Acupuncture Manhattan, NY

Struggling with chronic pain or infertility? Experience effective relief through Acupuncture In Manhattan, NYC.

Hello, I’m Robert Giordano, L.Ac, M.S. I am a New York State Licensed Acupuncturist practicing acupuncture and Chinese Medicine in New York City for over 20 years.

“I am on a mission to help the local Manhattan community achieve optimal health and wellness through comprehensive care and specialized expertise in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.”

So, If you’re looking for a natural and holistic way to improve your overall health and well-being, feel free to connect with me. I care for my community. Hence, I offer a free initial consultation to discuss the benefits of acupuncture.

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About Giordano Acupuncture, NYC

Welcome to Giordano Acupuncture, one of the best acupuncture practices In Manhattan. We’re passionate about helping our Manhattan community thrive by providing exceptional healthcare services specially designed to tackle New York City’s fast-paced lifestyle.

Our NY-licensed acupuncturist has over 20 years of experience. We always believe in treating the root cause of your condition rather than just treating its symptoms. We combine Eastern Medicine with Western medicine to treat and manage various health concerns, including: 

Visit our testimonials section to see what people say about us. 

What Makes Robert Different from other Acupuncturist In Manhattan?

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Highly experienced

With over 20 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage, Robert brings a wealth of extensive knowledge to his practice in Manhattan.
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Many Treatment Options

Apart from acupuncture, Robert also offers bodywork, vibrational therapy, Chinese herbs, ear candling, affordable cupping therapy, and aesthetic acupuncture.
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Patient Focused

Robert always believes in patient satisfaction. For him, putting the patient first is ALWAYS a top priority. With over 20 years of dedicated service to the Manhattan community, he prioritizes understanding the unique needs of his patients.

We Accept Insurance

We accept various insurance plans, making holistic wellness accessible to everyone. Get in touch today to explore your coverage options. Start your journey towards optimal health!

Robert's Wellness Services

Robert offers a wide range of wellness services. They are designed to improve your overall health and well-being.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice and an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It originated in China approximately 3000 years ago. According to TCM, There is always energy flowing in our body known as “Qi.” When the flow is disturbed, it causes various mental and physical problems. “Acupuncture is used to reawaken this energy flow. It involves inserting fine needles into specific acupoints in the body,” says Robert.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is used to treat various mental as well as physical health conditions including:

Types of Acupuncture In Manhattan


TCM Acupuncture

TCM acupuncture is the most common type of acupuncture technique practitioners use in the practice. It balances the energy flow in the body. This energy flow is "Qi". When the Qi is imbalanced or blocked, it causes problems in the body. TCM acupuncture restores this Qi imbalance. It aims to alleviate various health issues and promote overall well-being. 
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Japanese Style Acupuncture

Japanese Acupuncture, similar to TCM, focuses on balancing the body's energy flow but typically uses thinner needles and a shallower insertion technique. Also, the fundamental principles of Japanese acupuncture are the same as TCM acupuncture. Both TCM and Japanese acupuncture correct the imbalance in the body's vital energy. 
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Korean acupuncture

Unlike TCM and Japanese acupuncture, Korean acupuncture only uses four needles in the procedure. Needle insertion takes place either on the hands or ears. Korean Acupuncture helps with pain relief, stress reduction, improved sleep, digestion, and overall well-being.
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Electroacupuncture involves inserting fine needles with mild electric current into specific acupoints. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, applying current tends to stimulate "Qi" more effectively. It increases the therapeutic effects of TCM acupuncture. Electroacupuncture is primarily used for pain management, nerve-related conditions, and muscle issues.
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Cosmetic acupuncture

It is also known as aesthetic acupuncture, facial acupuncture, or acupuncture facelift. In cosmetic acupuncture, needles are inserted into certain points of the face to promote blood circulation and collagen production. Cosmetic acupuncture is used to treat various aesthetic problems such as acne, open pores, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, It also reduces puffiness and facial swelling, improves facial muscle tone, as well as eases jaw tension. 

Sports Acupuncture

As the name suggests, sports acupuncture treats sports injuries such as bruises, sprains, strains, and joint injuries. Sports acupuncture promotes faster recovery as well as preventing future injuries. Sports acupuncture is a combination of TCM Acupuncture and other Western medicine techniques such as massage, bodywork, and assisted stretching. 
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Meet Robert Giordano, L.Ac, M.S.

