Acupuncture services offered in Staten Island, NY

Health care practitioners across the globe have used acupuncture as a versatile solution, offering benefits ranging from improved energy to pain relief. At Twin Acupuncture in the New Springville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City, New York, acupuncture specialist Kerri Kuhlsen, L.Ac., c.SMA, provides acupuncture to address your health concerns and improve your quality of life. To request an appointment, call or text the office or fill out the online form today.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), acupuncture is the practice of inserting very fine needles (about the width of a hair) into acupoints, specific pressure points in your body. The treatment aims to rebalance your energy and improve your mental and physical health by allowing circulation, oxygen, and nutrients to areas of tension or injury.

While acupuncture has been employed in East Asia for thousands of years, its popularity in Western health care is much more recent. Skilled providers like Kerri have the training and certifications needed to effectively apply this remarkable solution to meet your needs.

How can acupuncture benefit me?

Acupuncture can boost your whole-body wellness, offering physical, emotional, and mental benefits, which include:

  • Reducing acute and chronic pain
  • Headache and migraine relief
  • Addressing women’s health concerns, such as PMS or menopausal symptoms 
  • Strengthening your immune system
  • Alleviating anxiety, stress, and depression
  • Improving your sleep quality
  • Addressing sports injuries
  • Supporting digestion
  • Increasing your focus and energy

Acupuncture lets you tap into your body’s natural ability to heal, contributing to a greater sense of balance.

What does an acupuncture appointment look like?

Before your first appointment, you have an initial evaluation to review your medical history, overall health, current symptoms, and any questions you may have. Kerri discusses your concerns and customizes a treatment plan to meet your needs.

You can expect your first appointment to last 40-60 minutes. Wear loose-fitting, comfortable clothing to your appointment, such as a tank top and shorts or jogging pants. While sitting or lying on a table, Kerri inserts the fine needles into the concerning pressure points, allowing oxygen and nutrient circulation to reach your injured or imbalanced areas so effective healing can begin.

You should schedule acupuncture appointments 1-2 times weekly until you’ve improved your state. To keep you in good shape, Kerri will then establish a maintenance regimen, with visits as little as once or twice a month.

Acupuncture treatment is a medicine-free solution to many issues, and most individuals tolerate it very well. To learn more about how acupuncture might be the solution you’ve been looking for, request an appointment at Twin Acupuncture by filling out the online form or calling or texting the office today.