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Naturopathy, Hypnosis and Acupuncture may help the following symptoms/problems:

  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Weight loss/management
  • Muscle pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anixety/Depression
  • Auto Immune Disorders
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Stress
  • Quit smoking
  • High Cholesterol
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Digestive Issues
  • Food sensitivities
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid problems
  • Stress Support
  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back/Neck Pain
  • Insomnia

Naturopathy, Hypnosis and Acupuncture & by Dr. Colleen Gagliardi, ND, LAc, CCH

Naturopathy, Hypnosis and Acupuncture by Dr. Colleen Gagliardi is an independent office located within Notaro Chiropractic. Dr. Colleen Gagliardi is a naturopathic doctor, hypnotist and acupuncturist.

Naturopathy is a system that uses natural remedies to help the body heal itself. It involves many therapies, including herbs, massage, acupuncture, exercise and nutritional counseling.

No-fault and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurances accepted for acupuncture!

Book your naturopathy, hypnosis or acupuncture appointment today or book a combo package to take advantage of the many natural therapies Dr. Gagliardi has to offer! Dr. Colleen Gagliardi is located at the East Amherst office at 4754 North French Rd. in East Amherst. Her office hours are Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am-6pm. She is also located at the Grand Island office every 2nd & 4th Monday of the month  from 9am-6pm. She will also be at the Niagara Falls location every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 9am-6pm.

Acupuncture specials:

3-pack special $210 (all 3 sessions must be used in a 2 month time frame)

4-pack special $299 (Introductory rate)

5-pack special $325 (all 5 sessions must be used in a 3 month time frame)

An initial visit for acupuncture is $100 and regular sessions are $75. An initial visit for naturopathy is $145 and regular sessions are $99.


Chinese medicine has been used successfully for at least 3000 years. Acupuncture can be extremely helpful for stress, anxiety, digestive issues, headaches, hormonal imbalances, pain, and fatigue. Many people are afraid of the pain associated with needles but it is generally pain-free. It is said that patients that should feel no more than a “snick” (if even that) when the needle is inserted.

When you receive acupuncture, you will stay fully clothed (except for your shoes and socks – and it helps if you wear loose clothing to access arms and knees).  You will be laying on your back (usually) or your stomach on our heated acupuncture table.  Dr. Colleen will feel your pulses at your wrist, and look at the shape and color of your tongue.  She will then insert single-use, thin needles (usually between 10-20) in specific points, usually located on your lower arms, hands and lower legs, ankles and feet. Again, most people will not even feel the needle insertion.  At most it will be a “snick” that quickly resolves.

If acupuncture is recommended as part of your plan, generally it is recommended that 3-4 initial acupuncture visits take place within a 2 week time period to see how quickly your body responds to acupuncture.  For some acute pain issues, only 1-2 visits may be needed. If you have been dealing with chronic stress, or complex health issues for some time, however, it may a series of treatments for symptom improvement. The goal is to extend the symptom relief that you are experiencing between treatments.



Naturopathy uses traditional, natural therapies with current advances in modern medicine. Naturopathy affirms the healing power of nature (Vitalism) and that we as human beings are designed to be healthy when we receive what we need, and avoid those things that we don’t need. When symptoms arise, it is a sign that healing is trying to occur. To help restore health, naturopathic therapies include: herbs, nutrition, diet and food therapy, hydrotherapy and homeopathy.



Hypnosis can best be described as a focused concentration.  Unlike what you see in the movies, if you are hypnotized, you will not quack like a duck or make a fool out of yourself!  Rather, you are fully aware of everything that is going on around you , but you are deeply focused internally. We all experience hypnosis daily - as when you are watching a movie and focused so deeply on the movie that you "forget" it's not real. Or when you’re driving somewhere and you "zone out" (aka hypnotized) and you get to our destination without consciously remembering driving there.  So, hypnotism is a natural state.

In hypnosis, we quiet the left side of our brain (the part of our brain that uses logic, words, reasoning, numbers and the part of the brain you’re using to read this page).  This allows us to access the right side of our brain (which contains our memories, beliefs, habits, imagination, feelings and intuition. This part of the brain communicates in symbols, pictures and feelings. In hypnosis we are able to access parts of ourselves that may provide insight and help us tap into our inner wisdom and help with our healing.  Hypnosis also allows us to create new patterns of beliefs, change habits and behaviors to help us with stress and relaxation, pain relief, sleeping, weight management and to stop smoking.  Some people are also interested in hypnosis for insight regarding their life path and purpose in life.