Acupuncture Union Square, NYC

Experience Relief, Expertise, and Trust

Do you suffer from chronic pain, stress, or anxiety? Are you looking for a licensed acupuncture in Union Square, NYC? Look no further! At Giordano Acupuncture, we offer personalized and effective acupuncture treatments to help you achieve optimal health and well-being.

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Your Trusted Source for Acupuncture in Union Square NYC

Find peace and healing at our acupuncture center in the heart of Union Square, New York City. We care deeply about your well-being and offer personalized treatments tailored just for you. Our skilled NYC acupuncturists are dedicated to helping you feel your best.

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Acupuncture Services at Union Square Location

Providing Acupuncture Services to New York Community For Over 20 Years

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Experience relief from pain, stress, and more with personalized acupuncture treatments in Union Square NYC. Schedule your appointment today!

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Experience deep relaxation and targeted pain relief with personalized bodywork. Schedule your appointment today and feel the difference!

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Herbal Medicine

Explore a world of traditional remedies and personalized herbal solutions in Union Square NYC. Find natural support for a variety of conditions.

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Cupping Therapy

This traditional technique uses suction to promote circulation, relieve pain, and improve overall well-being. Schedule your appointment today and discover the benefits!

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Ear Candling

Experience the gentle heat of Ear Candling to remove wax buildup, improve hearing, and promote relaxation. Schedule your appointment today and rediscover the clarity of sound!

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Aesthetic Acupuncture

Reduce wrinkles, enhance natural beauty, and achieve a radiant glow with this gentle and effective aesthetic acupuncture in Union Square NYC.

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Meet your Licensed NYC Acupuncturist - Robert Giordano, M.S., L.Ac.

Welcome to your gateway to natural healing in the heart of Union Square. My name is Robert, and I am a licensed acupuncturist [NY License # 002309] with over 20 years of experience in helping local community of new york city achieve lasting relief and well-being.

I am passionate about providing compassionate and individualized care based on the profound principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine. My team and I are dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment where you can feel comfortable and confident in your healing journey.

Discover the Difference: What Sets Us Apart:

Your Personalized Treatment Plan

My approach to acupuncture is not one-size-fits-all. I take the time to understand your unique needs and develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.

Conditions We Treat

Pain Management

Women's Health

Stress and Anxiety

Digestive Disorders

Respiratory Conditions

Neurological Conditions

Musculoskeletal Disorders


Why Choose Our Acupuncture Services In Union Square?

Here are some reasons that make us unique and different from other acupuncturists in Union Square, NYC. 

Highly Experienced

Robert is a doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine with over 20 years of experience in the field of natural, holistic medicine.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Robert is a NY State licensed acupuncturist practicing in Union Square and Brooklyn, NYC for more than 20 years.

Community Trust

Giordano Acupuncture has been a trusted part of the Manhattan community providing quality acupuncture services.

Many Insurances Welcome

Giordano Acupuncture accepts major insurances, providing cost-effective access to quality healthcare services.

Our Happy Clients

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Xela Tattoos
Words simply cannot describe how amazing my experience was getting acupuncture with Robert. He explained everything about the treatments to me and made me feel very comfortable. He knew exactly what I needed in order for my pain to be alleviated and after one session I felt the difference, something I have never felt in any other acupuncturist office! It was as if I was in the clouds! I highly recommend him, if you plan on getting acupuncture he is your guy!
Elizabeth Palijaro
Elizabeth Palijaro
I have been experiencing chronic foot and knee pain and after one treatment with Dr. Robert I am feeling so much better. I would definately recommend him. The space is very clean and tranquil. It was a very relaxing experience.
Robert is excellent!! I appreciate that he is meticulous with his work and takes his time with each patient. He makes a personalized treatment plan according to each of the patient’s needs. He is highly skilled and knowledgeable and helped me with my health concerns.
I come from a long history of lower back pain. About 3 years ago I was in a really bad shape so I started to try many different things to get better. Honestly nothing seemed to help until a good friend said “I have an amazing acupuncturist. Would you like to try him?”. Well, at first I didn’t believe in acupuncture but I was so desperate and I thought ” Whatever happens it wont make it worse.” My first day at Robert I was very stress out and running late from work and as soon I walked in I felt better. Robert is a very caring person! He takes time to get to know you and your issues before anything. The place smells good and it has a great calm vibe. I have no words to explain how great Giordano Acupuncture is. His session is not just acupuncture, he talks to you, he knows cup technique, his body massage is amazing and the acupuncture he does really works. Every time I go to him I get out very relax and my pain is much much better. I believe Robert is gifted and I would highly recommend him if you suffer from any discomfort, pain, anxiety or stress. If I could I would see him every single day because what he does makes a difference.
j. i. (watercolorNYC)
j. i. (watercolorNYC)
Over the 18 years I’ve known him, Robert has done wonders for my back and sciatica pain. I came to him with severe lower back pain on the recommendation of a friend of a friend. I’d been wearing a ‘belt’ for months, was in constant discomfort, and could not even bend down to pick up my cat’s dish without significant pain. I had already tried standard Western medicine, several kinds of physical therapy, several chiropractors, and an MD who did acupuncture. Nothing made a dent. But after six weeks of shiatsu massage with Robert, my back pain was virtually gone. I continued to see Robert for a while, and learned enough about the pressure points to avoid future problems; my back has *never* given me any more trouble. He’s also done a wonderful job recently with my tight iliotibial band problem. I’ve recommended many friends to Robert, and can never thank him enough for all his help. (I should add that after my back pain left me, I was able at age 50 to take up swing dancing…which I still do at 68.) May I also say that when he uses the Tibetan bowls, the sound is just beautiful – like being underwater or in outer space…or perhaps both simultaneously.
Marina Massote
Marina Massote
I have been Robert’s patient for 2 years now. I started because I was stressed and had serious problems to sleep. After 3 months of treatment I was sleeping like a baby. Now I look for every excuse to see him and he never disappoints me. He is very professional, careful and I wish there were more professionals like Robert Giordano.
Art Intel
Art Intel
I’ve been a patient of Giordano now approximately 5 or 6 years. I’ve had mercury poisoning which lead to neurological complications. I have to say that getting acupuncture with Giordano has improved the areas of numbness and increased blood flow on my lower extremities. He listens carefully, is patient and explains his course of action with the needles. Visiting him is like seeing a masseur, chiropractor and acupuncturist all-in-one.
Robert Alini
Robert Alini
I’ve been seeing Robert since June and I’ve been feeling better with my back pain. Robert is very friendly and besides the needles and cupping, he also gives you an adjustment that feels very good. when I am finished with my session I feel much better .I recommend Robert Giordano as an acupuncturist.
j hanson
j hanson
Robert is very thoughtful and thorough in his treatment. He asks very specific questions and explains their relevance. He has adjusted the acupuncture to my changing needs throughout my pregnancy in order to relieve tightness in my back, improve my circulation and reduce the overall stress in my body. I believe this has improved my overall health.
Dana Eaves
Dana Eaves
Robert Giordano’s treatments have been very effective in helping me relieve pain. Robert is very pleasant, knowledgeable, understanding, and patient with me. I am most impressed at how he knows exactly where the source of my pain is! I think it can be difficult to trust someone to stick needles in you or cup your skin especially when you are face down as I am. However, I trust Robert and have gotten great results with him. Thanks Robert!

