Welcome to NYC Classical Acupuncture
Do you suffer from:
- IMMEDIATE RELIEF! Pain & Migraines
- Depression & Anxiety
- Sleeping Disorders
- Digestive & Eating Problems
- Substance Abuse
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Debilitating PMS
Classical Acupuncture is the most effective form of acupuncture.
Dating back more than 5,000 years, it is a complete and standalone system that doesn’t require the addition of herbal medicine to generate good results.
However, almost all acupuncturists today in the United States and in China practice Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is totally different from Classical Acupuncture. In a nutshell, TCM is the simplified, modernized, and westernized version of Classical Chinese Medicine that was developed under Communism in the 1950’s. TCM only uses 12 meridians, and slightly touches on the eight extraordinary vessels. In contrast, Classical Acupuncture utilizes all 74 meridians.
The 74 meridians of Classical Acupuncture are:
- 12 – Primary meridians for a very wide array of disorders.
- 8 – Extraordinary meridians for constitutional restructuring, childhood illness and injuries.
- 16 – Luo meridians for emotional, psychological, blood and some musculoskeletal issues.
- 12 – Divergent meridians for chronic musculoskeletal conditions (eg: Rheumatoid arthritis).
- 12 – Sinew meridians for acute and semi-acute musculoskeletal disorders.
- 12 – Cutaneous regions for acute musculoskeletal complaints.
- 2 – Bisecting abdominal meridians for urogenital and reproductive health.
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a very ancient form of healing which pre-dates recorded history. Chinese medicine views health and illness in the context of vital energy (Qi), Yin & Yang, and the status of their energetic balance. The acupuncturist assesses the flow of “Qi” within its pathways, known as “Meridians”. Acupuncture treatment uses fine needles to stimulate points on the body along the vital energy meridians to redirect the flow of Qi.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture is based on the idea that energy or Qi is the power behind every physiological process in the body. It is a bioelectrical force that flows through the body in channels in a fashion similar to our nervous and circulatory systems. Chinese Medicine considers health as abundant and free-flowing Qi. Illness results from blockage or deficiency of Qi. An acupuncturist regulates Qi by stimulating the acupuncture points with needles. This generates healing.