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Pain Management Specialist

Balanced Health Acupuncture of New York

David Chiu, L.Ac.

Acupuncture & Herbalist & Acupuncturist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Chronic pain makes it hard to enjoy everyday activities, and is often one of the most difficult conditions to treat. Acupuncture offers a drug-free solution for chronic pain management. David Chiu L.Ac. of Balanced Health Acupuncture of New York provides pain management for patients in Midtown, New York, NY.

Pain Management Q & A

How can acupuncture help manage pain?

Acupuncture treats pain by releasing tight muscles and reducing inflammation at the source of the pain. This not only relieves pain, but also stimulates self-healing of the injury. The National Institutes of Health has conducted numerous studies that point to acupuncture as a safe and effective drug-free option for chronic pain management.

How does it work?

David inserts ultra-thin acupuncture needles into trigger points, knots in muscle that cause pain and tension throughout the body. This releases the trigger point, loosens the muscle, and activates the body’s natural healing processes. Tight muscles relax, pain is relieved, and the body begins to heal itself so that eventually pain will not return.

Why is acupuncture better than other pain management treatments?

The most common medical treatment for chronic pain management is opioid drugs. These medications carry high risk of addiction and overdose, and often have many undesirable side effects. Further, prescription drugs simply dull sensations, and do nothing to treat the source of the pain.

Acupuncture offers a research-backed, drug-free alternative for pain management, that not only alleviates pain, but also addresses the problem that is causing pain in the first place. Acupuncture relieves chronic pain and helps the body to heal itself.

What kinds of pain can acupuncture address?

Acupuncture is safe and effective for treating many kinds of pain, and can be used for a variety of conditions all over the body. Acupuncture has been shown to be particularly successful at relieving the pain of osteoarthritis, chronic headaches, and the treatment of pain in the shoulders, back, and neck.

Does acupuncture treatment hurt?

The hair-thin needles used for acupuncture are virtually painless when inserted by a skilled acupuncturist like David. Pain relief occurs quickly, there is seldom bruising, and patients can return to their normal daily activities immediately following treatment.