Acupuncture in Buffalo, NY

The Parish Commons houses Acupuncture Care of Western New York which provides acupuncture treatments made available by other independent providers. If your body isn’t functioning as it should, acupuncture treatment can help.

Your body is a machine, and when one part of the machine goes down, your entire body suffers. Maybe you deal with debilitating headaches that cause you to spend your days in dark rooms, hoping the pain will go away. You might have injuries from a car crash or work accident that prevent you from living your life to the fullest, or maybe you have sleep problems that make you feel like a zombie day after day. You might even be having issues with depression or anxiety that make it difficult to leave the house. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of physical and emotional issues, and it can even help you put down substances for good.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture in Buffalo, NY | Acupuncture Care of WNY | Dr. Marc Iannaccone Acupuncture can be traced back to ancient China. Practitioners used it to treat a variety of ailments over the centuries, and now, it has migrated to the Western world. Numerous studies have shown that it has healing properties when administered by a trained professional.

Your body has over 2,000 acupuncture points. These points are situated along the pathways that energy flows through to keep your body healthy. If the energy flow is disrupted, you can suffer from a variety of conditions. Acupuncture restores the flow of energy to help people heal. It can increase blood flow and reduce inflammation to promote healing.

How Does Acupuncture Feel?

If you have a needle phobia, you are far from alone. Most people don’t like needles but still, enjoy acupuncture. The needles used are paper-thin, and you likely won’t even notice them entering your body. You will likely experience some sensations during the acupuncture treatment, though. This means that the treatment is working. Common sensations include heaviness, tingles, and warmth. You also might feel a slight achy or electric sensation.

Along with these sensations, many people state that they feel calm and happy during acupuncture. Many people leave the office with a new state of mind.

Do you think you can benefit from acupuncture? Learn more about the many conditions acupuncture can treat.

What Chronic and Acute Pain – Bone, Muscle, and Joint Problems Can Be Treated?

Acupuncture is often used to treat chronic and acute pain. Common conditions include:

  • Arthritis
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower back, neck, and shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Muscle spasms
  • Spine disorders
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Radiculopathies

Acupuncture alleviates pain by triggering the body to release endorphins. Endorphins are essentially your body’s own pain relief medication. It also reduces inflammation. That is critical for eliminating chronic pain.

What Disorders of the Head Area Can Be Treated?

The acupuncturists at Acupuncture Care of Western New York also treat disorders of the head. These disorders include:

  • Facial paralysis
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Vertigo
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)

If you suffer from one of these disorders, you are likely on lots of medication to manage your condition. Unfortunately, medication can only do so much. You might still wake up with a screaming migraine or spend your days inside out of fear from falling due to vertigo. Your acupuncturist will create a treatment schedule for you that will greatly reduce, or even eliminate, your symptoms.

Can Acupuncture Help With Addiction and Drug Withdrawal?

Overcoming addiction can seem overwhelming. You crave your drug of choice day and night, and you might have painful withdrawal symptoms that make it difficult to remain sober. Acupuncture can help to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Acupuncture can put the power back in your hands, so you can finally live a life free of drugs and alcohol.

Can Acupuncture Treat Depression and Anxiety?

Depression and anxiety can destroy the quality of your life. You might have a chemical imbalance that causes your mental health condition, or maybe you became anxious and depressed after experiencing a car accident, sports injury, or work injury. Acupuncture will help you relax and stimulate feel-good hormones to improve your mood naturally. It also creates a general sense of well-being.

Can Acupuncture Help With Insomnia?

Insomnia isn’t just a night-time issue. You feel the effects all day long. You can’t focus at work, and you barely have the energy to interact with friends and family. Acupuncture alleviates stress, making it easier to fall asleep. It also improves sleep and will help you maintain your slumber all night long.

Can Acupuncture Help With Appetite Control and Weight Loss?

Are you fighting to maintain your weight? Does the idea of going on yet another diet stress you out beyond belief? If you are a stress eater, you can control your appetite and lose weight with acupuncture. This therapy relieves your stress, so you’ll be less likely to reach for high fat or sugary foods.

Can Acupuncture Help With Smoking Cessation?

You want to quit smoking, but the cravings are too much to bear. Those cravings get worse when you feel stressed. There are pressure points around your ears that acupuncturists target to reduce cravings. That, combined with the relaxation provided by this treatment, makes it much easier to put down cigarettes for good.

Can Acupuncture Help With Respiratory Problems?

