Nicholas Buscemi, MSOM, LAc, Acupuncturist, Chinese Medicine Practitioner Joins National Integrated Health Associates

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Nicholas Buscemi MSOM, LAc , Acupuncturist and Practitioner of Classical Chinese Medicine has joined National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA, an integrative medicine and dental center serving the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Nic Buscemi’s areas of specialty include acupuncture, Qi Gong, cupping and Chinese herbology.

Classical Chinese Medicine incorporates the teachings which have been fundamental to the practice of acupuncture, Chinese herbology, and Chinese medical philosophy for over 3000 years. It is a complete therapeutic system with the end goal of Mental, Physical, Spiritual wellbeing and prevention.

Using classical analytic methods of tongue, pulse, questioning, observation and palpation, Nicholas Buscemi, Classical Chinese Medicine practitioner, analyzes the collective information to find the patterns in the body that correlate to ill health. By incorporating acupuncture and/or Chinese herbs, the goal of Classical Chinese Medicine is to bring the body back into dynamic homeostasis with the natural environment. This will allow the body to adapt and change in a healthy way by using minimally invasive techniques.

Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice and a most sought after alternative treatment. Acupuncture removes energy blockages via the placement of needles on “qi” (energy) meridians on specific points of the body. Recent statistics on the use of acupuncture show that “according to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included questions on the use of various CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) therapies, an estimated 3.1 million U.S. adults had used acupuncture in the previous year. In addition, according to this same survey, approximately 17 percent of adults use natural products, including herbs, making it the most commonly used therapy.” 1

Classical Chinese Medicine is used worldwide for everything ranging from the common cold to pain to severe and recalcitrant disease. It is often used for acute or chronic pain, stress, weight management, addiction and smoking cessation, mental and emotional issues, sports injury, and supportive cancer care.

1 National Center on Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Introduction,

About National Integrated Health Associates
National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA) is an integrative medical and dental center comprised of medical doctors, biological dentists, naturopaths, and other licensed holistic health practitioners that blend traditional western medicine and complementary and alternative medicine therapies in order to maximize the healing potential of the patient. The integrative medicine model treats the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) and considers factors such as nutrition, lifestyle, and stress to be important in the management of health.

Located in Washington, D.C., NIHA was founded in 1995 as one of the first integrative medical and dental centers of its kind and serves patients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia metropolitan area and throughout the East Coast. NIHA is located directly across the street from the Red Line of the Friendship Heights Metro station, and has convenient underground parking. More information can be found on


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