Did you know that there are different styles of acupuncture?

You could go to 10 different acupuncturists and receive 10 different treatments for the same problem.  That being said, I don’t believe one style is better than the other.  All styles work, but some may work better for certain conditions than others.

The most common styles are:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Five Element
  • Japanese
  • Korean Hand
  • Auricular
  • Scalp
  • Medical
  • Veterinary
  • A less common style that I practice and find very effective for muscular problems such as low back and neck pain is Trigger Point Acupuncture.  Trigger Point Acupuncture is not very common because as far as I know, there is only one school that teaches it and I was fortunate enough to go the that school.  The school is Tri-state College of Acupuncture in NYC, so if you are in the NYC vicinity, such as me in Somerset, New Jersey, you will find a high concentration of acupuncturists that practice this style.

    Stay tuned for discussion on the various acupuncture styles…