Find Relief with Acupuncture in Manhattan, New York, and Stamford, Connecticut
Acupuncture is a treatment approach that originated in multiple parts of the world with a long and rich history. It can be quite helpful in dealing with:
- Insomnia / Sleep Challenges
- Digestive issues
- Hormonal issues
- Much more
Dr. Robert Kachko offers acupuncture to patients in Manhattan, Stamford, and the surrounding areas to help them find relief from pain, stress, and other chronic conditions.
What to Expect from Acupuncture
Acupuncture is a painless treatment that people often can do once or twice per week to improve overall well-being. Most people leave feeling relaxed, and many are even able to fall asleep during treatments.
Acupuncture pairs well alongside all other therapies to make them more effective. It works by inserting thin, sterile needles into very carefully selected points in the body, based on an assessment that the doctor and licensed Acupuncturist provides. This assessment can include past medical history, review of lab work, Pulse Diagnosis, Tongue Diagnosis, and other types of physical exams, including current medical history, to understand what is happening to the body.
Acupuncture points are selected and can be used in addition to adjunctive therapies such as electrical stimulation (electro-acupuncture), cupping, and moxibustion. It is also used in conjunction with physical medicine techniques like Tui Na. We may also use things like infrared heat lamps to help improve the efficacy of the treatment.
During your initial treatments, you will generally come in once or twice per week, and then sometimes, after the initial acute phase, you may need treatment or maintenance doses every 1-3 months, depending on the patient. Dr. Kachko will work with you to find the treatment interval that best suits you and talk to you about what to expect from each procedure.
Holistic, Evidence-Based Treatment
While acupuncture has been around for thousands of years, it has seen widespread growth in recent decades, and there have been over 13,000 studies globally to test its effectiveness. The growing body of evidence supports the use of acupuncture for over 100 conditions, including relieving pain, stroke, stress, anxiety and depression, inflammation, and issues with sleep. Contact our office today to learn more about how acupuncture and integrative medicine can help.
Dr. Robert Kachko discusses acupuncture treatments at NY Center for Integrative Health
What is acupuncture?
Hi, this is Dr. Robert Kachko from New York Center for Integrative Health to talk to you all about acupuncture.
We use acupuncture as one of the many tools in our clinic to give you a truly comprehensive and holistic approach to feeling better.
Acupuncture is a tool that’s been around for thousands of years, and it’s helped generations of people recover from conditions like pain, digestive disorders, insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
What are the benefits of acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, calm the nervous system, and increase endorphins, our body’s natural system of painkillers.
The treatments themselves last about one hour, where you come in, and we have a conversation about your health goals.
The treatments are painless, and most people feel quite relaxed. Many people fall asleep, and sleeping on an acupuncture table is like getting 2-3 hours of extra rest, even in that 30 or 40 minutes of treatment.
What is the process of getting acupuncture as a treatment?
The needles that we use are sterile, and we only use them one time before throwing them away. Although treatment results vary, most people do see an improvement in their condition.
Usually, it takes about six to 10 treatments, often done weekly, to see if your condition will improve. Now while some people feel better after just one treatment for others, it is a process.
We combine acupuncture with all of the other treatment tools in our clinic, including nutrition IV therapy, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine.
So if you’re interested in trying acupuncture, you might want to consider trying acupuncture in this comprehensive way where you’re also getting all of the other care you’re looking for.
We are here to help you with all of your health care needs. Make an appointment today.
Dr. Robert Kachko, Founder and Director of the NY Center for Integrative Health, is a pioneer in Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine and has developed an extensive bio-psychosocial methodology for people living with chronic diseases. As Immediate Past President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Dr. Kachko advocates for healthcare reform to allow everyone accesses to the kind of care our clinic provides.