Acupuncture is the art of inserting thin, disposable, sterile needles at specific locations on the surface of the body. The needles are much finer than the familiar hypodermic needle. Acupuncture accesses the qi or energy of the body and balances it accordingly. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate the release of endorphins and induce a state of relaxation, balance and healing.
Herbology is the oldest branch of Chinese medicine. It is one of the most effective tools for healing the mind and body. Traditional Chinese herbs are prepared in a balanced formula. The formula is tailored to the individual’s condition and constitution.
Cupping involves the use of glass or bamboo cups placed on areas of the body. The practitioner creates a vacuum by lighting an alcohol swab in the cup and providing suction to the skin. The cups can remain in place or can slide across the body. This is a very pleasant experience with the feeling of a light massage. This therapy removes qi and blood stagnation and promotes normal circulation.
Tui Na is an Oriental Bodywork Therapy that has been used in China for 2,000 years. Methods include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body and acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of qi.
Common Problems Treated at the New York Spine Institute with Acupuncture and Chinese Herbs
- Acute And Chronic Pain
- Frozen Shoulder Pain
- Migraines And Headaches
- Depression And Anxiety
- High Blood Pressure