Acupuncture in New York City

Classical acupuncture in NYC tailors treatment to each individual; not just their condition, but their constitution, history, and temperament. Treatments are not generic: they focus on the specifics of each person’s physical and mental states and are broken down into The 74 Channels of Acupuncture.

The channels/treatments are chosen based on the type of condition, the level of severity, and the duration of a condition. Healing takes time and commitment - conditions that are congenital, chronic, or with a long duration naturally require a longer course of treatment than recent, acute conditions. The number and frequency of treatment depends on the individual. Treatment course can also be affected by lifestyle choices or prior medical therapies that may have interfered with the body’s ability to heal and function optimally.

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What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the painful inflammation of a thick band of tissue running along the bottom of the foot, from the heel bone to the toes. Medical sources believe that plantar fasciitis affects approximately two million Americans per year, and up to 1 in 10 Americans are affected by this ailment at some point during their lifetime. Plantar fasciitis can affect a broad range of people; inactive people with high Body Mass Index will develop cases of plantar fasciitis, but more typically it impacts active, athletic types and can result in knee pain if left untreated. Sufferers can expect to feel pain on the underside of their feet, which is often most acute upon waking up in the morning, standing tip-toe, or when standing for extended periods of time.

Does acupuncture work with plantar fasciitis?

While some doctors will utilize imaging technology to diagnose plantar fasciitis, it is most frequently diagnosed via clinical examination (practitioners may check the patient’s feet or ask them to stand up and walk around). Once diagnosed, treatment recommendations vary widely from pain management techniques (resting, icing, night splints, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, etc.) to acupuncture to invasive surgery. Electing an acupuncture regimen as a course of treatment is attractive to people who are hesitant undergo surgery, but aren’t excited by the prospect of ongoing pain management. If properly performed, acupuncture can provide a natural alternative for eliminating the pain caused by plantar fasciitis permanently.

Author's Bio: 

Nicholas has been called a "healer's healer," having worked within the alternative medical field for more than 10 years. He continues to study under renowned Chinese medical master and Taoist priest Jeffrey Yuen, earning a Master's Degree in acupuncture from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He is licensed by the State of New York to practice Acupuncture NYC. Nicholas is also a Reiki Master, Chinese Medical scholar, teacher and writer, using his knowledge and experience to educate and inspire.