Dr. ALEX CIANCIO L.Ac. D.Ac.
Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine; Acupressure and Body Work
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian
Alex has been in practice for more than 25 years now in the realm of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He specializes in pain therapy and stress management. He believes it’s essential to apply the aspects of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in order to help us achieve a balance within our body mind and spirit. He loves working with his patients in a holistic way, to heal injuries and promote greater awareness of how to achieve a lifestyle of optimum wellness. Regular acupuncture treatments can prevent most pathogenic influences from manifesting in one’s body; while promoting health and energetic balance, to achieve an enhanced feeling of well-being.
Alex is also a musician with a lifetime of playing string and percussion instruments, as well as voice, for performance bands, recording artists, and spiritual practice, as well as teaching.
What drew you to massage therapy?
The fact that it is an entirely natural therapy.
What type of massage do you specialize in? Why would you choose this type of massage?
I specialize mainly in pain and stress management as well as preventative treatments, which is the Art and Science of Oriental Medicine.
Why did you choose this type of massage?
Acupressure massage utilizes the same Network of points as acupuncture therapy.
How do your talents benefit your patients?
I offer personalized care for the treatment of upper and lower back pain as well as sciatica pain; neck pain and whiplash injuries; all joint pain; chronic headaches and migraines, tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome; and all soft tissue traumas.
What is your favorite health tip you give your patients?
A healthy lifestyle that supports the wellbeing of Mind, Body, and Spirit is the best preventative medicine. For the things we suffer from that are beyond our control, Natural Medicine is the first best option.
What is your favorite hobby outside of work?
Music, Meditation and Chanting; as it is also a powerful medium for healing and wellness. I also enjoy spending time with my family.
What would you tell a patient that is nervous about getting their first massage?
The needles are almost as thin as a hair shaft, therefore minimal sensation is felt. If one chooses, I can apply acu-therapy without needles using modern technology, so both options are available.
All that is required of the patient is to lie still comfortably, relax, and let the healing begin. After all traditional Chinese Medicine is one of the oldest and most sophisticated forms of medicine the world has known.