Who Needs Acupuncture?

Does unremitting pain make each day a misery? Have you been told that the only options left for you are surgery and/or medications?

Have the sports you once enjoyed so much left your body a kind of scrapbook of memories… in the form of arthritis, tendinitis, chronic pain and stiffness?

Do you struggle with the kind of syndromes that are so prevalent in our world? Fibromyalgia or Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Are looking for relief from painful Shingles or Post Herpetic Neuralgia?

Are you healthy, and want to take proactive, preventive steps to maintain your health?

We successfully treat these kinds of problems.
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Also, if you have active Shingles, or suffer with the lingering, searing, stabbing pain of Post Herpetic Neuralgia, we can help. You can feel relief in as little as one to two days from today. Please visit Albany Shingles Therapy for more information.

Our Mission: Sustained Relief from Acute and Chronic Pain

Who is Charles Braverman?

My Story… Why I Became an Acupuncturist

Before I became an acupuncturist, I was a patient, and maybe my story is similar to yours. In 1995-96 I had experienced a kind of extreme exhaustion that had lasted almost a year. There was not enough coffee in the office to keep me alert at work; I lived to sleep.

Western medicine did not have an explanation, nor a diagnosis, and it did not have a cure. In desperation I explored the world of ‘miracle supplements’ and power foods, which were all foreign to me. I tried some of these, with dismal results.

And when a friend suggested Acupuncture I just shrugged and said, ‘no thanks’… maybe it worked for some (gullible) people, but it didn’t make a lot of sense to me, and it looked like it would be painful, and I wondered if it could make things even worse. However, because I really respected this friend’s opinions and because I had run out of other options, I tried it.

Over five treatments, very little changed. Sure, each treatment was a surprisingly relaxing experience, and I seemed to feel a little better, less anxious about my situation, but my terrible fatigue didn’t retreat at all. Until the sixth treatment: about 1 day later it was as if the clouds parted and the sun came out, and I had all the energy I had missed for so long.

The process of reclaiming my health completely took several more visits, as well as some lifestyle changes. But I enjoy the benefits of that initial series of Acupuncture treatments to this day, more than 21 years later.

Ultimately, I was so intrigued by this mystery- how several hair-thin pins strategically placed over my arms and legs and torso tapped into and released an energy that I thought was lost for good – that it led me to a mid-life career change and I studied the medicine, itself.

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