New York Licensed Acupuncturist

Hello, I am Robert Giordano, Founder of Giordano Acupuncture. I am a New York State licensed acupuncturist serving the local community of Manhattan and Brooklyn, NYC for over 20 years. I specialize in pain management, infertility treatment, Migraines/headaches prevention, Anxiety/Stress/Depression reduction, and Pregnancy care.

Apart from helping patients with traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, I also help my patients with proper diet, exercise, stress management, and certain lifestyle changes. I believe that people can heal much faster if they change their lifestyle for good.

Finding the Right Acupuncturist in Manhattan

Finding the right acupuncturist is crucial. It ensures you receive the best care possible. Here are some suggestions and recommendations. You can follow these to find the right acupuncturist in Manhattan.

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Licensing and Certifications

When starting on your acupuncture journey in Manhattan, it’s important to find acupuncturists with proper licensing and certifications. This ensures you receive safe and effective acupuncture treatment.

Licensed acupuncturists have undergone rigorous training and mastered complex acupuncture techniques and Traditional Chinese Medicine principles. They are qualified and prioritize your well-being.

If you want to check the license of any practitioners then you can visit the New York State Education Department’s official website. 

Specialization and Experience

Before choosing any acupuncturist it is important to know whether they offer treatment related to your concern or not. 

For example, if you are looking for a sports acupuncturist to help with sports injuries, you can check if the acupuncturist you are going to offer treatment for sports injuries. If so, how many years of experience do they have? 

I tailor treatments based on your needs to effectively address your concerns. I use my 20 years of experience to create a personalized treatment plan that will eliminate your condition from the root. 

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Patient Reviews and Recommendations:

If you have already found an acupuncturist, you can read his online reviews before visiting him for a consultation. This gives you perspective on the acupuncturist’s professionalism. It also lets you see their treatment approach and overall experience at their clinic. 

You can also get recommendations from your friends, family, or healthcare providers. 

Robert maintains five-star reviews on Google, Yelp, and other online platforms. Meanwhile, you can click here to see what patients are saying about their experience with Robert. 

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What to Expect During an Acupuncture Treatment in Manhattan

Initial Consultation:

During your first visit to my Manhattan acupuncture clinic, you will have a detailed discussion with me. During this initial consultation, I will ask a couple of questions about various aspects of your health, lifestyle, diet, sleep patterns, medical history, stress levels, and your expectations from acupuncture treatment. I would advise you to answer all the questions thoroughly. It will be very helpful for me to prepare a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Pulse and Tongue Diagnosis:

Once we’re done with the initial consultation, I will utilize traditional diagnostic methods like pulse and tongue examination to prepare a personalized treatment plan for you. Pulse and tongue examinations provide critical indicators of your overall health and well-being. It helps me understand the imbalance in the body’s energy flow known as “Qi”. Based on my observation, I will design a comprehensive treatment plan tailored specifically to address your unique health needs. 

Acupuncture Treatment

It’s time for you to experience an actual acupuncture treatment in my well-maintained office. I’ll make sure that you feel comfortable throughout the treatment period. I’ll insert sterilized, ultra-fine needles into precise acupuncture points across your body. You might experience mild sensations like tingling or slight pressure while inserting the needles. Some of my clients find these experience soothing. You may take a nap during the session. It allows the treatment to unfold seamlessly.

Frequency of Treatments

I tailor the frequency and duration of your acupuncture treatments in Manhattan based on your unique health needs. Some people might need only three to four acupuncture sessions to see the results, while some may need more than ten. The numbers solely depend on the patient’s condition and their adaptability. As we progress further, I continually assess your response to therapy. If needed, I change or modify the treatment accordingly to ensure optimal outcomes for your well-being.

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Fill out the form below to schedule your free initial acupuncture consultation with Robert. He’s has been practicing Acupuncture in Manhattan for over 20 years. 

Acupuncture near me

If you’re in Manhattan and searching for “acupuncture near me,” then you’ve come to the right place! We’re located at 32 Union Square E Suite 411 (Entrance from Union Square E street) with proximity to Midtown, Downtown, East Village, West Villages, Greenwich Village, Gramercy, SOHO, and NOHO.

