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Acupuncture Specialist

Young's Physical Therapy & Acupuncture

Physical Therapy & Acupuncture located in Midtown West, New York, NY

In 1997, the United States National Institute of Health documented the age-old Chinese healing technique of acupuncture as a safe, effective practice for treating a wide range of health conditions. Erica Hong, LAc, of Youngs Physical Therapy & Acupuncture, is a dedicated health care provider specializing in acupuncture to help patients in the Midtown Manhattan area of New York City find relief from chronic pain, digestive issues, and a variety of other symptoms. In combination with traditional medical practices, acupuncture can be an extremely beneficial treatment. Call or schedule an appointment online with Youngs Physical Therapy & Acupuncture today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a noninvasive technique involving the placement of very tiny needles into various points on your body. It is particularly effective for chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis/knee pain, and headaches. Acupuncture is among the world’s oldest healing techniques and has been an essential part of traditional Chinese medicine for more than 3,000 years. Western medicine recognizes acupuncture as a valuable treatment option for men and women who want relief from chronic pain.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture improves your body’s natural functions and promotes the healing process. When Erica Hong, LAc, inserts tiny needles into points along 14 energy pathways on your body, it naturally releases endorphins -- the natural painkillers. This technique also helps to boost blood flow and to release the flow of your body’s energy, or chi.

Acupuncture is a safe way to get relief from several different types of chronic pain. Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and Erica uses between five and 15 needles. During your first appointment, you discuss any areas of pain you’ve been having difficulty with, and Erica creates a customized treatment plan based on your individual needs, including how many sessions you will need for the maximum pain-relief benefit.

Do Acupuncture Needles Hurt?

Most men and women don’t feel any pain during an acupuncture treatment. The needles are so tiny and thin that you barely feel anything as Erica inserts them. You may feel a temporary soreness on your skin after an acupuncture treatment, but overall, most people say it’s a relaxing experience with minimal or no discomfort.

What Can I Expect with Acupuncture?

After an acupuncture treatment, you should feel relief from back and neck pain, joint pain, and other health issues. This pain relief commonly lasts for several days or more. Regular acupuncture treatments, especially in combination with physical therapy or massage therapy, can become an essential part of an effective pain management plan.

An added bonus of acupuncture treatments is that they provide relief from chronic pain without the unhealthy side effects that are common with most prescription medications.

If you are searching for a holistic approach to pain relief and other health issues, call Erica Hong, LAc, to make an appointment or use the online booking system.