We accept insurance

Giordano Acupuncture at Union Square accepts the wide range of insurance plans. Call us at (646) 470-6709 to see if we accept your specific insurance or view a list of all insurance plans accepted.

Acupunture FAQs

Chinese medicine uses thin sterile filiform needles to access and activate Qi (pronounced “chee” – most closely translated into Western thought as “vital energy”), which helps nurture the body back to health by helping resolve energy imbalances.

Acupuncture needles are solid, not hollow like needles used by medical doctors. They are hair-thin and can literally be bent with your pinky. Only sterile, disposable needles are used so there is no risk of infection. We use a needle once, then dispose of it.

People experience the needling sensation differently. There are different styles of needling. I needle in a traditional Chinese style, which is gentle yet induces enough sensation to achieve a positive result. Acupuncture needles are rarely described as painful, and can be quickly adjusted if the patient feels any discomfort.

If any unpleasant sensation is experienced during insertion, it is often compared to a mosquito bite and disappears very quickly. Once the needles are inserted, they may be manipulated to obtain a mild “Qi” sensation.

This is how an acupuncturist engages the energy and biochemical responses in your body in order to balance it. Often people describe their sensations as warming, heavy, numb or tingling.

I take great care to make my patients very comfortable so that they can relax while the needles are in place. The more you can relax during an acupuncture treatment, the better the results. Many people even fall asleep during treatment.

Following treatment it is common to feel a tremendous sense of relaxation and calm.

No. Acupuncture works whether or not you think it will. Acupuncture is even used successfully on animals and children. They do not understand or believe in the process yet they get better anyway. Of course a positive attitude helps with any type of therapy but it is not necessary to believe in acupuncture (or to feel it working) for it to work.

Since positive expectations and belief in a particular therapy help to increase therapeutic results, I encourage you to raise any concerns or doubts you may have about acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

I’d like to help you to better understand acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine so that you may have the most positive healing experience possible.

You are invited to contact me today, and I will personally respond to any questions or comments promptly.

In general, I tell my patients they should start to feel the benefits from acupuncture in 1-3 treatments. If the problem is acute, sometimes improvement is felt after 1 treatment, and may only need 2-3 treatments to resolve. If the problem is chronic and long term, it may take many treatments to help resolve.

Typically I treat patients once a week. If the condition is acute and painful, I may want to do treatments 2-3 times per week for the first couple of weeks. The benefits of acupuncture treatments tend to hold longer as you receive treatments, so what typically happens is that my patients start to need to see me less and less, so after a while they come periodically for maintenance.

More insurance companies are now covering acupuncture. You need to check with your provider. I am currently out of network with United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. I also accept No-Fault and Worker’s Compensation.

Giordano Acupuncture at 32 Union Square E Suite 411


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Giordano Acupuncture is conveniently located in Union Square. Find us at 32 Union Square E Ste. 411, nestled between E 15th St and E 16th St. We’re a mere 197ft from the vibrant Union Square Park, accessible within a minute’s walk. Our central location boasts close proximity to the East and West Villages, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, SOHO, and NOHO.


Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible lift, Wheelchair-accessible toilet

Insurance Accepted

New York State, Aetna, Cigna, United Health Care, Blue Corss Blue Shield

Parking Facility

Ample onsite parking is available.




Appointment required, Accepts new patients, Appointments recommended


Toilets, Wi-fi, Adjustable Desks and Chairs, Cafeteria, Charging Stations, First Aid and Medical Facilities, Flexible Scheduling


Our Licensed acupuncturist and staff are fluent in English, Italian and Spanish.


LGBTQ+ friendly, Transgender safe space

Nearest Train Station

9 St | 0.9 Mile | 5 Min Cycling Via 5th Ave.

Nearest Subway Station

14 St–Union Sq | 187 ft | 1 Min Walk

Nearest Bus Station

E 14 St/Union Sq W | 0.2 Mile | 4 Min Walk

Payment Options

Cash, Check, MC/Visa, Discover

Experience the difference at Giordano Acupuncture, with over 20 years serving the Manhattan community.