The Best Acupuncturist in New York City

Who is the best Acupuncturist in New York City?

moxa on backThis is a great question, but impossible question to answer. Just like there is no one best physician for every condition, there is no best acupuncturist for every health concern. It is really about finding the best acupuncturist for you.  There are a few questions to consider.

How to find the best acupuncturist for you. Consider these questions.

1. What is their Education and Experience?

Education and experience are obviously important factor for being a good clinician and acupuncturist. I have been in practice for 15 years. Here is some of my educational background.

After finishing Touro’s Graduate Program in Oriental Medicine, which is a 4 years master’s degree, I continued on to a postgraduate training in China at the Hunan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. This education was very intensive, covering hundreds of acupuncture points, herbs, and herbal formulations. I also had unique and extensive training in acupressure and Tui na (Chinese medical massage), learning specialized techniques and treatments.

When I came back I opened my clinic which I have been running for 15 years.  In addition, in 2009-2010, I received a National Institutes of Health research training grant in the Pediatric Immunology Department of Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

In 2012 I graduated form the Avicenna Diploma in Chinese Medicine Dermatology in London taught by world renown Chinese Medicine Dermatologist Mazin Al-Khafaji.

My experience and training provided an opportunity to develop a specialty in treatment of pain, chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and dermatology.

2. What is their Specialty?

Find our where your acupuncturist has special training in any specific area.

While I worked in China and through my postgraduate training I developed a specialties in a few specific areas.

* Chronic Pain and Arthritis: shoulder and neck pain, frozen shoulder, migraine, sinus headaches, back pain, sciatica, knee pain
* Skin Conditions: acne, eczema, psoriasis, hives, and shingles.
* Integrative Urology: Interstitial Cystitis, Chronic Prostatitis , Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, and prostate surgery recovery.
* Headaches

*Women’s health

Among other conditions.

3. Do you like their bedside manner?

Communication is important with your health care provider is very important. Your practitioner should listen to you with patience and compassion and you should feel comfortable asking them to explain their honest opinion about the treatment outcomes and assessment.

Feel free to give us a call at 212-319-5757.  I’d be happy to speak with you about your questions and concerns.

4. What do their patients think about them?

You should ask around with your friends and family to see if anyone knows a good acupuncturist. If none of your friends know anyone then you can also look at their website , see if they have a lot of reviews and testimonials.

Click here to read my acupuncture success stories.

Joseph Alban, L.Ac.
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