Our Mission & Ideals

I created Acupuncture Nirvana because I took to heart Ghandi’s saying: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” I wanted to create a safe haven in a world that can sometimes be a dark and starless night. I believe it is important to act with integrity, to treat others with respect, to make sure those we treat are safe and cared for, and to be honest with our patients about what we can do to help.

I have seen acupuncture’s ability to reduce pain and inflammation, relieve tight muscles, improve circulation, calm the spirit, improve organ functioning, and help the body heal naturally. I am constantly amazed by how much acupuncture can act as a wonderful compliment to a health care plan.

It is my intention to build a healing center where every practitioner is treated well and treats their patients well, where there is harmony and happiness, where we treat entire families in the community, and where we offer a high standard of professional care. I want it to be a place where you can get help one year, and five years later bring in your son or daughter.

My friends, family and a few hand-picked practitioners are all part of making this clinic the wonderful place that it is. I hope that when you visit, you will feel safe and cared for, that we will successfully help you with any health issue you are struggling with, and that you will want your family and friends to be helped by us too.

Katherine MacKenzie (Kat)
Owner and Acupuncturist

As a side note, every practitioner looks to someone else to inspire them. One person who has particularly inspired me is Matt Congdon. He is fierce. He not only gave others hope by running the Glen Falls Youth Center, but he fought through many health difficulties, and always approached them with a wicked sense of humor and a deeply philosophical nature. He was a fighter with the biggest heart. Matt is proof that one person can make a huge difference in the world, and an encouragement to never give up.