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Laura Shahinian-Kara

M.S. L.Ac. Diplomate 

Acupuncture with Laura Shahinian-Kara 

About Laura Shahinian-Kara

I bring 25 years of shiatsu therapy and an in-depth knowledge of the meridian system to my acupuncture practice. I specialize in Japanese Acupuncture (Kiiko Matsumoto Style) as well as Sports Medicine Acupuncture.

My commitment is to help people bring balance into their lives by honoring the integration of Western medicine with Eastern treatments. Together we will develop a personalized program and set up your treatment at an appropriate pace. This co-creative relationship enhances your healing process and ensures the best outcome.

Languages Spoken English

School Tri-State College of Acupuncture

Degree M.S. L. Ac., Diplomate NCCAOM

Treatment Techniques

Acupressure Acupuncture Gua Sha Moxibustion NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) Shiatsu Sports Medicine Acupuncture

Areas of Expertise

Allergies Asthma Colds and Flu's Cosmetic Acupuncture Diabetes Fibromyalgia Gastrointestinal Disorders Headaches/Migraines Hypertension Immune Disorders Infertility Insomnia Menstrual Disorders Musculoskeletal Disorders Neurological Disorders Osteoporosis Pain Management Sports Medicine Stress/Anxiety Women's Health

Styles of Acupuncture

Auricular Acupuncture Japanese Style Acupuncture


The acupuncture office of Laura Shahinian-Kara in Westport, CT is within driving distance from the following cities:

Northport-Fort Salonga Kings Park Port Jefferson Smithtown South Setauket Saugatuck Greens Farms East Norwalk Norwalk Southport Fairfield Wilton

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Q: I have always had a problem when it comes to my gag reflex. As a kid I even had a problem wearing a mouth piece and going to the dentist. but it still has not gone away, even today if i go to the dentist it is very hard for me to allow anything in my mouth without gagging and eventually vomiting. I also have a problem when shirts are tight around my neck. Is there any hope in acupuncture?

A: There are some very simple acupuncture points that have been proven to calm down the gag reflex. Acupuncture point: Ren 24 The first point i... Read More