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Acupuncture for Chronic Back Pain in Flatiron NYC.

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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

 Hi, I’m Masa who is the founder of Adachi Acupuncture & Herb Clinic. We specialize in the treatment of chronic pain with my own unique method. Even though chronic pain is a prevalent condition that affects so many of us and has such a profound impact on our bodies, minds, and lives, the mechanism of chronic pain is not correctly understood and is often incorrectly treated. For instance, did you know:

85% of the causes of back pain are unknown in conventional medicine.

In common pain treatments, mostly only your back will be treated if you have back pain. At Adachi Acupuncture Clinic, we don’t put needles where the problem is. That’s because...

Where you feel the pain is NOT necessarily the cause of the problem.

Most of the time, the cause of back pain is by an area other than the back. That explains why 85% of the causes of back pain are unknown. In that case, your back pain will not be better, no matter how much your back is treated. Even if you get better temporarily, the problem will come back again as long as the underlying cause is not corrected. In my 20 years of experience as a healer, I have realized that...

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

Modern medicine has long assumed that the common cause of back pain is abnormalities of the spine. However, many recent MRI studies have shown that spinal abnormalities are not necessarily the cause of back pain. Scientists found that some people may have severe herniated disk but no back pain at all. Furthermore, your body is not the only source of pain. Your body, such as back, neck, or knees, has no function to feel pain. It’s your brain (mind) that feels the pain. That means...

All pain originates in the brain (mind).

And your brain (mind) is intimately connected to your emotions. Pain is not just a “bottom-up” phenomenon, where damage in the body results in “pain signals” to the brain reflected by the brain passively like a mirror. Instead, pain is an “output” of the brain, not an input, and it can be modulated by emotions, memories, thoughts, and other perceptions. In other words, pain is sometimes very much a “top-down” phenomenon as well, especially if it’s a chronic pain.

In my acupuncture method, based on the world-renowned Dr. Tan’s Balance Method, 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
315-897-5355
Mon10am – 8pm
Tue10am – 8pm
Wed10am – 8pm
Thu10am – 8pm
Fri10am – 8pm
SatClosed
Sun10am – 8pm
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