Acupuncture is a procedure that's part of traditional Chinese medicine. Therefore, it dates back quite some time but has recently been gaining in popularity in the western hemisphere. It's used for a variety of conditions that cause pain and discomfort and is offered at Dr. David Salkin's practice in Upper East Side, NY. Before you try it for yourself, get to know exactly what you can expect from the treatment and if it could possibly be beneficial to you.
An acupuncturist uses thin needles inserted through the skin in strategic places. In traditional Chinese medicine, these needles are said to promote the flow of "qi," which is the energy of life. In western medicine, it's believed to stimulate the nervous system to promote healing.
What to Expect
The word "needle" is frightening for some patients, especially when pluralized. However, the needles are thin and cause little to no pain. The practitioner is skilled in anatomy and knows the proper way to insert them as well as the desired locations.
Before you receive any treatment, our practitioner will carefully examine you and review your medical history to ensure it's safe for you.
Depending on your particular situation and how many needles are used, the entire procedure could take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
After the session, you can walk out of the office and resume your life as usual because there is no recovery time. Fortunately, it's not known to cause many side effects.
To feel the full effects of acupuncture from our Upper East Side, NY, chiropractor, you may need several treatments.
Uses of Acupuncture
Soft tissue and nerve-related pain are the more common reasons why someone may receive acupuncture. It may be used to combat headaches and migraine pain. It's also been known to help those with severe menstrual cramping.
Patients who have chemo-induced nausea may see a reduction in their symptoms when they visit us for acupuncture.
These are only some of the examples of how acupuncture is used at our practice and in general.
Dr. Salkin of Upper East Side, NY, is a skilled chiropractor with the licensure to offer acupuncture safely and effectively. While this procedure isn't for everyone, some patients may see a significant reduction in their pain or other symptoms and never have to introduce a potentially harmful medication in their system to accomplish it.
Schedule an appointment at our practice today to see for yourself the benefits of acupuncture by calling 212-249-1476.