Carolyn Rabiner, L. Ac. is a 1992 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture, and is board certified in Acupuncture (NCCAOM). From 1992 until 2008, she owned and directed ABM Healthcare in Brookline, Massachusetts, where she gave talks to health care providers at New England Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and coordinated acupuncture treatment along with the pain management clinic at Beth Israel Hospital.
In 2008, Ms. Rabiner moved to Red Hook, where she has maintained a private practice, specializing in the treatment of pain. She also serves as a volunteer for Healthcare is a Human Right, a free clinic with three locations in the Hudson Valley.
Education and Training
New England School of Acupunct Diplomate in Acupuncture 1992
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
Ms. Carolyn G. Rabiner L. AC.'s Expert Contributions
Yes it’s okay to have a massage after acupuncture, but far better to save this for another day! Among its many health benefits, acupuncture has an important effect on the circulation of blood, and on the release of neurotransmitters that have a very positive effect on mood. Acupuncture also is very effective in the treatment of pain, so it will be helpful to keep other treatments separate by at least a day in order for your acupuncturist to assess the effects of your treatment. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture provides a wonderful approach to soothing the myriad discomforts that can happen during pregnancy. And it does so by focusing your own healing powers on restoring balance while at the same time, providing a state of calm and deep relaxation- good for you and for baby! READ MORE
Don’t skip meals. Acupuncture needs energy to run on, so just as you wouldn’t take your car out on the highway with no fuel in the tank, you shouldn’t show up for your acupuncture appointment having skipped a meal. It doesn’t need to be a big meal, nor should it be, but it’s best to include some protein. READ MORE
No, acupuncture is not placebo. It is effective at a much higher percentage when compared to trials with “sham acupuncture”, that is, studies where the subjects don’t know that actual needles are not being used. Also, acupuncture is a very effective treatment for animals and young children, for whom the placebo effect doesn’t come into play. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is a great choice for the treatment of sciatica. Sometimes a brief one-needle technique while the patient is still seated reduces the discomfort quite a bit. Then the rest of the treatment is done in the lying down position. The number of sessions needed to resolve the problem depends on the type of sciatica (part of the Chinese medicine diagnosis). This is enhanced by gentle exercises I teach patients - these exercises also help prevent recurrence. READ MORE
Yes, there are many important acupuncture points on the head - and that includes the face! Also, scalp acupuncture is what is referred to as a "microsystem" - a very effective way to treat many conditions in several different parts of the body. Acupuncturists are thorough trained in all aspects of safe needing of the head area. READ MORE
Negative side effects of acupuncture are not often seen, as long as the acupuncturist has had the full three years plus of training. (Some medical professionals are able to get abbreviated training - unfortunately they are less able to understand the subtler aspects of working with their patients' energy) Acupuncturists carefully evaluate new patients and monitor them to assure their comfort; and adjust the treatments accordingly. I always check in during treatment with new patients to make sure everything's fine. Usually they are very relaxed or asleep :) READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is very safe to receive weekly. You should discuss your goals with your acupuncturist at the time of your first visit, and then periodically, so that you know how many treatments are likely to be needed. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of infertility. Since there are many factors to consider, you will receive more accurate information about what to expect after your acupuncturist has had the opportunity to conduct a thorough evaluation. READ MORE
If you have chronic headaches, you should have a series of acupuncture treatments for best results. Acupuncture treatment has a cumulative effect, so the length of time between headaches lengthens during the course of treatment. The number of treatments depends on what’s causing your headaches. You will receive helpful information about this during your first visit. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is an excellent treatment for migraines. You will receive more information about what to expect during your consultation, as each patient is diagnosed and treated according to their particular symptoms and constitution. READ MORE
Many patients experience relief during the first visit. It’s important to reinforce this healing effect with follow-up visits. During your first visit you will receive detailed information about how many visits are needed to achieve the best results, including helpful information on how to make the process go more quickly. READ MORE
For simple neck pain, most patients have relief during the first visit. If the neck pain is more complicated, the results may take longer. You will be given more specific information at your first visit. READ MORE
Most patients feel very relaxed and/or energized after acupuncture treatment. You don’t need to do anything special after your session except to enjoy this! Of course, making sure you are adequately hydrated will help, along with good nourishment to promote the healing process. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is an excellent choice for treatment of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. READ MORE
Acupuncture is a great treatment for sinus problems! READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is very effective in the treatment of arthritis. Patients are usually able to greatly reduce or even eliminate pain medications. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture for chronic neck pain is very safe. It’s used in pain management centers at top hospitals. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture is a safe treatment for chronic pain. It is included in pain management centers in many hospitals, and is very often recommend by doctors. Carolyn Rabiner, L. Ac. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- Allergies, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome And More
- Acupuncture Society of New York
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- volunteer at Healthcare is a Human Right, a free clinic in the Hudson Valley
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