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Aromatherapy in Brooklyn, NYC

New York – a city with a crazy pace of life. That’s why stress here can become an integral part of your daily routine. How to cope with stress, fatigue, bad mood, and tension without resorting to medications or alcohol, when just resting no longer helps you? The answer to this question is aromatherapy.

What is aromatherapy in Brooklyn?

Aromatherapy in Brooklyn

Aroma therapy is a form of alternative medicine that is gaining more and more popularity, and Brooklyn is no exception. Have you ever tried such an exotic way to relax? If not, it’s worth trying aromatherapy services at Pulse Acupuncture. In this article, you will learn more about the subject, when aromatherapy can be beneficial, and so on.

Naturals aromatherapy services use essential oils, which are extracted from plants and contain natural aromatic components. Oils can be obtained from different parts of plants, such as leaves, stems, roots, fruits, and so on.

Each essential oil has its unique aroma and properties that can influence both emotional and physical well-being. These oils can exist and be used in different forms, such as massage oil, aerosol, aromatic pillows, and so on. They can be applied at home or in professional salons and spa centers.

A little bit about the history of aromatherapy

Don’t be scared by the term “alternative medicine” in the definition of aromatherapy. Aromatherapy history dates back millennia, rooted in the ancient history of many civilizations. The earliest evidence of the use of essential oils was found in the Mesopotamian region (modern-day Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and Iran territories).

In modern history, aromatherapy as a scientifically-based practice emerged in the 20th century. It was pioneered by the French scientist and chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé, who conducted research on aromatherapy oils and their effects on the body in the 1920s. Subsequently, many other scientists and chemists contributed to the further understanding and development of this practice.

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What is aromatherapy good for?

Aromatherapy can be used for the prevention and alternative treatment of various conditions that conventional medicine may not be able to assist you with. Here is an approximate list of how aromatherapy can help:

  1. Aromatherapy for sleep. According to research by the National Sleep Foundation, about 1/3 of adults in the United States do not get the recommended 7 or more hours of sleep. In this case, lavender essential oils can be used to calm the nervous system. This oil is especially beneficial for young people and women with insomnia. For students, it can help them wake up without feeling tired or sleepy. Bergamot oils can help lower blood pressure and improve mental health. In one study, 64% of healthy women surveyed reported that a blend of bergamot and sandalwood essential oils improved their sleep quality. Scientific studies have also shown that a blend of Roman  chamomile, lavender, and neroli can help improve sleep quality even during intensive care.
  1. Aromatherapy for anxiety. The aforementioned blend of Roman chamomile, lavender, and neroli not only improves sleep quality but also helps to fight anxiety. According to research from Johns Hopkins University, essential oils can be effective in cases where other treatment methods have not yielded the desired results.
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  1. Aromatherapy for nausea. The aromas of ginger, peppermint, spearmint or bergamot can help with symptoms of food poisoning and nausea.
  2. Aromatherapy for headaches. Essential oils of lavender, rosemary, peppermint, chamomile, and eucalyptus can help alleviate symptoms of headaches. However, they should not be used during pregnancy as they may be harmful to the fetus.
  3. Aromatherapy for relaxation. Lavender, geranium, patchouli, or sandalwood essential oils not only improve sleep quality and reduce anxiety but also make you relaxed.
  4. Aromatherapy for migraines. Lemon, peppermint, and lavender essential oils, as mentioned above, can help with migraines, as well as nausea, photophobia, and other migraine symptoms.

And this is not the full list of what aromatherapy can help with. The most important thing is that all of these benefits are scientifically proven.

How does aromatherapy work?

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As previously mentioned, aromatherapy is a method of using various essential oils to improve physical or emotional well-being. There are several main methods used in aromatherapy:

  1. Diffusion: this involves inhaling the aroma of essential oils through special devices such as aroma lamps, air humidifiers, diffusers, or aromatic candles. Essential oils are added to water, special containers, or sprayed on surfaces (such as pillows). The oil, when heated or exposed to ultrasonic waves, begins to release its aroma.
  1. Aromatherapy massage: non-greasy essential oils are also used in massage. Such massages are performed for simple relaxation and tension relief, as well as for the prevention and treatment of certain conditions, such as muscle pain or inflammation.
  2. Inhalation: adding essential oils to a hot bath allows the aroma to not only spread through the air but also be absorbed through the skin, providing aromatherapy relaxation or invigorating effect. Remember to follow the rules and use suitable oils to avoid skin irritation.
  3. Compresses: the oil is applied to a cloth, which is then wrapped and heated. This helps to alleviate pain or inflammation in various parts of the body.
  4. Aromatherapy candles: oil is added to the composition of the candle, which releases its aroma during burning. Be cautious and keep these candles away from children and pets.

All of these methods can be used either in combination to treat various conditions or separately for illness prevention or relaxation. The key is to observe safety precautions when doing aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy benefits at Pulse Acupuncture

While aromaterapia and essential oils are not regulated by law, using them without understanding their effects can be dangerous to your health. Therefore, before considering aromatherapy at home, it is important to consult with a specialist. When using aromatherapy at home, you are limited in the range of services that can be professionally provided. For example, you will not be able to perform a professional massage with essential oils. If you care about your health, the best solution is to entrust it to professionals.

