Andrea Cillo, Acupuncturist

Andrea Cillo


876 sunrise hwy Bay Shore New York, 11706


After receiving my associates in biology, I attended the Tri-State College of Acupuncture in Manhattan and earned my Masters of Science in Acupuncture. There I learned the unique style of Acupuncture Physical Medicine (aka trigger point dry needling). Developed by our headmaster Mark Seem and based on Janet Travell's books on trigger points, this technique releases "knots" in muscles to alleviate musculoskeletal pain and even internal visceral symptoms (such as chest pain or digestive disorders) without the harmful injections of steroids or numbing agents. I was also well versed in many other tricks that go with the trade such as moxabustion, electro-acupuncture, cupping and gua sha. Currently, I am studying Classical Chinese Medicine under the mentorship of Timothy Aitken, a master practitioner and specialist in pediatric acupuncture.Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into strategic points on the body to achieve overall wellness. This technique developed over 3,000 years ago and takes a holistic approach to healing. All the symptoms that you're feeling come down to one root diagnosis: an imbalance between internal organs, and/or pathology that has made it's way into your body. Acupuncture works to correct these imbalances and pathologies by supporting your body's natural ability to heal itself.You and I are a team. That means that you have as big a role in your healing as I do. You have the ultimate control over your body and it is up to you to exercise it. Your health is your responsibility, and your healthcare team is here to support you.

Education and Training

Tri State College of Acupuncture M.S. 2013

Provider Details

Andrea Cillo
Andrea Cillo's Expert Contributions
  • Is acupuncture safe?

    Absolutely. So long as you see a certified or licensed professional, acupuncture is a safe and effective way to treat all types of pain. Be sure to do your research, though. There are bad acupuncturists out there just like there are bad doctors. Use someone you trust and are comfortable with. READ MORE

  • Can my rash be from acupuncture?

    It's likely not a reaction from the treatment but it may be a reaction to the needle. Some needles have a silicon coating which some people are allergic too. Definitely ask your acupuncturist to use another brand of needle. It is also not uncommon to have a little redness around the area where the needle was inserted. This redness usually passes within a few hours to a day. Sometimes, the skin can pucker under the needle and you'll have a little bump after it's removed. Again, this usually resolves on it's own after some time. READ MORE

  • Are acupuncture needles reused?

    It is illegal for acupuncturists to re-use needles. Our needles are designed for one time use and are to be disposed of into a bio-hazard container after removal. You can be sure that they're using sterile needles by watching them open blister packs of fresh needles before your treatment. READ MORE

  • How often should I go for acupuncture?

    Ultimately, that decision is up to you and your acupuncturist. When I see patients for chronic pain, I usually start them with weekly treatments until the pain feels improvement that lasts about one week (until their next treatment). At that point, I start working to decrease treatment treatment frequency to bi-weekly, then once every 3 weeks, etc. If you feel that treatment once per month is not providing you with lasting relief, try increasing the frequency. If you feel the acupuncture isn't helping at all, try a new acupuncturist or a new style of acupuncture. READ MORE

  • How long does an acupuncture last usually?

    That depends on the acupuncturist you're seeing but on average, it usually takes about one hour. If they practice a more clinical style, your treatment may only be a half hour or so. Personally, I take about 2 hours with an initial consultation (I ask a lot of questions), and follow up treatments last about 1 hour. READ MORE

  • Is an achy feeling normal in acupuncture?

    Aching is normal and actually a sign that your body is working with the treatment. During (and sometimes after) treatments you may also feel heaviness, pressure, traveling or spreading sensations from the needles. This is your body's qi, or energy, interacting with the needle's stimulation of the acupuncture point. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture treat addiction?

    Acupuncture can be very effective but in my experience with treating smoking addiction, success comes when someone really wants to quit. If they don't have that desire, there isn't much any type of treatment (gum, patches, acupuncture, hypnosis, etc.) can do. When a patient is ready to make that commitment though, I work with both acupuncture and meditation to control cravings and create better, more healthful, habits that may trigger or go along with smoking. READ MORE

  • Why is acupuncture suggested for fertility?