If you suffer from respiratory problems, it can be difficult to live a normal life. You need to breathe properly to enjoy all of your favorite things, and this is close to impossible if you have severe allergies, sinus problems, asthma, or other respiratory issues. Fortunately, acupuncture can alleviate your symptoms, so you can breathe easily once again. Acupuncture increases the flow of blood to the lungs and airways and can relax the muscles that you use to breathe.

Can Acupuncture Help With Digestive Problems?

Standard practitioners often have a difficult time managing their patients’ digestive problems. For example, many people get diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, only to be told that there is not a specific treatment for the condition. Instead, doctors and patients have to work together to determine a treatment that alleviates the symptoms. Fortunately, acupuncture helps with digestive problems. The practiced reduces inflammation while increasing the blood flow and nutrients to the digestive tract.

Can Acupuncture Help With Infertility?

Getting pregnant isn’t easy for all couples. If you are struggling with infertility, you know the pain of seeing yet another negative pregnancy test. You can increase your chances of getting pregnant with acupuncture treatments. These treatments increase the amount of blood that flows to the endometrium and improves follicular and ovarian function.

Can Acupuncture Help With Poor Circulation?

Your body needs blood to flow through it to function properly. If you don’t have proper circulation, you might feel tired, have difficulty concentrating, and even experience digestive issues. Acupuncture stimulates the flow of blood throughout the body. This makes it an ideal treatment if you are suffering from poor circulation.

How Do I Pay For My Acupuncture Treatments?

Acupuncture is recognized as an effective holistic treatment, so it is often covered by insurance. Acupuncture Care of Western New York at the Parish Commons also accepts no-fault and workers’ insurance claims. If you were injured in an accident or at work, we could help you file the necessary paperwork. You will not have to pay us for the treatment. Instead, we will get reimbursed through the insurance company.

Holistic Treatment in a Relaxing Atmosphere

Our newly renovated office is located in the historical Parish Commons Building. Our office was constructed with the patient in mind. Every detail is meant to help you relax. You will feel at ease as soon as you walk through the doors and relax even more during your treatment.

Also, we offer a full range of treatment options in our office. Along with acupuncture, you can see a general practitioner, physical therapist, or chiropractor in our office. You can also get MRI testing done offsite.

Visit Acupuncture Care of WNY at the Parish Commons Today

Whether you are dealing with pain, want to quit smoking, or have a stubborn injury, we can help. Schedule an appointment at our office today or stop by. We accept walk-ins and look forward to helping you by providing treatment modalities designed to facilitate the road to recovery.


How Long Should an Acupuncture Session Last?

The length of an acupuncture session all depends on the condition you are coming in for. Usually the first visit will be the longest visit you will have. You could have a session that lasts 30 minutes or you could have a session that lasts as long as two hours.

How Long Do Effects Last?

This answer is tricky because it depends on the person. Some people may feel effects under 24 hours while it may take others much longer. If you are someone who is coming in for a more chronic condition it may take you longer than most people to feel the effects. You may notice a change in sleep patterns and a positive change with your digestion, appetite and your emotions.

How Often Should You Go?

How often you should go to acupuncture all depends on the person and their condition. Everyone also has a different response to acupuncture which can play a part in how often you should go. It is not common to see a difference after one session of acupuncture. When you are going for about five to six weeks for at least one or two session during the week that is when you should start to notice a difference.

Does Acupuncture Help Stress & Anxiety?

There is known to be a calming effect with acupuncture according to medical professionals, they are not sure what the reasoning is behind it. A study that was done had participants receiving ten sessions of acupuncture for around 30 minutes, after 12 weeks they said they noticed a decrease with their anxiety. Some even noticed a change after 10 weeks.

Why Is Acupuncture Effective?

The body has over 2,000 acupuncture points which are all connected through different pathways. All of these pathways create a flow of energy known as “Qi”, pronounced “chee”, throughout the body that plays a part in your health. When there is disruption with this, there can be a chance of disease. When there is application applied to these certain spots there is shown to be an increase in flow of “Qi” which increases overall health.

What Should You Do After a Session?

What is recommended after an acupuncture session is relaxation and rest. When you are resting you are giving your body the ability to enhance the emotional and physical restoration process that will start during each session of acupuncture, this will also continue after the session. It is also very important and recommended that you stay hydrated. Remember that alcohol and caffeine dehydrate you. If you are dehydrated your emotional and physical awareness are also not in line which can make a difference.

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