We found 14 acupuncturists who accept Medicare near New York, NY.

David Y. Wang, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY

Dr. David Wang specializes in acupuncture, anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine and practices in New York, NY. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include sciatica, back pain, and phantom limb pain. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Wang attended Taipei Medical University for medical school. He has received the following distinction: "Best Intern" award. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Cryosurgery, Radiculopathy, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Ultrasound, Phantom ... (Read more)

Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Pain Medicine
315 East 83rd Street; Upper East Orthopaedics, Pc
New York, NY

Dr. Rachel Bergang is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Bergang speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. She attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bergang at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Sciatica, Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Acute Pain, Back Pain

Dr. David Alan Kamlet, MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine
345 West 58th Street
New York, NY

Dr. David Kamlet is a New York, NY physician who specializes in acupuncture and general internal medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamlet accepts. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center. Dr. Kamlet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Roosevelt. He is accepting new patients.

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Lisa Dan Lin
Specializes in Acupuncture
17 East 102nd Street
7th Floor, NY

Ms. Lisa Lin is an acupuncturist. Ms. Lin's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), menstrual disorders, and migraine. She accepts Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Ms. Lin (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean.

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Clinical interests: Hepatitis, Infertility, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Allergies, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine, Sports Medicine

Dr. Ajay Kiri specializes in acupuncture, family medicine, and sports medicine and practices in Bronx, NY. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kiri is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Kiri (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
52 Clark Street; Suite 4c
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Steven Wong's medical specialty is general practice, acupuncture, and hospital medicine (hospitalist). He is a graduate of Albany Medical College. Dr. Wong honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture
1841 Broadway
New York, NY

Dr. Naomi Rabinowitz's medical specialty is general practice and acupuncture. Dr. Rabinowitz studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
401 Broadway; Suite 709
New York, NY

Mr. Xingong Gao's specialties are acupuncture and physical therapy. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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F. Christopher Trahan
Specializes in Acupuncture
251 5th Avenue; Floor 3
New York, NY

Mr. Christopher Trahan practices acupuncture in New York, NY. Patient ratings for Mr. Trahan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Social Work, Acupuncture
875 Sixth Avenue; Suite #1108
Ny, NY

Ms. Phyllis Bloom is a social worker and acupuncturist in New York, NY. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Chiropractic
110 E End Avenue; Suite 1k
New York, NY

Dr. David Salkin's areas of specialization are acupuncture and chiropractic; he sees patients in New York, NY. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Occupational Therapy
147 W 35th Street; Suite 407
New York, NY

Ms. Shuling Wu is an acupuncturist and occupational therapist in New York, NY. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
833 58th Street; Basement Floor
Brooklyn, NY

Mr. Chung-Ying Tsai works as an acupuncturist and physical therapist. Mr. Tsai is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
227 Madison Street; Department of Rehab
New York, NY

Mr. Gang Zhang's areas of specialization are acupuncture and physical therapy. Mr. Zhang takes Medicare insurance.

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What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that is at least two thousand years old, although it has only recently gained popularity in North America. Practitioners of acupuncture are called acupuncturists. They may also provide other forms of TCM, or they may have learned acupuncture alone. In the United States, acupuncture providers must have three or four years of graduate level education to be licensed.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the body is filed with a vital energy called qi. When this energy becomes blocked or unbalanced, pain and illness result. To redirect the flow of qi, the acupuncturist inserts extremely thin, stainless steel needles (the width of a human hair) into a patient’s skin at specific points in the body (called meridians). A trained acupuncturist knows which meridians to insert the acupuncture needles into, how deeply to insert them, and how to stimulate them by raising or twisting them in order to balance the qi correctly.

Although researchers don’t know exactly how acupuncture works, they do have solid evidence that it does. Multiple studies have shown that acupuncture is effective at relieving pain, reducing nausea from chemotherapy, improving fertility, and reducing inflammation. The World Health Organization has stated that acupuncture is effective in treating 28 different conditions and may be helpful in treating many others. The Western medical view on acupuncture is not that qi is being balanced, but that the needles stimulate blood flow and endorphin production, which promote a sense of well-being.

During a typical acupuncture treatment, the acupuncturist will first examine the patient and ask about any complaints. The patient will lie down on a table and get comfortable. Then the acupuncturist will insert the needles, which are between 13 and 70mm long and made of stainless steel. Usually a treatment uses between 3 and 15 needles, and they are left in place for about 20 minutes. Most states require the needles to be disposable, single-use needles to reduce the chance of any infection. The needles may be twisted or moved, and in some cases, low currents of electricity are passed through them. Then they are removed, the patient is given lifestyle advice, and the appointment is over. Sessions are often repeated weekly or every other week.

Acupuncture has many benefits. Since it is extremely safe and has no side effects, it can be an excellent alternative to pain medications for those patients who cannot or choose not to take them. In addition, acupuncture is now covered by the majority of health care insurance plans in the United States. Acupuncture can be a wonderful option in your treatment plan.
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