Acupuncture | Manhattan Sports Injury Rehab

Sports Medicine Doctor in NYC

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain in the neck and back. Whether
caused by poor posture, diseases like arthritis, a sports injury, or an
accident, chronic pain can be debilitating and can make even the most
routine tasks incredibly difficult. Medication is often not enough to
provide full relief because it only masks the symptoms rather than addressing
the cause. Fortunately, alternative treatment options exist.


Acupuncture is an increasingly popular form of treatment for chronic back
and neck pain. This ancient and proven form of Chinese medicine has been
used for over 2,500 years and is now a widely accepted way to help people
find natural and drug-free relief from their pain. Acupuncture uses sterilized,
hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s central nervous system
and help correct the body’s natural flow of energy. The procedure
is virtually painless and can be highly effective.


Acupuncture is thought to have the following effects on the body:


    • It stimulates the body’s natural electromagnetic points. Inserting needles into areas that are conductors of electromagnetic signals
      can help the flow of natural endorphins, which can reduce the sensation of pain.


    • It releases opioids in the brain. The precise insertion of needles throughout the back and neck can release
      opioid chemicals in the brain, providing a natural painkilling effect.


    • It alters the secretion of hormones. Acupuncture is believed to activate the pituitary gland and hypothalamus,
      which affect the way the brain secretes neurohormones and neurotransmitters.
      This can have a positive effect on the immune system and change the way
      the body experiences pain.


Interested in trying acupuncture? Contact Manhattan Sports Therapy at (646) 798-1330
for more information and to schedule an appointment.


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