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Acupuncture Treatment NYC - Traditional Chinese Medicine Treatments for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain in the back or neck afflicts thousands of New Yorkers. Sometimes caused by bad posture, sport injuries, arthritis or from being injured in an accident, chronic sufferers of pain often have difficulty performing even the simplest of daily tasks. Because pain medication often falls short of providing full pain relief, more and more people are turning to alternative medicine for answers.
Acupuncture has been used in many parts of the world for thousands of years, and has helped countless numbers of people as a drug-free alternative for treating pain, including chronic neck and back pain. Acupuncture is practically painless. Acupuncturists begin by inserting very thin needles under the skin, slightly larger than a human hair, at precise points on the body. These needles stimulate the field of electricity around the skin and muscles, and are believed to regulate the functions of bodily organs. Once the precise point is found, an acupuncturist can use it treat the symptoms of various diseases. Acupuncture is very effective on neck and back pain and patients can experience pain relief within minutes.
Acupuncture is commonly believed to affect the body in the following ways:
- It stimulates electrical impulses in the body and the flow of endorphins. Endorphins are the body's natural painkiller. Needles stimulate the electromagnetic signals that control the flow of endorphins in the body.
- It releases naturally occurring opioids in the brain. A natural pain-relieving opioid can be released in the brain when the precise location and combination of acupuncture needle points is found.
- It activates the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. Acupuncture activates these glands in ways that alter the secretion of hormones in the body.
We believe that acupuncture can be a powerful part of a integrated plan for treating the root cause of many chronic issues, from gastrointestinal distress, to problematic fascial adhesions.
An Integrated Approach to Acupuncture &
Traditional Chinese Medicine in NYC
Dr. Shoshany and his team have been at the forefront of the latest integrated medicine movement, of which Traditional Chinese Medicine is an integral component. We offer the best acupuncture treatment NYC. Our team-oriented approach is patient centered. Our goal is to minimize referrals and runarounds for the patient. That's why we provide an inclusive yet diverse chiropractic approach that gets to the heart of problems.
We feel that acupuncture is a necessary protocol in pain management. It is also another tool that can aid in the overall diagnosis, treatment and result in long term pain-free outcomes for our patients.
Acupuncture can help treat the following conditions
- Digestive Disorders
- Myofascial Pain
- Neck Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Dr. Shoshany's Team of Specialists Includes
Certified Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Carly Sorensen
Carly Sorensen LAc is a Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Carly received her Bachelors of Science at Long Island University in Brooklyn. She then went on to earn her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in New York City. Carly incorporates cupping, massage, Tui Na as well as various other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques and therapies in her approach. She uses modalities such as specialized herbal liniments, oils and balms to further the healing process. She also uses hot stones as a way to warm the body before each acupuncture treatment.