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Ms. Yael Sverdlik Markowicz, L.AC., MSTOM

Acupuncturist

Yael Markowicz is an acupuncturist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Markowicz evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Acupuncturists complete their evaluations by getting a patient history and looking at and touching the body. Then, they place very fine acupuncture needles into specific points on the body. Stimulating these points and nerves is how Dr. Markowicz treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
Ms. Yael Sverdlik Markowicz, L.AC., MSTOM
  • New York, NY
  • Accepting new patients

Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

Yes! That achy feeling can be a couple of things. When Qi is activated within the channels by specific points it causes an immune response in the body - also known as the healing READ MORE
Yes! That achy feeling can be a couple of things. When Qi is activated within the channels by specific points it causes an immune response in the body - also known as the healing crisis. This causes a heavy, achy feeling around the points and can also spread within the channels. This actually means that the needles are working. It can also signify movement of stagnant Qi. One of the causes for disease is when Qi is stuck and isn’t flowing throughout your body properly - imagine a river that is stuck with degree. When the needles are inserted it can cause your body to move Qi and that can cause an achy feeling within the body.
Hope this helps.