Lawrence Kwong is an acupuncturist practicing in New York, NY. Lawrence 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 Lawrence treats the patients condition. Many of the bodys systems respond to acupuncture, and it can treat physical pain as well as emotional stress.
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Yes, acupuncture can help with skin problems but it also depends on the type of skin problem. Acupuncture cannot be use to treat all skin problems - so the acupuncture would need to properly diagnose the patient in order to determine if acupuncture is applicable. READ MORE
You may feel little tingling, achy, heavy, soreness, or even warm sensation during acupuncture. I have not heard of acupuncture being able to cause itchiness. READ MORE
Drink plenty of water and make sure to relax! Do not go for an intense workout or any thing that is strenuous on your body! READ MORE
The needles that are used for acupuncture are very thin - so most of the time, you shouldn't feel much during acupuncture. Acupuncture can help stimulate nerves as opposed to damage nerves. I have not heard of acupuncture being able to damage nerves. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can help with anxiety attacks. The acupuncturist would have to properly diagnose you in order to come up with the proper treatment protocol. It can help to decrease the severity of your anxiety. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can help with anxiety attacks. The acupuncturist would have to properly diagnose you in order to come up with the proper treatment protocol. READ MORE
Every one has different constitution and different severity of anxiety attack- so the effectiveness of acupuncture varies from one person to another. But acupuncture has helped people who suffer from panic attacks. READ MORE
Yes! I definitely recommend patients to rest and drink plenty of fluids after acupuncture! You would get more benefits out from the treatment as opposed to not resting after treatment. READ MORE
Acupucnture has helped people who suffer from depression. It depends on how long you have been suffering depression for and how well your body reacts to acupuncture treatment. READ MORE
It depends on the acupuncturist. There are different approaches in treating anxiety and also depends on the cause of your anxiety- which is up to the acupuncturist's job to come up with proper diagnosis. READ MORE
It depends on what specific lung problems that you have - in order to decide if acupuncture can help with lung problems. For example, if you have shortness of breath or asthma issues - acupuncture can help with that. READ MORE
Acupuncture has helped people who suffer from migraines. It depends on how long you have been suffering migraines for - the responsiveness from the acupuncture varies from person to person. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help improve egg quality- which can then help to increase the chances of pregnancy. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with losing weight but it also depends on other factors as well, such as diet, proper exercise, and healthy lifestyle. READ MORE
Acupuncture has helped people who have been suffering from depression/anxiety. It is hard to tell how long it would take to work because it depends on how long and how severe the condition has been. READ MORE
Acupuncture can be done during pregnancy. It can help to support pregnancy along with other possible symptoms that you may experience during pregnancy. READ MORE
Yes, acupuncture can help you get over a cold and also help with boosting immunity as well. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with cough. Acupuncture can help with restoring balance in one's body and we see coughing as an imbalance that the person may have. READ MORE
We are not allowed to say that acupuncture can "cure" anything. But acupuncture has helped people with insomnia. Insomnia can be due to various reasons and the acupuncturist would need to properly diagnose the patient in order to come up with the proper treatment protocol. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with heel pain. Acupuncture can help with promoting blood circulation around the area where the pain is- to bring fresh blood to the area and expedite the healing process. Of course, adequate rest with treatment, is important as well to give time for the healing process to take place as well. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with sprained ankles. Acupuncture basically helps with promoting blood circulation especially in the area where the pain is. It brings fresh blood to the area to help expedite the healing process and that is how it can help with sprained ankles. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with foot pain. Acupuncture basically helps with promoting blood circulation around the area where pain is. It helps to bring fresh blood to the area which then can help expedite the healing process and that is how it can help with foot pain. READ MORE
There aren't many side effects with using acupressure because it is just applying pressure in certain acupuncture points around the body that can help with pain. READ MORE
It also depends on what you're having acupuncture for. But generally, just relax and enjoy your acupuncture treatment. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with knee problems. It basically helps with promoting blood circulation around the area and can bring fresh blood to the area which can essentially help with expediting the healing process. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with sleep problems. From traditional Chinese medicine perspective, sleep problems can stem from various reasons and we would have to properly diagnose properly in order to come up with the proper treatment protocol. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with depression. The acupuncturist would need to properly diagnose the root cause of the depression, in order to come up with the proper treatment protocol. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with wrist pain by promoting blood circulation around the area where the pain is. Acupuncture can help bring fresh blood to the area around where the pain is and can help with expediting the healing process. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help expedite the healing process of a torn meniscus by promoting circulation of blood and bring fresh blood to the area where the pain/issue is. Fresh blood means can increase the healing process. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with heel pain but it also depends on what caused the heel pain, in order for us to help. READ MORE
Acupuncture can help with acid reflux. Depending on what your acid reflux is due to, we would have to come up with proper diagnosis, in order to come up with a proper treatment protocol. READ MORE
As long as acupuncture is done safely and properly, it can be done on the forehead. It actually has quite number of benefits to have acupuncture done on forehead, such as headache, congestion, and/or simply for relaxation! READ MORE
Acupuncture that is done on the head mainly can help with headaches and also can help with relaxation. Depending on which part of the head that the acupuncture is done on, there can be other benefits as well. READ MORE
Acupuncture could help with plantar fasciitis. It can help to promote blood circulation and can help reduce inflammation around the area. READ MORE
Hello. Acupuncture can help people who are suffering from symptoms that they are experiencing with spinal stenosis. READ MORE
Hello. Since this is a chronic issue, it might take several acupuncture sessions to start to see any changes. It also depends on where the stomach pain is coming from- that is where the acupuncturist would make a proper diagnosis in order to come up with a proper treatment protocol. READ MORE
Yes of course! A lot of people do get massage and acupuncture on the same day! They both compliment each other and can make you feel even more relaxing! READ MORE
Hello, you can feel a bit sore or achy after an acupuncture treatment and that is ok to feel that after treatment. Also depending on what did you get acupuncture for as well. Can give couple days and see if it would feel better afterwards. READ MORE
There is not definitive answer to that because it depends on your constitution- every body is different and can react to acupuncture differently. Some people react quickly with acupuncture and some other people might take longer for his or her body to respond to acupuncture. But generally, patients might be able to see changes after 8-10 sessions. READ MORE
As a licensed acupuncturist, I would say that is not true. Acupuncture has existed for more than 3000 years, far longer than our current modern medicine. There is a reason as to why acupuncture still exists after thousands of years. READ MORE
Hello. Acupuncture has helped many people with any sciatic issues. Acupuncture can help to promote good blood circulation throughout your body and especially in areas that you are experiencing pain. We see pain as there being some stagnations or obstructions in the area, which is what could be the reason as to why you are experiencing pain there. If there is good blood flow, then there would be less stagnations or blockages and then essentially there would be less pain. READ MORE
Hello. Yes, acupuncture can help with inflammatory arthritis. Acupuncture basically helps with promoting circulation of blood to help decrease the inflammation and can also help with alleviating pain that patients with arthritis can be experiencing. READ MORE
We as Licensed Acupuncturist cannot say acupuncture can “cure” any thing BUT can say acupuncture can “help” with your condition. It also depends on your condition to see if it is treatable with acupuncture. Hope that makes sense! READ MORE
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