The Basics.

“Acupuncture is an incredibly effective method of treating numerous and common intrusive symptoms and ailments.  I’ve seen lives change in a dramatically positive way from using a 2000-year-old practice.  I’m continuously overwhelmed by the difference acupuncture makes in people’s health and in their lives.” – David Baron M.S., L. Ac.

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a centuries-old Chinese healing practice based on the movement of qi in nature and in the body. This metabolic energy, this life force, qi, flows through channels of the body called meridians.  When qi flows freely through the meridians, the body is balanced and healthy, but if the energy becomes blocked, stagnated or weakened, it can result in physical, mental, or emotional health problems.   The acupuncture points where a needle may be placed are the locations where these channels rise close to the surface of the body.  There are over 350 acupuncture points on the channels, listed by name, number and the meridian to which they belong.  The role of the acupuncturist is to remove any blockage of the channels and promote healing to illness or injury,  be it acute or chronic.

The World Health Organization research has found acupuncture to be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. A small sampling of common complaints I have treated successfully in my practice include:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
sports injuries



David Baron, M.S.  L.Ac.
89 Fifth Ave, Suite 903
New York, NY 10003
T  917.622.8485