Hannah Guyon, MSAOM, L.Ac.
Hannah Guyon, MSAOM, L.Ac. is passionate about the beauty and effectiveness found in the history, theory, and application of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). She uses the holistic approaches within this evidence-based system including acupuncture, herbal medicine, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, tui na, qi gong, and dietary therapy to provide personalized preventative and restorative health care. She is certified in Clean Needle Technique (CNT) by the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is highly qualified to deliver this safe and effective method of stimulating the body’s healing processes.
Hannah graduated with honors from the Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine where she earned her Master’s Degree. The graduate program for the Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine is a part of the New York Chiropractic College and is a 3,000-plus hour program that includes extensive clinical experiences. She was awarded the Golden Needle Award for exemplary acupuncture technique, as well as the Shen Nong Award for best clinical understanding of herbal medicine.
To further enhance her understanding of Chinese Medicine, Hannah traveled abroad to study at the Zhejiang Hospital in Hangzhou, China where she participated in rotations focusing on pain, psychology, and gynecology. There, she learned advanced, contemporary techniques, gained insight into the latest acupuncture theories, and observed a functioning model of the integration of Western and Eastern medicine.
Hannah particularly enjoys helping patients with painful conditions, stress, insomnia, digestive issues, migraine patterns, anxiety/depression, and women’s health. She has experience working with a wide range of individuals including athletes, pediatric patients, veterans at Canandaigua VA Hospital, and community members of all ages. Hannah believes in working with patients to give them comfort, hope, and empowerment by using TCM to discover and treat the root of their symptoms. Her goal is to be a gentle, trustworthy practitioner and guide to help patients achieve the quality of life that they desire.
What to expect at your acupuncture appointment:
Acupuncture is the insertion of very fine, sterile, single-use needles into specific points on the body to stimulate its natural healing capabilities and to regulate imbalances that cause malaise and disease.
At your first appointment, your practitioner will conduct an in-depth consultation regarding the details of your health and chief complaint. This helps us to formulate an individualized treatment surrounding your personal health pattern. At return visits, your practitioner will continue to modify and customize your treatment plan based on how you felt after your first treatment, and any new information that you provide.
Acupuncture needles are small, thin, and flexible, like a cat’s whisker. Hannah is trained to insert needles quickly, smoothly, and with a gentle technique to facilitate patient comfort. Once a needle is inserted, it is common to feel some unique sensations such as a warm, spreading, or heavy sensation, which many patients find to be pleasant. Your practitioner will stay in communication with you to ensure that you have a comfortable and relaxing experience. You will typically have about 25 minutes to lie still and rest.
Patients are advised to wear loose, comfortable clothing to their appointments, and should plan to eat something an hour or so before their appointment so the stomach is not too empty or full.