Acupuncture
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Montefiore Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Acupuncture

Several of our physiatrists are licensed specialists in acupuncture—the ancient form of Chinese medicine that is based upon the belief that balancing and improving the flow of natural energy in your body may help to alleviate pain and enhance overall health.

 

Pain Relief For A Wide Range of Conditions

Our experts offer acupuncture for symptomatic relief of a variety of diseases, conditions and injuries that my be causing you discomfort, including:

  • Myofascial pain, including fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Low back and neck pain
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Painful peripheral neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis of the knee and shoulder
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Tenosynovitis of the wrist (De Quervain’s tenosynovitis)
  • Post-herpetic neuralgia
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Chronic insomnia or other sleep problems

 

Acupuncture is non-invasive with limited side effects. Practitioners insert extremely thin needles into specific points in order to rebalance energy flow. You will likely feel little or no pain during these procedures. In fact, many patients report feeling invigorated or relaxed after their treatments