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Back Pain Slowing You Down?

Scientists are beginning to uncover acupuncture's 2000 years of success treating back pain.


Researchers are studying how acupuncture speeds the relay of electromagnetic signals along nerves. This triggers  the flow of endorphins, the body's natural pain-killing chemicals. 


Acupuncture also works by calming the inflammatory processes of the immune system. By triggering the formation of specialized inflammatory resolving cells, acupuncture triggers healing and recovery.


Acupuncture has also been shown to release the body's own opioids. These are chemicals in the brain that may lessen pain and promote sleep.


Acupuncture also changes brain chemistry by the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters can stimulate or dampen nerve impulses.

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Mackay Rippey, LAc

  • 30+ Years Experience

  • Masters Degree In Acupuncture

  • New York State Licensed

  • Insurance Friendly

  • Cash Discounts Available

  • Co-founder, Beyond Protocols

  • Chief Formulator, Vatellia Life Supplements


I've been in a nurse for 20 years. Mackay Rippey is a wonderful acupuncturist. He actually cares about his patients and spends the time to listen. He takes a holistic approach incorporating his knowledge of acupuncture and compassion for those he treats.

Beth, Whiteboro, NY

I'm surprised, but I actually look forward to my treatment sessions now. When I started out, I wasn't too excited about the needles. They aren't nearly as bad as I first thought.

Karen, Whitesboro, NY


Gall Bladder 40

Name: Wilderness Mound
: On the foot, anterior and inferior to the external malleolus, in the depression on the lateral side of the tendon of m. extensor digitorum longus.

Classification: Yuan-Source of the Gall Bladder Meridian

Kidney 3

Name: Greater Mountain Stream

Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, posterior to the medial malleolus, in the depression between the tip of the medial malleolus and tendo calcaneus.

Classification: Yuan-Source point of the Kidney Meridian.

Governor Vessel 14

Name: Great Hammer

Location:  On the posterior median line, below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.

Classification: Crossing point of the Six Yang Meridians

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Mackay Rippey Acupuncture

87 Utica Road

Clinton NY 13323