Acupuncture NYC

Acupuncture heals by balancing energy within the body. While each person experiences acupuncture differently, most people feel only a minimal amount of sensation as the needles are inserted. Once the needles are in most of our patients feel a sense of deep relaxation, & even sleepiness! Watch this video to find out more about what acupuncture feels like from acupuncturist and Yinova's founder, Dr. Jill Blakeway.

At The Yinova Center all of our acupuncturists are licensed and board certified. The needles we use are hair-thin, making the experience of having acupuncture in no way similar to having an injection. and are designed to not harm the skin. They are inserted gently and shallowly, in order to stimulate certain acupuncture points throughout your body.

Find out more about how acupuncture can help you by clicking below.

 A Brief History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture originated in China around 3,500 years ago and remains one of the oldest, most commonly used systems of healing in the world. Chinese medicine is still the primary medical system for 1/4 of the world’s population.

Traditional Chinese Medicine considers Qi (pronounced “chee”) to be our vital energy or life force. Qi flows along pathways or “meridians” which run the length of our limbs and to each of our organs. They form a network that looks a lot like the New York City Subway map. Like the subway, the various pathways overlap and are all critical to the network as a whole. TCM believes that there is a deep inter-connectedness between all aspects of our being—both internally and externally.

Health is a state where there is balanced and harmonious flow of Qi throughout our bodies. Conversely, imbalances can lead to many ailments. There are a variety of ways that we at the Yinova center can reestablish and maintain the smooth flow of energy, thus preserving health. Two of them are Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine.

Acupuncture involves the insertion of hair thin needles at specific points in the body. These points are along the meridians mentioned previously and conduct the Qi. Each of these points act as a gate—controlling the flow of Qi on the specific meridian along with their corresponding organs. The insertion of needles allow the Qi to flow properly through the meridians.

Chinese herbs are also employed to maintain health, prevent illness, and restore vitality to the body. Herbal formulas are crafted to balance and harmonize the body from within—to strengthen us when we are weak, warm us when we are cold, calm us when we’re overactive, get us moving when we are sluggish, etc. The herbal formula that you may receive, like the acupuncture, is designed specifically for you based on your individual medical history and case!