Acupuncture Clinic NYC
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing method based on the concept that “Qi” (energy) flows throughout the body and the insertion of hair fine needles can increase and correct blockages of flow. Treatment facilitates blood circulation, oxygenating and transporting nutrients to the cells.
Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, which can help alleviate pain and correct imbalances that lead to disease and associated symptoms. Post treatment, you may feel relaxed, energized or uplifted.
Patients seeking a safe, painless alternative to prescription medication or the many side effects that accompany traditional medication, have found acupuncture to be both effective and successful.
If you are weary of needles, rest assured the acupuncture needle is designed for painless insertion. The needles have smooth points, rather than the sharp points typically associated with needles.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an integral part of traditional Chinese medicine and has been used, in some form or another, since 100 BC. Today, licensed practitioners use it to treat a variety of conditions, most notably chronic pain.
How Does Acupuncture Work?
How acupuncture works on a physical level is something that Western medical practitioners are just beginning to understand. During an acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist inserts very thin, disposable needles into the skin at specific sites. These sites correspond to ancient “maps” that show practitioners where energy meridians lie in the body. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) posits that acupuncture balances “chi,” also known as life force, which is believed to flow through specific pathways in the body.
The meridian or pathway points of TCM do, by and large, correspond to specific nerves and organic structures in the body. Many Western practitioners believe that the use of needles and pressure may stimulate nerves and boost blood flow.
Acupuncture Treatment NYC
Acupuncture can provide relief from the following conditions:
- Arthritis, sciatica, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and body sprains
- Allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems
- Gynecological problems including infertility, PMS, and menopause
- Depression, anxiety, insomnia, migraine headaches, hypertension and stress
- Back, neck, elbow, knee, and facial pain
- Nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness