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David Y Wang MD
Specializes in Acupuncture, Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY

Dr. David Wang specializes in acupuncture, anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include phantom limb pain, facet injection, and sciatica. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. Dr. Wang studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. He has received the distinction of "Best Intern" award. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Radiculopathy, Postherpetic Neuralgia, Musculoskeletal Pain, Anesthesia, Phantom Limb Pain, Ra ... (Read more)

Dr David A Kamlet MD
Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Preventive Medicine
Average rating 4.51 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
345 West 58th Street
New York, NY

Dr. David Kamlet's areas of specialization are general practice, acupuncture, and general internal medicine; he sees patients in New York, NY. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamlet accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Aetna, and Medicare. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Erie County Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kamlet (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH), and St. Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Acupuncture, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
315 East 83rd Street; Upper East Orthopaedics, Pc
New York, NY

Dr. Rachel Bergang is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and pain medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bergang accepts Medicare insurance. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Family Medicine
35 E 21st Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY

Dr. Jonathan Silberlicht's medical specialty is acupuncture and family medicine. Dr. Silberlicht is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars.

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Christopher Trahan LAc OMD
Specializes in Acupuncture
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
251 5th Avenue; Floor 3
New York, NY

Mr. Christopher Trahan's specialty is acupuncture. Clinical interests for Mr. Trahan include homeopathic treatment, menopause, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Mr. Trahan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Depression, Infertility, Headache, Nutrition Issues, Allergies, Yeast I ... (Read more)

Specializes in Acupuncture, Physical Therapy
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
401 Broadway; Suite 709
New York, NY

Mr. Xingong Gao's specialties are acupuncture and physical therapy. He practices in New York, NY. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr Steven Wong MD
Specializes in General Practice, Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Ophthalmology
130 West 42nd Street; Suite #804
New York, NY

Dr. Steven Wong is a general practitioner, acupuncturist, and hospitalist. He graduated from Albany Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Phyllis Bloom works as a social worker and acupuncturist in New York, NY. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. David Salkin's specialties are acupuncture and chiropractic. Dr. Salkin is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Acupuncture, Surgery
157 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY

Mr. Louis Kiwala specializes in acupuncture and surgery and practices in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Kiwala accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Ms. Shuling Wu's areas of specialization are acupuncture and occupational therapy. Ms. Wu 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 in Brooklyn, NY. 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; he sees patients in New York, NY. He 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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