Acupuncture was invented in China over 2,000 years ago. Modern acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. It is a key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, and is most commonly used to treat pain in modern American society. My practice unites medical traditions from China, Japan, Korea, and other eastern countries with our modern understanding of how the body’s nervous system responds to stimuli.
Modern acupuncturists like myself view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation boosts the activity of your body’s natural painkillers and increase blood flow to the effected area. This often produces instantaneous relief from pain, soreness and inflammation. As mentioned earlier, trigger points are the main source of the pain in many of the patients I see. Unfortunately, the sad fact is that the majority of the patients I see have pain which is coming from a muscular or trigger point origin, and the source of their pain has never been identified until they came to see me at my office. The Tri-State College of Acupuncture in New York City is the only acupuncture college in the United States that teaches this powerful technique via acupuncture therapy for pain relief.