be implemented. (I am currently studying Herbal Medicine within this program but will not prescribe herbs until I graduate and pass the NYS board exam for herbal medicine.)
Traditional Styles of Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion (Tri-State College MS Degree 2009, Pre-doctoral Program 2017) originated in Japan in 562 AD with Korean Buddhist monks. It is a combination of moxibustion (burning mugwort herb) techniques, bodywork, micro-bleeding, Shonihari, Shudo, Matsumoto styles and a variety of needling techniques to evaluate and provide treatment to return the body to harmony.
Neuromuscular Insertion style. (McMaster University, Certification Class of Winter 2017) A neuromuscular insertion technique using acupuncture needles to stimulate peripheral nerves, with or without electricity, to induce physiological changes upon the nervous system and its effectors (endocrine, exocrine and immune systems), for therapeutic purposes. This style is for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction, including electro-acupuncture and the enlistment of muscle motor points and trigger points in order to improve blood profusion and restore neuromuscular function.
Sports Medicine Acupuncture (AcuSport) includes the assessment by manual muscle testing for evaluation of the integrity of contractile tissue, detecting muscle imbalance and identifying injured tissue and its affected channel, as well as, needling techniques to assist in the resolution of dysfunction.
Classical Chinese Acupuncture for emotional, spiritual, and psychological modulation of the challenges we encounter in our lives from time to time.
Medical Manual Therapies combine advanced manual therapy techniques from across the disciplines of ligamental manual therapy (Muscular Therapy Institute/Dr. Ben Benjamin, PhD), Chinese tuina, licensed massage therapy, and Japanese Sotai (Sensai Stephen Brown) to manage muscular pain, along with 57 years of hands-on, intuitive experience in facilitating the circulation of energy and blood; warming, nourishing, and detoxifying the sinews and muscles of the body; thereby, releasing pain. Various therapeutic stretches may be taught before or after the session.