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Acupuncture

Acupuncture appointments are available to full-time students by appointment. Please call 212.217.4190 or stop by the Health Services to make an appointment. If you are unable to keep your appointment, please call at least24 hoursprior to your appointment. Two or more no-shows may prevent you from making future Acupuncture appointments.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a Chinese therapy that has been used for centuries and is based on the idea that energy called chi flows through your body. Illness may block the flow of chi and acupuncturists believe that acupuncture unblocks and rebalances the flow of chi to improve health. To do this, tiny needles are used to stimulate specific areas of the body.

Who should get Acupuncture?

People use Acupuncture to relieve pain and treat certain health conditions, including:

  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Asthma
  • Dental pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial pain

Is it safe?

Yes, when give by a trained, licensed practitioner. The needles are sterile, nontoxic and used only once.

What does it feel like?

Acupuncture needles are metallic, solid, and hair-thin. Most people feel no pain. Some people are energized by treatment, others are relaxed.

Is Acupuncture expensive?

Not at FIT! Health Services is offering Acupuncture to FIT full-time students for FREE!

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