Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine & Infertility and Reproductive Medicine located in China Town, New York, Elmhurst and Queens, NY
Acupuncture services offered in China Town, New York, Elmhurst and Queens, NY

Acupuncture improves energy balance for pain relief and health improvement. Nikki Yu, LAc, and the team at Healthkey Group Fertility in Lower Manhattan, New York, use acupuncture to enhance patients’ well-being, address specific medical problems, and boost fertility. Acupuncture is one of the holistic health services available at the office, alongside herbal consultations, women’s health, and fertility care for men and women. Call the office to learn more about acupuncture’s benefits or use the online booking tool today.

Acupuncture Q & A

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that involves inserting tiny needles into the skin. The needles go in precise points at specific depths to restore the vital life force (Qi or Chi) that practitioners believe flows through your body.

Blocked Qi can affect your health in numerous ways and decrease overall well-being. Acupuncture helps free blocked Qi, restoring its flow.

Healthkey Group Fertility offers cosmetic and therapeutic acupuncture that you can combine with herbal consultations.


What can acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture can treat many conditions, from headaches and migraines to back and joint pain. Restoring Qi can also help with common problems like:


Chinese medicine practitioners believe bloating is a symptom of Qi blockage that causes excessive mucus production and water retention. 



Cellulite forms from fat cells under your skin, typically in the thighs, abdomen, and upper arms. The cause is likely inefficient metabolism, which allows the fat cells to form lumpy, puckered cellulite.


Toxin accumulation

Toxins from your environment can build up when there’s a Qi blockage. Acupuncture stimulates blood flow and improves circulation, encouraging toxins to pass on to your liver, which breaks them down naturally.

Acupuncture can also help with the effects of poor diet, disturbed sleep, and chronic stress, which all affect energy circulation throughout your body. If you have problems conceiving, acupuncture can help in several ways. For example, it supports better thyroid gland health and increases endometrial blood flow, creating a thick, rich uterine lining.


What does having acupuncture involve?

To perform acupuncture, your Healthkey Group Fertility provider inserts very fine stainless steel needles into the skin. Your acupuncturist leaves the needles in place and gently rotates them. They may use an electro-acupuncture machine that delivers a mild electrical current to the needles for maximum effectiveness. 

While the needles are in position, your provider puts an infrared lamp over the area to gently warm the skin and further enhance your circulation. Acupuncture sessions may also include cupping, a form of acupuncture that uses cups to create a vacuum over the skin in certain places.

Each session lasts around 60 minutes to ensure you benefit fully from acupuncture’s therapeutic effects. After your acupuncture session, you’ll feel relaxed and maybe a little sleepy, but you shouldn’t have any adverse reactions.

Call Healthkey Group Fertility or book an appointment online to discover the benefits of expertly delivered acupuncture today.