Acupuncturist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY


Acupuncture services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that involves inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points and angles to alleviate a wide range of health issues. At Alpha Acupuncture on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, Qing Yang, L.Ac, uses acupuncture and other traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) techniques to stimulate your central nervous system to treat pain, anxiety, insomnia, and other mental and physical complaints. Call today or use the online tool to schedule an appointment and find out how acupuncture can help you achieve better health.

Acupuncture Q&A

What conditions do you treat with acupuncture? 

Acupuncture is known to be an effective treatment for a variety of conditions, including:

  • Pain, such as back pain, chronic pain, and headaches
  • Anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Insomnia
  • Bell’s palsy
  • Infertility
  • Menopause symptoms
  • Hypertension
  • Premenstrual syndrome

Acupuncture complements Western medical treatments and promotes natural healing.

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture works by stimulating specific points on the body with thin needles. This stimulation triggers the release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters, which can help reduce pain and promote relaxation. It also enhances the body's natural ability to heal and maintain balance.

What is it like to experience acupuncture? 

During your acupuncture session, you'll lie comfortably while Qing inserts thin, sterile needles at specific points on your body. He determines exactly where these points are based on your specific concerns. 

You may feel a slight tingling sensation or a sensation of relaxation. Most people find the experience calming and pleasant. Sessions typically last 30 to 60 minutes.

How many acupuncture sessions will I need to see results?

The number of sessions required varies depending on the individual and the condition being treated. Some people experience immediate relief, while others may need multiple sessions for the best results. Qing creates a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

What is cupping therapy, and how does it complement acupuncture? 

Cupping is an ancient TCM practice that involves attaching specialized cups to the skin and creating tight suction, which draws fluid to the treated area. This practice increases blood circulation and can offer pain relief and healing benefits. 

Cupping complements acupuncture by enhancing the overall effects of your treatment. Qing determines if cupping is suitable for your condition and how it can work in conjunction with acupuncture during your session.

What is Chinese massage? 

Chinese massage, often referred to as tui na, is considered the oldest and most authentic form of massage therapy, rooted in the principles of TCM. 

Tui na involves applying targeted pressure to energy channels in the body. It aims to alleviate chronic pain, musculoskeletal conditions, and stress. 

Unlike other massage therapies, Tui na also incorporates techniques for realigning muscles, ligaments, bones, and tendons. This holistic approach can bring about powerful relief and address underlying issues.

Call Alpha Acupuncture or use this website to schedule an appointment to learn more about how acupuncture can help you.