About Acupuncture

About Acupuncture

NYCTCM's Teaching Clinic
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illness for over 5000 years. It can remedy ailments, alter states of mind, and enhance recuperative power and immunity.

What It Does
It has been determined that human beings are bioenergetic systems. When the balance of this energy is disturbed, pain or illness results. Chinese medicine treatment corrects the energetic imbalance by encouraging the body's natural ability to heal itself, without the use of drugs or surgery.

What Is An Acupuncture Treatment Like
Extremely fine, hair-thin, flexible needles are placed at specific points on the energetic pathways leading to the organs, muscles and nerves of the body. When the needles are inserted you may experienec a sensation of tingling or warmth. Some people feel no sensation at all. People are surprised to find that treatments are actually quite relaxing. A treatment usually takes one hour. Acupuncture is schedule as often as three times a week or as little as twice a month. As symptoms improve, fewer visits are required. You should discuss your treatment program with your acupuncturist as each individual case is unique.

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by qualified practitioners. Pre-sterilized, disposable needles are used in accordance with strict Clean Needle Technique procedures. Adverse side effects are extremely low and often lower than conventional treatment.

Please click on the following link for a complete list  of diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture comprised by the World Health Organization: