Andrew Pacholyk L.AC, Preventative Medicine Specialist
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Andrew Pacholyk L.AC

Acupuncturist

161 W 16TH ST NEW YORK NY, 10011

About

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

Board Certification

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

Provider Details

Male English, Spanish
Andrew Pacholyk L.AC
Andrew Pacholyk L.AC's Expert Contributions
  • Alternative Answers for Meniere’s Disease

    (aka Vertigo * Tinnitus * Fullness in the Ear * Hearing Loss) Meniere's disease is a disorder characterized by recurrent vertigo, dizziness, loss or diminished acuity of normal sounds, tinnitus, and often, a feeling of fullness in the ear. Tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in one or both ears) may be...

  • Acupuncture for Bell's Palsy

    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,...

  • Autoimmunity and Infertility: An Eastern Approach to Healing

    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,...

  • Acupuncture for Bell’s Palsy

    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,...

  • Nutrition for Breast Health

    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...

  • Is acupuncture effective in treating chronic pain?

    Good day, Yes, absolutely. Acupuncture is effective for chronic pain. Acupuncture has long been recognized as an effective treatment for chronic pain. In 2012, a study found acupuncture was better than no acupuncture or simulated acupuncture for the treatment of four chronic pain conditions: Back and neck pain Osteoarthritis (your doctor may call it degenerative joint disease or wear and tear arthritis) Chronic headache Shoulder pain The National Institutes of Health calls the study the most rigorous evidence to date that acupuncture may be helpful for chronic pain. It is essential to continue treatments over time. 4-6 initial visits is a good indicator of how acupuncture will help you. Follow this up with a few visits per month to maintain relief. "Chronic" means it has taken time for you to get to this state of pain and discomfort so it will also take time to recover. Acupuncture is not a magic bullet, but a sophisticated, and body-intelligent solution that can really help. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe for anxiety?

    Acupuncture is safe for anxiety. Acupuncture helps to decrease cortisol levels and calms the sympathetic nervous system. High levels of anxiety can benefit from two to three visits per week, but getting treated once on a weekly basis has great benefits, as well. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk MS LAc READ MORE

  • Can you help recover after a stroke?

    Absolutely, Acupuncture is wonderful for stroke victims. Depending on the exact diagnosis, your acupuncturist can access the treatment neccessary. If the patient does not have a pace maker or a history of epilepsy, I highly recommend the patient have electro-stimulation. This is when the acupuncture needles are connect to a low voltage stimultion meter. The machine emits a varying degree and rhythmic pulsation through the needles to stimulate the nerves, bringing them back into a better state. This is not a TENS machine. In my humble opinion, the pulse does not go deep enough to help revive nerve and muscle tissue on TENS machines. The voltage through an acupuncture point is mor effective. This treatment can be as short as a few months to a year. Improvement are subtle, but over a period of time the results can be regenerating. Andrew Pacholyk Peacefulmind.com READ MORE

  • Can ear ringing be fixed?

    Good day, Thanks for your message. Acupucnture can be very effective for tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Tinnitus can often be accompanied by dizziness, nausea, and vertigo. Acupuncture, along with other remedies such as herbal options, massage, and specific exercises have shown to be very effective at treating ear ringing. You may want to read my current article in Acupuncture Today on vertigo and tinnitus: https://acupuncturetoday.com/article/33921-alternative-answers-for-menieres-disease-five-step-treatment-protocol I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective for insomnia?

    Good day, Thank you for your question. Acupuncture is an effective treatment for insomnia. It is differentiated by difficulty falling asleep and difficulty staying asleep. Chinese medicine looks at dis-ease in patterns. This gives the practitioner the ability to individualize the treatment for each patient. This allows for the most effective care for insomnia. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac READ MORE

  • What treatment is best for chronic sinusitis?

    Good day, Thank you for your question.  Acupuncture is very good for opening up the sinus cavity and reducing inflammation. Points to open up the sinuses, clear phlegm, and boost the immune system are often part of the protocol. You can also discuss with your acupuncturist about using herbs for this condition. A natural herbal blend for helping with a stuffy nose, red eyes, watery eyes, or allergy symptoms include: huang qin (skullcap root), xin yi hua (magnolia bud), lian qiao (forsythia fruit), fang feng (siler root), ye ju hua (chrysanthemum flower), and bai zhi (angelica root) I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk MS LAc READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective for carpal tunnel?

    Thank you for your question. Acupuncture has shown great results for those with carpal tunnel in some people. Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis carpal tunnel as a disruption in the flow of vital energy (Qi) and Blood. This is often due to Cold, Dampness or Wind penetrating the muscle group and aggravates the sinews in the hands and wrist. Acupuncture treatments along with, stretching and very specific herbal remedies can help alleviate this syndrome. Acupuncture, particularly, estim-acupuncture, has shown great results for those with carpal tunnel in some people. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with knee problems?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is very helpful for the aches and pains around the knee. It helps to increase blood and synovial fluid circulation, which in turn lubricates the joints. The pain is often differentiated (sharp, stabbing/dull, achy) as well as if it's worse with heat, cold, damp. This helps the practitioner to fine tune their treatment. They may also ask you about diet, supplements, or suggest additional treatments to do at home. I hope this helps. Andrew Pacholyk, MS LAc. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture loosen tight muscles in neck?

    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

  • Is acupuncture on the head safe?

    Good day, Yes it is extremely safe and very important for many protocols. I hope this helps Andrew Pacholyk READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture good for pregnancy?

    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

  • How often does acupuncture cause bacterial infections?

    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

  • Do you recommend acupuncture for children?

    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

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    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

  • Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

    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

  • My wife has no drive for sex. Will acupuncture be able to help at all?

    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

  • Is acupuncture a long-term treatment?

    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

  • Does acupuncture help in weight loss?

    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

  • Is it true that people suffering from high blood pressure should not try acupuncture?

    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

  • I feel very sleepy after my acupuncture session. Is this normal?

    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

Areas of expertise and specialization

InfertilityPregnancyWomen's HealthMen's HealthAnti-Aging Protocols

Professional Memberships

  • ASNY  
  • American Board of Pregnancy  
  • AACOM  

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