    Acupuncture works by balancing the entire body to improve overall health and wellness. If you're ready to have children, you want your body to be in peak functioning order. Acupuncture can also help alleviate the symptoms that go with pregnancy: fatigue, nausea, swelling, cravings, etc. In the case of infertility, there are many different reasons why people struggle with having children and it isn't always something physical. For example, from an acupuncture perspective, the reason may not have anything to do with your reproductive system, it may be your stress levels. We also understand that having children is as much a spiritual experience as it is a physical one, and there are ways we can support patients there too. Moral of the story, if one thing isn't quite right, the body may not feel it's safe or ready to bear a child. Acupuncture offers a unique perspective on what isn't "quite right" and works to correct it. READ MORE

  • Should I go for dry needling or acupuncture?

    Dry needling is actually a practice done by acupuncturists. If someone offers this service but is not certified or licensed in acupuncture, do NOT see them. Dry needling is now being taught in some states as a simple certification course. Those who take this course but do not have an understanding of how deep the needles can actually penetrate can cause serious damage to the body, including but not limited to collapsed lungs, punctured organs, arteries, or veins, etc. Certified and licensed acupuncturists are trained and tested on needle depth around the entire body. Dry needling is a technique used to release trigger points, aka knots, in the muscles by forcing the muscle to twitch. That twitch response is the muscle fully contracting so it can fully release and therefore, alleviate pain. Wet needling, or trigger point injections, is a service provided by some pain management doctors that releases these knots using a steroid injection. Both techniques are very effective but only if the primary cause of the pain is the trigger points. Typically, trigger points are almost always involved, but the reason why they're forming may be the true cause of your back pain. Acupuncture can work both to alleviate the trigger points, and the true cause of your pain. Being able to attack from both sides (treating the central and surrounding reasons for pain) makes acupuncture very effective in pain management. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help boost the immune system?

    Think of going to an acupuncturist as going to your mechanic. If you keep on top of your oil changes, tire rotation, and make sure the engine is functioning, you're less likely to have problems with your car. Similarly, acupuncture works to ensure all your body's functions are working together and at their peak performance to keep you healthy. Secondly, if you do get sick, you'll be able to heal faster because your body is stronger from working in unison. READ MORE

  • Should I get acupuncture for my fibromyalgia?

    Fibromyalgia can be a little tricky because the pain may be aggravated by the needles. However, there are many other techniques we can use to alleviate your pain. What's most important is that you keep verbal communication with your acupuncturist. If anything is starting to flare up the pain, let us know right away so we can stop and try something else. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with the cold?

    Acupuncture can actually treat a cold with or without medications. When my patients develop a cold or flu, I will treat them with acupuncture but also give them a list of home remedies so they can avoid taking any over the counter medications. However, if an antibiotic or another medication is necessary, acupuncture can help support the medication and prevent any side effects from it. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating my enlarged uterus?

    It can. Acupuncture can help treat the adenomyosis (fancy medical term for enlarged uterus) and its side effects. We have a different understanding of reproductive health, which means that this condition may be in relation to other bodily functions. Working to correct and support your whole body will help alleviate the symptoms and treat the condition itself. READ MORE

  • My son has awful shoulder pain. How can I help him?

    If the bones and joints are all okay, then it's likely muscular pain caused by trigger points (aka knots). Acupuncture can be very helpful because we can use several different techniques such as cupping, dry needling, and moxibustion to release the knots. Other modalities of treatment would be heat, tiger balm or other topical anesthetics, Epsom salt baths, over the counter anti-inflammatories or pain killers, massage, physical therapy, or seeing a pain management doctor. I do not recommend using ice because, though it does stop inflammation, it does so by stopping blood flow. You want the opposite. You want to increase blood flow because the blood carries nutrients and other supplies your body needs to repair the damage in the area. Secondly, ice will tighten the muscles even further. If you find heat aggravates the pain, use something like icy-hot, mineral ice, or the white colored tiger balm instead. These topical treatments have the same anti-inflammatory effects as ice, but they actually increase blood flow through the area. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture help my lower back pain?

    There are several techniques that we can use to alleviate your lower back pain but it all depends on why you're feeling that pain. Believe it or not, there may not be anything wrong with your back at all. In Chinese medicine, your reproductive energy actually comes from your kidney. And reproduction takes a lot of energy. Throughout pregnancy and after giving birth, the lower back pain may be due to a deficiency in kidney energy, or qi, because you're giving so much to your child. Just like how severe dehydration can cause lower back pain because of it's affect on the kidneys, kidney qi (energy) deficiency can cause lower back pain. If the lower back pain is in fact due to muscular dysfunction, we can use techniques such as cupping, dry needling, and moxabustion to relax your muscles. If it's due to a herniated or bulging disc, there are local needling techniques that can alleviate pressure on the disc and the nerve. READ MORE

  • How does cupping therapy work?

    Cupping itself likely won't help to keep your mind focused. Cupping is a technique we use to alleviate muscular pain and phlegm that's stuck in your lungs (the stuff you can't cough up). The acupuncture treatments, however, can work to provide mental clarity and improved focus. READ MORE

  • I have numbness after my acupuncture session. What should I do?

    It's possible that that acupuncturist did too much at once and that's why your arm feels almost numb and rubbery. When I apply local treatment, I don't usually use more than 3-5 needles at a time. More than that is usually overwhelming. When too much is done, the subsequent feeling will subside within a week (similar to doing a really tough workout). If it isn't already alleviated, you can try applying some heat and doing some light exercises. READ MORE

  • Should I consider acupuncture for anemia?

    Absolutely. In acupuncture, anemia is what we call blood deficiency and we treat that using moxibustion. Moxa is an herb that we burn on the skin. We understand that the moxa has it's own blood and burning it moves the blood from the moxa, into the body. Acupuncturists who practice herbal medicine will also provide you with herbs that will help to build blood. READ MORE

  • Is tiredness normal after acupuncture?

    It is normal to feel fatigued after a treatment and this usually dissipates by the following day. Ultimately, acupuncture is asking your body to change, and that can take a lot out of you. If my patients feel fatigued after a treatment, they usually feel better after napping or a good night's sleep. READ MORE

  • I take blood thinners regularly. Is acupuncture dangerous for me?

    Acupuncture isn't harmful if you're on blood thinners but the medication leaves you more susceptible to bruising. Bruising is a common side effect of acupuncture but when you're on blood thinners, the bruises can be bigger, deeper colors, and last longer. READ MORE

  • Chronic constipation. Should I go for acupuncture?

    Acupuncture will help to regulate your entire digestive system which will help your constipation. We do also work with dietary counselling. Laxatives will force a bowel movement but they don't resolve the issue of why you're constipated to begin with. In Chinese medicine, that issue can be emotional as much as it can be physical. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture raise blood pressure?

    It's more likely that excitement or nervousness from the treatment is what actually raised her blood pressure. Typically, acupuncture treatments lower blood pressure. READ MORE

  • Where are the acupuncture points for fertility?

    Where the needles are inserted depends on why you aren't currently fertile and what else is happening within your body. There are many different reasons ranging from imbalances between internal organs, to the spiritual or emotional. Acupuncturists will develop a treatment based on your tongue and pulse, which give us a reading of what's going on in your entire body. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a better alternative to opioids?

    Acupuncture is very effective in treating all types of pain and is definitely worth a try. There are even studies that prove that acupuncture works better than opioids in certain circumstances. READ MORE

  • What can acupuncture do for the muscles?

    There are a few techniques that acupuncture can use to locally treat the muscle spasms, but it also works in balancing your body to treat why the muscles are spasming to begin with. For example, the spams may be due to dehydration. If you're drinking enough water, but your body isn't retaining it, the acupuncture can help adjust that. Local treatments include but are not limited to trigger point dry needling, cupping, gua sha, and moxibustion. READ MORE

  • Do you recommend acupuncture for neuropathy?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is very effective in treating all types of pain and it can even help you to manage your blood sugar levels. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture safe during the first trimester?

