What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a safe, virtually painless and effective form of East Asian Medicine for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves carefully chosen point stimulation on the body with hair-thin, sterile, and disposable needles. It aims to relieve many physical and mental illnesses through scientifically proven mechanisms.

What symptoms can acupuncture help relieving?

  • Pain: Neck and back pain, shoulder and hip pain, elbow and knee pain, wrist and ankle pain, hand and foot pain, stroke rehabilitation, facial pain and tics, headaches, tendonitis, sciatic pain, osteoarthritis pain, migraine pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, post cancer therapy pain, and unexplained pain
  • Digestive disorders: stomach pain, heart burn, constipation, spastic colon, diarrhea, IBS (irritable bowel syndromes), Crohn’s disease, low immunity
  • Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems: infertility, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis, menstrual disorders, irregular periods, menstrual pain, low libido, erectile dysfunction, BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia)
  • Psycho-emotional disorders: Depression, anxiety disorder, bi-polar disorder, insomnia, ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), smoking, substance abuse, chronic fatigue syndrome

What are the qualifications of the acupuncturists?

In New York State, a licensed acupuncturist can perform acupuncture after more than 4,000 hours of study and training in approved acupuncture program.