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What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a safe, minimally evasive medical science that dates back to at least 3-5,000 years.
How does it work?
Life is about movement. Pain and other health conditions occur when the body's qi (vital life force energy) and blood are not flowing correctly. This incorrect flow, or the lack of flow of qi and blood creates the environment for imbalance and disease to manifest. There is an old proverb of Traditional Chinese Medicine that states, "Where there is movement, there is no pain."
During an acupuncture treatment, small, thin, needles are inserted into "pressure points" on the body in order to access and regulate the flow of the body's qi and blood.
In short, acupuncture causes awareness in the body and also stimulates the body's self healing mechanisms, allowing the body to function at a high level. Acupuncture helps to prevent illness, maintain and regain health.
Does it hurt?
Acupuncture needles are single use, sterile and disposed of after use. These needles are also thin, solid, and are not like the common hypodermic needle used to take blood samples or administer medicine to the body. In fact, patients experience little or no pain during an acupuncture treatment, and there is not usually any blood exposed.
A feeling of heaviness, warmth or electric tingling is usually felt around the area of needle insertion.
Patients report feeling very relaxed and "in the zone" during and after an acupuncture treatment.
Besides recovery from their main complaint, patients experience a general improvement in their quality of life.
New York Sports Acupuncture specializes in the treatment of Pain and Injury Syndromes including: