Ronald Pratt provides acupuncture, nutritional couseling, herbs, and other chinese medicine modalities such as gua sha, moxibustion to address health conditions such as:
Anxiety & Depression
Overall Wellness & Vitality
Low Energy & Focus
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At Ronald Pratt Acupuncture, we understand that wellness is more than just the absence of disease.
Learn more about Ron and how he is uniquely qualified to support you on your journey to overall wellness.
Ronald Pratt Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine is located in the Bleecker Street Wellness Collective in Manhattan New York.
The body has an innate wisdom to heal itself. Acupuncture helps each individual tap into this wisdom to promote health and wellness.
Acupuncture originated in China several thousand years ago as a holistic approach to health and wellness. When there is emotional or physical trauma or stress, our bodies’ vital energy, or Qi (pronounced Chee), can get stuck. This stagnation prevents the body’s natural ability to balance and heal itself, resulting in symptoms of pain and disease
What makes Ronald Pratt Acupuncture different?
Ronald Practt provides individualized, one-on-one sessions, where the practitioner is side by side with the patient for the whole treatment. Each and every treatment uniquely and exclusively designed for you. No two people are the same; no two treatments are alike. We care about your healing and your continued growth and are committed to helping each patient maximize their experience with acupuncture.
“I enjoy the time spent there. Ron is great and makes me feel comfortable and confident with my decision to try acupuncture.”
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Scheduling your appointment at our Rochester NY office is easy with our new online scheduling tool. Use the button below to make an appointment.
Is this your first visit? Choose an “Initial Appointment” when scheduling. Looking for a free consultation? Choose “Free Phone Consultation”
What happens during an Initial Appointment?
Initial Appointments are 2 hours in length. During the appointment we discuss your current condition, review your full health history, perform diagnostic testing and conduct your first Acupuncture treatment.
Do you accept Health Insurance?
In our New York City office we do not directly bill Health Insurance, Personal Injury Insurance nor Worker’s Compensation Insurance. We will provide the necessary paperwork so you can get reimbursed directly. We find this system works well and allows us to remain focused on treatment outcomes.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, all major credit cards, Health Savings Accounts and Flex Spending Accounts.
What is the fee for Acupuncture?
We are a patient centered practice and provide a substantial amount of one-on-one time with patients. This is essential to truly understand each patient and assure the best possible care and outcomes. Our pricing structure reflects these values. 2- hour initial appointments are $200. 1-hour follow-up appointments are $135 and are generally an hour. Any additional therapies such as Moxibustion and Nutritional Counseling are included in your appointment fee. Herbs and supplements are additional.
How many appointments will I need to feel better?
Everyone is different but there are some trends. A number of factors play a role in healing time including: lifestyle, diet, and rest, along with whether your condition is chronic or acute. Acute injuries generally heal faster, 4-6 appointments, and chronic conditions tend to take longer, 8-10 appointments.
We are a wellness focused practice and we have a number of patients that we see ongoing for stress, anxiety and pain management. This is not a requirement but many find Acupuncture can be helpful mitigating the impact of our modern, fast-paced lifestyle. Acupuncture is about keeping people well.
Does it hurt?
Everyone is different. When the needle is inserted some people feel nothing, others feel a prick or something slightly stronger. Sensations can vary for different parts fo the body. The good news is once the needles are inserted, the sensation dissipates quickly.
We all experience acupuncture in different ways, and every acupuncture point feels a bit different. Some treatments involve almost no sensation. Other treatments are designed to be stimulating and moving. People have described sensations as “dull,” “achy,” “moving,” “crampy,” “electric,” and sometimes “sharp.” Whatever the sensation may be, it only lasts a split second and is generally followed by a sense of relaxation.
Immediately after treatment you will often feel relief from pain, discomfort and symptoms. You many notice a continued reduction following treatment. You also may feel more relaxed and at the same time energized.
What type of needles do you use?
Acupuncture needles are solid core. We use sterile, single use, stainless steel needles. Though there are slight variations in gauge, Acupuncture needles are slightly larger than a human hair.
How should I prepare for my appointment?
Please bring any lab work or imaging results related to your condition. Be prepared to provide a list of any medications or supplements you’re currently taking. On the day of treatment eat a light meal or snack an hour or two before treatment. It’s best to avoid alcohol, excessive caffeine, fasting and any new activities on the day of treatment.
On the day of your Initial Acupuncture Appointment, you will find a clipboard in the waiting room with paperwork to fill out. Please arrive a few minutes early to complete this.
Do I need to wear special clothes?
Dress however you want we can always accommodate with drapes. For most treatments the majority of points are located on arms and lower legs so it’s helpful if you can wear clothing that can be pulled up to the knee and elbow. If we need to access points on the torso or upper leg, we can drape you. Your comfort is of utmost importance to us.
Where are you located?
Ronald Pratt Acupuncture is located in the heart of NoHo at the Bleecker Street Wellness Collective, 650 Broadway, 4th Floor, NYC, NY, 10012. A short walk from several subway stations including:
- Bleecker Street Station: 6 Train
- Broadway – Lafayette Station: B / D / F / M Trains
- Prince Street Station: R & W Trains
Is your building handicap accessible?
What are your Hours?
Daily By appointment, including evening hours during the week.
Holidays and travel between offices can affect available hours. Please see our most current availability using our online scheduling tool: https://acusimple.com/access/5420/#/appointments/.
If you don’t see something that works call or email us, sometimes we are more flexible than our website tools.
What is your cancellation policy?
Life happens and sometimes people need to reschedule. Not a problem! We ask that you provide 24 hours for any cancellations and rescheduling. Our biggest concern is you. We never overbook our clients or rush treatments. We provide consistent, compassionate care, and generally run on time. In order to deliver this kind of care, we rely on the following cancellation, late or no-show policy.
Cancellations must be made a full 24 hours in advance. This is so that we have time the day before your appointment to offer your space to someone on the wait list. No shows and cancellations that are made with less than 24 hours notice are automatically billed a missed appointment fee equal to the full appointment fee. In the event you cancel in less than 24 hours and we are able to fill your spot, we will not bill you.
If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, and we may not be able to provide the treatment you deserve without compromising the treatment of the person after you. In the interest of providing quality care, we will reschedule your appointment and charge you the missed appointment fee.
I have a question not answered here
Feel free to call, email or schedule an online phone consultation. If I’m with patients I’m not able to answer calls, the fastest way to talk to me is to sign up for a complimentary phone consultation at https://acusimple.com/access/5420/#/appointments/. This will allow you to block off a specific time to get all your questions answered. Phone consultations are 20 minutes on our schedule so that we can focus exclusively on you.
If you want to get started as soon as possible and don’t need a phone consultation, you can schedule your 2-hour initial appointment online as well.