Acupuncture for Back Pain NYC

Dr. Serene Feng at Kundao Wellness is a leading doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine in the country with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Fang creates a customized treatment plan for each of her clients based on their unique health care needs and offers permanent relief through acupuncture for back pain in NYC.

Does acupuncture help with low-back pain?

Back pain is the most common reason why individuals seek acupuncture. The American Pain Society and American College of Physicians recommend the use of acupuncture therapy as an alternative for individuals with chronic lower back pain issues, making it a highly sought-after treatment for pain relief.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that aims to correct the flow of energy in the human body by stimulating certain trigger points. Acupuncture stimulates the central nervous system by triggering the release of certain chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and the brain. These chemicals change the way the brain processes pain and promote physical and mental well-being. Acupuncture also helps in speeding the relay of electromagnetic signals and triggers the release of natural opioids and endorphins in the body, which helps reduce pain and promote sleep.

How many acupuncture sessions do I need for back pain?

You may require anywhere from 6-12 sessions initially to control and manage pain. Once the pain is under control, you will need a couple of maintenance sessions throughout the year to ensure that the pain does not resurface.

It is important to remember that not all types of pain or health ailments respond to acupuncture. To see if acupuncture works for you, start with 2-3 sessions per week for at least a month. If you feel a decrease in pain, you may want to continue acupuncture therapy for a couple of months for the best results.

How does acupuncture work?

The basic science behind acupuncture is that the whole body has energy called QI, and this energy can be restored or optimized with the use of needles. According to Chinese medicine, Qi flows along 12 main channels known as meridians in the body, and each meridian represents a major organ of the body.

Acupuncture acts as an effective treatment by targetting certain trigger points and thereby reduces pain and inflammation. It also stimulates the release of a hormone called cortisol and the chemicals endorphins and serotonin, all of which alter the way the brain processes pain.

Cost of acupuncture for back pain in NYC 

The initial consultation by a doctor of acupuncture can cost anywhere from $100 to $300. After the initial consultation, on average, acupuncture can cost anywhere from $70 - $150 per session.  

Several times, the state where you live can affect the price you pay for acupuncture. Acupuncture for back pain can cost $70 approximately, and for severe and chronic back pain ailments, your session costs up to $150.

Reach out to us at Kundao Wellness to schedule acupuncture for back pain in NYC or make a reservation by visiting We specialize in pain management and use natural acupuncture techniques and ancient Chinese medicinal practices to help you overcome a variety of pain-related ailments.