Nicole Allegretti (formerly Olsen) is a New York State licensed Acupuncturist (Lic.# 005040) and is certified by the national licensing body for Acupuncture and the National Certification commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) to practice Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Nicole is certified in Clean Needle Technique, is CPR-certified and specializes in orthopedic acupuncture (certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture Training/Acusport with Matt Callison), dry needling/pain management, emotional health and women's health (fertility, prenatal, postpartum, Doula DONA trained).
Orthopedic acupuncture (shoulder pain/back pain/pain management)
Women's Health & Fertility
For more information about specific treatments, click on the Services page.
Nicole began her studies at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, NYC and completed her Master's in Acupuncture and her Herbal Certification at Eastern School of Acupuncture, New Jersey. Nicole practices a combination of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Japanese style, which she is grateful to have learned from the master Kiiko Matsimoto, 5 Element which treats specifically mental emotional disorders, and Trigger Point therapy.
Positive Life Acupuncture, PLLC also offers yoga. Call for details!
Nicole is certified Yoga Instructor (certified by Sonic Yoga, NYC), certified in Prenatal Yoga (Integral Yoga, NYC), certified in Yin Yoga (Integral Yoga, NYC) and teaches Yoga at Vastu Health, Warwick.
Treatments - What to Expect
When you arrive for your first Acupuncture treatment, I ask that you arrive 15 minutes early in order to fill out the required intake forms. Please make sure to wear or bring loose fitting clothing (shorts and tank top are fine). After your intake forms are filled out, we begin the intake process where I will take a look at your tongue and check your pulses (Chinese Medicine diagnosis is based on your body's reflection of itself in your tongue and pulse quality). We begin treatment by inserting thin, sterile, single use stainless steel needles into specific Acupuncture points.
Depending on your condition, we may also use moxibustion, which is used to warm, clear a channel and reduce inflammation, and cupping, which uses glass cups as suction on the skin in order to bring stagnant blood to the surface and remove toxins. After a cupping treatment, it is recommended that you not shower for 24 hours and keep the area covered and protected from wind, cold and rain. An Acupuncture treatment typically lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Treatment prices are as follows:
Acupuncture Treatments - $85 per treatment or a package of four for $280
Facial Acupuncture with Light Therapy - $85 per treatment
Labor Preparation Treatment - This treatment includes acupressure, acupuncture and some yoga postures. Feel free to bring your partner with you. I am happy to advise on acupressure points to use during labor. - $80
Private Yoga - $75 per 75 minutes (1hr & 15min.)
Herbal Consultation only - $45, herbal formulas range from $20-$40
Packages - purchase a package of 4 treatments and receive a discount! (4 treatments for $280)
We currently accept cash, check, credit card and health insurance (Cigna and Aetna), for payment. Give us a call to see if your policy covers Acupuncture. Payment is due at the time of treatment.
CANCELLATION POLICY - If you must cancel your appointment, please do so earlier than 24 hours in advance. Thank you.
Nicole completed training in Sports Medicine Acupuncture by Acusport/California with Matt Callison. In an Orthopedic Acupuncture session, we focus on dry needling, muscle releasing and strengthening, healing injury and reducing pain. A session may consist of the following - Postural Assessment, Muscle Testing, Acupuncture treatment, Myofascial release with the understanding of Anatomy Trains, and Corrective Exercises, which may include Exercises much like Yoga Postures. The Corrective Exercises/Yoga Postures are intended to help the patient to continue to strengthen and stretch between sessions and after an injury has healed and to bring the body into proper alignment to prevent future injury. The Sports Medicine Acupuncture program is a rigorous one year program consisting of post graduate classes and testing listed below.
Spinal dissection - vertebral fixations, muscle testing, treatment, corrective exercises
Neck and Shoulder module - neck and shoulder dissection, myofascial release, muscle testing, kineseotaping, postural assessment, treatment protocols, corrective Exercises
Low Back and Hip - low back and hip dissection, myofascial release, muscle testing, kinesiotaping, postural assessment, treatment protocols, corrective Exercises
Lower Extremities including knee and ankle - lower extremities dissection, myofascial release, muscle testing, postural assessment, treatment protocols, corrective exercises.
Nicole provides a comfortable, safe environment where all women are supported. She has successfully treated many women for Fertility, Prenatal Acupuncture, PostPartum, is certified in Prenatal Yoga and is a DONA trained Doula. Within treatments for women's health, we offer Labor Preparation Treatment 1 week prior to your due date, and Prebirth Acupuncture. PreBirth Acupuncture are a set of four treatments given during the typical last four weeks of pregnancy (36-40 weeks). There have been studies showing that pregnant women who have PreBirth Acupuncture treatments have a lowered bishop score and a faster labor time. Women, especially during pregnancy, wish to take less over the counter medications, like painkillers for headaches and nausea medications. Nicole is grateful to be able to provide a safe alternative for conditions such as headaches, anxiety, nausea, morning sickness, back pain, constipation and sinus congestion. Nicole has taken the following classes with amazing women who are working in the women's health acupuncture field.
Acupuncture during Labor and Delivery - Intensive at Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn NY with Claudia Citkovtiz
Acupuncture during Pregnancy - Safe and Ethical Practice, Claudia Citkovitz
The Complete Course/Debra Betts (Acupuncture during Pregnancy)
Acupuncture/Acupressure in Labor and Delivery with Claudia Citkovtiz
Acupuncture and IVF combination - with Jane Lyttleton
Check out some of the Amazing Support in our area of Pregnant Mamas!