    Acupuncture is safe throughout your entire pregnancy. Obviously, we avoid points on the lower abdomen and there are a few other points we do not use as they can induce labor, turn the baby, etc. So long as an acupuncturist avoids strong stimulation on these points, you are perfectly safe. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture improve blood circulation?

    A major basis of acupuncture works on the flow of blood and qi (energy) throughout your body. In western medical terms, this is the circulatory system. We work to remove blockages that are preventing that flow of qi and blood. Once they're all removed, everything flows as it should. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture cure hypertension?

    Absolutely. I have worked with several patients who were able to decrease their hypertension medication doses and even some who were able to stop taking them entirely. As always, that is a decision to be made by your doctor. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    It can. Unlike medications, acupuncture works beyond just treating symptoms and gets to the root cause of your digestive distress. READ MORE

  • How does acupuncture help in treating chronic fatigue syndrome?

    Acupuncture can absolutely help both treat the root cause of the syndrome and help alleviate symptoms. READ MORE

  • Can acupunture decrease my body weight?

    Yes. We work with dietary counselling, lifestyle counselling, and acupuncture to help support you in losing weight. I do, however, recommend you have your thyroid checked because it controls your metabolism. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture require other medicines to be effective?

    Both acupuncture and western medicine are complete medicines of their own and do not require the other to be effective, but they can work together and support one another. I always recommend my patients keep both their doctors and myself aware of all treatments they are receiving. The more verbal you are, the better your medical team can work together in your healing. READ MORE

  • How will acupuncture help my fibromyalgia?

    Acupuncture can absolutely help you manage your pain and your stress levels. I also work with meditation, diet, and lifestyle counselling. There are many options you may also consider but for starters: light exercise, massage (if the pain does not worsen with pressure) or float spas (highly concentrated Epsom salt baths) to manage your pain, and therapy, counselling, support groups or taking part in something you truly enjoy to relieve your stress. READ MORE

  • Would you recommend an acupuncture treatment for treating a hyperactive thyroid?

    Acupuncture can definitely help, but it would take several treatments and may require treatments on a regular basis for life. READ MORE

  • I have arthritis, and I'm considering acupuncture. Will it help?

    Acupuncture can definitely help. The mixed reviews can be for several reasons such as inconsistent treatments, the style of acupuncture practiced may not have supported that particular patient, comorbidities, the patient may not have complied with the treatment protocols set forth by the acupuncturist, etc. The best way to know is to try it yourself! READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with TMJ?

    Absolutely. I practice a specific technique called trigger point dry needling which is extremely effective in treating TMJ. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me quit smoking?

    Acupuncture is very helpful in the quitting process but you must really want to quit. I have found that if my patient isn't dedicated to quitting, it will not be effective. There are 2 ways to work with addictions: one is the NADA protocol which utilizes auricular acupuncture, and the other is with pure acupuncture treatments that address the reasons for your addiction. I work with the later (and some meditation) and have found that that approach is far more effective in helping someone quit for good. READ MORE

  • Will acupuncture treat my menstrual cramps?

    It can. There are several reasons why the cramping may be so severe (from simple muscle tightness to endometriosis) and acupuncture can work to address them all. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat an excessive sweating problem?

    Yes. Acupuncture can help regulate excessive sweating without blocking any glands or clogging pores. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with weight loss?

    Absolutely. Though I still work with suggesting diet and lifestyle changes, acupuncture can help remove blockages that may be preventing you from seeing and feeling results. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in relieving my mother's depression?

    Yes, acupuncture is very successful in treating depression. However, she should not fear any medications. They can be extremely helpful and there is usually little risk. Acupuncture can also work with the medications and eventually help her to wean off of them if they prove necessary. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with nausea?

    Yes. There is also acupressure she can do at home to help with the symptoms. Seeing an acupuncturist, however, will be more effective. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating skin disorders?

    Yes, acupuncture can help. We actually understand skin conditions to be an internal imbalance that manifests symptomatically on the skin. This is likely why the cream did not help her; it was only treating the symptoms, not the cause. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat chronic fatigue syndrome?

