Lighthouse Wellness Center, East Meadow, NY

Dr. Cariann Perretta
2120 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Insitutues of Health (NIH) and the World Health Organization (WHO) as effective in treating these conditions:

  • - Addication, Alcohol
  • - Drug, Smoking
  • - Anxiety
  • - Arthritis
  • - Asthma
  • - Bronchitis
  • - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • - Chronic Fatigue
  • - Colitis
  • - Common Cold
  • - Constipation
  • - Dental Pain
  • - Depression
  • - Diarrhea
  • - Digestive Trouble
  • - Dizziness
  • - Dystentery
  • - Emotional Problems
  • - Eye Problems
  • - Facial Palsytics
  • - Fatigue
  • - Fertility
  • - Fibromyalgia
  • - Gingivitis
  • - Headache
  • - Incontinence
  • - Indigestion
  • - Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • - Low Back Pain
  • - Menopause
  • - Menstrual Irregularities
  • - Migraine
  • - Morning Sickness
  • - Nausea
  • - Osteoarthritis
  • - Pain
  • - PMS
  • - Pneumonia
  • - Reproductive Problems
  • - Rhinitis
  • - Sciatica
  • - Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • - Shoulder Pain
  • - Sinusitis
  • - Sleep Disturbances
  • - Smoking Cessation
  • - Sore Throat
  • - Stress
  • - Tennis Elbow
  • - Tonsillitis
  • - Tooth Pain
  • - Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • - Urinary Tract Infections
  • - Vomiting
  • - Wrist Pain


Lighthouse Wellness Center, East Meadow, NY

Lighthouse Wellness Center, East Meadow Chiropractor, Acupuncture, Massage Therapy

2120 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Tel:     +1 516 794 0414
Fax:    +1 516 794 0435

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Acupuncture is an effective form of medical treatment that has evolved into a complete holistic health care system. Practitioners of acupuncture and Chinese medicine have used this noninvasive treatment method to help millions of people become well and stay well.

Acupuncture promotes natural healing. It can enhance recuperative power and immunity, support physical and emotional health, and improve overall function and well-being. It is a safe, painless and effective way to treat a wide variety of medical problems.


Meridian Pathways



At the core of this ancient medicine is the philosophy that Qi (pronounced "chee"), or Life Energy, flows throughout the body. Qi animates the body and protects it from illness, pain and disease. A persons health is influenced by the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.




Qi flows through specific pathways called meridians. There are 14 main meridians inside the body. Each of these is connected to specific organs and glands.

Meridian pathways are like rivers flowing inside the body. Where a river flows, it transports life-giving water that provides nourishment to the land, plants and people. Similarly, where meridian pathways flow, they bring life-giving Qi that provides nourishment to every cell, organ, gland, tissue and muscle in the body.




Physical and emotional trauma, stress, lack of exercise, overexertion, seasonal changes, poor diet, accidents, or excessive activity are among the many things that can influence the quality, quantity, and balance of Qi.

Normally, when a blockage or imbalance occurs, the body easily bounces back, returning to a state of health and well-being. However, when this disruption is prolonged or excessive, or if the body is in a weakened state, illness, pain, or disease can set in.




During the initial exam a full health history is taken. Questions are asked regarding health, symptoms and lifestyle. An appropriate physical exam is conducted, including pulse and tongue diagnosis.

Gathering this information enables the practitioner to effectively diagnose and detect any specific imbalances of Qi that may have contributed to a persons health problems. The practitioner can then create a well-structured treatment plan.

Once the imbalances of Qi are detected, an acupuncturist will place fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints along meridian pathways. This safe and painless insertion of the needles can unblock the obstruction and balance Qi where it has become unbalanced. Once this is done, Qi can freely circulate throughout the body, providing adequate nourishment to cells, organs, glands, tissues and muscles. This can eliminate pain and restore balance and harmony, as well as the body's ability to heal itself - ulimately leading to optimal health and well-being.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is a safe, effective and drug-free threapy that can help address a wide variety of common ailments and problems.


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