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BodyTalk is based on the belief that the body knows how to heal itself but, like a computer, can get overloaded (through stress, bad eating habits, etc..) leading to malfunction. A BodyTalk practitioner offers no diagnosis or prescription just a “rewiring” session using muscle testing and light tapping on the head and sternum to re-establish channels of communication within the body. Then the body will start functioning optimally again.
Mind-Body medicine is a holistic approach to medicine that takes into account the effect of the mind on the physical process of the body, including the effects of the psychosocial stressors and conditioning (ref. http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com
Mind-Body medicine focuses on:
- The interactions among the brain, the rest of the body, the mind, and the behavior.
- The ways in which emotional, mental, social, spiritual, experimental, and behavioral factors can directly affect health.
The National Center for Complementary and ALternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the component of the NIH tahat studies complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Within CAM, some examples of body-mind medicine practiv=ces are: meditation, hypnosis, tai chi, and yoga (ref. http://report.nih.gov/nihfactsheets/viewfactsheet.aspx??csid=102)
BodyTalk works with the influence of our psychology, mood, emotions and belief systems on our physical health.
There is no specific time-frame, some people might need more or less than others depending on what is going on inside their bodies. Typically, a person will need about 3 sessions to start noticing the effects.
If you are a new patient, you will need to fill out the New Patient Forms
. You can fill out the form online (no need to print!) or you can arrive 15min before
your appointment to fill them out in our office.
If you are a previous client, there is nothing you need to do before or during your session.
The cost of a session is $170 USD. Janet does offer hardship discounts through her non-profit organization, Be Healthy Inc, for people who are eligible. To find out if you are eligible please fill out the Be Healthy Scholarship form
Our office accepts all major credit cards, checks, and cash.
There are 3 parking options:
- Street Metered Parking
- Public Parking Garage (Sherdian Ave and 42nd Street) $1 per hour
- Parking Garage behind Dunkin Donuts (Sheridan Ave) $5 per day
This will vary from person to person, but typically Janet will suggest a “monthly maintenance” session every 3-4 weeks.
We do not take insurance. However, many of our clients simply request an invoice to submit to their insurance company and if their insurance covers acupuncture, they will receive a reimbursement from their insurance company.
This will vary according to each persons individual needs, but typically a session will last about 1 hour.
Janet Galipo is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and is able to offer Acupuncture and Chinese herbs as needed by an individual. Acupuncture will only be given if it comes up as a “priority” during the BodyTalk session.