Acupuncture NYC

01Oct 2013

 To those that are not familiar with acupuncture it may seem like it’s simply a matter of sticking needles into various parts of your body. While this can be true it includes the strategic stimulation of acupuncture points throughout the body and extensive knowledge of how the whole acupuncture system works. There are varying styles […]

01Oct 2013

While the strategic placing of needles through the skin is not the only Traditional Chinese Medicine technique included in acupuncture it is the most widely used and well-known. This technique uses hair-thin needles or pressure to stimulate points on the body causing the body to heal itself. Many people turn to it wanting to avoid […]

01Oct 2013

A major component in Traditional Chinese Medicine is the use of herbal medications to treat patients symptoms. Unlike the Western application of herbal remedies, TCM usually uses a combination of herbs instead of individuals ones. As with all TCM treatments, herbs are used to restore the flow of energy in the body, which is thought […]

01Oct 2013

According to TCM the cause of allergies is patterns of disharmony, typically involving wind dampness, wind cold, or wind heat. For example the diagnosis for hay fever is commonly wind and dampness. This combination causes symptoms such as sneezing, itching eyes and throat and a feeling of heavy congestion in the head. It is also […]

01Oct 2013

Auricular acupuncture therapy, also called ear acupuncture, involves the placement of needles into a persons ear. There are over 200 points in the ear that help to regulate internal organs, structures and functions. The points in the ear are usually stimulated in addition to other acupuncture points on the body to help boost the effectiveness […]

01Oct 2013

Five element acupuncture is a variation that is based on theory from around 200 BC. Over the last 50 years it was developed and taught by Professor J.R. Worsley. By combining ideas from other schools of acupuncture and the idea of the elements and their corresponding character types he created what is now known as […]

01Oct 2013

Get a recommendation. A referral from a friend or family member who’s been treated by the acupuncturist can make the process of finding an acupuncturist shorter and easier. Be sure to ask about their condition, the treatment they received and how long it lasted. Ask your doctor. Your doctor may be able to provide a […]

01Oct 2013

In the Western medical world alternative treatments such as acupuncture are rarely considered. This is due to a lack of knowledge on the part of doctors regarding scientific evidence of it’s effectiveness. However, many studies have been published that show acupuncture could be effective treatment alternatives to drugs and medication. Chronic pain is a particular […]