Aromatherapy can also be used not as a standalone practice, but in combination with other treatment methods to achieve maximum effectiveness. For example, combining aromatherapy with acupuncture can enhance the positive properties of both practices. When combining aromatherapy and acupuncture, essential oils can be used for:

  1. Applying acupuncture points before needle insertion enhances the effect.
  1. Massaging before or after an acupuncture session to relax muscles and improve blood circulation.
  2. Diffusing the aroma and creating an atmosphere to fight stress and relax.
  3. In general, aromatherapy can be combined with many other Eastern and Western medical and cosmetic practices. For example, aromatherapy can be combined with cupping, tui-na massage, and others.

At Pulse Acupuncture, you do not need to worry about how to properly perform the procedure, what to use, and how to avoid mistakes. Qualified specialists with years of experience will take care of it for you.

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Aromatherapy services at Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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When you visit Pulse Acupuncture, you will be taken care of by Marina Doktorman, a certified specialist and master in acupuncture, various types of massage, chinese herbs, and a professional aromatherapist. With over fifteen years of experience, Marina will be able to pick the most optimal course of procedures for you, no matter what you are looking for or what results you want to achieve.

Not only will you be able to relax and fight fatigue and anxiety, but maybe you will also resolve certain health conditions that traditional medicine may not have been able to help with. Remember, only professional and qualified assistance can not only improve your mental state but also have a positive impact on your physical health.

What conditions can you treat with Acupuncture at Pulse Acupuncture in New York?

The World Health Organization currently lists a variety of diseases, symptoms of diseases, or conditions that benefit through treatment from acupuncture. These include:

Pain management

Digestive Symptoms

Women/Men Health

  • Hormonal imbalance
  • PCOS
  • UTIs
  • Frequent urination
  • PMS
  • Infertility
  • Erectile Dysfunction

Pregnancy Support

  • Miscarriage prevention
  • Nausea
  • Baby health


  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma Healing
  • Insomnia



  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Lichen Sclerosis
  • Herpes


  • Cancer support
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Detox
  • Tinnitus
  • Long Covid 19 symptoms
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About the Practitioner

Marina Doktorman was born in Ukraine and immigrated to United States at the age of 15. She received her B.A. degree in Psychology from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY in 1997. Marina Doktorman, L.Ac, Dipl.Ac., is a nationally board certified acupuncturist since 2001 and licensed in NY and NJ states. She first worked in NYC in a multi-specialty clinic before establishing her private practice in 2005, in Clifton, NJ.

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First visit acupuncture treatment
(includes evaluation, cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage):


Follow-up acupuncture visit (includes cupping, onnetsu therapy, massage)


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Package of 10 visits:



Package of 20 visits:





Cupping (without acupuncture)


Onnetsu Therapy (without acupuncture) 15 min:


Cosmetic Acupuncture:

First visit: evaluation, acupuncture, serum, moisturizing
cream, gua-sha fascial massage, Celluma Red Light Therapy:


Follow-Up visits:


Herbal Consultation:


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Aromatherapy Testimonials in Brooklyn

