Live a pain-free, more balanced life with acupuncture, a 3,000-year-old traditional, Eastern holistic therapy that’s used to treat a wide range of health concerns, from chronic pain and illness to stress and anxiety.
Bruce Haymann, LAc is a NYS-licensed Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. He graduated from the Tri-State College of Acupuncture with a Master’s in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Bruce is skilled in trigger point acupuncture, which, similar to deep tissue massages, helps in releasing tight muscles. He also specializes in sports medicine acupuncture, which benefits patients suffering from sports injuries, and in neurofunctional acupuncture, which uses electro-acupuncture to stimulate different muscle groups and the central nervous system. His techniques help reduce inflammation and muscle pain in patients so that they can return to their normal activities.
Acupuncture stimulates specific points near or on the surface of the skin (acupuncture points), which can alter biochemical and physiological conditions within the body. Because acupuncture points are targeted areas of electrical sensitivity, inserting needles at these points stimulates sensory receptors that trigger:
- Activation of opioid systems
- Positive changes in brain chemistry
- Improved blood flow and circulation
We use acupuncture to treat many conditions, and often recommend it as a treatment for our physical therapy patients. Acupuncture is commonly used to treat:
- Chemotherapy/radiation side effects
- Dermatological disorders
- Emotional and Psychological Disorders
- Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Gynecological and Genitourinary Disorders
- Immune Disorders
- Musculoskeletal and Neurological Disorders
- Physical therapy
- Respiratory Disorders
- Weight control
To determine the type of acupuncture treatment that would be most beneficial, your practitioner will ask you about your symptoms, lifestyle, medical history, diet, and more.
A common treatment plan for a single condition would typically involve 1-2 treatments per week.
The number of treatments will depend on the condition being treated and its severity, but 6-12 treatments is common.