Andrew Pacholyk is an acupuncturist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Pacholyk 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. Pacholyk treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
Education and Training
State University College at New Paltz Bachelors 1982
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Masters 2003
American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine
American Board of Medical Acupuncture
American Board of Pain Medicine
American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists
American Board of Preventive Medicine
National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
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by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac. ProAcuMed.comOur immune system is a complex network of cells, tissues and organs, which work together to defend the body against attacks from “foreign” invaders. The body does this in two different ways. First, the body must recognize that it is being invaded,...
Bell’s palsy is a form of facial paralysis resulting from damage to the VII (facial) cranial nerve. This nerve disorder afflicts approximately 40,000 Americans each year. It can strike almost anyone at any age; however, it disproportionately attacks pregnant women and people who have diabetes,...
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women. It is the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women and the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander, and American Indian/Alaska Native women.One out of eight American women who live...
Absolutely, but you have to go! Remember, it's not specific to the neck. Acupuncture treats the whole body. Andrew Pacholyk, MS, LAc READ MORE
Good day, Yes it is extremely safe and very important for many protocols. I hope this helps Andrew Pacholyk READ MORE
Absolutely! I treat women during their entire pregnancy. Each trimester usually offers a different set of issues. In the beginning, it's bloating, cravings, nausea or vomiting, and crazy hormone levels. Acupuncture is exceptional at treating these issues. Sciatica, Bells Palsey, HBP, are also rare, but are issues that have occurred within a small percent of women during their 2nd trimester. Extensive bloating, bearing down feeling on the bladder, ankle swelling and even breeching the baby are some of acupuncture's greatest strengths come the 3rd trimester. So, yes, it would be an amazing benefit to add acupuncture weekly to your pregnancy routine. Keep up the great work! Andrew Pacholyk READ MORE
You should have acupuncture immediately, as it will help speed up the healing process. Acupuncture uses sterile needles so there is zero risk of bacterial infection from acupuncture. READ MORE
Absolutely not too young for treatment. I treat babies in my practice for everything from colic to jaundice. Ideally, allergy treatments should start prior to allergy season, but starting anytime would be beneficial in managing symptoms. Starting treatments before the season is in full swing, can actually decrease or even elliminate allgergic reactions altogether. READ MORE
Hi! In a nutshell, YES. Acupuncture is a very good way of helping your body to regulate itself. Acupuncture for digestive issues has shown to be effective with everything from "nervous stomach," IBS, ulcerative colitis, e-pylori infection, gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, acid reflux, and regulating gastric juices. It is great for treating a diagnosis of gallstones or poor digestive function. Depending on the particular issue, along with acupuncture, the correct prescribed herbs can support these treatments. I hope this helps. In happiness, Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac READ MORE
Good morning, For those who do not know what this condition is, excessive sweating is when you sweat more than you might expect based on the surrounding temperature or your activity level or stress. Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can affect your entire body or just certain areas, particularly your palms, soles, underarms or face. Acupuncture (along with specific Chinese herbal formulas) can be very successful in treating hyperhidrosis. Depending on how long you have endured this condition will dictate how many treatments of acupuncture you need. I certainly would recommend at least 4 - 6 treatments and at least a month on herbs, based on the patients I have seen in my office for this condition. Acupuncture helps to regulate the glandular system and regulate sweating. The herbs work internally to help regulate your system. Be patient with this process. There is hope. Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac READ MORE
Thank you for your email. Yes, very much so. Acupuncture and the right herbs can be a very successful combination for treating low sex drive. She may also find it helpful to talk about any emotional issues that may also be hindering her drive or her ability to be aroused during intimate moments. Allow her to spend time privately with her acupuncturist to thoroughly discuss and treat what maybe affecting her issues around sex and intimacy. I hope this helps, Andrew Pacholyk MS, L.Ac READ MORE
