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Oct16

Is Acupuncture Effective for Headaches?

David Chu, MD, AQH, CAc

Is Acupuncture Effective for Headaches?

The short, honest answer? It depends.

  1. It depends on the root cause of your headaches, which depends on the accuracy of your medical diagnosis by your medical doctor.
  2. It depends on the education, skills, and clinical experience of your acupuncturist.
  3. It ultimately depends on your own beliefs in medicine and science and what your true expectations are of successful treatment.

I am a Board Certified Headache Medicine Specialist and a Certified Acupuncturist. I have been treating patients in my private practice in New York City and Northern New Jersey for over 10 years. 

Oct03

What Is A Physiatrist? And Why You Need To See One If You Are In Pain.

by David Chu, MD

Psychiatrist? Physiologist? Physiotherapist?

Physiatrist (fi-zahy-uh-trist)

A Physiatrist is a medical physician (M.D./D.O.) who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and is trained to diagnose, treat, and direct a rehabilitation plan that provides the best possible outcomes for patients. Physiatry uses physical agents and therapeutic exercise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders that produce pain, impairment, and disability.

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