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Acupuncture

Acupuncture
Available to:
• Students enrolled for credit courses
Available as:
• Appointment
Make an appointment:
• Online @ the health portal
• By phone, 212 217.4190
• In person, David Dubinsky Rm A402

Please note:
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call at least 24 hours prior to your appointment. If you miss two or more appointments, you may no longer be able to schedule future Acupuncture appointments unless medically necessary.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries and is based on the idea that energy called chi flows through your body. Illness may block the flow of chi and acupuncturists believe that acupuncture unblocks and rebalances the flow of chi to improve health. To do this, tiny needles are used to stimulate specific areas of the body.

Who should get Acupuncture?

People use Acupuncture to relieve pain and treat certain health conditions, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Asthma
  • Dental pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain

Is it safe?

Yes, when give by a trained, licensed practitioner. The needles are sterile, nontoxic and used only once.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. Most people feel no pain. Some people are energized by treatment, others are relaxed.

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