Acupuncture Specialist

Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness -  - Chiropractor

Broadway Chiropractic and Wellness

Chiropractors located in West Manhattan / Midtown NYC, New York, NY

Acupuncture is a well-established holistic and naturopathic approach to treating pain and diseases, with centuries of use in China. Broadway Chiropractic & Wellness is a trusted provider of acupuncture treatments aimed at helping patients in Manhattan and throughout the Greater New York City area relieve symptoms and achieve optimal health and wellness without the use of drugs or other more invasive options.

Acupuncture Q & A

How does acupuncture work?

Acupuncture uses a series of precisely placed needles to treat acute and chronic pain as well as other acute and chronic medical conditions. Used for many centuries in Eastern medicine, acupuncture is also widely used in chiropractic care and integrative approaches to medicine that draw from both Eastern and Western influences. Although medical researchers are unclear how acupuncture works to treat pain and illnesses, most agree the careful placement of the needles disrupts normal nerve signaling pathways to relieve symptoms and restore normal neural activity.

Does acupuncture hurt?

Most people report very little discomfort during treatment. Any discomfort that is felt is typically restricted to the insertion of the needles, with discomfort resolving once the needles are in place. The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, and placement of the needles is quite shallow, which also limits discomfort.

How many needles will be used?

The number of needles, as well as their placement, varies from one person to the next depending on the issue that is being treated. The number and placement of needles can be discussed during the office visit before treatment begins.

What issues can be treated with acupuncture?

Acupuncture is used to treat a wide array of issues, including:

  • back, neck and shoulder pain

  • knee and hip pain

  • carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve entrapment issues

  • fibromyalgia and chronic regional pain syndrome

  • chronic fatigue

  • issues affecting the digestive, respiratory, urinary, gastrointestinal and reproductive systems

  • stress and anxiety

  • allergies and asthma

  • immune-related diseases and disorders

Acupuncture treatment is patient-centered and holistic, and it can be customized to the specific needs of the patient for the best possible results.

Is acupuncture treatment covered by medical insurance?

Today, many medical insurance plans do provide coverage for acupuncture. A plan administrator can help determine if a specific plan provides coverage and if so, how much coverage it provides.