Thank you for your question. The short answer is YES. It is often a long-term commitment to your health. More times than not, people are searching for help for long-term problems they have been experiencing. In my practice, I tend to see very complicated cases. Occasionally, I will get someone with an acute injury or a sore neck, back, or cold. Most of these acute conditions can be helped with 2 or a few treatments. The more recent and acute the condition, the easier it is to resolve. If you have had an issue going on for weeks, months or years, you need long-term treatments. Remember, it did not become this way overnight; therefore, it takes time for your body to find the balance within once again. Hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac READ MORE
Yes, here is a great study. Sixty overweight subjects, randomly divided into an active and a control group, used the acupuncture twice weekly for four weeks. The active group attached the acupuncture to the ear points including the shenmen point and stomach point, whereas the control group did sham acupuncture (areas where there are no acupuncture points). The goal of a 5 lb weight loss was set, and changes in appetite and weight were reported after four weeks. RESULTS: Of those who responded, 95% of the active group noticed suppression of appetite, whereas none of the control group noticed such a change. None of the control group lost the required 5 lbs, with only 4 subjects losing any weight at all. Both the number of subjects who lost weight and the mean weight loss were significantly higher in the active group (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Frequent stimulation of specific auricular acupuncture points is an effective method of appetite suppression, which leads to weight loss. READ MORE
That is incorrect. Acupuncture actually helps lower blood pressure by helping the heart to regulate how it pumps blood through the vein and arteries. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk READ MORE
Hi there, Thanks for your email question! Yes, it is absolutely normal! Acupuncture works on the Vagus nerve. It is the nerve that gives us the relaxation response. Perfectly normal! Enjoy, Andrew READ MORE
Good day, Thank you for your email. Acupuncture can help with indigestion by resetting the flow in the esophagus. It is not necessarily the food that is the trigger, but it is the "flow" and peristalsis of the esophagus. The coordinating of the doors or flaps between the stomach and small intestine, liver and gallbladder can be "reset' with the acupuncture needles in the specific acu-points. Additionally, there are several exceptional Chinese herbal formulas that can be taken for a short period of time to help assist the digestive process. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac READ MORE
Good day, Thanks for your question. Acupuncture is a stand alone treatment. It can be used to treat any imbalance in the body from shortening the duration of a cold or flu to treating infertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, and professionally administered health care system in the world. It is a documented medical system spanning over 2,500 years based on comprehensive philosophies, rational theories, clinically tested and empirically verified by over 100 generations of highly educated practitioners. Chinese Medicine is a total system of internal medicine which is comprised of a diagnostic procedure based on signs, symptoms and treatment styles including acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, diet and meditation. It’s foundation is based on the principles of balance; the interdependent relationship of Yin and Yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk, MS L.Ac READ MORE
Thank you for your question. Approximately 80% of my practice in New York City involved treating patients with infertility. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is the oldest, continually practiced, and professionally administered health care system in the world. It is a documented medical system spanning over 2,500 years based on comprehensive philosophies, rational theories, clinically tested and empirically verified by over 100 generations of highly educated practitioners. Chinese Medicine is a total system of internal medicine which is comprised of a diagnostic procedure based on signs, symptoms and treatment styles including acupuncture, herbal medicine, exercise, diet and meditation. It’s foundation is based on the principles of balance; the interdependent relationship of Yin and Yang. Through this balance, health is achieved and maintained. Acupuncture (along with herbs) can be a very effective treatment ti increase blood flow to the uterus. This helps with a better shedding of the lining during the period and strengthens the lining of the uterus so that an egg can attach more easily. It helps to boost immunity and stimulate the Fallopian tubes. It is an important tool for regulating irregular periods, treating PCOS and fibroids and assists in the overall function of the reproductive system in both women and men! I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac READ MORE
Yes, both could be very helpful. Electro-stimulation acupuncture would be particularly helpful in your case as long as you do not have any contraindications such as epilepsy or a pace maker. I would recommend at least 6 treatments to get an idea as to its efficacy. READ MORE
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