You're never too young or old to visit an acupuncture practitioner. The natural medicine practice offers important benefits that will help you stay healthy throughout your entire life.View Article
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Alida P. van Heerden is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Manhattan who works with hundreds of people every year looking for an effective drug-free solution to their neck pain. She's proud to offer her services to New Yorkers and strives to provide holistic treatments in a calming environment for an enhanced healing experience.
Neck pain is often due to repetitive and cumulative strain, acute trauma, advancing age, or even high levels of psychological stress. Auto accidents, sports injuries, work injuries, slips, and falls may also lead to neck pain and related symptoms like stiffness, shoulder pain, headaches, and arm numbness and weakness.
Our wellness services can help people find relief from common neck pain conditions such as:
You are provided with an array of services for your neck pain when you come to work with our acupuncturist in NYC. These services and techniques enhance your body's natural self-healing powers, providing symptom relief as well as management and resolution of the underlying causes contributing to your pain—including inflammation, connective tissue tension, and impaired central nervous system activation.
Acupuncture primarily relieves neck pain by stimulating the release of nervous system-mediated pain relievers, relaxing tension in the connective tissues, and (in the traditional Chinese sense) restoring harmony within the body's flow of self-healing energy.
Additional services, including cupping and herbal prescriptions, can help the person with neck pain heal by facilitating tissue repair, reducing muscle spasms, increasing oxygenated blood flow, boosting cellular metabolism, and reducing inflammation.
Beyond working with our acupuncturist in New York, you can reduce the severity and duration of your neck pain by adopting a few simple preventive strategies:
It's possible to recover from your neck pain symptoms without having to rely on medications. We invite you to contact us today at (917) 968-6456 to schedule an initial consultation.