Who We Are
ACA Acupuncture and Wellness Centers are America’s first and largest Chinese Medicine & Herb franchise. We offer Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities with state-of-the-art clinical facilities. We bring the benefits of both ancient Chinese medicine and modern medicine to service your well-being.
Our Facilities & Services
ACA Acupuncture and Wellness clinics in New York City and Northern New Jersey are located in areas with easy access by public transportation or by car. We offer cutting-edge quality services in acupuncture, Chinese massage, reflexology, physical therapy, and Chinese herbal medicine. All of our services are provided and supervised by acupuncturists with impeccable training and credentials.
Chinese medicine has nearly 100% usage rate in China but only o.4% in the US. ACA would like to bridge the gap of utilizing Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) outside of China to the world. We are committed to helping patients reduce their reliance on chemical based prescriptions and make healthcare more affordable. “Improve your health, empower your life.” is the goal for all of our patients.
ACA’s mission is to provide “A true Chinese medical system” in treatment and prevention of diseases to benefit all people of the world. Chinese medicine dated back 3,000 years. Before 1900, it was the only method used in China to treat its people. Today, it is still one of the two primary systems used in China.
"Within 45 minutes, the pain was gone and I could move my neck and shoulder again. The acupuncture treatment was so effective...It was like magic! "
— Lorraine Yamm
"The acupuncture treatment that you have given me has literally healed my long-term physical injuries to the point of non-existence."
– Mohay, Sports Injury
"Acupuncture has enormously improved my quality of life and my ability to deal with stress. My blood pressure is much lower, I feel wonderful and my outlook on life is measurably improved."
– Robert E. Fullilove, Ed.D.
"The swelling is gone, the pain virtually is gone, and the surgery is no longer necessary."
– Abraham Ainbinder, Parkinson’s disease & Arthritic knee pain
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on over 3000 years of studying every aspect in the body: internal & external anatomy and the flow of Qi (energy). TCM modalities include acupuncture, Chinese herbs, moxibustion, cupping, and Qigong. The foundation for TCM is that Qi (pronounced “Chee”), or the life energy, flows through the body. This energy flows in channels known as meridians that connect all of our major organs. When there’s blockage or imbalance of qi, there’s pain or illness. TCM practitioners utilize their modalities to remove blockage or imbalance to treat illnesses.
Does acupuncture work?
The World Health Organization recognizes almost one hundred diseases, symptoms, or conditions for which acupuncture is effective. Much of the research on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine is being conducted by universities, research institutions, and the National Institutes of Health. There is increasing scientific evidence proving the efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of medical ailments, including chemotherapy-induced nausea, autoimmune disorders, chronic back pain, hypertension, and allergic rhinitis.
How many acupuncture treatments do I need?
The number of acupuncture treatments you need depends on the complexity of your illness, your general health, and whether it is a chronic or recent condition.
Does my medical insurance cover Chinese medical treatments?
Acupuncture is currently covered by many major insurance companies in the United States. However, acupuncture coverage varies greatly depending on the company and individual plan. It is important to check with your insurance company to see what coverage your plan offers.
What conditions does acupuncture treat?
Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions. It is particularly effective for pain relief and for post-surgery and chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting. In addition, both the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health recognize that acupuncture can be helpful as part of a treatment plan for many illnesses which includes but not limited to: addiction (such as alcoholism), asthma, bronchitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, digestive issues, facial tics, fibromyalgia, headaches, irregular periods, low back pain,menopausal symptoms, menstrual cramps, osteoarthritis, sinusitis, IBS, stroke rehabilitation, tendonitis, tennis elbow, and urinary problems such as incontinence.
Can I get acupuncture when I am treated with conventional medicine?
You can safely combine acupuncture with prescription drugs and other conventional treatments. However, it is important for your primary care physician to be aware of and to monitor how your acupuncture treatment may be affecting your conventional therapies. Often your medication may need to be adjusted while your condition has been improving during your acupuncture treatments.
What conditions are treated by Chinese herbal medicine?
Like acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine treats a full range of human diseases such as acute illness like flu and the common cold to chronic illnesses. Herbal medicine can also help to maintain or create balance and health before disease sets in.
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The over $4 billion US acupuncture market offers a great opportunity with over 10% annual growth rates and a continuing flow of new patients interested in the benefits of acupuncture.