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Annette E. Sessions M.D.
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease), Acupuncture
4.3 Average rating 4.3 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 10 Pointe Ldg, Greece, NY 14606
Christine Torres L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1100 Long Pond Rd, Greece, NY 14626
Darushe Anissi M.D.
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Acupuncture
4.95 Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 120 Erie Canal Dr, Greece, NY 14626
Dr. Daniel Marino D.C., L.AC., M.S.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 233 Alexander St, Rochester, NY 14607
Mr. Paul Alexander Rooney L.AC., M.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 103 Canal Landing Bd, Greece, NY 14626
Bruce Xu L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 180 Sawgrass Dr, Brighton, NY 14620
Ms. Farrel Gabrielle Duncan L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
3.13 Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 32 Union St, Rochester, NY 14607
Elaine Sandra Wilkinson L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 3300 Monroe Av, Pittsford, NY 14618
Amanda Elyse Balseca LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 601 Elmwood Av, Rochester, NY 14620
Ms. Robin Ann Curtis MSN, LAC, ANP, RN
Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Acupuncture
Address: 28 Charwood Cir, Irondequoit, NY 14609
Mr. Lewis H. Loquasto L. AC., FNP-BC, RN
Specializes in Family Medicine, Acupuncture
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 595 Seneca Pwy, Rochester, NY 14613
Jessika Daniel LAC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 693 East, Rochester, NY 14607
Dr. Sarah Marie Giardenelli LAC, MSOM, ND
Specializes in Naturopathy, Acupuncture
Address: 40 Wellington Av, Rochester, NY 14611
Mr. Robert Wasson L.AC
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1651 Empire Bd, Penfield, NY 14580
Mr. Ethan Borg M.A.OM., L.AC.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 1501 East Av, Rochester, NY 14610
Susan R. Grodensky LAC, M.S.O.M.
Specializes in Acupuncture
Address: 26 Azalea Rd, Rochester, NY 14620

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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