Hannah Grant Caruso, L.Ac
I began looking for alternative approaches to health in my late teens after dealing with chronic sinus infections for years and the aftermath of taking many rounds of antibiotics. With acupuncture, herbs and some simple dietary changes, I found significant improvement in these conditions that were chronic for many years.
Over the years I worked with many different practitioners who all had something different to offer. Through all of this, I learned more and more about the physical and emotional and facets of my own health. What seemed to be random puzzle pieces began and continued to fit together in a very coherent and logical way through the lens of Chinese Medicine.
My experiences with this medicine continued to deepen as I transitioned into new roles in life. As a mother, I believe it to be the weekly acupuncture treatments and herbal medicine that allowed me beautiful and healthy pregnancies, births and post-partums. From that experience was born my passion to work with mothers in this most special time of their lives.
At the age of 4 months, my oldest child became very sick and needed extensive hospitalization and surgery, that gave me an eternal amazement and gratefulness with/for Western Medicine. After she was out of the hospital and out of care of her doctor, she began to develop myriad health problems which were unrelated in her doctor’s eyes, yet were pieces of a clear puzzle in the lens of Chinese Medicine. It was with acupuncture (yes, for my little one), shonishin and herbal medicine that she became well again. Her development blossomed and she was soon doing all the things that we want to see our toddlers doing.
To this day, keeping my family well seems to be my most important pastime. This includes preparing meals, spending time together, laughing and playing.
As a lifelong athlete, my physical body has experienced its fair share of falls, cuts, tears and tares, sprains and strains. Acupuncture is a powerful tool that has helped me heal quicker and smarter, time and time again, to get back to doing the activities that I love doing.
As a practitioner
I am a licensed acupuncturist in the state of NY with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Medicine. This training includes over 3,200 hours of classroom and clinical training and national examinations for licensure and certification. My previous career was in education and I hold a M.A. in English/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Educating and empowering my patients to take part in their own health/wellness is central to my treatment philosophy. I take an individualized and integrative approach to each patient’s health to help them achieve their health goals and live with a deep sense of balance in wellness in their everyday life.