    Acupuncture can definitely help alleviate all of the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome. We may also suggest some lifestyle changes which will help support the treatments. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help with ulcer pain?

    Yes. Acupuncture can help alleviate the pain, help the ulcer to heal, and help prevent new ones from forming. However, I ask that you continue to consult with your doctor to image the progress of it's healing. As for the medications, please don't fear them. They can be extremely helpful and the acupuncture can help wean you off of them and/or address any possible side effects from them. READ MORE

  • Lately I've been experiencing a lot of fatigue. Can acupuncture help?

    Yes. Acupuncture can help improve your energy levels and improve your sleep (if that is an issue). I may also recommend moxibustion homework, and dietary or lifestyle changes to supplement the treatments. READ MORE

  • How effective are acupressure slippers?

    Honestly, I think they're a nice foot massage. There is only one acupuncture point on the bottom of the foot so these slippers likely activate foot reflexology points which is a different medicine. Additionally, they are not massaging specific points that will help you heal in any way. Every point we use is selected for a reason. To activate all of them simultaneously only confuses the body and can do more harm than good. Think of it like taking every over the counter medication at once to treat a headache. The aspirin may help, but the tums, NyQuil, and laxative certainly won't. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in treating anemia?

    Yes. The acupuncture can help and I would likely make some dietary and lifestyle changes, and have him apply moxibustion for homework. READ MORE

  • How is arthritis treated with acupuncture?

    Yes. Studies have shown that acupuncture is actually better at treating pain than most pain medications and this is because we don't just treat the symptom of pain, we treat the cause. In Chinese Medicine, arthritis actually has 4 different possible diagnoses. Western medicine only has one: inflammation. The acupuncture will treat why the inflammation is occurring, not just the pain you feel from it. READ MORE

  • Can insomnia be treated with acupuncture?

    Acupuncture can definitely help, but you may not feel immediate results. There are over-the-counter supplements, essential oils, and other non-pharmaceutical interventions that can be used while the acupuncture works. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture help in treating depression?

    Acupuncture can definitely help, but I wouldn't suggest taking her off any medications without first consulting her doctor. As the acupuncture works, and she starts to feel improvement, we can work with her doctor to slowly wean her off the antidepressant. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture helpful in boosting fertility?

    Yes. Acupuncture can help increase fertility, support the pregnancy, and even help with inducing labor and the birthing process. READ MORE

  • Why do I have so much gas and bloating?

    In Chinese Medicine, it's difficult to provide a diagnosis with only the symptoms. There are several reasons why people feel certain symptoms and the symptoms themselves can be misleading. To fully and accurately explain why you feel this bloating, I would need to take a full history, feel your pulse, and look at your tongue. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating lower back pain?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture can help with any muscle pain from the repetitive strain of your work, but can also help lower and better manage your stress levels. READ MORE

  • Is it safe for me to continue my acupuncture during pregnancy?

    It is absolutely safe to continue with acupuncture during pregnancy so long as your acupuncturist is made aware that you are pregnant. There are certain points we avoid as they can induce labor, turn the baby, etc. READ MORE

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

    It can definitely help. There are many factors involved with sexual drive and it may even be helpful for you both to see the acupuncturist and a therapist to work through whatever is blocking your intimacy. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me in managing stress?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is most well known for it's treatment of stress and anxiety. The treatments can help with the symptoms you feel and there are exercises and meditations we can work with to help prevent you from feeling stressed or overwhelmed to begin with. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture improve sleep?

    Acupuncture helps with sleep on many different levels; due to stress, chemical imbalances, etc. The reason why you're having trouble sleeping (in Chinese medical terms) is due to either an imbalance between the yin and yang energy within your body, or imbalances between the internal organs that regulate sleep. Your symptoms, the look of your tongue, and the feel of your pulse will tell us what those imbalances are and then we work to correct them, thus alleviating the insomnia. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture a long-term treatment?

    The length of time needed for acupuncture is dependent upon the condition and the patient's compliance with treatment. Typically, the longer a condition has been in existence, the longer it takes to resolve. The resolution of a condition, however, does not mean one must stop acupuncture. I find several patients continue to work with other conditions or use acupuncture prophylactically (to prevent future conditions, injuries, etc.). READ MORE

  • Is it advisable to take acupuncture treatment along with normal medication?