Hudson Valley Placenta Services, Courtney Durfee, CLD (CAPPA), CD (DONA), HCHD, MW Asst. 845-283-7447, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole has studied Five Element Acupuncture, which is the treatment of mental/emotional health with Acupuncture. She has trained with Lianne Audette in classes such as treating Anxiety, Addiction and Emotional Disorder with Acupuncture and with Dr. Yang in classes such as TCM treatment for mental disorder. Everyone deserves to be free from anxiety and stress, and I'm grateful to be able to support you.
Offering private sound healing sessions (for Chakra balancing) $90- per session. Contact me via email for more information.
Microneedling with LED red/yellow light - appts on Monday only $325 per session
*once per month appts only
Nanoneedling with LED red/yellow light - appts on Monday only $225 per session
*once per week appts only
Microneedling/ Nanoneedling - Common Questions & Information
Avoid accutane 6 months prior to sessions, do not use exfoliants or retinoids or acids 5-7 days prior to treatment.
Microneedling is not for eczema, active acne or rosacea. It is best for wrinkles, skin rejuvenation and acne scarring.
No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days before treatment.
No botox 30 days before.
Do not shave the day of the treatment.
Do not take antiviral medication 2 days before treatment.
Avoid blood thinning agents one week before treatment.
Microneedling is the use of tiny needles inserted into the skin via a dermal pen. The needles stimulate the production of blood flow and collagen. Microneedling can increase the production of collagen by 400%. Nanoneedling is using the same dermal pen but nanoneedling does not puncture the epidermis of the skin so there is less redness and inflammatory response.
PLEASE NOTE: Post microneedling you will have redness and possible bruising and swelling. This can last for about 2 to 3 days. Do not use ice on the face. Avoid sun tanning and exposure to direct sun for 2 weeks after. You may use Tylenol if you experience soreness. During the healing process, you may notice some flaking and dryness of the skin. During this time do not rub, pick at or scrub the skin. Regular moisturizers can be used after the initial 2 to 3 days. It can take about 3 to 4 months to notice a change.
What to expect
When you arrive, your acupuncturist will clean your skin with a natural cleanser. Lidocaine will be placed on the skin for 10 minutes and after is wiped off with cleanser. Apple stem cells will be placed on the skin and then microneedling or nanoneedling can begin. After the microneedling/nanoneedling is complete, organic vegetable glycerin is placed on the skin to facilitate healing and can help with dryness. Then an LED light (red or yellow) will be placed on the face for 20 minutes. The whole process takes about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Prana Qi Workshops
Prana Qi workshops combine the restoring benefits of Yoga with the ancient healing of Acupuncture, and the sacred sounds of healing singing bowls. The restorative yoga is with Aura Lehrer, the acupuncture is with Nicole Allegretti. Aura and Nicole will both share in the playing of bowls. Workshops are $40- per session. TEMPORARILY POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
If you have any questions, please contact us at positivelifeacupuncture [@] gmail.com.
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I had been a labor and delivery nurse for 5 years when I became pregnant. About twelve weeks into my pregnancy I started to experience intense sciatic pain. This was a major challenge to my performance as a nurse, since my job requires so much walking and standing during twelve-hour shifts. I talked to some of the doctors at work and they all said the same thing. "You're out of luck. You can't take NSAIDS during pregnancy, so get used to it. So I resigned myself to having the kind of pregnancy where I would have to use the motorized carts at the supermarket, suffering through debilitating pain every day. Then one day I ran into Nicole at the yoga studio we both frequent, and she suggested acupuncture as a solution. So I ran it by my midwives and they assured me that it was totally safe during pregnancy. I started receiving acupuncture from Nicole and after the fourth week of treatment I was pain free! I continued receiving acupuncture every week throughout my pregnancy to help support the changes my body was going through, and to relieve the sciatic pain that would creep up after three shifts in a row. I have so much gratitude for Nicole for the emotional and physical support and healing that she provided for me as I grew my beautiful daughter!
- Sara Brown, RN
"It has been said, 'There is a time and a place for everything.' The time started September 2015 and the place was Positive Life Acupuncture, and the everything is mind, body and spirit. I've been wanting to write this for awhile, today during my treatment I felt the 'everything' again and want to say THANK YOU from all of my being for being who you are. You have helped my stress, my nicotine cravings, my allergies, my back pain...God blessed me when he put you in my life."
Why did I wait? After conventional shoulder treatments didn't work for my shoulder pain, I decided to go for acupuncture. Meeting with Nicole was a pleasant experience. I went in a little afraid of needles but my fear was put aside by Nicole's gentle touch and knowledge of her craft. Long story short...I should have never waited for this to be my last resort, it should have been my first. After the second session, the pain subsided by 75%, by the fourth, it was almost totally gone. I have never been able to lift my arms high until now. Have gone back several more times for different issues, and have been extremely satisfied with the results.
- Grace M. Pullen
After years of suffering with chronic insomnia, sleep deprivation lead me to a dependency on a prescription sleep aid nightly. Desperate to get off this medication due to recent disturbing side effects, I researched Acupuncture and found Nicole. After just four treatments, I actually SLEPT and like a baby. I'm now receiving the necessary and restorative benefits of SLEEP! Thank you Nicole, and sweet dreams.
-Laura Buffalino, RN
Positive Life Acupuncture, PLLC
38 Ronald Reagan Blvd., Warwick, NY 10990
(located within Vastu Health Center)
+1.347.668.7175 or +1.347.668.8291
Tuesday Noon to 7pm
Thursday Noon to 7pm
Friday 1pm to 3pm
**Call for other available times.
***Please Note: We will get back to you as soon as possible. However, please allow 1-2 business days for a return call or email. Thank you!