NYC Acupuncture FAQ

Most Asked Questions about Acupuncture in  NYC

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of health care based on traditional oriental medicine and has evolved into a holistic medical approach. Using fine, sterile needles at specific acupoints on the body to promotes natural healing by enhancing recovery, immunity, physical and emotional health. 

Does Acupuncture Hurt?

Acupuncture uses fine needles at specifics point in the body, It is very rare to experience any pain during the treatments itself. Some patients report minor soreness for 24 hours or less after the treatment.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

The number of treatments varies for each individual and their condition. Some people might only need one treatment and for some chronic pain the treatments can continue for months. Most patients plan to attend treatments for several weeks or a month in order to achieve the best results. Consult with Dr. Lee to find out which options are best for you. 

How Can I Prepare for my Acupuncture Session?

  • Avoid any intoxicants like drugs or alcohol at least a half-day before attending.
  • Wear loose-fitting comfortable clothes.
  • Try to avoid stressful situations or intense physical activity.
  • Don’t eat a large meal within a few hours of treatment
  • Prepare a list of questions you can speak with your doctor about.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture and oriental medicine are very safe. It is natural, drug-free, and a holistic approach to well being. There aren’t significant negative side effects, and because the needles are sterile and wrapped for one time use there is little risk for infection.

About Us

Dr. Acupuncture NYC is a short subway ride from downtown Brooklyn and anywhere in Manhattan as well as most areas in New York City.  Our top of the line facilities and approach will make you feel comfortable and welcomed. Call us today or stop in for a visit to learn more about how acupuncture can help you.