Acupuncture Therapy & Integrated Mental Health Services in NYCThe Benefits of Oriental Medicine:

Oriental Medicine is one of the most most sophisticated and successful clinical systems in the world for analyzing treating patterns of ill health. Individuals seeking to take a more active role in their well being use this form of treatment as a compliment to their primary health care. Many Western medical schools are researching the benefits of this ancient medical system and it has been integrated into the departments of many hospitals in this country.

What most people refer to as acupuncture is actually ‘Oriental medicine’.

Acupuncturists are trained in a wide variety of therapeutic techniques Including herbal medicines, nutrition, and manual manipulation for musculoskeletal problems. Click here to contact Dr. James Pearl with any questions.


The process of acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of disposable, sterile needles. The needles are much thinner than the familiar hypodermic type and thus little or no sensation is felt upon insertion. In fact, many report a calming a pleasurable sensation. Acupuncture has been proven to stimulate the physiological release of opiate like hormones which induces deep relaxation.

Learn more with these research articles.

Herbal Medicine:

Chinese herbal medicines may be prescribed in conjunction with the acupuncture treatment if they are relevant to your condition. Herbal therapies can be a powerful enhancement to the treatment. We also offer Health and Lifestyle therapy, click here to learn more.

Commonly Treated Disorders:

Musculoskeletal and Neurological:

  • Headache
  • Back pain
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Sciatica
  • Carpel tunnel
  • TMJ
  • Nerve pain and numbness
  • Shingles
  • Bell’s palsy (early stages)

Gynecological Disorders:

  • PMS
  • Irregular menstruation
  • Amenorrhea
  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Cystitis
  • Nausea due to pregnancy
  • Infertility
  • Fertility enhancement (males and females)

Gastrointestinal Disorders:

  • Constipation/diarrhea
  • Acute and chronic gastritis
  • Reflux
  • Acute and chronic colitis
  • Chronic duodenal ulcer ( pain relief)
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Nausea

Respiratory Disorders:

  • Common cold
  • Allergies
  • Acute sinusitis
  • Acute rhinitis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Acute bronchitis


  • Circulatory problems
  • Reynaud’s syndrome
  • High blood pressure

Immune system:

  • Immune enhancement
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Chronic fatigue

Emotional Disorders:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Depression

Skin Disorders:

  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis


  • Addictions
  • Weight loss