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Zen Den is now offering



Acupuncture is an ancient tool and one of the essential elements of Oriental medicine. Originating in China over 3,000 years ago, Acupuncture is the oldest and most commonly used medical procedure in the world. 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, a healthy body is balanced with vital life force energy called Qi. Qi flows freely in the body through specific channels and helps nourish our organs. If the free flow of Qi is interrupted, patterns of disharmony occur and this leads to pain and illness. Acupuncture activates and optimizes self-healing abilities of the body. It aims to treat both the symptoms of disease and the root cause. Acupuncture strengthens immunity as well as supports physical and emotional health. It is a safe and effective way to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Conditions Acupuncture Can Treat

Dental pain
Digestive disorders
Emotional imbalances
Eye disorders
Facial palsy
Headaches & Migraines

Anxiety & Stress
Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
Bronchitis & Pneumonia
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic fatigue
Common Cold


Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Low back pain
Menstrual irregularities & PMS
Morning sickness

Reproductive problems
Rhinitis & Sinusitis
Seasonal affective disorder
Shoulder pain
Sleep disturbances
Smoking cessation
Sore throat
Urinary tract infections



Private session at Zen Den

First Visit
Includes medical intake, assessment and full body treatment.
1.5 hours

Follow Up Visits
Full body treatment
1 hour


Add Cupping $25



Private Session at Zen Den

First Visit
Includes medical intake and assessment. 
One body part per treatment.
1 hour

Follow Up Visits
One body part per treatment.
30 minutes



In-home Acupuncture 

First Visit
Includes medical intake, assessment and full body treatment.
1.5 hours

Follow Up Visits
Full body treatment
1 hour


Community Acupuncture

Every thursday 6pm - 7pm at Zen Den!

Your weekly Relaxation Hour!

Community Acupuncture is the practice of treating patients together in a large room. This model makes treatments more accessible and affordable.

While you relax in a zero gravity chair, you will receive Ear Acupuncture which is known for deep relaxation and bringing the body back into balance. The acupuncture needles are very thin and do not hurt.

Once the needles are in, you can relax for 30-45 minutes. There will be white noise or soft music playing to create a relaxing, soothing environment. We won't disturb you while you rest. When you are ready to go, simply give us a wave and we will remove the needles before you leave.

For 1st time patients, please arrive at 5:45pm to fill out medical paperwork.

Invest in your health!
Accumulated treatments result in greater health and wellness benefits!

Affordable. Safe. Effective.

4 Sessions for $100
Expires in 1 year from date of purchase.

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NYS Licensed Acupuncturist
Diplomat of Acupuncture, NCCAOM

Hello all, my name is Cassandra!


I am an original Upstater -- born and raised in the Capital District. I love upstate New York! I am so grateful that I get to do what I love (practicing Acupuncture) and serve the community that helped raise me. I appreciate that I am able to raise my young family in this beautiful setting too! 

I have been a NYS licensed Acupuncturist for the past 10 years. I started my career in the holistic health field 16 years ago as a certified Massage Therapist. Massage Therapy helped me find my way to Acupuncture.  I gravitated to the holistic aspect of medicine to help people like my father, who were stuck in a loop of medications and surgery for a back injury. The negative and harmful effects that I saw happen when no other options were available drove me to seek out alternative medicine.

I absolutely love sharing the amazing benefits of Acupuncture as well as offering people options and solutions that they might not have known existed.


received a MS in Acupuncture at Tri-State in New York City. I studied three different styles of Acupuncture including TCM, KM and APM (Trigger Point Therapy, Dry Needling).

 After graduating from Tai-State, I joined the Air Force and proud to say that I am still a member. The dedication and bravery of the military members has always inspired me, so I decided to join myself. Currently, I work in an office setting for the Air Force.


I am a Diplomat of Acupuncture through the NCCAOM. I have taken many continuing education courses, most recently Fundamentals of Oncology Acupuncture, through Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, I have taken other courses such as dry needling, cosmetic acupuncture and many more. I love learning and will continue to be a lifelong student.

As we ring in the new year 2023, I am thrilled to join the Zen Den team and provide Acupuncture to the community. Since the spring of 2022, I have  been a part of a handful of Acupuncture Soundbath events at Zen Den. I am really excited to call Zen Den my home and start offering individual sessions and community acupuncture at the beautiful studio.


to book any Acupuncture Services, please contact Cassandra directly.

In addition, to Reserve your spot at Community Acupuncture or if you have acupuncture questions, please contact Cassandra.
Zen Den will not be booking any Acupuncture services at this time.

Cassandra Dugan, Acupuncturist

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