Active Acupuncture - New York - NYC

Experienced Acupuncturists and Healers Serving New York City

Specialists of Acupuncture for Infertility, IVF, Women's Health,
Immune Disorders, Depression, and Pain Relief.

Appointments / Inquiries: (212) 974-2880

Active Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Arthritis

NYC Arthritis AcupunctureThe use of acupuncture to relieve pain is well established in America. In fact, it is the most common use of acupuncture outside of China, today. Modern medical technology has revealed that the insertion of acupuncture needles causes measurable physiological changes like the release of pain-relieving beta-endorphins in surrounding tissue. However, the effects of such treatments are often short-lived if the root cause of the pain is not treated.

For patients suffering from arthritis, whether it is arthritis of the knee, hip, shoulder, hand or back, we aim to treat the body as a whole, and not just focus on treating the obvious symptoms. The majority of our arthritis patients suffer from rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis (arthropathic psoriasis), which are  autoimmune disorders. Hence, our treatments not only focus on controlling the painful symptoms of arthritis, but also on balancing the immune system. The majority of our patients see immediate results in just a few treatments and experience positive long term benefits. Depending on the specific situation, we may recommend traditional acupuncture or a combination of acupuncture and exercise in accordance with our Active Acupuncture philosophy.


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Scientific Literature

  • In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, researchers found that acupuncture treatment reduced pain and improved joint function in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. (more)
  • In mice induced with arthritis, acupuncture stimulation had anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic and immuno-regulatory effects. (more)
  • A review of literature, concluding that "acupuncture has a place in the treatment of chronic muscoskeletal pain." (more)
Quick Facts:
  • Acupuncture is widely used and proven to be effective for treating pain.
  • Acupuncture treatment for arthritis often involves regulating and strengthening the immune system.
  • Using modern medical technology, acupuncture has been shown to induce the release of beta-endorphines.