Acupuncture Treatment

For patients suffering from chronic pain, alternative pain mitigation techniques like acupuncture, or dry-needling, are often a better option than traditional reliance on medication.


Acupuncture Treatment for Pain in New York City

Traditional acupuncture therapies have delivered proven benefits for thousands of years. We believe that no one should have to live with chronic pain. Fortunately, osteopathic treatment and techniques like acupuncture can provide a solution to long-term pain.

Acupuncture Treatment for Pain

For many years, doctors have relied on pharmaceutical solutions and surgeries to treat many chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, the effects of that reliance are now well-documented, with medication addiction and opioid overuse now recognized as national problems. In many cases, patients need better options than simply medicating themselves to suppress symptoms.

Either on its own or in combination with osteopathic techniques, acupuncture treatment for pain can be a highly effective way to help chronic pain sufferers. In addition to his role as an experienced osteopathic practitioner, Dr. Leonid Tafler, DO can also provide patients with dry needling therapy in cases where back pain, headache and migraines, and other painful conditions can be managed without the use of medications.

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a therapeutic technique that involves the insertion of needles into the skin at carefully selected locations on the body, known as trigger points. The needles are generally placed into areas where muscles and tissue have become knotted and overly tight and help to break dysfunctional muscle cycles that increase contraction and irritate nerves. Those muscle contractions and nerve irritations contribute to pain and discomfort. Dry-needling can help to reduce that pain.

How Can Acupuncture Help Me?

This treatment method is typically used in cases where patient pain is chronic, as well as in instances where pain is related to other medical conditions like osteoarthritis and repetitive strains. It is most effective in treating chronic pain and can help to reduce the need to rely on medications for pain mitigation. The therapy can be used to effectively treat conditions like:

  • Headache pain, including tension headaches and migraines. Head pain is often tied to muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and spine, all of which can be treated with this technique.
  • Low back pain. Pain in the lower back is one of the most common conditions. Acupuncture can be an effective way to reduce muscle tension that may contribute to that pain.
  • Cramps or Muscle spasms. Because dry-needling disrupts muscle dysfunction, it can be an effective option for reducing the pain and discomfort caused by muscle spasms or cramps.

Acupuncture can also be an option for treating a variety of other musculoskeletal conditions, improving the immune system, and expediting the body’s natural healing process.

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing pain or other symptoms in the back, legs, head, neck, shoulders, or extremities, acupuncture may be a viable option for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for an examination and diagnosis to confirm your condition. Dr. Tafler will work with you to identify the best course of osteopathic care to reduce your pain, resolve any range of motion issues, and help you reclaim your lost quality of life.

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Acupuncture Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!