Kazue AnanKazue Anan
23:22 05 Oct 23
Elena SolntsevaElena Solntseva
21:26 05 Oct 23
To understand what I'm talking about, you have to try it for yourself.After 10 minutes of the procedure, you get into a different reality. Marina is knowledgeable, answers all the questions. After the procedure, the skin of the face glows, the body becomes lighter by a couple of pounds. I've been looking for such a procedure and state of mind for a long time.
02:39 23 Sep 23
Pulse Acupuncture is exactly what I’ve been looking for to treat my migraines! Marina is knowledgeable, professional, asks probing questions and does fire cupping! She also has a very serene and clean office that makes me feel so relaxed and I never feel rushed during my sessions. Marina is truly incredible - her treatments help me mitigate migraines and I highly recommend her for any acupuncture/holistic health needs!! (I’ve tried other practitioners in the area and none have compared to Marina’s experience and professionalism.)
Irina KozinaIrina Kozina
13:59 10 Sep 23
I used acupuncture for low back and SI joint pain. I have a chronic condition. After the 1st treatment pain reduced by 75%. I am very happy with the results. I'm coming back. Thank you!
Michael SchimleyMichael Schimley
16:26 23 Aug 23
I found Marina while I was experiencing horrible lower back pain and her treatments got me back to my normal self quickly. Her office is beautiful, clean and welcoming. I will be going back regularly for routine maintenance and stress relief.
Sophia FSophia F
08:41 03 Aug 23
Very happy that my friend recommended Pulse Acupuncture Williamsburg Brooklyn to me! Marina Doktorman is such a professional acupuncturist! It was my first time trying acupuncture and I fell in love with it, I felt younger and lighter after my acupuncture session! I recommend to everyone!!!
Helen ShinHelen Shin
21:24 01 Aug 23
Marina healed me with the best acupuncture in Williamsburg. My shoulders and traps was intensely in pain to the point it gave me a headache but Pulse Acupuncture relieved my pain. Marina's technique is so effective and relaxing. The space is also beautiful and luxurious and you can also get a massage with Maria who's also AMAZING. I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture in Williamsburg 🙂
Ellen LeybengrubEllen Leybengrub
02:24 28 Jul 23
Marina Doktorman is very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring, with many years of experience. Excellent location. Beautiful brand new office.
Felix LanFelix Lan
21:48 25 Jul 23
Super pleased with my first appointment. Marina is very kind, knowledgeable and professional. Highly recommend.
Amanda PagulAmanda Pagul
23:30 17 Jul 23
Evgenia VlasovaEvgenia Vlasova
23:32 29 Jun 23
When I first came to Marina, I felt constant pressure in my lower back, tension in my upper back and lack of energy. During the first session I could literally feel something shifting inside in those areas she was working on. Her touch was so gentle that I didn’t even feel the needles go in. The time stopped, I was relaxed, calm and peaceful. Besides acupuncture I had some cupping done as well. The cups relieved a great deal of pressure from my upper and lower back. After the session I immediately felt the effect. Have my next session scheduled for next week. I would definitely recommend Marina to those seeking holistic ways to deal with muscle, spine, and pain issues. She is a miracle worker!
Taisiya PokrovskayaTaisiya Pokrovskaya
21:00 13 Jun 23
I felt relief after the first session with Marina Doktorman. Marina is a caring practitioner that establishes a connection with her clients and always ensures a comfortable environment. After doing acupuncture, heat therapy, and cupping with her, I felt instant relief and relaxation. In addition, Marina’s treatment helped me feel relief from neck and back pain, as well as to feel grounded and connected to my body. I would highly recommend Marina to anyone.
Alex livsonAlex livson
18:49 06 Jun 23
Excellent service, very knowledgeable and professional. They helped me a lot. Strongly recommend. Went to other offices, but this one is truly the best!
maya grablermaya grabler
23:28 04 Jun 23
I’m getting acupuncture for allergies and impressed by the results! I’m no longer congested, no teary eyes. It’s just incredible! Im used to getting allergy shots before. No more. It’s unbelievable! The treatment is relaxing and very effective! My headaches are gone too! I really recommend Marina Doktorman at Pulse Acupuncture!
Leon RavLeon Rav
16:25 15 Apr 23
I’ve had great acupuncture experience at Pulse Acupuncture. Marina was able to fix my neck strain in just one treatment. It was not painful and actually very relaxing. Cupping and massage followed after acupuncture session. This was the most relief I’ve had in a long time. Loved the healing vibe of this beautiful studio.
The -W-omenThe -W-omen
01:06 07 Apr 23
I recently visited Pulse Acupuncture to seek relief for my lower back pain, and I am thrilled with the results I achieved through Marina's skillful treatment. After just a few sessions, I noticed a significant improvement in my pain levels and overall mobility.I am beyond grateful to Marina, because after trying so many things, I almost lost hope. highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone seeking relief from pain or other health concerns.
Mark PlesserMark Plesser
00:58 07 Apr 23
I have been visiting Pulse Acupuncture for several months now, and I have consistently received excellent service from Marina. Her expertise in acupuncture and holistic healing is unmatched, and she always takes the time to listen to my concerns and provide personalized recommendations.The acupuncture sessions themselves are incredibly relaxing and therapeutic. Marina's gentle touch and precise needle placement always leave me feeling calm and rejuvenated. She also incorporates other techniques, such as cupping, which have been very beneficial for my overall health and wellbeing.In addition to her skill as an acupuncturist, Marina is also a wonderful person to work with. She is warm, friendly, and genuinely cares about her clients' wellbeing. I always leave our sessions feeling refreshed and uplifted, both physically and mentally.Overall, I highly recommend Pulse Acupuncture and Marina for anyone looking for high-quality acupuncture and personalized care. Thank you, Marina, for your exceptional service and dedication to helping others achieve optimal health!
Miha haMiha ha
18:35 27 Mar 23

Aromatherapy - FAQ

At Pulse Acupuncture, we often use aromatherapy in conjunction with acupuncture to enhance the therapeutic effects. The essential oils used in aromatherapy can help create a relaxing environment, lower stress levels, and augment the body’s natural healing processes. Combining these treatments can lead to a more balanced, holistic healing experience.
You can book an appointment through our online booking system on our website. Alternatively, you can call us at our contact number provided on the site to arrange for a session. If you have any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to us via email or phone.
An aromatherapy session at Pulse Acupuncture typically lasts around 60 minutes. This includes a consultation, the aromatherapy treatment, and a period of relaxation afterwards.
Most people do not experience any adverse effects from aromatherapy. However, some people may have sensitive skin and could experience irritation, itching, or rashes from topical application of certain essential oils. Always let aromatherapist know if you have sensitive skin or allergies.

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