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History and principle of Acupuncture

Originating from China, acupuncture is a 10,000-year-old practice that stimulates the body to heal itself by promoting health, alleviating pain, and suffering. Acupuncturists operate with prevention in mind, correcting small energetic imbalances before they become major health issues. Chinese medicine is based on the principles of body energy called “chi” which is understood to be the energy of life. The body energy flows freely in over 200 energy pathways in the human body. Any congestion or imbalance of this flow can cause illness. Needles placed in strategic energy points work by re-establishing the balance, releasing obstruction of energy flow; thus opening the energy channels and alleviating the source of pain.

Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, and for good reason: it works.

Particularly when used in tandem with other treatments such as Physical therapy, acupuncture is truly a remarkable healing method that draws on the bodys natural ability to repair itself.

Optimum Rehab offers acupuncture at both of our NYC physical therapy offices, and we encourage you to speak with your doctor or physical therapist about the potential benefits of adding acupuncture to your regimen.

How Will Acupuncture Help?

Nearly every day in our Wall Street physical therapy office, someone asks, How could acupuncture possibly help with my rehab? The short answer is that acupuncture enhances the benefits of traditional western physical therapy treatments, it truly doesnt hurt, and theres nothing to lose in giving it a try.

The long answer is that acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and its been practiced for thousands of years. The fundamental basis of this treatment is the belief that diseases, illnesses, and physical pain result from imbalances in an individuals energy or chi.

Licensed acupuncturists are trained to very precisely insert tiny needles into the specific points in the body that help rebalance a persons energy by unblocking the pathways along which it travels.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Properly performed acupuncture is safe. However, it is very important to keep in mind that acupuncture does involve the insertion of small needles into your body, and it is a medical service that requires thorough training and licensure. As with any medical treatment, only seek the services of a reputable, licensed professional.

At Optimum Rehab, we have licensed, experienced, knowledgeable acupuncturists at both our Wall Street and Upper East Side physical therapy office who perform safe, sterile, beneficial acupuncture treatments for our patients every day.

How Will Acupuncture Improve My Physical Therapy Outcome?

One of the things acupuncture does best is reduce or even alleviate pain. When youre in pain, everything is harder, including your physical therapy. If youre experiencing pain during physical therapy, your progress will likely be slower and you may become discouraged or start to dislike therapy sessions. If that pain is diminished or removed, you may be able to make faster, more measurable progress, which will make you feel better and can motivate you to want to continue with your therapy.

Acupuncture is widely used to treat a variety of conditions and disorders including:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • Neck pain
  • Migraines
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Myofacial pain syndrome
  • Poor circulation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Weight control

We find acupuncture is helpful for a vast majority of our New York City physical therapy patients. Call or stop by our Upper East Side or Wall Street physical therapy offices today for more information.

Make an appointment at our Wall Street or Upper East Side location today to start your rehab.

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Wall Street Office.
30 Wall St., Suite 500
Tel: (917) 267-7470

Upper East Side.
232 E. 66th St.
Tel: (917) 267-7470

Astoria Office.
29-15 Astoria Blvd
Tel: (917) 267-7470

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30 Wall St., Suite 500,New York, NY 10005

Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com

232 E. 66th St.,New York, NY 10065

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29-15 Astoria Blvd, Astoria, NY 11102

Tel: (917) 267-7470, Mail: web@optimumrehabnyc.com