    It is perfectly safe to receive acupuncture treatments while on any medications. The only type of medication that can cause some complications are blood thinners because acupuncture can cause bruising. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating diabetes?

    Acupuncture can absolutely help treat diabetes. Through treatment and proper diet, acupuncture can lower blood sugar levels and your A1C. Acupuncture can also work in conjunction with any medications you are taking to treat the diabetes and may be able to lower your doses. READ MORE

  • Is there an acupuncture treatment for treating back aches too?

    Acupuncture can work at both the physical and emotional levels to alleviate pain. Physically, acupuncturists will use local needling techniques (I use trigger point dry needling), electrical stimulation, cupping, gua sha, moxibustion, and sometimes massage. I also provide my patients with stretching and exercises to alleviate and prevent pain while at home, and decrease flare ups and treatment frequency. At the emotional level, we can alleviate stress and other emotions which frequently compound physical pain. READ MORE

  • Should acupuncture be a long term thing?

    There are minimal side effects to acupuncture such as bruising, soreness, or dizziness. As for stress relief, acupuncture can be used for as long as the patient feels necessary and is always available to support a patient through periods of higher stress. I frequently give my patients meditation and other exercises to help alleviate stress at home. READ MORE

  • Are medicines also involved in acupuncture treatment?

    The decision of what western/traditional medications are necessary should always be left to your doctor. Some acupuncturists also practice herbology which is our form of "medications." (I put that in quotes because the acupuncture treatment itself can be considered a medication). Acupuncture can be used in conjunction with both western medicines and Chinese herbs. Your respective doctors will decide when each is necessary. It is very important you speak with both your doctor and acupuncturist about what medications (both prescribed and over the counter) you are taking. The herbs, acupuncture treatments, and western medications can all affect each other. READ MORE

  • How can acupuncture help in treating my loud cough?

    Acupuncture has a different understanding of lung and other organ and bodily functions. In instances like this, our theories can make sense of what doesn't to western medical doctors. In your case, it is unlikely that there is something in the air because if that were true, it wouldn't be worsening at night, the cough would remain constant. This suggests to us that there is an imbalance. Our methods of diagnosis will determine what that imbalance is and our treatments work to correct it. Once this is corrected, proper lung function is restored and the cough is alleviated. READ MORE

  • Are acupressure and acupuncture the same?

    Acupuncture and acupressure are different methods of applying the same theory. Acupuncture uses needles, acupressure uses the fingers to apply pressure. They can be and frequently are used simultaneously. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture recommended for skin conditions like eczema?

    Acupuncture can be very helpful in treating all skin conditions. I, of course, would recommend it but please remember that the medicine takes time. Typically, the longer a condition has been in existence the longer it takes to resolve. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture treat my digestive disorders?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture can help to regulate your entire digestive system. We can also work with your diet to support the treatments. READ MORE

  • My mother in law feels very sleepy all through the day. Can acupuncture help her?

    Acupuncture can definitely help to increase her energy levels and it can also help support the kidneys. Because of the kidney disorder, treatments will most likely be long term. Treatment frequency, however, may decrease as her symptoms and condition improve. READ MORE

  • Is there any way acupuncture can help treat asthma?

    Absolutely. We understand asthma differently than western medicine so we can totally support your healing postpartum. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture really help with hair loss?

    Yes. Acupuncture can help strengthen and thicken the hair you have while also stimulating hair growth, READ MORE

  • Is there a cure for acute arthritis in acupuncture?

    Though acupuncture doesn't claim to cure arthritis, it can absolutely help alleviate the symptoms. READ MORE

  • How long does acupuncture treatment usually last?

    Typically, the longer a condition has been in existence, the longer it takes to see results. However, acupuncture isn't a life sentence. It may take some time before your condition completely heals but once it does, there is no need to continue treatments. Most do continue, though, to work on other conditions or to use it as preventative medicine. READ MORE

  • Will I have to get acupuncture throughout my life?