For more information about directions, and how to reach Giordano Acupuncture by Train, Bus, or Subway you can refer to our Transportation FAQs section.

Book your free initial consultation with me today to start your journey towards a healthier you. Your well-being is my priority, and I’m here to guide you on the path to wellness through the power of acupuncture.

Acupuncture FAQs

The cost of acupuncture in Manhattan depends on various factors.

These include the practitioner's experience, office location, and session duration. Also, your condition and the specific treatment plan.

An initial acupuncture consultation costs $50 to $300 on average.

Follow-up acupuncture sessions might cost $75 to $200 per visit.

Yes. Acupuncture is safe when administered by a New York Licensed acupuncturist.

The number of sessions depends on the severity and duration of the condition being treated.

It also depends on individual response to acupuncture and overall health goals. A course of treatment usually includes multiple sessions.

They are often scheduled regularly and can range from 6 to 12.

Yes. Acupuncture certainly helps with back pain whether it is low back pain or upper back pain. Many individuals experience significant relief from lower back pain through acupuncture. As cited in NIH, Systematic reviews of variable quality showed that acupuncture, either used in isolation or as an adjunct to conventional therapy, provides short-term improvements in pain and function for chronic Low Back Pain.

Acupuncture, when administered by a licensed acupuncturist in New York State, is generally safe. However, minimal side effects might occur, including temporary soreness, pain, bruising, fatigue, dizziness, or haematoma (localized swelling). These symptoms typically resolve within a few days and don't require any medical attention.

Public Transport FAQs

How to reach Giordano Acupuncture's office in Manhattan by Bus?

Below is detailed information on Bus lines that New Yorkers can utilize to access my clinic along with its station names, distances, bus routes, and links for directions. 

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How to reach Giordano Acupuncture's office in Manhattan by Train?

Below is detailed information on train station names, distances, lines, and directions to our office. Click on the link to learn more about each train route information.

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14th Street4 Min DriveJournal Square - 33rd Street (Via Hoboken), Hoboken - 33rd Street, Journal Square - 33rd StreetClick for directions
23rd Street5 Min DriveJournal Square - 33rd Street (Via Hoboken), Hoboken - 33rd Street, Journal Square - 33rd StreetClick for directions
9th Street4 Min DriveJournal Square - 33rd Street (Via Hoboken), Hoboken - 33rd Street, Journal Square - 33rd StreetClick for directions
33rd Street8 Min DriveJournal Square - 33rd Street (Via Hoboken), Hoboken - 33rd Street, Journal Square - 33rd StreetClick for directions

How to reach Giordano Acupuncture's office in Manhattan by Subway?

Below is detailed information on station names,  distances, lines, and directions. Click on the link to learn more about each subway route information.

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14 St-Union Sq1 Min WalkN, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6, LClick for directions
23 St2 Min Walk6Click for directions
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Astor Pl5 Min Walk 6Click for directions

Directions to Giordano Acupuncture's Manhattan office from popular tourist places:

1. Union Square Park | 1 Min Walk | Directions

2. Stuyvesant Square Park | 2 Min Walk | Directions

3. Washington Square Park | 7 Min Walk | Directions

4. Rubin Museum of Art | 5 Min Walk | Directions

5. New York University | 4 Min Walk | Directions

6. Empire State Building | 9 Min Walk | Directions

7. Flatiron Building | 7 Min Walk | Directions

Parking facility available at Giordano Acupuncture's Manhattan office. 

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Icon Parking1 Min Walk110 E 16th St, New York, NY 10003Click for directions
GGMC Parking1 Min Walk100 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003Click for directions
Parking3 Min Walk69 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003Click for directions
Champion Parking1 Min Walk101e E 16th St, New York, NY 10003Click for directions
Icon Parking5 Min Walk146-154 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003Click for directions

Wheelchair-accessible entrance, Wheelchair-accessible lift, Wheelchair-accessible toilet, Appointment required, Accepts new patients, Appointments recommended, Ample onsite parking is available, We accept Cash, Check, MC/Visa, Discover, Toilets, Wi-fi, Adjustable Desks and Chairs, Cafeteria, Charging Stations, First Aid and Medical Facilities, Flexible Scheduling, LGBTQ+ friendly, Transgender safe space

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