Acupuncture Queens, NY

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practice that dates back thousands of years. It is based on the premise that blockage or disruption of the body’s vital energy flow or “qi” can cause health problems. Our Queens, NY Acupuncturists at Health Balance Medical can help you with the right treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, natural chemicals, to relieve pain in the body. Acupuncture helps to control and affect the autonomic nervous system (which controls how the body functions) and release chemicals that regulate blood flow and pressure, reduce inflammation, and calm the brain.

Acupuncture is said to be beneficial for treating a variety of health conditions, including:
  • Anxiety, arthritis, chronic pain, depression, insomnia, migraine, nausea, sciatica, Sinus stagnation, Stress and anxiety, Noise in ears, and Weight loss.
  • Some people use acupuncture to increase fertility. It can treat addictions like smoking.
  • Cosmetic acupuncture, also called facial acupuncture, is used to improve the appearance of the skin.

How does acupuncture help your body?

Acupuncture helps stimulate the central nervous system. This stimulation helps release the chemicals into your nervous system, spinal cord, and brain. The biochemical changes in your body will release after acupuncture which helps improve the body’s natural healing abilities. You can use acupuncture as your healing therapy or you can add multiple therapies along with it to get a good result.

What does acupuncture feel like?

Acupuncture is done with the help of thin needles. Most people report minimal pain when inserting the needle. The needle is inserted into a point that causes a feeling of pressure or pain. The needle can be heated or a light electric current can be applied during the treatment. Some people report feeling energized through acupuncture. Others said they felt calm.

Incorrect needle placement can cause pain during treatment. Needles must be sterilized to prevent infection. Therefore, it is important to seek care from a qualified acupuncturist. The FDA regulates acupuncture needles in the same way as any other medical device with good manufacturing practices and single-use sterility standards.

Other forms of stimulation via acupuncture points are sometimes used instead of needles, including:
  • Heat (moxibustion)
  • Pressure (acupressure)
  • Friction
  • Suction (cupping)
  • Electromagnetic energy pulses

If you are looking for a professional trained acupuncturist in Queens, NY, call us now at (718) 424-3500 “OR” Book your appointment today!

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Dr. Mani Ushyarov
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