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Acupuncture for Chronic Pain in Flatiron NYC

I’ve received treatment from many acupuncture practitioners and Masa is by far the best. He is consultative, uses smaller needles, and gets tremendous results. I had a kink in my neck for months that Masa was able to resolve after only two sessions. A family member visited him and he cured her headache in a single session. Really impressive! Highly recommend Masa if you need acupuncture.

         Jonah Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed

I had not experienced acupuncture before, but I was introduced to Dr. Adachi by a trusted friend. I am deeply impressed by his dedication and the sophistication of his acupuncture techniques. Since then, he has consistently provided exceptional care for my well-being. 

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

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We can help your chronic pain if any of the following applies to you:

Welcome to Adachi Acupuncture & Herb Clinic, in Manhattan, New York!

I’m Masayuki Adachi, the founder of Adachi Acupuncture & Herb Clinic. We take pride in specializing in the treatment of chronic pain with a unique approach. Chronic pain affects countless individuals, impacting their bodies, minds, and overall well-being. Unfortunately, the true mechanism behind chronic pain is often misunderstood and improperly addressed. Let me shed some light on this:


The majority of back pain actually originates from areas other than the back itself. Unlike common health practitioners, at Adachi Acupuncture Clinic, we don't simply put needles where you feel the pain because...

where you feel the pain may not necessarily be the root cause of the problem.

Addressing only the pain location won't fully resolve your back pain. Without correcting the underlying cause, the problem may return. Through my 20 years of experience as a healthcare practitioner, I've learned that...

Abnormalities of the spine do not cause most chronic back pain.

Contrary to the belief that spinal abnormalities are the common cause of back pain, recent MRI studies have shown otherwise. Severe herniated disks may be present in some individuals with no back pain at all. Surprisingly, your body, be it your back, neck, or knees, lacks the ability to feel pain. It is your brain (mind) that perceives the pain, making it...

All pain originates in the brain (mind).

The connection between your brain and emotions is profound. Pain isn't just a "bottom-up" process; it's an "output" of the brain and can be influenced by emotions, memories, thoughts, and other perceptions. Understanding this is particularly important when dealing with chronic pain.

At our clinic, we practice an acupuncture method based on the integration of world-renowned Dr. Tan’s Balance Method and the Japanese meridian palpation technique. I will identify your problem Organs from the Five Elements (Liver, Heart, Spleen, Lung, Kidney). I will then determine the “sick meridians” that cause the pain physically and mentally and put needles to the specific points to treat the underlying problem. A defining characteristic of Dr. Tan’s Balance Method is how soon the feeling of pain improves. Often, patients experience the location of pain moves, the area of pain gets smaller, or the intensity of pain decreases soon after needles are inserted. (Check the link.)

In your session, I will also find out WHAT, WHERE, and WHY causes your pain/symptoms and tell you HOW to improve it on your own, so eventually, you don’t need to keep coming back to my clinic. 

My goal is not only to get rid of your pain but to provide you with that expertise so the problem won’t come back or you know how to treat yourself. 

I believe that knowing that information and knowledge are as essential as the actual treatment, and that has the power to heal your pain or other symptoms.  

In addition to chronic pain management, I also treat a wide range of conditions such as anxiety, stress, insomnia, allergy, digestive disorders, autoimmune disease, and fibromyalgia. For more conditions, check what we treat.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me HERE.

I’m looking forward to helping you with your pain-free life!

Masayuki Adachi, M.S., L.Ac.

Adachi Acupuncture & Herb Clinic
19 West 21st Street, Suite 904
New York, NY 10010
Mon10am – 7pm
Tue10am – 7pm
Wed10am – 7pm
Thu10am – 7pm
Sun10am – 7pm



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