Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine,
Licensed Massage Therapist
Dr. Dori Fortunato is licensed to practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy in the state of New York. She has over 20 years of experience in the health care industry and earned her doctorate degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, San Diego. Dr. Fortunato is also a National Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist (NADA), Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Method, certified in Japanese Kampo Herbology, Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI), and holds certificates in many other specialties related to mental health, well-being and Oriental Medicine practices.
She first developed an interest in complementary medicine during her adolescent years after watching family members suffer from chronic illnesses. This began a personal lifelong commitment to well-being. Through her own personal journey; Dr. Dori has developed an unwavering confidence and fascination for the body and its ability to heal itself. This keeps her exploring new approaches and advances in integrative therapies. She is happy to be able to share this knowledge and experience with her clients and is committed to offering the highest quality care and educating others on how to facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself. She looks forward to continuing her own journey, bringing new approaches to her practice and happy and healthy clients.
Mental Health and Acupuncture / Asian Medicine:
For centuries, Asian Medicine has been used and relied on to relieve pain and treat diseases of both the body and the mind. Looking at the body in a holistic way it aims to treat each unique individual in a way that is gentle, clinically effective and drug-free. It uses a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, bodywork, essential oils, lifestyle and dietary recommendations along with energetic exercises. As an integrative approach within the context of a mental health setting it offers a simple and comprehensive approach that directly affect the way your body manages stress and your mental health.
Benefits of using acupuncture / asian medicine during mental health treatment include:
Increase calmness, better sleep, and less agitation
Relief from stress and emotional trauma
Minimize the potential side effects of medications and often reduce dosage
Assist in an easier connection with counseling
A discovery of inner quiet and strength
Lessens or eliminates both physical symptoms and mental/emotional symptoms
Decreases cravings for alcohol and drugs, including nicotine
Allows more confidence to cope with unpleasant aspects of life and make necessary changes
Supports the immune and nervous systems
The use of acupuncture as part of a comprehensive mental health treatment plan provides an integrative approach to treatment in which the client can actively participate. Acupuncture enhances the client’s sense of engagement in the treatment process and enhances retention of treatment and overall opportunities for success.
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