Stellar Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy & Acupuncture

87-09 Justice Ave, Elmhurst, NY 11373

(718) 699-5070

2 Hope Drive, Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 822-2118

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ACUPUNCTURE

Pinning Down the Source of Relief.

Acupuncture is a holistic health technique that stems from Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in which trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body by inserting thin needles into the skin.

 

Acupuncture improves the body’s functions and promotes the natural self-healing process by stimulating specific anatomic sites--commonly referred to as acupuncture points, or acupoints. The most common method used to stimulate acupoints is the insertion of fine, sterile needles into the skin. Pressure, heat, or electrical stimulation may further enhance the effects. Other acupoint stimulation techniques include: manual massage, moxibustion or heat therapy, cupping, and the application of topical herbal medicines and linaments.

Hundreds of clinical studies on the benefits of acupuncture show that it successfully treats conditions ranging from musculoskeletal problems (back pain, neck pain, and others) to nausea, migraine headache, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and infertility.

Acupuncture is recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) and The World Health Organization (WHO) to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of medical problems such as:

  • Adverse reactions to radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy

  • Allergic rhinitis (including hay fever)

  • Biliary colic, Renal colic

  • Depression (including depressive neurosis and depression following stroke)

  • Dysentery, acute bacillary

  • Dysmenorrhoea, primary

  • Epigastralgia, acute (in peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis, and gastrospasm)

  • Facial pain (including craniomandibular disorders)

  • Headache, Stroke

  • Hypertension, Hypotension

  • Induction of labour, Malposition of fetus (correction of)

  • Knee pain, Low back pain, Neck pain, Sciatica, Sprain, Tennis Elbow

  • Leukopenia

  • Morning sickness, Nausea and vomiting

  • Pain in dentistry (including dental pain and temporomandibular dysfunction)

  • Periarthritis of shoulder

  • Postoperative pain

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Acupuncture Benefits:

 

  1. Reduce headaches and migraines. Studies have shown that acupuncture treatment helps reducing headache symptoms and decreased the number of headaches and pain intensity.
     

  2. Improves chronic pain. Acupuncture has proven to be more effective in management of chronic back, neck, shoulders, knee or arthritis pain.
     

  3. Helps treat insomnia. Use of acupuncture showed beneficial effect on reducing insomnia symptoms even when compared to patients taking herbal treatments or medications, without presenting any side effect.
     

  4. Improves Cancer & Chemotherapy recovery. Acupuncture can boost immunity and speed up recovery following cancer treatments. It has also been reported that acupuncture patients experience less pain from treatments, improvements in quality of life and decrease in various negative side effects of chemotherapy.
     

  5. Helps preventing cognitive decline. It can relief age-related cognitive decline symptoms as it generates a neural response in areas of the brain.
     

  6. Pregnancy, labor and postpartum health. Acupuncture is recommended as a treatment to reduce stress, balance hormones, ease the anxiety and pain of pregnancy and labor. Also suggested to ease the physical and emotional strain on the body — as well as after the baby is born to help with any mood, depression, mental or physical symptoms the mother may experience

Elmhurst clinic are located walking distance from Grand Avenue-Newton stop, E/M/R trains.
Plainview clinic is located at the corner of Old Country Road and Hope Drive