Mackay Rippey, L.Ac., M.Ac.

Mackay Rippey, L.Ac., M.Ac.
Mackay Rippey Acupuncture ! Kirkland Avenue Suite 203 Clinton, NY 13323

Mackay Rippey, L.Ac., M.Ac.

21 + Years of experience in acupuncture (as of 2012)
Primary Specialty


Gender Male
Education Masters Degree in Acupuncture from the Tai Sophia Institute
Training St. Mary's College of Maryland
Tai Sophia Institute
College of Traditional Acupuncture, UK
Services Kung Fu Weight Loss

Kung fu is a Chinese term referring to any study, learning, or practice that requires patience, energy, and time to complete. Quite often, kung fu is used in the West to refer to Chinese martial arts, also known as Wushu. For our purposes, we are interested in its original meaning. Kung fu can refer to any skill achieved through hard work and practice, not just martial arts.

In Chinese, Kung fu is a compound of two words: Kung - meaning "accomplishment", "achievement," and fu - meaning "person." So you could roughly translate Kung Fu Weight Loss as achieving mastery of your weight and by extension, your health too.
We live in a world that is hostile to having a normal weight.
Losing weight has become an epic battle. More than 66% of Americans are carrying around extra pounds and a full 35.7% are obese. Obesity related issues cost the U.S. $190,200,000,000.00 a year (that’s 190 billion!). Weight loss has become an national obsession. Today, 81% of Americans think obesity is a very serious problem.

It seems the more we focus on weight, the fatter we become.
Despite all of the attention and focus, Americans are getting fatter, not slimmer. In 2001, the U.S. Surgeon General issued a Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity. By any measure the Surgeon Generals Weight Loss Kung Fu was terrible. When the program started, no state had more than 30% of its citizens overweight, but by 2010, 12 states smashed through the 30% marker.5 Epic fail, but why? You cannot defeat extra fat head on.

The forces against being slim are too strong. Simply cutting back on calories and exercising doesn’t work. If it did, we would all look great in a bathing suit. Just like Chinese monks had to learn martial arts to be able to defend themselves from bad guys, you have to learn to thrive in a hostile environment that is pushing you to become fat and stay fat. You need new skills. You need weight loss kung fu. As you develop your kung fu, you will learn to protect yourself from modern food, lifestyle and misinformation. As a result, you will lose weight, look good and feel better.
Consumer Feedback
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5 star average for Service
5 star average for Environment
4.5 star average for Expertise
4.5 star average for Recommended
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Recent Reviews
I have been a client of Mackay's for 6 years. I believe in acupuncture as a primary form of care and depend on my monthly visits with Mackay to maintain my good health and well-being.
Mackay is always prompt, knowledgeable and willing to answer my questions about the energy meridians and the specific points for each treatment. He also employs a holistic approach to the care he provides by continually striving to provide education about nutrition as well as the many daily influences on our human energy system. I highly recommend acupuncture as a means to good health and Mackay Rippey as the practitioner to trust with your health needs.
by Anonymous
January 01, 2010
When I began treatment with Mackay, I was new to the area, and was at the beginning of finding health care providers. I was also experiencing a wellness crisis involving inflammation in my hands, and extreme fatigue. Mackay is instrumental in my experiencing abundant wellness. Mackay is an extraordinary practitioner who is passionate about supporting people on their wellness journey, and is compassionate as well. From my very first office visit, I felt welcomed, supported, confident and relaxed, a real feeling of "All is well". He believes that there is a possibility for healing in everyone, and that no one is "broken". In addition to his skills as an acupuncturist, he is interested in exploring options and solutions that are in the best interests of his patients. He offers what he has personally available, and is also willing to research what other options will work as well. He communicates clearly, and is a skilled listener. Mackay is also accessible in between visits, as well.
I am incredibly for finding this gifted practitioner, who blesses all who come in contact with him.
by Anonymous
February 08, 2008
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