    When I see patients for pain, I typically start with weekly treatments and slowly decrease the frequency as the pain resolves. Once it is resolved, there is no immediate reason to continue treatment outside of prevention and/or minor flare ups. As for how long it takes to resolve, that is dependent upon the condition and the patient's compliance with treatments and homework. If a patient wishes to continue treatment (be it for prophylactic reasons or other conditions) there is always a way I can support them. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help treat thyroid imbalance?

    Absolutely. We can help to balance hormones and alleviate the symptoms associated with thyroid conditions. READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help me lose weight?

    It's true! There are several different ways we can work to support you in losing weight like with auricular acupuncture or diet and lifestyle counselling. We can help to quell cravings, munchies, constant hunger, etc. If there are other factors at play, such as hypothyroidism, we can work to resolve those as well. READ MORE

  • I have a migraine problem. Should I see an acupuncturist?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture works very differently than western medicine and can provide huge relief where medications don't. I will stress you must have patience with eastern medicine though. The longer something has been in existence the longer it takes to resolve but it will resolve! READ MORE

  • Can acupuncture help in treating GERD?

    Yes. Acupuncture works to regulate the entire digestive system and addresses several triggers of GERD. We can also work with dietary counseling. READ MORE

  • Does acupuncture work for anxiety?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture can alleviate stress, anxiety, depression, and many other types of psychological distress. READ MORE

  • Can I go to an acupuncturist to get rid of my abdominal pain?

    Yes. We work to regulate your digestive system to alleviate symptoms such as pain, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, gas, etc. READ MORE

  • I am having a lot of stress due to menopause and I am unable to sleep soundly. Should I go for acupuncture treatment?

    Absolutely. We can work with both the stress and the menopause to improve sleep and alleviate other associated symptoms. READ MORE

  • Is acupuncture effective in treating blood related problems like anemia?

    It can. We use a technique called moxabustion which helps to build blood within the body. This is also a technique that I can teach you and can be used at home. We also work with diet. READ MORE

  • I have headaches frequently. Can acupuncture treatment help?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture is very effective in treating headaches and migraines. READ MORE

  • Is there a treatment for bronchitis in acupuncture?

    Absolutely. Acupuncture can work to treat the bronchitis and the symptoms but also prevent it from happening in the future. If flare ups do occur, the symptoms are usually less intense with acupuncture. READ MORE

  • Can accupuncture help in bringing down my cholesterol?

    It can. We can also support you with the changes in your diet, any cravings you're having, digestive upset from it, etc. READ MORE

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Turn left onto Community Rd
0.3 mi
Turn right onto W Main St
0.3 mi
Continue onto NY-27A W/S Country RdContinue to follow NY-27A W
2.5 mi
Turn left onto Keith Ln
440 ft
Continue straight
482 ft
Turn left
295 ft
1000 Montauk Hwy, West Islip, NY 11795, USA



17 1st Ave, Bay Shore, NY 11706, USA
Head northwest on 1st Ave toward Lake View Ave
499 ft
Turn left onto Union Blvd
0.2 mi
Turn right onto Third Ave
0.4 mi
Slight left onto Roosevelt St
0.3 mi
Continue onto Howells Rd
0.1 mi
Turn right onto 5th Ave
1.3 mi
Take the New York ramp
0.2 mi
Merge onto Southern State Pkwy
0.7 mi
Take exit 41A for Sagtikos Parkway toward Sunken Meadow Park
0.3 mi
Continue onto Sagtikos Pkwy
5.0 mi
Keep left to continue on Sunken Meadow Pkwy
1.7 mi
Take exit SM3E for NY-25 E/Jericho Turnpike toward Smithtown
0.2 mi
Turn right onto NY-25 E/Jericho TurnpikePass by Capital One Bank (on the right in 0.3 mi)
3.8 mi
Sharp left onto St Johnland Rd
0.9 mi
Turn left
0.3 mi
Slight right
285 ft
Turn leftDestination will be on the right
118 ft
50 NY-25A, Smithtown, NY 11787, USA