Aesthetics & Acupuncture located in Nassau County, Great Neck, NY


Acupuncture services offered in Nassau County, Great Neck, NY

Acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into points throughout the body to relieve pain, improve function, relieve stress, and promote healing. At North Shore Acupuncture and Wellness in Great Neck, New York, Jeanine Martin, Lac, and her professional team specialize in acupuncture and other alternative therapies. Schedule an appointment by phone or online to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture.

Acupuncture Q&A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an alternative treatment that involves inserting thin needles into specific points throughout the body to stimulate healing. A form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture can help treat many ailments, from chronic pain to gastrointestinal disorders. Acupuncture can be a standalone treatment or complement other types of therapy, like chiropractic care.

How does acupuncture work?

Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe the human body contains more than 2,000 acupoints connected by meridians (pathways). These pathways connect to support the continuous flow of Qi, or energy, throughout the body. 


When the flow of Qi is blocked, it can cause disease, pain, and inflammation. Acupuncture helps relieve these blockages to facilitate the energy flow.


Western practitioners believe acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, directly impacting the tissues into which they’re inserted. By targeting nerve endings, acupuncture may help relieve pain and improve the body’s natural processes.

What conditions can acupuncture address?

Acupuncture can help address the symptoms of many medical conditions, including but not limited to:


  • Back and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches 
  • Arthritis
  • Neuropathy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Stress, anxiety, and depression


Depending on your condition, Jeanine and her team may recommend combining your sessions with alternative therapies such as cupping, ultrasound therapy, or acu-TENS.

What are the benefits of acupuncture?

Acupuncture offers many advantages:


  • Pain relief
  • Stress reduction
  • Better sleep
  • Inflammation reduction
  • Boosted immune function
  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Improved digestion
  • Hormonal balance 
  • Relief from menstrual cramps


Since acupuncture requires no medication, you can try it in conjunction with other alternative and traditional treatments to improve your overall well-being.

Is acupuncture safe?

Yes, acupuncture is safe when performed by a licensed provider like Jeanine. With years of experience and extensive training, Jeanine and her team ensure that every client enjoys their acupuncture treatments in a safe, comfortable, and sterile environment. The team also uses Seirin® ultra-fine, single-use, disposable needles for maximum safety and sterility.

How many acupuncture treatments will I need?

The number of acupuncture treatments you need depends on your reason for visiting. Some people require multiple treatments a week, while others may benefit from less frequent sessions.


Call North Shore Acupuncture and Wellness today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about acupuncture and its benefits.