Pain Management

Acupuncturist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Pain Management

Pain Management services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you’re seeking an alternative solution to chronic pain, acupuncture is an effective, holistic solution. At Alpha Acupuncture on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in New York City, Qing Yang, L.Ac, offers expert acupuncture treatments to address various types of pain, including back, neck, knee, and shoulder pain. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment and find relief from pain today.

Pain Management Q&A

How does acupuncture help with pain management? 

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice involving the insertion of fine needles into specific points on the body. The needles rebalance your energy to promote pain relief. 

Acupuncture stimulates the body's natural healing processes, reduces inflammation, and promotes relaxation. 

The needles help your body release endorphins, natural pain-killing chemicals produced by your body. They also affect the part of your brain that controls serotonin, a specific brain chemical associated with mood. 

When applied for pain management, acupuncture helps relieve discomfort, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being.

What types of pain can acupuncture effectively address? 

Acupuncture is known for its versatility in pain management. It can help alleviate various types of pain, including:

  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Knee pain
  • Joint pain
  • Shoulder pain

Qing may also use acupuncture to help you with headaches, migraines, and pain associated with conditions like osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia.

How does acupuncture work to manage pain? 

Acupuncture promotes pain relief through multiple mechanisms. It triggers the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and reduces inflammation. 

Additionally, acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system, which can help ease pain signals and improve the brain’s and body's overall response to discomfort.

Can acupuncture be part of a total pain management treatment plan?

You may choose acupuncture as a stand-alone pain management option or as part of a comprehensive plan. Qing may recommend other holistic treatments, like cupping and Chinese massage therapy. 

You may also use acupuncture alongside traditional Western medical pain management treatments, including medications and physical therapy. 

When will I see results from acupuncture for pain management? 

The duration of acupuncture treatment varies depending on the individual, the type of pain, and its severity. 

Some people experience immediate relief, but others may require several sessions to achieve significant and lasting results. Qing works with you to develop a personalized pain management plan.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Most people find acupuncture quite comfortable; many don’t even notice the insertion of the needles. 

The practice is safe, especially when performed by a trained practitioner like Qing.

If you’re struggling with pain, contact Alpha Acupuncture to schedule a consultation. Use this website or call to book your visit.