We found 11 acupuncturists who accept Medicare near New York, NY.

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

Dr. David Wang is a specialist in acupuncture, anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Wang's areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, facet injection, and sciatica. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and ConnectiCare. Dr. Wang has received professional recognition including the following: "Best Intern" award. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rachel Bergang is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), acupuncture, and pain medicine. She works in New York, NY and Bronx, NY. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bergang completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Specializes in Acupuncture, General Internal Medicine
345 West 58th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. David Kamlet's specialties are acupuncture and general internal medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr. Kamlet completed his residency training at Erie County Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Steven Wong's areas of specialization are general practice, acupuncture, and hospital medicine (hospitalist); he sees patients in New York, NY. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. 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 works as an acupuncturist in New York, NY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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

Ms. Phyllis Bloom specializes in social work and acupuncture. She honors 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 is in-network for 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; she sees patients 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 is an acupuncturist and physical therapist. Mr. Tsai takes Medicare insurance.

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

Mr. Gang Zhang is an acupuncturist and physical therapist in New York, NY. He is in-network for 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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