What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with thousands of years of history. Treatment involves very thin needles inserted into specific acupuncture points in the body. Based on TCM theory, illnesses or discomforts are caused by an obstruction in the flow of Qi (energy force). It can improve the flow of Qi in the body to treat and improve various health conditions.

Dr. Zheng Washington Heights

How does acupuncture work at ACA?

At ACA, we use ancient Chinese acupuncture techniques combined with modern technology. Dr. Liu, the founder of ACA, and his colleagues have invented and perfected AI Acupoint equipment. This equipment has gained intellectual property and can accurately diagnose illness and corresponding acupoints. ACA’s acupuncturists use AI Acupoint and clinical experiences to develop acupuncture treatment plans that combine ancient oriental medicine theory based on patients’ conditions. Our professional acupuncturists will cooperate with patients’ physicians to provide the best treatment experience. 

Acupuncture Benefits

There are many benefits. At ACA, we use acupuncture to treat various health conditions and symptoms. Such as reducing pain, speeding healing, releasing blockages, balancing body chemistry, treating anxiety and stress, improving blood circulation, sleep, digestion, emotional well-being, and much more.

Acupuncture for Back Pain

Our acupuncture treatments:

Pain Relief

Acupuncture has been used to treat aches and pains since 200 B.C. It can help improve the circulation of Qi (energy), relax muscles and tissues, increase local nutritional intake, and balance local structures.

Sport Injury

After a 15-20 min session of acupuncture, patients with physical injuries experience the following benefits, pain relief, reduced swelling, and increased mobility.

Weight Loss

After the initial consultation, we customize a plan using a combination of acupuncture, ear seeds, and herbal tea and base it on your body’s conditions.


Many people have been using acupuncture for anxiety and stress for thousands of years, and now it is becoming a trusted alternative in the US to the modern medical approach.


Relieve cancer-related pain: acupuncture is a powerful tool for relieving aches and pain caused by cancer, nausea, and swollen joints.

Woman's health

Traditional Chinese Medicine’s (TCM) view on gynecology is different from western medicine. Male and female organs, meridians, blood, and Qi (vital energy) have similar activities but females have special physiological structures.


In the TCM approach, pathological factors are represented by earthly elements. An excess amount of an element can result in the unique characteristics of a disease.

Request An Appointment:

Schedule an appointment with one of our seven locations in New York City.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Our holistic approach starts at your first visit. A comprehensive plan will be developed by one of our acupuncturists after a thorough intake. It will not only address your symptoms but also underlying issues. 

Acupuncture and Health Package for better overall health

Acupuncture FAQs

How long does an acupuncture session last? 

Normally, a session will last 40-60 minutes. Sometimes it will be longer than this time.

How many sessions do I need?

As for the number of sessions, it depends on the situation of the patients. Normally, most likely, you can see a great result in the treatment for the first time. But typically, for an acute pain condition, patients can recover from 1-2 treatments. For some illness conditions that last for one week to 3 months, the patient may need 5-10 times treatment to recover. For a chronic illness that lasts more than three months, patients may need 2-3 treatments each week for 1-3 months or more. Our highly skilled doctor will diagnose the patient’s situation and make a customized acupuncture treatment plan for patients.

What to do after acupuncture at ACA?

The doctors and acupuncturists will give detailed, customized acupuncture aftercare suggestions, including lifestyle, diet, exercises.

Is acupuncture painful? 

The acupuncture needles are extremely thin. Insertion may cause a little discomfort, but people often don’t feel them inserted.

How much does acupuncture cost?

It depends on your illness situation and treatment plan. The price of acupuncture for a single session can be found here.

How does acupuncture affect the body?

Acupuncture points stimulate the central nervous system, and this, in turn, releases chemicals into the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These biochemical changes may facilitate the body’s natural healing abilities and promote physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture Points

Acupuncture can treat an array of health conditions. 



Sore Throat
Allergic Rhinitis

Menstrual issues

Muscle cramp
Back pain

Neck pain

Postoperative pain

Washington Heights, NY
(212) 927-8039
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(646) 998-4886
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(718) 229-4688
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(201) 408-5633
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ACA Franchise Opportunities

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.

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